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The Times is out….

Out of touch….

The Vice Mayor’s comments….$100 thousand a year to support the Chamber….COME ON!..

In his Times Commissioner comments this week….”We cannot afford to spend a $100,00 a year supporting a private organization.”

What is wrong with this picture?….

We can afford a new public safety center….a new garage to house…newly purchased trucks…..ATVs…..for a private organization….

Yes……. the VFD serves a purpose….to LBTS residents….but so does the Chamber….

Out here in the real world….LBTS residents see the Chamber just as much of a tradition as the VFD….

This is why Commissioner Dodd was busy over the last months….. trying to deal with the President of the Chamber….through the proper procedure…of meeting with him and the Chamber staff……getting their books…. working with the Town Manager to compare what is done in similar municipalities….with their chambers….then waiting to find out the new budget….and how to correctly deal with any shortfalls that would cause concern with the Chamber’s budget.

The way it is perceived instead …. Vice Mayor McIntee is doing “payback” to the previous Chamber …and their connection to the Future’s paper…..in the past….previous post….

The paper’s comments…on the commission….

Where the Vice Mayor’s pals….”staff writer”….”slap down” Comm. Clottey and Dodd…by asserting…. the “freshman commissioners” ….are giving “gratuitous speeches” ….and are in need of doing “more homework.”…

BCbythesea…the public comments…. made that evening were asking for Vice Mayor McIntee to stop using the dais for his “personal agenda”…referring to his retraction ….and the Futures….and his continued talking over the Mayor and others…..

also they…”the freshman commissioners”…. should not ask questions of the Town Manager on the dais!….

WOW!…..

BCbythesea…..Again out here in the real world….the reason the Old Guard was shown the door….too much money spent….and an appearance of the dais being “orchestrated” when it came to the Mayor/Town Manager/Town Attorney…

So how “interesting” that these same statements are starting to arise from the public….concerning the Vice Mayor/Town Manager…..

BCbythesea….predicts…that if this keeps up…. next year this time….. we will see candidates coming out of the woodwork….those we know from the past…and those who are ready to get involved to challenge these 2 incumbents and change the dais once more….

Ready to assist the challengers …..the many residents…who have said as much to this writer…..over the past 5 months…..

The rest of the Times….

A real….you “pat” my back…..I’ll “pat” yours….on the 4th of July extravaganza….

Their take on the LBTS budget….applauding the Town Manager and the Commission for not raising the millage rate….and comparing us to other municipalities….

Another full page ad from Calypso/Suez….still tone deaf on accepting yet another ad….making it 4 times…….considering their readers are against the project…previous post….

An interesting editorial by the Editor….which shows why the paper should return to being a “mainstream” publication ….something he had previously indicated would be the case…..after the election….

Letters to the paper…which this writer hears were asked for ….in large numbers….ending up with a response from a few of the regulars….

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