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Master Steering Committee

5/19/08…

What a shame…2 strikes out…by the Town Administration….

BCbythesea was told after the first fiasco …last month…the committee would be greeted…the room would be set up etc….a proper welcome….show of respect for these LBTS residents volunteering their time….

The only difference…from the first time…the front door was unlocked…

but…the kitchen was once again padlocked….

The newly appointed Chair was not there…due…. we are told to illness….

The newly appointed alternate….at least he was appointed on the committee on 5/13/08 as an alternate…according to both the agenda and the vote….was not there either….

Apparently the 2nd originally appointed alternate….who was told she would be the new member….due to the first originally appointed alternate ….not wanting the position….promoted by the Town and specifically told that she would be the new member… at the meeting last month by the Town Manager….only to be told by the Town Clerk….she had been demoted….back to alternate…. decided to resign…who could blame her?…

Got that?….not done yet…

The original first alternate was surprised to find that her position was being filled at the 5/13/ 08 meeting….due to the fact that although she did not want to be a member….she never resigned from being an alternate….she was there….after a call on her behalf …by the Vice Mayor clued the Town in…

The Vice Chair stepped in…not aware that the new Chair would not be in attendance…

lacking a quorum…the alternate…is she #1 or #2?…stepped in…..

and so there were four…

BCbythesea opinion….LBTS residents and this committee should give thanks that the former Chair…Sandra Booth…was not run off by the original appointment process…and the commission taking away the right of the committee to choose their own Chair…Vice Chair…

Mrs. Booth came …head held high …with her wealth of information…in tow…

Comm. Dodd on his way to the Hillsboro Inlet meeting….asked for a few minutes….to do what the Town had not…

extend a welcome…express their importance to the Commission and the Town….offer his respect …give insight to what he will do to uphold their decisions in the process…inform them of their legal representation…if they are in need…finishing up by telling them to enjoy the opportunity of steering the town to the future…

Minutes were approved …

Some discussion on who is and is not on the board….

An overview was discussed from the 2006 Mission Statement …all decided…. it was a “good base” to start with….and will “fine tune it from there.”….

The Vice Chair will speak at the commission meeting ….to ask direction….

for goals….projects…short term…long term….

Some requests will be made…and offers of suggestions that the committee feels will be more conducive to how they work as a board….

Meeting was adjourned….

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