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February 21, 2010 by Barbara

MARCHIN’ ON …. (Closing Date March 22, 2010)

Dear Readers … The e-mails and texts were fast and furious with news that a “pod” was outside on the driveway of the outgoing Vice Mayor’s house (March 9 & 15, 2010) …

We hear many have asked if a permit was obtained…could be just another one that slid through the cracks…(pun intended)…. We have also heard the cars that are left seem to head north when leaving the neighborhood…No one has seen hide nor hair of the VM and Mighty Moe…BUT a Truth Detector has told this writer they were sighted in a Pompano Beach pizzeria a few night ago….

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WHO’S TAKIN’ OVER THE CONFISCATION OF THE NEWS? ….

If the Detective and his spouse are staying out of city limits ….who has takin’ the baton…Who was chosen to carry on the shenanigans and stop the news from getting out?…

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Hi Barbara: I just returned from the corner store, and as I drove into my driveway I noticed something on my front lawn. Someone had obviously took a stack of By The Sea Future newspapers from one of the stores, and dumped them on my front lawn. Just how much lower can they get. I was surprised they did not steal the signs I have up.

I called BSO and they are going to come over and make a report. These people are just unbelievable.

Ron
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To:
[email protected]
BSO did come to my house, and wrote up a narrative report, with a case number. Not much they can do. I did take a couple of pictures which show the front page of the paper on the lawn.

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Received last night about 11 pm….Now Ron has seen this many times before…in elections of the past….BUT…Readers first the BTSTimes felt threatened enough by the latest By The Sea Future coming hot on the heels of the first debate…and decided they needed to send a news blast to reaffirm their 2-part 2-paper propaganda to try and keep their heads above water… and it seems that it was not enough…so the scoundrels decided to pull a “mighty Moe” ala the MIA papers in the Village Grille a few years back….and take and dump the opposition’s  papers at the home of their distributor!…Desperate moves in the home stretch….

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AND TODAY….9 am… Yet another News “dump”?….”Siesta” over?…..

To:
“barbarafcole”

A pile of Futures was dumped on my neighbor’s lawn on Tropic Drive. They have Minnet, Sasser and Vincent lawn signs displayed. Think this should be reported?

B

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TRIP ADVISOR …. BUT DOES IT INCLUDE CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS? …
“It was “Just What We Were Told!””
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5 of 5 stars
Rainmn 1 contribution
Delaware
Feb 4, 2010 | Trip type: Couples

My wife and I stayed at the Blue Seas Courtyard for a four night stay in November. We made the selection after reading Tripadvisor reviews. Contrary to another post, the motel was exactly how it was protrayed in reviews. We had a suite which was a great value and very comfortable. Housekeeping was great and the staff/owners friendly and helpful…. more
“Not what we were told”

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1 of 5 stars
ejones1 1 contribution
Atlanta, GA
Feb 2, 2010 | Trip type: Couples

This hotel is not representative of the beautiful Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The owners run a newspaper and it is obvious that is all they care about. No contact with the guest except to make comments about the paper. No beach access from this hotel. For this price, get something on the beach. There is much more to choose from in… more

Hmmm…. Looks like an Editor and wife were busy doing damage control….after receiving a less than steller review…OUCH….

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34381-d114374-Reviews-Blue_Seas_Courtyard-Lauderdale_by_the_Sea_Florida.html

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LOOKS LIKE ABSENTEE IS THE WAT TO VOTE THIS YEAR ….

We hear the masses are putting pen to paper and sending in their absentee ballots…with a strong marking for “bubble” # 2… MINNET/ SASSER/ VINCENT…

Despite the continued fearmongering that the “Heights” will be raised…THEY CANNOT!…

Comm. Silvertone 2/16/10… Meet The Candidates Night”…

Question #3- “Let’s talk about the height limits. The repetition of height limits that have been on the agenda when the referendum are clear and they should be enforced. How do you feel you will discuss what your opinion is on the height limit controversy. Where do you fall in on this issue?”..

COMMISSIONER SILVERSTONE’S RESPONSE- ” This is an extremely important issue that has BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE HANDS OF OUR COMMISSIONERS AND PUT TO THE PEOPLE WHERE IT BELONGS. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE “HEIGHTH”. WE DO NOT DO HAVE THAT. And that’s the way it should be. That’s a very important issue in this Town. …..”BUT THE POWER TO CHANGE THE “HEIGHTH”, THAT’S UP TO THE PEOPLE AS IT SHOULD BE.”…

We hear that the Commissioner’s opponents Minnet/ Sasser/ Vincent when calling on the voters throughout this election…from the start and continuing on to the present are still being told that Silverstone/Evans /Couriel are “fearmongering” contrary to Comm. Silverstone’s 2/16/10 debate response to question # 3!…OOPS!…

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VOTED IN WHEN EXACTLY?….

On April 14, 2009 the FPL came to Jarvis Hall and discussion ensued about the turtle lights and shields… keep the lights on…or turn them off…(pg 2-3) the jurisdiction VM McIntee asked “whether any Towns under FPL jurisdiction had gone under Commissioner Clottey’s idea to light every 3rd light.” The Rep. said she had no knowledge of that “and that every 3rd light would be determined by the Wildlife commission.” …VM McIntee “questioned how the Town could be fined for not turning off the lights if there was no fine for non-compliance?” “Attorney Trevarthen said the decision would be up to the Commission” … The VM said safety of the people “was more important and supported leaving the lights on until it became affordable or a grant was available for light shields.”…”Manager Colon advised a code that there was a code in place that prohibited and mirrored the Broward County Administrative code. She believed the Town would be in violation of the Endangered Species Act.”…”Commissioner Dodd inquired how long it would take the Wildlife Commission to approve different lighting.” …The Rep “advised it was a long process.”… The Mayor thanked the Rep and said “She believed the Commission had to think about it.”…

On April 28, 2009 pg. 2-“Presentation regarding turtle lighting-Green Light Go (Commissioner Dodd)… Green Light Go gave LED lighting solutions…Commissioner Clottey about where lights were going up and costs … “Commissioner Clottey asked for clarification that the Town could not be fined if the lights were not off. Attorney Trevarthen said the language in the Florida Statute that referred to sea turtle lighting “should” and “not shall” and there was no fine attached”… “Commissioner Clottey asked again whether the Town could be fined and Mr. Capotosto said they could.” … She added” fines had been issued and were being paid.””Mr. Capotosto believed a standard cobra head was $175 to $200. Commissioner Silverstone believed the Town should determine which lights did not affect the turtles and turn those lights on for minimal lighting and shield the remaining lights until more information was available on LED lighting.” “Commissioner Silverstone thought the town should focus on the current safety factor.” “Vice Mayor McIntee did not want to install lights on poles we do not own…Mayor Minnet asked about the Turtle Ord. in place..The Town Atty. said we have one but the State and County do NOT require it and it could be repealed…Mayor Minnet recommended a workshop…and and contacting the Wildlife Assoc to attend.”..

Comm. Silverstone in Sept.statistics and lighting…no vote…no direction on purchasing shields
Town Topics Feb-Mar 2010…
“The Town will hold a sea turtle
lighting seminar on Feb. 10th to
inform condo and business owners
about the need to shield or turn off
beachfront lights during sea turtle
nesting season (March 1-Oct. 31).
The 1-3 PM workshop is in Jarvis
Hall and open to the general public…..”

No mention of new shields….

This writer previously posted Comm. Silverstone stating shields were going up on the lights on El Mar and “seeing the plans ” with Municipal Director Don Prince…They are up on some of the posts but I cannot from the minutes find where it was voted on by the Commission and again the Town Manager did NOT use her Town Manager report to address they were purchased and to be installed…Unilateral because it was under $15,000 not needing any Comm. vote?…Even so, it should have been discussed with the dais…

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STICKER POWER ……

Have you seen this sticker…it was all over the downtown last night…on everybody walking around enjoying the Saturday night music with Elvis!…

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NO PLAYING BY THE RULES FOR CIC-SEA RANCH CLUB VISIT …..

The Furth-CIC endorsed candidates have a few Kool-aid drinkers who feel that breaking condo rules are the only way to get their neighbors to show for their “Gang”..

” A notice left at our condo door, “Residents of Sea Ranch ABC—meet LBTS commission candidates–Couriel, Evans, Silverstone.” ……

Must be big time politics, they are actually serving WINE, in addition to hors d’oeuvres (spelled wrong on invite), coffee and dessert! Very fine print says “Pd. Pol. Adv., etc.”
FUNNY ALERT THAT SAYS IT ALL… On the Flier …. Come and meet the Candidates…”THEY WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO HEAR”…Finally something factual!…
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more to come……….

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