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March 5, 2009 by Barbara

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UPDATE- ISOLATED CASE?…..

The recent robbery on Imperial Lane…the BSO is on top of it…Right now…it might just be an isolated situation…and while we all need to look around …for strange vehicles and questions anyone who comes to our doors unannounced especially if they claim to be from Town or a utility…it appears there is no “rash” of these types of incidents.

The BSO is also actively using the new video surveillance to help with this incident….

UPDATE-DROWNING…WHAT DROWNING?….

Although the Vice Mayor at the 2/24-25/09 Commission meeting said the following…VM- ” Second of all I owe the Mayor an apology.”…he went on to relate a story…of a drowning that occurred and the Mayor unaware came to a VFD group in the throes of debriefing…”very bubbly” …introducing herself…and he (VM) was not responsive…not only because of the drowning…but he had an hour before  read an e-mail…calling the VFD “ambulance chasers”…”

The BSO and AMR have said that there was no drowning that occurred in the time of this e-mail he referred to…and the last “drowning” call  was NOT…on Sat. Feb. 28th… it turned out to be an “apparent intoxicated male” who did make it back to shore….The last drowning…. the “floater” in mid January….previous post…

BC- It seemed suspect at the time to this writer…seeing that Commissioners would be informed of any drownings…and they seemed to be in the dark…Either the VM was making up stories on the dais or drownings are being covered up that would coincide with the e-mail McIntee referred to which was sent to the Town Manager…not the VFD…on Feb.17,2009….An e-mail request has been sent to the VFD on the drowning they were being debriefed about and a request for a drowning incident report….in February…

In this time of so many wanting lifeguards and others seeing no need …to possibly make up such a story for “effect” on the dais is most regrettable for the Town and the VFD if there is no report to backup such a claim….

SPEAKING OF “AMBULANCE FOLLOWERS”….

Has the VFD gone ahead with their “plan” to stop “following” AMR on “other medical” calls?….

AMR is in the process of contacting BSO dispatch themselves to stop following the VFD on alarm calls to homes that are false alarms…while being kept informed during the call if they are needed…developing a protocol that will be more productive…and efficient…

Also for many who have seen the AMR vehicle in front of the Holy Cross nursing home on Federal Highway a few blocks north of Commercial on the east side…Yes… that is our ambulance…It did not work out with Holy Cross to be on the hospitals main grounds…so they are located at the hospital owned nursing facility…leasing out quarters…from them…

UPDATE- FORGET THE SHOWERS….

Remember when VM McIntee said the main entry onto the beach was at the Oriana pedestrian beach entryway?….Well seems the way to wash off the sand for those who partake in the access…is in the Oriana water features in front of their building!…YUCK!…

UPDATE- TIME TO BITE THE BULLET?….

Right after the Jan.29,2008 election we received 3 “rude awakenings” to the new way of doing business in this town…with the Vice Mayor putting forth insurance for Commissioners …cell phone allowances and of course the public safety complex…

On the insurance front…at that time …a follow-up came by way of the Town Manager on the VM’s behalf for money to go to those Commissioners and employees who took a pass for whatever reason from getting a fully paid insurance perk….it died with no dais member “acting” to enact it….

John Thompson spoke around that time that employees and Commissioner should be paying for their insurance just as required at most businesses….

Fast forward a year and more and more businesses are requiring their employees to pay a monthly cost for insurance…Now with so many private citizens facing hard times…and feeling government  salaries…pensions….and insurance should not be a burden to taxpayer….the “drumbeat” of government employees paying for insurance is growing louder….http://www.miamiherald.com/news/miami-dade/story/927080.html

UPDATE- PAVILION PITFALLS….

We hear the cutting back of the medians…which were brought up in the past…came to be not because of any “resident” inquiry…but because a severe problem with the grading of the Pavilion itself…

It was found the pitch of the road was such that the Pavilion floor needed to be increased and if the road was left as-is..cars would have been making that “roundabout” on 2 wheels!…YIKES!…

We also hear the construction company have been kept waiting on “finals”on permits such as the “trusses” for a secondary company to make their way from out west after Broward County did not think “they” should sign off!…HUH?….

We hear the construction company personnel think the amount of poles we have holding up the roof are way over what is called for…by at least 8- 10!…OOPS!…

Remember the date of completion March 4th…then the 10th…on the 3/10/09 agenda…Town Manager Report…item A…Tentative Ribbon Cutting Ceremony-Beach Pavilion-(March 30to April 8, 2009) Assistance provided by Commissioner Clottey, Sandra Booth, Co-Chair of Master Plan Steering Committee, John Olinzock, Assistant Town Manager and Town Staff-cost $1000

Comm. Clottey wants Lynn University…(brass will be perfect the Director from their conservatory said)….Florida Youth Orchestra as well?…per Comm. Silverstone?…Note to the TM- Sandra Booth is the Vice-Chair of MPSC…but kudos for her being involved as she was instrumental in its design….and the date…to be decided…

more to come………

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