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By all appearances the squeamish that are holding their breath awaiting the midnight hour on October 1st….when the reins of LBTS for safety are handed over to the new VFD…a few sightings over the weekend give pause…

Already posted the use of the $40 thousand dollar ATVs….running around like personal golf carts…and the white VFD-SUV with “member- at- large” Vice Mayor McIntee at the wheel….no matter if it does not break any VFD rules…it portrays the ongoing stirrings from the naysayers …the McIntee is still the “Chief- at- large”…..

Before the midnight hour …less than 72 hours from now…the VFD Chiefs need to have a Pow Wow…and start off the new LBTS-VFD showing the whole town…the proper appearance…of who is running the show…

Out and about the returning voters are coming back…and all are not happy campers…especially those that brought the New Guard to power….they will not forgive the purchase of the new hotel…no matter the litany of excuses for its purchase and its eventual…and highly unlikely “wash” in funds with the sale of the warehouse across the bridge….and the “community pool” outside the McIntee Public Safety Complex…don’t even get them started…BAD MOVE!….

Many have been around these parts for quite some time…having long memories…and see in McIntee what they saw in Parker when power went to his head…they won’t be voting for him again…don’t see how he can recover from his Chamber debacle…and wearing his constant VFD “hat”…they can’t understand what has happened to the CIC and the “boot” given to Dodd…or the actions of the board with John Thompson…feeling the new Chair and Vice Chair…are mean and nasty and in over their heads…a few attending the CIC Town Hall meeting said they did not like the forum and told the Chair so….too long…to redundant…they were preaching to the choir…this writer on that one…posted early on….

Why does the budget meeting have to be held at 5:01 PM…was brought up…make it at 7pm…and plan a lighter regular agenda to accommodate that they finish at the normal hour…doing so will bring out the Jarvis Hall audience…unless as a few commented the 5 pm hour is to make sure it is a “done deal”….

They want updates from the commission… ongoing updates…at each meeting….whether it is beach access in the north…iguanas…the over-blown and dead in the water…doggy beach fiasco…the pavilion…..no more out of sight out of mind…follow-ups are required….

They want to know what is being spent…on the consent agenda…not jus a blind item vote…

Note :…BCbythesea will supply that on the agenda ….and will give a tally of expenditures after each meeting…as done in a previous post…

Front and center …what will Governor Crist do…and what are the LBTS elected officials doing to see that the LNG gas port does not slip through?….

Note to BTSTimes…universal response…your continued ads for LNG has given those still reading your paper another reason not to….is the ad money worth the loss of readership?….

Disgust and disbelief is the also found with the state of El Mar Drive…the inability to walk safely due to lack of sidewalks…sand…dirt…water…and no lighting!…

Finally a great response of support to keep doing what I am doing…saying they check in everyday….and the few that are aware of the proposed SLAP bcbythesea site purported to be coming from the Vice Mayor..his wife…Editors MacMillan and wife and other pals…with an ad in the BTSTimes this edition….angry to be challenged…the name alone…is calling into question the sanity of an elected official and gang to “assault” a constituent…and a woman…using “SLAP”….YIKES!…sounds like they blew yet again….(shades of M & M & Fs missteps in the How The Sausage Was Made Series….tradition)….

Final Note…this writer is not concerned with healthy difference of opinion…done out in the open…but the group putting this site together…with an ad in the BTSTimes…hiding behind no names….is like continuing the TOPIX blog …bringing further shame upon themselves…the organization they are in charge of…the seat they occupy on the dais…and the paper they put out in the town…

more to come…….

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