IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Thursday, January 12, 2012

011212

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Larry can't make chili
and Rob's 'll make you spew
(plus I've won more times than he has)


--------Hot off the wire--------
One of the Original Judges of this fine event is scheduled to make an appearance at the 30th annual Chili-do. That's right Crystal Rose. One of the judges mentioned yesterday in the retelling of that fateful day 30 some years ago told me today she is going to try and be here for the anniversary. Should be interesting to say the least. There's a little more to the story.

Roselyn, that most awesome cephalopod is on Oak. Between Forest and S. Shore in the Fishers' front yard. When Your Artist is done with it's lawn mate there will be two works of art to behold. Eric, You ROCK my brother. And I hear Larry is getting tingly about his alligator. I think that will give Oak 3 of Eric's creations. How cool is that.

Next up is Rob and Neil's party. This from neighbor Rob,
"I need your help in spreading the word. I haven’t seen too many posts to the blog since the New Year – I don’t know if you have a case of writer’s block or if your too tired after the power-walks I have seen you partake in as of late. Here is a little fodder for you.
April and Paula are throwing a birthday get together for Neil and I on Friday 1/20 at Neil & April’s house 903 Juniper. For the newbies, that would be the big green house on the corner of Juniper and East Shore. We’ll have beer, margaritas, and a shot block for those fool hardy enough to imbibe in distilled spirits. Just finger foods and snacks as far as food goes.
See you around the island.
Rob"
I hammered him for more details "bring a chair oh and chips if you want oh and I guess 7" So there you have it! I'll see there after sunset!

This from neighbor Steph/PTA mom. Sounds like fun so I'll run it a few more times.
Would you mind spreading the word on the blog about our Bayside Knights on the Run 5K? It is Saturday, Feb 25 at 8:30a.m. and we need sponsorship names for the back of the Tshirt. Any business owners with kids at Stewart, Mossman, Bayside or Falls please consider buying a spot on the shirt for $300. This would be great advertising as the shirts are considered part of the Education Village Uniform and can be worn by all students and extras will be sold in school store. The cost to run or stroll in the 5k is $20 and includes a long sleeve T and misc goodies in the registration bag. You can register at www.signmeup.com or go to the website at www.bayside5k.com for more info. We are also looking for businesses to provide coupons, koozies, etc for the registration bags and door prizes. This is our only fundraiser and we really need parents and local businesses to help in any way possible. We appreciate support in any form, no matter how large or small. I am not having much luck in the sponsorship dept so far. Please contact us with any questions or ideas. We have registration forms at our houses and hope to leave some at the city office also. Thanks so much.
Stephanie Haynes Charity Nicholas
steph.haynes68@gmail.com charitynicholas@hotmail.com
713-724-9129 713-805-0430
127 Queen Rd 115 Queen Rd

From our own local Space Ship watcher...Thanks Steve!
See the Space Station Friday Through Sunday
Viewers in the JSC area will be able to see the International Space Station this week.

Friday, Jan. 13, 6:39 a.m. (Duration: six minutes)
Path: 11 degrees above SW to 11 degrees above NE
Maximum elevation: 73 degrees

Saturday, Jan. 14, 5:42 a.m. (Duration: three minutes)
Path: 11 degrees above S to 24 degrees above ESE
Maximum elevation: 25 degrees

Sunday, Jan. 15, 6:21 a.m. (Duration: six minutes)
Path: 12 degrees above WSW to 10 degrees above NNE
Maximum elevation: 43 degrees

Mancakes is looming large and I still need 10 guys to work their magic in my kitchen. So far it's Me and Rob Brown. Don't make us make you look bad. Cuz we will. And we'll look good doing it. And. We'll make it look easy...........

Have you heard what your Civic Club is up to?
Civic Club is tentatively planning our first "talent night" at the Pavilion on May 19. We need an MC to introduce the acts. Would you be available?
Also need some suggestions who we can get to perform - do you know anybody or any group I could approach?
Seriously? All this place is missing is the dancing bears and we'd have a three ring circus! Spread the word!! let Jr. drag out his magician set, shine up the batons, see if you can find your trombone and lets make this a night to remember!

So, what I'm hearing from the South of Shore is some folks are trying to piss off the office folks and are making headway. I call 'em girls too because they are. I don't think it bothers them but I'll ask next time I go up. It's meant as a term of endearment and I'm sure they know it. If it hurts somebody elses' sensibilities I really could not care less. I got an email from who I will refer to as a significant other of one of the city workers. That person is pissed beyond description at the way their significant other is being treated by some of our elected officials, and neighbors. Unreasonable demands, raised voices, demeaning tones. What most pompous, self righteous asses sound like. Ring any bells? Time for anther investigation? Probably not since the shoe is on the other foot huh? How about Councilman Burns or Sowrey start an investigation in to City Council and use all the words Councilman Perkins used in her illegal investigation into Chief Shelley? Sounds like a slam dunk. Enclosed is the Agenda. Looks like Council is finally going to get something done. Like OK the meeting minutes for 5 months of last year so they can be made official. Maybe Kathy will climb off the offices back for a day or two. Nah. There are things to be done in the next 100+ days. You really need to be there because, repeat after me, this ain't over.
Vern Johnson, Mayor AGENDA Al Burns
Richard Sowrey CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES Jackie Fuller
Tami Perkins CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Arline Laughter
January 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

NOTICE is hereby given of a Regular Meeting of the City Council for the City of Clear Lake Shores,
County of Galveston, State of Texas, to be held on the above mentioned date and time at the Club House,
931 Cedar Road, Clear Lake Shores, Texas, for the purpose of considering the following numbered items.
The City Council of the City of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, reserves the right to meet in a closed council
session on any of the below items should the need arise and if applicable pursuant to authorization by Title
5, Chapter 551, of the Texas Government Code.

1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT, CORRESPONDENCE & ACTION ITEM LIST
3. STAFF/COUNCIL REPORTS: Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services
Board, City Council
4. UNSCHEDULED VISITORS§
5. CONSENT AGENDA:
a. Check Register from December 1, 2011 to January 11, 2012
b. Cash Balance Summary as of January 11, 2012
c. Minutes for June 7, 2011 regular meeting
d. Minutes for June 21, 2011 regular meeting
e. Minutes for July 5, 2011 regular meeting
f. Minutes for July 19, 2011 regular meeting
g. Minutes for July 23, 2011 special meeting
h. Minutes for August 2, 2011 regular meeting
i. Minutes for August 9, 2011 special meeting
j. Minutes for August 27, 2011 special meeting
k. Minutes for October 17, 2011 regular meeting
l. Minutes for November 15, 2011 regular meeting
m. Resolution 2012-01: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES, TEXAS DESIGNATING
THE GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS AS THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR THE CITY OF CLEAR
LAKE SHORES, TEXAS AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JANUARY 1, 2012.

6. EXECUTIVE SESSION, as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Section 551.071:
"Consultation with attorney," concerning pending or contemplated litigation; a settlement
offer; or a matter in which the duty of the attorney requires it.
a. legal issues involving former police officer

7. OLD BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
a. Ordinance 2012-01: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING CURFEW HOURS FOR MINORS IN THE CITY
OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES AND MAKING IT A VIOLATION FOR (1) A MINOR TO REMAIN IN ANY
PUBLIC PLACE OR ON THE PREMISES OF ANY ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN THE CITY DURING
CURFEW HOURS; (2) A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A MINOR TO KNOWINGLY PERMIT, OR BY
INSUFFICIENT CONTROL, ALLOW A MINOR TO REMAIN IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE OR ON THE
PREMISES OF ANY ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN THE CITY DURING CURFEW HOURS, OR (3) AN
OWNER, OPERATOR, OR ANY EMPLOYEE OF AN ESTABLISHMENT TO KNOWINGLY ALLOW A
MINOR TO REMAIN UPON THE PREMISES OF THE ESTABLISHMENT DURING CURFEW HOURS;
PROVIDING FOR DEFENSES TO THE VIOLATION; PROVIDING FOR AN ENFORCEMENT
PROVISION: PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY TO BE FINED FOR BACK OFFENSES AGAINST THE
ORDINANCE OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) FOR BACK DAY OR PART
OF A DAY THE VIOLATION EXISTS; CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR
PUBLICATION BY CAPTION ONLY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

b. Revision of ordinances in Chapter 2, Article III, Division 2, Section 2-28 and Section
2-67 dealing with an inconsistency in access to the City Attorney (Councilman Sowrey)

8. NEW BUSINESS - Discussion and possible action may be taken on the following items:
a. Discuss request for license to use city property by Frank Tamborella for City
ROW”) at 888 Aspen Road and approve direction to staff. (City Administrator Shelley)
b. Comcast state-issued certificate of franchise authority (Mayor Johnson)
c. Relocation of Farmer’s Market (City Administrator Shelley)
d. Salary increase for Interim Chief Cook (Mayor Johnson)
e. Salary increase for City Secretary (Mayor Johnson)
f. Request for Police Department budget amendment and raise for Nicholas Yeley
(Interim Chief Cook)
g. Maintenance of city records, specifically the minutes of council meetings
(Councilwoman Laughter & Perkins and Councilman Fuller)
h. 2011 audit by Belk, Harris, Pechacet, Certified Public Accountants – request
initiation of 2011 audit with special emphasis on credit card expenses and salary
advances (Councilwoman Laughter & Perkins and Councilman Fuller)
i. Presentation of updated 2012 Budget including the items requested by Interim Chief
Cook dated September 13, 2011(Councilwoman Laughter & Perkins and Councilman Fuller)
j. Hiring of City of Clear Lake Shores Police Chief – direct advertisement of position
of Police Chief for the City of Clear Lake Shores to recruit applicants for
consideration (Councilwoman Laughter & Perkins and Councilman Fuller)
9. ADJOURNMENT

"Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing
liquid is made with real lemons?"

55 comments:

Crystal Rose said...

Just seen the Space Station for the first time thanks to the blog info! Very exciting....

Allen Cruthirds said...

Allen Cruthirds says....Count me in regarding helping out with Mancakes. I've been here for 7 years and never missed working this event. After all it is for the ladies (girls) sweethearts.

Scott said...

Whoooo hoo, look at that agenda!!! Vern must have passed out constipation medicine to our "leaders" over the holidays. We are finally going to get something done.....I think. Given how long it has taken these folks in the past to mumble, bumble, and stumble their way through even the simplest of agenda items this one may last well past midnight. I recommend that anyone attending bring a pillow and a blanket.

Craig said...

Well I see Bernie is back. His facts are a little skewed but what the heck, hes trying. How many days Allan?

Anonymous said...

Bernie and NS are not capable of getting their facts straight. Sure wish one of them would post the justification for spending more of OUR money on an audit. What are they so sure they will find? Why do they get to pick the auditors? If the previous year does not show what they are after...how many years will they want to contiue to audit?

Suzanne said...

The raise for the City Sec. SHOULD have taken place after Karen received the certification she worked so hard on. I believe she is contiuing her efforts. She is one of the best assets to CLS.

Roselyn said...

How did Kenny react to see that the three stooges put an item on the agenda to advertise for a new police chief? WOW!

Scott said...

Well, I see from some previous posts that Bernie is still alive. He reaaly needs to go back to sleep. He is embarrassing all of us, again.

Shouldn't he be working on his defense for his ceramic frog fetish trial anyway?

Anonymous said...

@ scott - great post but Bernie has no defense since it is on video. Well maybe not all of the 70+ counts are on tape. Can't wait until we have a viewing of the tapes on a lg screen.Any date on the trial? It would be fun to rent a bus to all attend. Worth taking a personal day from work.

Craig said...

Hey, Does anyone have an old hard sided suitcase that you don't want anymore? I need it for a music project I am building. If you do call or text me and I will come and pick it up.
Thanks

Cameron Ward

281-259-5986

Anonymous said...

@ r, Didn't the mayor say the city would advertise for a new chief when the best cief possibe resigned? Speaking 4 myself I questioned if Cook was part of the problem possibly talking to TP. I heard he could not put his hands on important documents for the investigation. Not sure why he is getting a raise.

Anonymous said...

Cook finally figured out he was set up and has moved a couple of the officers in question to the night and graveyard shifts. A shame he didnt see through this a year ago before he betrayed his boss and good friend. I wonder if he is still the McIntye's "boy" or if he has figured that out too.

Anonymous said...

Kenny will be gone and Denise will be gone and we will deal with the rest in house!

Anonymous said...

Anyone remember Tami applauding herself at council that she had improved morale among the police department? How's that working out for you now Tami?

Anonymous said...

Hmm... Will have to watch to see who's on the night shift besides do do denise. Long gone is the daze of her thinking wm young would be the chief. What a nightmare that would have been along with big bad bernie as city admin.

The best thing the 3 blind mice can do is put duck tape over their mouths for the next CC. Your days are numbered so shut up.

Anonymous said...

Denise is now 10 PM to 6 AM, when the north shore group are sleeping.

Anonymous said...

The tall blonde cop recently hired quit in part because of the way Deniese treated her according to the grapevien. If its true that is pretty ironic. Wonder what the three stooges have to say about that?

Anonymous said...

No one is mentioning officer McMillian but he needs to hit the road too in my opinion. He is a huge NS supporter from what I have seen and heard and he and denese seem pretty tight

Anonymous said...

Is McMillian on graveyard shift too? Maybe Denise is the one that should have been forced to quit versus Tina. STILL missing Tina. Am I being naive thinking Arlene has come around and stay far away from the other two clowns?

Roselyn said...

No anon at 9:24 Arlene has not come around. Look at the agenda above these posts and she has co-sponsored with Tami and Jackie four items on the agenda. How can they so blatantly break the law by meeting to discuss these four different items and then going to city hall to collectively put them on the agenda? Total defiance of the law, disregard for their Mayor and other council members and citizens, as well as making them look like they can't have an individual idea.

Anonymous said...

stop hating on the police you bunch of dumba$$s.

allan, please. hell its better when we have to listen to roselyn and craig say the same things over and over...
this is the same thing. there are probably 3 anons that want to start crap about the police department. the same three with the same stuff. over and over.

Anonymous said...

Roslyn tell me why the mayor allows it? If what they are doing is illegal why can't he put his foot down on them. Im still confused why he let tammy's illegal investigation happen and then she was not fined or something.Where was our city attorney then? He was sitting back laughing at all this knowing his fees were about to hit a all time high.
Im hoping Richard Sowry starts to rise as a leader of council and may run for mayor. I can't wait to see him talk about the updated ordinance in a more aggessive manner putting it in a way they have no arguements about MUST.
I voted for Arlene and wish I could take it back.I hope she realizes how hard it is for us to put on a civil face even to talk to her in social situations. I watched her talk to folks at various events. Once she moved on to others people made faces at her or shuttered. Certainly she has felt the impact of being shunned by the community. she has to realize with Brian and Carlos on council her feeble attempts are numbered with NS. Make it right Arlene. Not just for the city but for your own reputation.Maybe down the road you will have friends again.Bernie and Kathy have one foot in the grave and i doubt they will survive the trial.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:58 aka do do deneez...it is so eazy to spot ur post since you cuss consistently. how dare u think rose and craig are problems when it was ur sorry ass that was a major factor along with one of ur many bed buddies bill young. how r u enjoying the nite shift? Hope u r applying to many pd. don't even think u will be working for the sheriff's dept. next since there is NO WAY young will win.Karma...i can't imagine what is coming ur way. all u did to hurt Tina and now the blond officer. Sounds like u r threatened by working with females smarter and prettier than u.

Craig said...

Anon 758,

I may repeat things but there are two reasons. First of all when I post I post regarding other recent posts which may raise repetitive subjects. Shoot I just repeated post 3 times. Secondly I love CLS and want to do anything I can to help make sure the folks out to destroy it don't get away with it. As far as hateing the cops, I don't think that is the case. A handful of our officers are one of the main reasons all of this has happened. They may have been unhappy with their boss but they choose to handle it in the wrong way in many folks opinion. I have always said and have repeated it many times that as far as the job they are doing, I don't have a problem from my point of view but they handled it wrong from day 1 then made several PR blunders by sending thank you cards to Tami, constantly hanging out with the NS crowd and making inappropriate comments to citizens basicly rubbing our noses in this mess. They have made their bed and now must lie in it. They work for all of us not just their hero Tami and her gang. They have apparantly made alot of folks mad and now it is coming back on them. If you think the only folks thinking this way are three anon posters you are wrong. I hear it from folks all over the Island they just don't post. I don't know if anyone should be fired for these poor decisions and I don't know if they are good officers or not only their bosses have that information so I will leave it up to them to decide their fate. If it troubles you to read my my posts, I will offer three suggestions 1. One thing I post over and over is my name so when you see it don't read that post 2. At the top left of the page there is a red x. Click on it and my post will disappear from your screen 3. Stop reading the blog. Whatever you choose to do always remember that the reason you can critisize me is because I sign my name and you know who is posting unlike you who are too cowardly to sign your name.


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, oops there I go again, PLEASE everyone, come to the CC meeting Tuesday and support Karen and her possible raise. After what those "girls" have tolerated done for us there is no excuse for us not to support them. Not only that, I think it is going to be a meeting not to be missed. SUPPORT YOU CITY IT NEEDS YOUR HELP.

Bernie McIntyre said...

Yes Craig, I am back. Just what facts are skewed. The one about you keeping a close eye on some citizens so you can make a post on the blog ? Or is it about the ' illegal investigation' that was declared legal by the attorney and voted for by all the council ?
I embarrass you, Scott ? You should be embarrassed, embracing some of the above nonsense. Allegations of poor treatment of city staff by one group but then wanting to fire police.
A strong defense of Karan's months long lag in publishing minutes, but a fierce condemnation of Tami for speaking up about mismanagement in the city.
Yes, Scott, you should be embarrassed.

Suzanne said...

Craig, your posts are great. I would not respond to others that are threatened by them. The best thing about the blog is it allows everyone the freedom of speech.
Has anyone considered video taping the next CC? I have seen cameras there on several occassions ( not just our phone videos). Since I cannot make the next mtg I wish I could see it. As Roselyn said the minutes do not tell the whole story.Plus Tami doesn't slouch as much when the camera is obvious.

Anonymous said...

Is Bernie getting help with his posts or is it he doesn't throw down the beers so early? I don't agree with him ever but at least this post can be read the first time and not over and over to make sense of it. Some I never could comprehend.

Bernie ; What facts are you drawing from to make such attacks? In otherwords show where you are getting your information. Email the paperwork to Allan. I betcha he will post them here.

Anonymous said...

To anon11:46 What a great way to hold Bernie accountable for his crap.Back up ur words with actual facts on paper Bernie. i specifically want to know about most of the investigation funds being spent on keeping the final report private. For the sake of CLS email those docs to Allen.

Craig said...

Hey anon at 818,

No one is letting them get by with their nonsense. Some have had attorneys look into their antics and the AG's office has been looking as well. I do not know why the AG has not taken action you would have to ask them. As far as I know Vern has done everything possible and is not getting the support he needs. As far as our city Attorney goes, I am not impressed at all with their firm and their handleing of this mess. Maybe they are doing a great job but from my view I have my doubts. I think Vern is doing a great job and so are the citizens that have become involved and determined to fix this crap ASAP. If you, anon, have any constructive suggestions I am sure Vern would be happy to listen.

Bernie, you are not even worth takeing my time to address any further. Anyone who is paying attention knows what you, Kathy and your tiny circle of friends are all about and anyone who has lived here for 10 years or more know your little gang has caused turmoil for years. You have all now been exposed. I am sure it is frustrating that you have all been exposed by this blog but your gangs political days are over. As far as following your wife and me getting a life, first I don't have to follow your wife. She parks twenty feet from my driveway and I post it. It takes just seconds. Until this situation is corrected I will post everything I see that is connected to your gangs nonsense. Get a life? Well my life is actually quite full but I did look into building toilet paper holders for plastic frogs and wandering around in my underware shining lights at my neighbors but those activities are already taken. I can't wait to see the entire 1 1/2 tapeing of your antics. Bernie we may not agree on ANYTHING but please keep the posts coming and have your gang post as well. Every post shows us more and more about you and your friends all five or ten of them.

Anonymous said...

Good post Craig. I am hoping Cathy will run again so she can see she can only influence a dozen people. If that many!

Craig said...

Bernie,

You asked fair questios and in hind sight I feel I should answer your questions.

First you are right, when I see your wife at Jeans for hours at a time I post it and will untill this mess is over.

Your facts are skewed on the investigation. Folks feel that Tami's initial investigation was illegal. The one she and her gang launced then tried to put an item on the agenda to fire Paul before anyone even knew what was going on. The investigation that was approved was following an attempt to lynch Paul out of the blue. You always seem to leave out details like that. That is just one example of your confusion and attempt to twist the facts. Another one is blameing Karen for not posting the minuets. I could be wrong but it is my understanding council has not approved the minuets so they cannot be posted. I may be wrong and if I am someone please correct me. That is what this blog is for. Twisting facts has worked in the past for political gain and has worked in the past but those days are gone now that the blog is a tool that can be used to expose the bullsh-- like when citizens were told their homes were going to be taken from them to build the Town Center. That wasn't twisting the facts. That was a flat out lie. Do you remember that Bernie?I am sure over the next few months several facts will be twisted and your gang will try to play victim, heck they have already started that game, but it won't fly this election. Keep posting Bernie. You are one of Pinks best assetts

Crystal Rose said...

All good stuff today apart from anon 9:28am that nasty mudslinging is what gets Anon shut off so please keep it civil! You can express opinions without hitting below the belt surely?

Anonymous said...

Craig, how do you know the AG has been looking? And into what?

Roselyn said...

I believe I heard Vern announce at a recent council meeting, before he read his statement putting those three on notice that he had gone to the AG or the DA, cant remember which one office.

Craig said...

It is my understanding Vern has met with either the DA or AG I am not sure which one more than one occasion. from what I have been told one of the two has looked into some of our Councils actions over the past 6 or 7 months and the City was told that some on Council were right on the line but they would keep their eye on them. Again if I am wrong someone jump in and correct me. In my opinion it seems clear Tamis initial investigation, the one prior to the one Bernie keeps referring to was clearly illegal in my opinion and I can't understand why nothing has been done. For those of you just tuneing in or have forgotten, Kathys gang was allegedly seen meeting at her home several times then suddenly there was an agenda item to fire Paul. That is how this all began. In my opinion that whole situation didn't smell right. They claimed they were just eating watermellon salad but I have my doubts. Vern yanked the agenda item that was nothing more than an attempted lynching in my opinion, and a proper investigation costing $75,000 or so depending what costs you include was launched to prove Paul did nothing wrong. The rest is history.

Craig

Anonymous said...

Thank you Roselyn, but I would like a reply from Craig. How do you know, Craig, that the AG (or DA) has been looking and what exactly are they looking into?

Anonymous said...

Forgive my 5:11 - you posted faster than me. Thank you Craig for clarifying.

Anonymous said...

No problem Roselyn,

Im just going on what I have heard if someone has the exact details post them so the facts are out there.

Craig

Anonymous said...

Bernie are you going to email Allan or are we going to assume you are a crazy fool? Let's see what you have.Put it on the blog. If you don't show us the docs we will guess you have nothing.

Anonymous said...

Tammy could clarify if it was the DA or AG since she had to meet with them and an investigator. I wonder if she shared that with Jackie or Arleen. They are walking a very thin tight rope and are so arrogant they don't realize it. Maybe arrogant is not the correct word. Maybe ignorant Not sure. How many more days, Allan? Let's party when the number becomes less than 100.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't duck tape come in pink? Citizens met with the ADA on numerous occassions.Plz confirm that you will stay on Paul if we can vote in CC members from this planet. No one can replace you with all your contacts and experience. As Al said you had our backs yet we did not have yours. We promise to do better. Does anyone find it ironic that bernie has skmed money in the past and now he is obsessed with trying to find something on Paul? I hope many people will include info from Tues.'s mtg here for those that cannot attend due to working evenings.

Anonymous said...

Why am I not surprised that bernie has not posted the paperwork showing his claim that most of the funds for the investigation went to keeping it private. Blowing smoke once again. I'll cut u some slack and give you more time. Lets see your info.

Bernie McIntyre said...

Craig, you constantly refer to what Tami did as an illegal in vestigation. What she did was listen to complaints of city employees, summarize them and present them top council for discussion and action. The council then decided to have a formal outside investigation tom determine whether there is a case for mismanagement.
Now, many of you are advocating the firing of one employee after another; based on what ? Blog gossip ?
There is a strong division of blogger support amoung city employees now. One group should be canned, one group should be given raises. Based on what ? This blog appears to be pushing for significant raises for some employees; because they are percieved to have been loyal ?
I can not understand the rational for the significant raise for the city secxretary. I also do not understand the rhetoric concerning abuse of city employees. I have been to the city office several times with record requests. I have been polite to them and they have been courteous to me.Each time Karen was not in the picture; she was in an isolated area. I assume that it is standard practice by the city in that she does not interact directly with many citizens. Everyone else I have seen visiting the office has been very courteous also. So I have not seen any reason to assume there is abuse of employees. Are people saying this situation exists because some of us request records and employees feel overworked ? I interpret the comments from this blog and the city as an attempt to intimidate citizens to prevent them from requesting information.

Craig said...

You forgot to mention the agenda item to fire Paul after Tami's first actions when no one had a clue what was going on and the proper investigation. You always seem to forget about that. Anyway, Merry Christmas Bernie. You better go put your tree up. The Holidays are just around the corner.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, none of what happens at city hall IS for you to understand. Go back to living in your ivory tower where you dont have a clue about running a business or a city and leave the F'N "girls" alone. Nobody up there cares what you think about how their office should be run and 95% of the folks that live here dont care what you think either. That 95% will also be sure you, your family, or your friends do no get the City Administrator or City Secretary job. Get the picture? or are you one of those that the meaner we are to you the more you like it? Do you think your rhetorical twisting of events is really going to convince anyone that any of this was necessary? You said Karen is usually not there when you are....has it crossed your mind that they see you coming and probably hide in the bathroom?

Michelle said...

Bernie, your statement above that says, "What she (Tami) did was listen to complaints of city employees...and present tham for possible action" is the one I have the most problem with. She is on city council to represent us, not the city employees. She is supposed to listen to and act upon the complaints of the very citizens who elected her. The city employees did not elect her, we did. So how is it that you and she and your clan are so put out by this fact? It's her JOB to listen to us and never once has she done so. In fact, she quite rudely and arrogantly refuses to ever listen to any of her citizens (except you, of course) in some crazed self-righteous belief that she thinks she can and should get away with her misuse of power. We have only ever asked to be given the same consideration (listen to us and answer our questions) that she gave to a few people in the PD. The citizens she represents have never once been granted that consideration. Please explain how this is wrong. It's not just about the money, Bernie, it's the difference between making CLS a better place to live or a much worse place to live. Too bad you choose the latter. I just don't get that at all.

Roselyn said...

Amen Michelle

Anonymous said...

Bernie,

Can you see that no one is supporting you and your gang on this at all. All of your five or ten friends could post and provide facts and intelligent comments to support you but they either can't or won't. Doesn't that tell you anything?

Bernie McIntyre said...

A few comments:
ANON 9:24 PM Tina resigned, and was not forced out.She resigned a few days before the CC meeting at which they were going to discuss the PD

ANON 7:31 You want to call me names but hide behind the ANON button. Hard copies of the attorney bill will be made available to you at the CC meeting tomorrow. Be discrete; we would not want anyone to regognize you

Michelle -the city employees did not vote for CC but they work for the city and should not have to work in a hostile environment. They came to Tami because they felt those that should be providing the proper environment were just the ones they would not trust. The ones responsible for creating the hostile environment are the ones they would normally report it to. And the mayor gave the rubber stamp to the chief.
I brought up the morale proble m in the PD at least twice at CC meetings. The chief and mayor blew it off as PD wanting to leave foR a few more dollars somewhere else. A CC mewmber, Al Burns stated at one of those meetings that he saw it as a problem and he was going to look into it.I do not know if Al ever did anything about it and it is probably better for him that he did not. He would have been accused of conducting an illegal investigation today. No one screamed about the possibility of an illegal investigation then when a CC member volunteered to look into it. Tami cought all the flack because she saw some possible problems and brought them before the CC. It should have been done long before that by prior CC members.
As far as what you see as rudeness in Tami, just what are you seeing when you read this blog.If she raises her hand a bit in a meeting, it is interpreted here as an insulting gesture; if she looks at the audience she is arrogant, if she does not look at the audience she is even more arrogant etc. This cyber bullying against Tami or the other CC members has gone on for too long. It is nasty and will never be forgotten. Too frequently we hear in the news about some cyper bullying going on in a high school and wonder what the hell is getting into these kids.
Well, look around and read these postings. I sincerely hope that none of you have anyone close to you who becomes a target of this kind of nonsense, because I do not think you can take it

Suzanne said...

I believe a significant raise for Karen is long over due. The coursework she completed was tough. Imagine you complete a masters degree and are not give a raise for having done so. I will campaign for her especially since her coursework is continuing in city finances / budgets.

Tami does not listen to the residents is an understatement. She puts her hand in their faces and says she can't talk to them. She told me f u while she was still seated in her council chair. I have yet to hear of anyone she returned a phone call or email to. And called the residents "meanies" @the last CC. There is so much more...

Anonymous said...

I think Karen should get a raise each time tp has to ask what page CC is on. I may be wrong but she had to have Karen direct her 3times at one mtg. How Karen remained professional was beyond me.

Roselyn said...

Bernie, your last sentence says "I sincerely hope that none of you have anyone close to you that becomes a target of this kind of nonsense (bullying), because I do not think you can take it."

I have a vivid memory of your neighbor crying on TV last month saying essentially the same thing about you !! Go figure.

Craig said...

Bernie is proving out two of my previous posts. The more he posts the more we can see how off base he is and how he and his gang are starting to play the victim card. He and his gang of well placed councilmen have been bullying this community for months on end. Bernie himself has been convicted and given probation for basicly bullying his neighbor and has 70 plus counts pending. I guess since he has a bunch of letters after his name and he lectured a bunch of kids his whole life he is smarter than us. We will see. I think the great majority of this community can see right through Bernie and his poor abused gang of trouble makers.

Michelle said...

I think it's funny how Bernie perceives Tami as the victim and that she "had to take all the flack." Um, yeah. That's it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you ,Craig. Much insight is gained with bernie's posts. I wish we would hear from arleen, tammy and jackie.I believe tammy gets off on all the trash.
As their days on council come to an end what will their legacy be? What did they do to make CLS better? In my opinion they will be able to join cathy mcintyre-the worst mayor ever. Arleen are you going to continue to follow these sorry folks? You have another year to make a difference. I hope you will make it positive.