Marco Island’s Community Affairs Director Bryan Milk fired after two-day suspension

Bryan Milk, Community Affairs Director, explain the unique qualities of a residential property on Shores Court that was granted a variance for a 35-foot flagpole Monday by Marco Island's City Council. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Bryan Milk, Community Affairs Director, explain the unique qualities of a residential property on Shores Court that was granted a variance for a 35-foot flagpole Monday by Marco Island's City Council. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

— It took less than three days to terminate Marco Island Community Affairs Director Bryan Milk. In a letter from Interim City Manager Guillermo Polanco dated Jan. 2, the termination was immediate.

An “obvious conflict of interest” was the reason given by Polanco. Milk failed to disclose a business relationship with Mike and Lisa Kelly of Progressive Auto while evaluating land use matters that could affect them, he wrote.

Polanco recently learned Milk sold his member interest in Progressive’s Xpress Mart but held a promissory note from Mike Kelly for the purchase of that interest. Milk should have recused himself from any involvement with matters concerning a business relationship, Polanco wrote.

Milk was also cited for insubordination for a lack of response to a requested meeting and phone calls.

Milk joined the city Jan. 4, 1999, as a city planner. In 2011 he was appointed to his current position.

Douglas Spiegel, attorney for Milk, responded with a press release on Jan. 3. In it, he complained that Milk was not given due process prior to termination. The press release specifically named Marco Island City Councilor Larry Sacher as the architect of the swift firing.

“The unilateral archaic commands at the helm of Sacher have deprived Bryan Milk of any and all due process and any other constitutional right one might have living in the 21st Century,” Spiegel wrote.

Milk missed the meeting, Spiegel wrote, due to illness and had left work. He claimed Milk’s fellow employees knew he was not feeling well.

Spiegel admitted Milk had a relationship with the Xpress Mart, but claimed he did not use his influence to benefit it. He also contended Milk was not contacted by Polanco other than the one email on Dec. 31.

In a letter to the Naples Daily News Sacher responded to Spiegel's press release:

"Suffice to say that (1) the Marco Island City Charter specifically indicates that Members of Council have no control over City Staff and (2) I had nothing to do with Mr. Milk's termination, nor was I involved in the decision making process other than to have a conversation with our Interim City Manager who, I was led to believe, spoke to all members of Council."

On Dec. 30, Milk said he held a member interest in the Xpress Mart until May 2013.

Marco Island’s Planning Board heard requests in April and May from Mike Kelly, Sr., to allow more types of storage in Progressive Auto’s Car Condo. Milk represented the city at both public hearings but did not mention his relationship with the petitioner’s family or family business.

At the first hearing, board members questioned who petitioned them for the change. On Monday, Milk said the petitioner was Kelly although the city initiated April’s public hearing. At the request of then City Manager Jim Riviere, Milk said, Kelly was asked to take up the petition shortly before the hearing.

In September, Milk wrote an Official Interpretation that broadened the range of permitted uses for the car condo. It opened the door for more than auto storage including trailers holding boats, jet skis, lawn maintenance equipment and other trailerable items and larger vehicles capable of fitting into the building’s freight elevator.

A challenge to the interpretation was sent to Marco Island’s City Council, the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals.

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CopWatch writes:

Now that case is closed perhaps we should find out who in the MIPD failed to obtain the warrant to mandate a blood draw against Peter Ferreira, 42, of Marco Island. Dead at the scene was Theresa Lesniak, 91, of Marco Island.
Even Barney Fife could have done a better job in seeking justice for Ms. Lesniak.

P.S. Did Baer cover up his car wreck rushing to this scene from his non-Marco Island residence?

OldMarcoMan writes:

Who can the Citizens send a letter firing Polanco to ?

Konfuzius writes:

in response to CopWatch:

Now that case is closed perhaps we should find out who in the MIPD failed to obtain the warrant to mandate a blood draw against Peter Ferreira, 42, of Marco Island. Dead at the scene was Theresa Lesniak, 91, of Marco Island.
Even Barney Fife could have done a better job in seeking justice for Ms. Lesniak.

P.S. Did Baer cover up his car wreck rushing to this scene from his non-Marco Island residence?

Do you offer Marco Island another scandal of our outstanding government worker. Now in uniform? It seems to me so. Have you more information? How do you get it? What is with this accident officer Baer was involved? Is Pistol Pete innocent? Come on! Tell us what you know.
The majority of Marco Island is anyway tired of our keystone cops. Overpaid and over staffed.
Just Hascel is a friend of them. Who cares. Milk is history. Hopefully MIPD soon. But tell us the truth. What's going on?

Konfuzius writes:

"The press release specifically named Marco Island City Councilor Larry Sacher as the architect of the swift firing."

Is that the responsibility of a City Councilor or another political scandal? Larry Sacher can not hire a City Manager but fire a Community Affairs Director! Marco Island turns more and more in a Banana Republic. But the majority of Marco Island - Republicans - love it. Paradise style. With hell taste.
Has somebody a good proposal HOW we all can solve this problems? But please not Hascle.

tikihut2206 writes:

ok...please help..I am being nice...once again don't quite understand Marco politics..who is in charge..it is a city..do we have a mayor..I worked for the City of New Brunswick in NJ..we had a mayor and a city counsel who were elected..I also worked for the police dept..we were only 5 square miles..but a lot of crimes..including gangs..don't think we had as many police officers as Marco has....

tikihut2206 writes:

really just want to learn more about Marco Island...owned a place for 7 years..but am not there that much...

ed34145 writes:

Marco, by charter has a city council/strong city manager type of government. By charter, council members may NOT be involved with hiring and firing of any employees except the city manager and attorney. This present council does not seem to understand that this is the law. Mr. Milk's guilt or innocence aside, it is illegal for council members to get involved with firing of employees except as noted above. Read the charter.

ed34145 writes:

Here is the language from the charter:(5) No Council Member shall direct or request, or participate in, the appointment or removal by the City Manager of any employee in the administrative service of the City.

(6) Except for the purpose of inquiry, the Council and its Members shall deal with the administrative service solely through the City Manager and neither the Council nor any Member thereof shall give orders to any subordinates of the City Manager, either publicly or privately.

(7) Notwithstanding the provisions of (6) above, upon the affirmative vote of five (5) or more Council Members, the Council shall conduct investigations into the activities or the performance of any City department, agency, administration, City Manager, staff or employee. Investigations may be conducted by the Council as a whole or delegated by Council to any Council Member(s), or to another person(s) and/or entity. Council shall act on any such findings as it may determine to be in the best interest of the City.

Konfuzius writes:

That is a typical theoretical BS charter. Has nothing to do with the reality. In reality the city councilors taken direct influence in the day to day business, in personal decisions and other things.
There are rumors that Waldi had a bed in city hall. Excuse me. E. Glenn Tucker building.

RayPray writes:

in response to tikihut2206:

ok...please help..I am being nice...once again don't quite understand Marco politics..who is in charge..it is a city..do we have a mayor..I worked for the City of New Brunswick in NJ..we had a mayor and a city counsel who were elected..I also worked for the police dept..we were only 5 square miles..but a lot of crimes..including gangs..don't think we had as many police officers as Marco has....

"I am being nice...who is in charge"

>>> Two groups of old white senile citizens are in charge.

>>> Every few years you get a new bunch of old white guys running for Council. They all promise the same thing. Reduced taxes and more accountability.

>>> Once they get in, they promptly forget all this and get captured by the high spending bureaucracy, unneeded cops & fire department, and enjoyment of hearing themselves in full bloviation.

>>> Then there is a second group of old white guys who never run for anything but seem to man all the unelected municipal committees, no matter how mendacious or incompetent they reveal themselves to be.

>>> Meanwhile, in counterpoint to this window dressing, while these codger cohorts shuffle in & out, you have established money interests like the Marriott & realtors, who shrewdly gradually chip away at all municipal encumbrances to their profit & aggrandizement.

kevdiaz69 writes:

Mr.Baer lives in the getto of Summit Place way out by immokolee road,why was he racing to Marco Island?

happyhorowitz34145 writes:

The motor vehicle maintenance contract that the Kelly's have with the City should also be looked into!

ajm3s writes:

in response to RayPray:

"I am being nice...who is in charge"

>>> Two groups of old white senile citizens are in charge.

>>> Every few years you get a new bunch of old white guys running for Council. They all promise the same thing. Reduced taxes and more accountability.

>>> Once they get in, they promptly forget all this and get captured by the high spending bureaucracy, unneeded cops & fire department, and enjoyment of hearing themselves in full bloviation.

>>> Then there is a second group of old white guys who never run for anything but seem to man all the unelected municipal committees, no matter how mendacious or incompetent they reveal themselves to be.

>>> Meanwhile, in counterpoint to this window dressing, while these codger cohorts shuffle in & out, you have established money interests like the Marriott & realtors, who shrewdly gradually chip away at all municipal encumbrances to their profit & aggrandizement.

Nice! Especially your last point!

sachcpi writes:

From Vice Chairman of Marco Island City Council Larry Sacher:
I want to make sure that all the citizens of Marco Island know that I had no involvement in the termination of Bryan Milk beyond the scope of a telephone conversation with our Interim City Manager, Gil Polanco. It is my understanding that Mr. Polanco spoke to each Member of Council directly as the Milk situation was unfolding, I simply gave him my views. As some have correctly pointed out, Council has no authority to intervene or direct City Staff. I was never contacted by the reporter of this article and consequently could not give a response. The Editor of the Naples News is currently working with his Staff to correct this egregious oversight.

Respectfully,

Larry Sacher

MarcoCitizen writes:

Can we now get the neglected Mackle Park building painted with Bryan's departure?

RayPray writes:

Has anyone investigated Alex Galiana who got his sinecure by being Bryan's pal?

CopWatch writes:

in response to CopWatch:

Now that case is closed perhaps we should find out who in the MIPD failed to obtain the warrant to mandate a blood draw against Peter Ferreira, 42, of Marco Island. Dead at the scene was Theresa Lesniak, 91, of Marco Island.
Even Barney Fife could have done a better job in seeking justice for Ms. Lesniak.

P.S. Did Baer cover up his car wreck rushing to this scene from his non-Marco Island residence?

MIPD COVER UPS DENY FULL JUSTICE

0bituary

Theresa M. (Franco) Lesniak, 91, of Natick, died in the early afternoon on November 30, 2013 in Marco Island, Florida about one tenth mile from what should have been a safe return to her winter home. Theresa passed away instantly in a horrific car accident in which the driver of the other vehicle was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving. Theresa was married to the late longtime Natick upholsterer Michael Lesniak from 1942 while he was a soldier in the U.S.Army until 1993 when he died. Theresa was born in Canton, Massachusetts in 1922, several months after her parents, Ben Franco and Alice (Leuci) Franco, arrived from Italy. Theresa graduated from Canton High School in 1941. Theresa prided herself on staying constantly active, mowing the lawn, raking leaves, doing the outdoor maintenance at the Natick building she and her late husband built and owned, etc. visiting the St. Patrick's chapel every morning and attending Saturday afternoon Mass and ironically... driving. A better and safer driver than most people half her age, Theresa often drove to Canton, Stoughton and Wareham. During over seven decades of driving, Theresa never received a ticket and until last week was never involved in a car accident. Her mother died at the age of 106 in Canton and if not for this sudden tragedy, Theresa seemed destined to follow in Alice's footsteps.

INPURSUIT writes:

Bryan Milk was one of the few employees of the city that truly worked for the interests of the people of this island; this is another sad turn of events.

Konfuzius writes:

It seems to me he give a friend a favor were he was financially involved. I got never a favor from Marco Island city management. They damaged my state of the art septic tank to put me on sewer I do not want. Something is wrong on Marco Island since it is a city.

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to Konfuzius:

It seems to me he give a friend a favor were he was financially involved. I got never a favor from Marco Island city management. They damaged my state of the art septic tank to put me on sewer I do not want. Something is wrong on Marco Island since it is a city.

A while back you said you lived in a condo?

Konfuzius writes:

1ParadisELOTHascle alias Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde.
I am really wondering that you learn by heart my posts and hate me so much. Maybe that Is the schizophrenia to blog under two blogger name. Like Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde. You can not coordinate two different personalities if it is one and the same individual. Islandeye tried to coordinate 4 different blogger identities and failed.
However - wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. I know my blogs are good, coming to the point and you are nuts.

In my opinion the only way for Marco Island to coming out of this dilemma is a mayor solution.
But not 1paradiselosthascle alias Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde.

A PROFESSIONAL SOLUTION. Like THROCKMORTON TEXAS. Marco Island needs a Mayor with guts. Than comes GLORY! So simple is that.

PS Since April 2013 I am a condo-dweller.

1Paradiselost writes:

Mr. K says....

"However - wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. "I know my blogs are good, coming to the point and you are nuts".

WOW... I think we should all nominate Mr. K for the Pulitzer prize for literature?

Sorry, I was just asking a question.. Please don't kill the messenger! You brought the subject up, not me.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

Mr. K says....

"However - wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. "I know my blogs are good, coming to the point and you are nuts".

WOW... I think we should all nominate Mr. K for the Pulitzer prize for literature?

Sorry, I was just asking a question.. Please don't kill the messenger! You brought the subject up, not me.

Good idea 1lostHascle! But what means ",,we all...?" You both in one are now the speakers of the blog?

Konfuzius writes:

in response to Konfuzius:

Good idea 1lostHascle! But what means ",,we all...?" You both in one are now the speakers of the blog?

And just for your personal education. The Pulitzer prize is an:
"....... U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism
and musical composition."

To bad to be not educated!

marco826 writes:

Spilled Milk. No Progressive investigation will ever occur. Too many friends. Deals.

happyhorowitz34145 writes:

in response to CopWatch:

MIPD COVER UPS DENY FULL JUSTICE

0bituary

Theresa M. (Franco) Lesniak, 91, of Natick, died in the early afternoon on November 30, 2013 in Marco Island, Florida about one tenth mile from what should have been a safe return to her winter home. Theresa passed away instantly in a horrific car accident in which the driver of the other vehicle was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving. Theresa was married to the late longtime Natick upholsterer Michael Lesniak from 1942 while he was a soldier in the U.S.Army until 1993 when he died. Theresa was born in Canton, Massachusetts in 1922, several months after her parents, Ben Franco and Alice (Leuci) Franco, arrived from Italy. Theresa graduated from Canton High School in 1941. Theresa prided herself on staying constantly active, mowing the lawn, raking leaves, doing the outdoor maintenance at the Natick building she and her late husband built and owned, etc. visiting the St. Patrick's chapel every morning and attending Saturday afternoon Mass and ironically... driving. A better and safer driver than most people half her age, Theresa often drove to Canton, Stoughton and Wareham. During over seven decades of driving, Theresa never received a ticket and until last week was never involved in a car accident. Her mother died at the age of 106 in Canton and if not for this sudden tragedy, Theresa seemed destined to follow in Alice's footsteps.

There is more to this cover up!
Collier County EMS records show that Mrs. Lesniak was not attended to by MIPD of MIFD for the first 15 minutes of the accident, and hours later both Hunter and Murphy were in touch with CCEMS trying to get copies of the radio transcript squashed.
So there is no proof that she died "instantly".

Tom_Massie writes:

in response to Konfuzius:

And just for your personal education. The Pulitzer prize is an:
"....... U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism
and musical composition."

To bad to be not educated!

Too, Two, To ??????

CopWatch writes:

in response to happyhorowitz34145:

There is more to this cover up!
Collier County EMS records show that Mrs. Lesniak was not attended to by MIPD of MIFD for the first 15 minutes of the accident, and hours later both Hunter and Murphy were in touch with CCEMS trying to get copies of the radio transcript squashed.
So there is no proof that she died "instantly".

Sad state of affairs. Seems Hunter (hide my stroke)and Baer (hide my wreck) think covering up their mistakes is shovel ready,

Maybe that explains the rash of cops quitting.

Now that case is closed perhaps we should find out who in the MIPD failed to obtain the warrant to mandate a blood draw against Peter Ferreira, 42, of Marco Island. Dead at the scene was Theresa Lesniak, 91, of Marco Island.
Even Barney Fife could have done a better job in seeking justice for Ms. Lesniak.

P.S. Did Baer cover up his car wreck rushing to this scene from his non-Marco Island residence?

WMissow writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

Mr. K says....

"However - wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. "I know my blogs are good, coming to the point and you are nuts".

WOW... I think we should all nominate Mr. K for the Pulitzer prize for literature?

Sorry, I was just asking a question.. Please don't kill the messenger! You brought the subject up, not me.

Congratulations, You finally got the angry socialist, ghost writer's number!

Konfuzius writes:

in response to WMissow:

Congratulations, You finally got the angry socialist, ghost writer's number!

It amazed me anytime new how easy right wing Republicans entertain themselves. They were never educated in self-critical behavior. I recommend strongly to you read the book "The Ugly American". It is a 1958 political novel by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer!
Maybe even you can learn something islandeye. Maybe it is above your level. You proofed to often to be on the wrong track and record holder on removals. Be happy with your pals. Birds of a feather flock together - and go to hell together.

RayPray writes:

"...right wing Republicans...They were never educated in self-critical behavior."

"I recommend strongly...the book "The Ugly American"."

From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly...

"According to British documentary film maker Adam Curtis, "John Kennedy was gripped by The Ugly American. In 1960 he and five other opinion leaders bought a large advertisement in the New York Times saying that they had sent copies of the novel to every US senator because its message was so important."

>>> Once elected Prez, right wing Republican JFK, to compensate for his secret physical and not so secret moral shortcomings, decided to implement the lessons of this book by launching a covert war in Vietnam, against the VC & also the legitimate Diem government.

>>> To goose things along, in November 1963, right wing Republican JFK ordered the bloody assassination of South Vietnam's Diem brothers. Several weeks later, of course, Karma rose up to whack JFK's skull off as well.

>>> Without losing a beat, moral leper and now fresh Prez right wing Republican LBJ, decided to follow this book to expand JFK's Rambo adventure into a full scale war, eventually costing the lives of 55,000 US draftees & ~ one million Vietnamese civilians.

>>> Maybe not true that no one was ever corrupted by a book....

Konfuzius writes:

Drama act I:

"In a press release sent out late on Friday, Milk’s attorney, Douglas Spiegel, addressed Milk’s abridgement of due process in this matter and asserted that Marco Island City Council members Larry Sacher and Amadeo Pettrica were, in fact, orchestrating the firing from behind the scenes and utilizing Polanco as “puppet.”

Drama act II:

"When reached for comment on Saturday about the statement by Milk's attorney, Sacher vehemently denied any involvement by any council member in the dismissal of Milk and quoted the provisions of the City Charter prohibiting any involvement employee hiring or firing."

Drama act III:

Spiegel also goes on to state that no efforts other than the correspondence of Dec. 31 were ever made to contact his client, and that those claims are “unequivocally false and Polanco should be ashamed of such callous mistruths.”

Drama act IV:

"“My client, Mr. Bryan Milk, has received zero correspondence from Polanco, other than the 12/31 email. My client has only been informed of his supposed termination by the article in the newspaper on 1/3/2014."

Drama act to be continued:

"Spiegel wetn on in his closing to say, “We will explore every available legal option available to Bryan Milk as a result of the alleged illegalities brought about by several members of the Marco City Council.”

I mean Dallas or Denver are rascal stories compare to Marco Island.

The side act above:

"From Vice Chairman of Marco Island City Council Larry Sacher:
I want to make sure that all the citizens of Marco Island know that I had no involvement in the termination of Bryan Milk..."

Remembered me on the most famous sentence of Great President William J. Clinton: "I had never sex with that woman!"

What happened here is a soap opera of the ugliest. Plenty of actors kick the ball from one position to the other. Finally nobody fired Bryan Milk. He is the victim of a conspiracy scheme. The question is: WHY? And the other question is: WHY is no one of Marco Island officials with guts able and courageous to speak to the citizen of Marco Island.
I bet you. The final act will be, that Marco Island has to pay Mr. Milk a big compensation in a financial settlement and a public apology like Joey Pizza!!!!!!!

Since Marco Island is a city - against my will - Marco Island is tottering from one scandal to the next scandal, from one drama to the next drama, from one disability to the next disability of Marco Island officials. I can not believe that by all the big problems Marco Island has this management is smart and tough enough to take care of the citizens interests against professional manager of Marriott or Mass Mutual. I can not believe that this management makes the right decision in the cases Smokehouse bridge or Mackle Park. And I can not believe that this city council management can even hire a qualified city manager. And who will have a job in this environment? Time to change!
Let's go back to the county!

WMissow writes:

I hope that Brian gets a fair shake regarding this issue.

To trust all of our city councilors for their input into this issue could turn out to be a big mistake. Experience has shown us this time after time.

Watch, especially, for those who speak with a forked tongue.

1Paradiselost writes:

Let's not forget the Florida is a 'Right To Work" state.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

Let's not forget the Florida is a 'Right To Work" state.

"Right-to-work" laws do not, as the short phrase might suggest, aim to provide a general guarantee of employment!
However in this case it will be very interesting whether the case was handled professional or not. My prediction:

" The final act will be, that Marco Island has to pay Mr. Milk a big compensation in a financial settlement and a public apology like Joey Pizza!!!!!!"

Konfuzius writes:

in response to RayPray:

"...right wing Republicans...They were never educated in self-critical behavior."

"I recommend strongly...the book "The Ugly American"."

From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly...

"According to British documentary film maker Adam Curtis, "John Kennedy was gripped by The Ugly American. In 1960 he and five other opinion leaders bought a large advertisement in the New York Times saying that they had sent copies of the novel to every US senator because its message was so important."

>>> Once elected Prez, right wing Republican JFK, to compensate for his secret physical and not so secret moral shortcomings, decided to implement the lessons of this book by launching a covert war in Vietnam, against the VC & also the legitimate Diem government.

>>> To goose things along, in November 1963, right wing Republican JFK ordered the bloody assassination of South Vietnam's Diem brothers. Several weeks later, of course, Karma rose up to whack JFK's skull off as well.

>>> Without losing a beat, moral leper and now fresh Prez right wing Republican LBJ, decided to follow this book to expand JFK's Rambo adventure into a full scale war, eventually costing the lives of 55,000 US draftees & ~ one million Vietnamese civilians.

>>> Maybe not true that no one was ever corrupted by a book....

The summary of your short book critique comes very close to the realty of the past in the 60's!
But JFK was not a right wing President. Maybe LBJ nobody likes. Even today. But Nixon was ready to drop the "biggies". Thanks Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig USA did not.
However you found the right sources.

marco826 writes:

Marco Council looks like a Sewing Circle...Sad. Amateur Hour. Fumbling, Bumbling, ego's....we all will pay.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to marco826:

Marco Council looks like a Sewing Circle...Sad. Amateur Hour. Fumbling, Bumbling, ego's....we all will pay.

You think Marco Island can top 'Duck Dynasty' as reality show?

laslic writes:

This scenario was just played out in another City....Council members calling each other and City Manager to discuss firing of a director - the result = State Attorney investigation, councilor removed by Governor and fined in court. Someone needs to call in the FDLE or State Atty to investigate the corrupt Marco Island!!

Konfuzius writes:

in response to laslic:

This scenario was just played out in another City....Council members calling each other and City Manager to discuss firing of a director - the result = State Attorney investigation, councilor removed by Governor and fined in court. Someone needs to call in the FDLE or State Atty to investigate the corrupt Marco Island!!

If you are so convinced about your idea WHY are you doing it is not by yourselves?

tikihut2206 writes:

in response to happyhorowitz34145:

There is more to this cover up!
Collier County EMS records show that Mrs. Lesniak was not attended to by MIPD of MIFD for the first 15 minutes of the accident, and hours later both Hunter and Murphy were in touch with CCEMS trying to get copies of the radio transcript squashed.
So there is no proof that she died "instantly".

and how do you know all this....

ajm3s writes:

And here is a candidate currently under review by the City Council for city manager. Mr. Calvin Peck from Village of Bald Head Island, NC has a similar pedigree, except a group of citizens want to get rid of him.

http://www.wwaytv3.com/video/2012/09/...#.UrtMg_RDvE0

I guess we will invite him with open arms.

marco97 writes:

ajm3s, just watched the video and Calvin Peck is perfect for this Island. He will fit right in.

ajm3s writes:

Here is same story with more citizen comment from news reporter:

http://www.wwaytv3.com/video/2012/09/...#.UrtNxfRDvE0

lauralbi1 writes:

Wouldn't it be nice to have recordings of the "meetings" that take place 2-3 times a week at Dunkin Donuts between Mr. Sacher, Mr. Hoenecker, Mr. McMullan (Konfuzious, in my opinion) and Dwayne Thomas. Maybe we can get them to look under their table every time (for a bug) or watch for a Private Investigator monitoring their audio to get the actual conversations that take place.
Just saying it would be a "Nice To Have" documentary. Sunshine Law ??
innuendo does not count for anything. Larry, you are innocent until proven otherwise. But please re-read your statement. It sounds so much like Bill Clintons' famous "I did not have ___ with that woman" statement. It gsve me a good laugh just due to the similarity, only.
Ed Issler

1Paradiselost writes:

Ed... You should talk. How many back door deals were you involved in while the STRP debate went on?

We all know how you and your cronies put this island $300,000,000 million dollars in debt, with no way to pay it off.

Because of people like you we have the highest water rates in the state of Florida. Lets also not forget the asbestos contamination buried in your backyard that your in denial of. You know where the bodies are buried.

Where are those pictures your friend Glenn Tucker said he had.. hidden at your house?

With your comment above, you my friend are a hypocrite!!

lauralbi1 writes:

1Paradiselost: Did I touch a nerve?? It would be great to know who you actually are ?? The answer to your question, by the way, is NONE !!! And there is no asbestos in my backyard or in the Park, unless you can find it !!!
It is your McCarthyism attitude that puts a ball and chain on your ability to think clearly and enjoy this great Island. If you recall, we had a "pseudo referendum" on the STRP and a landslide of voters voted for the slate of candidates that were in favor of the STRP. 61% of voters voted to buy the Park. Face it, you are in a minority of residents and it is my hope that you will continue to be.
Ed Issler

1Paradiselost writes:

Sorry but "Did I touch a nerve" ?? It Did not take you long to respond!

Only 11 minutes to think and compose your thoughts! Ed There is no vindication for you and your groups past behavior, which put this island in the massive debt we face today! Spin it anyway you like, Facts are facts!

Question... Is this island in debt due to the decisions that were made concerning the STRP? It's a yes or no question.... And please no slog!

Bottom line: Only a guilty person would counter so quickly!

RayPray writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

Sorry but "Did I touch a nerve" ?? It Did not take you long to respond!

Only 11 minutes to think and compose your thoughts! Ed There is no vindication for you and your groups past behavior, which put this island in the massive debt we face today! Spin it anyway you like, Facts are facts!

Question... Is this island in debt due to the decisions that were made concerning the STRP? It's a yes or no question.... And please no slog!

Bottom line: Only a guilty person would counter so quickly!

"Bottom line: Only a guilty person would counter so quickly"

>>> While I tend to agree with your STRP analysis, where did you uncover this connection linking the celerity of one's ripost to the degree of his culpability?

>>> Perhaps this could be alleged of a confirmed liar, guilty of anything or not, or maybe just the opposite might apply....???

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