Martin BOCC Update:Trials, tribulations, alternate universes
Welcome to Martin County
Two Martin County commissioners and one former commissioner will face trials next year. This stems from the county’s civil lawsuit with Lake Point quarry and allegations that county commissioners destroyed or didn’t produce emails pertinent to the case.
Commissioner Ed Fielding and former Commissioner Anne Scott are facing two misdemeanor charges each. Their trial date is set for December 10th, 2018. I have no idea why this was set so far out.
Commissioner Sarah Heard faces a non-criminal infraction of failure of a public official to respond to a public-records request. Her trial date is set for February 19th. All three entered not-guilty pleas through their lawyers. Let’s repeat for Sarah. Non-criminal. One more time. Non-criminal. What’s up with you folks that keep on repeating it was criminal. Martin County has an alternative universe where people make up things and then repeat them over and over and expect us to believe it. I don’t know what to make of it. Perhaps its years of living with toxic algae eating away at their brains.
Or maybe its what honest locals tell me-greed.
On December 12, Rick Hartman, president of One Martin, along with Ted Astolfi, CEO of the Economic Council of Martin County spoke during public comment.
Specifically, Mr. Astolfi read a letter into the record requesting the resignation of Commissioner’s Heard and Fielding for their violation of the public trust. The letter was endorsed by the Economic Council of Martin County, along with the Palm City Chamber of Commerce, the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Martin County Farm Bureau and One Martin.
The most egregious things go on around here. These are the same groups that refuse to look at our filthy dirty water, look at homelessness, look a food issues. They embrace sober homes and the importation of drug addicts. Get a bunch of stoned out people and they don’t care and don’t vote.
One Martin! Listen up!
We learned a long time about the grizzly underbelly of Martin County. The good old boys club. These folks are against our clean water and you have to ask yourself why. If they keep our economy down then they can buy land inexpensively and build what ever monstrosity they want. These are the greediest of the greediest. If you have another theory as to why these people who claim to be leaders hate our county please let me know.
Who could forget the Ron Rose/Chase Lurgio debacle that helped Doug Smith. I said it then and I’ll say it now. Ron took advantage of a teen age boy. Why is he still in charge at the JB Chamber? Is this behavior OK? Why in Martin County is taking advantage of a young boy ok? Will Doug Smith speak out about this?
Also this happened:
Martin County BOCC website disseminated a solicitation for contributions by the Chamber of Commerce PAC to try to replace two named commissioners during the next election. It’s so blatant.
Speaking of the MC BOCC, Ginny Sherlock outlined this before the meeting:
The agenda features requests to
Agenda Item 8A1 includes a request to transfer $175,000 from Halpatiokee Regional Park to the Sailfish Splash Waterpark’s fixed asset replacement budget.
A request for approval of a plat and revised final site plan for the hugely unpopular Langford Landing project is Agenda Item 8C1.
In other items on Tuesday’s agenda:
Thank you Ginny!
Adult (13-54) – $14.95
Child (1-12) – $12.95
Senior (55+) – $12.95
This does not include a comfortable chair.
So 54 dollars. Food at ten bucks a piece brings it up to 94 for a day.
For for 20 bucks I can drive to the west coast. I can swim in the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico for free. Bring my own lunch and bring something appropriate for my grandson.
We want to know more about the secret meetings between the BOCC and and the Langford Landings folks.