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Upcoming Salisbury City Council Work Session a wish list for Campbellites & Cohenites

Boss Cohen

Salisbury, MD: Now that City Council President Terry Cohen has finally got an agenda in on time, it has given SAM I AM enough time to properly review the agenda for the the Work Session on July 5th, 2011.

As it appears, the items on here are the issues that get Camdenites excited and are regular topics at Camden Neighborhood Association meetings.

4:30 p.m. Follow-up on Ethics Ordinance – Council/Paul Wilber.

  • Ethics has always been an issue for Terry. She was the subject of an ethics hearing over a year ago.
  • Maybe the requirement that Brenda Colegrove attend Camden Neighborhood Association meeting should be discussed.

5:00 p.m. Follow-up on Tenants’ Rights Addendum – Council/Paul Wilber

  • Still trying to figure out the purpose of this and why Landlords should be required to provide this. The website addresses are so long it is ridiculous.

Debbie Campbell

5:30 p.m. Follow-up on Towing Ordinances – Council/Paul Wilber

  • Hopefully this will get resolved with some common sense.

5:55 p.m. BREAK (Debbie and Terry are providing cool-aid.
6:05 p.m. Code change to 5.22.270 Cable Television Franchise Fee (PAC14) – Pam Oland

  • This is an issue that needs to be left alone. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. If Jim vetoes this we will remove all negative images of him from this site.

6:15 p.m. Audit rebid – Pam Oland
6:25 p.m. Park and Flea Lease Agreement with Urban Salisbury – Pam Oland
6:35 p.m. Constituent Handicap Parking Request – Pam Oland
6:45 p.m. CDBG Revised Action Plan Consensus Request – Terry Cohen/Council

  • SAM I AM is going on record that these idiots have no clue what they are doing. “Let’s tell the Church Street and other minority areas in the city to go to hell because only Camden matters.” – alleged CNA bylaws.

6:55 p.m. Continuing discussion on Council Rules of Order – Council

  • Renamed Boss Cohen’s rules of order….

 

Moron Warning!

7:25 p.m. General discussion/upcoming agendas

  • Tim wants to know if Brenda Colgrove needs to be present when he visits Debbie’s house.

7:30 p.m. Adjourn

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Tim Spies Getting Off To A Good Start….

Tim Spies

Sarah Lake struck out again with horrible reporting and using Jim Ireton as a witness about people making faces is hypocrisy at it’s best. A more credible witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, has informed SAM. I. AM. that Mr. Ireton’s assessment of the situation is a bit off.

The following is a synopsis of the incident from a several witnesses that were in attendance: In regards to anyone able to observe if someone was making faces at someone, let’s take a look at the placement of people who were in attendance at the meeting. Ireton was seated in the Council President’s chair, and yes would have had a general view of the entire room, however he was focused on the task at hand. Tim Spies was seated off to the left and would have had a limited view of the council room to his right, specifically the window side of the room.

Kris Adams was seated somewhere in the middle of the room, slightly to Tim’s right and he may have been able to see her. Kris Adams’ daughter, according to witnesses who were sitting near her, claim she was sitting on the back row in the corner of the room, slightly out Tim Spies’ view. It would have been difficult for Tim to catch her facial expressions.

Fumdumbed, a commenter on the DT article stated, “I was present at the City Council re-organization meeting and to be fair, this isn’t what I recall happening. I was speaking with a friend of mine and we happened to be standing near this exchange between Mr. Spies and the Adams’. As I recall, Ms. Adams shook Mr. Spies hand and I was admittedly in shock when I heard him ask Ms. Adams if her daughter suffered from a medical condition (a neurological disorder that I will not restate as it might offend certain individuals) to which Ms Adams responded by introducing Tim to her daughter. They (Tim and Adams’ daughter) shook hands but I found both parties behavior odd in that the handshake continued for the duration of their conversation. At this point, I believe Tim asked the daughter the same question on the basis that she was making odd faces at him. I guess Ms. Adams thought that this was threatening? Idk…but it’s not exactly what I would consider ‘News’ ”

OCJules stated in the comments section, ” What kind of arrogance does it take for a public servant to lash out at any tax paying citizen like this? How disgusting….. and then for the Mayor to make a public statement attacking entire family of Salisbury. God help us!”

Jim Ireton

Ireton claims he witnessed the incident.  “The Adams’ family has a history of aggressive behavior with elected officials,” he said in a written statement. “I watched the family heckle and make faces at Councilman Spies. This behavior is par for the course.”

From the Mayor who makes faces at and rolls his eyes at Council Members and sighs in disgust when they talk, is very hypocritical. Ireton has been observed threatening, wagging his finger and yelling Kris Adams, Louise Smith and others. He has a history of being aggressive to citizens and business owners.

SAM.I.AM.

Links to this incident:

Right Coast

Salisbury Grinch

Delusions of Grandeur

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Another Classic Moment in Salisbury Politics

Thanks to Mayor Jim Ireton for adding another classic moment in Salisbury Politics by referencing Martians landing in the retention pond at Harbor Pointe. It was actually fitting to the ridiculous freak show that politics has become in the City of Salisbury.

The City Council spent 45 Minutes arguing over the details of an issue that has been going on for three years. Many of the questions we heard asked tonight have been answered, and answered, and answered, time and time again.

On Monday, April 18th, 2011, this group will be in charge of the City Council.

God help us all because SAM.I.AM doubts Martians want to land anywhere Salisbury simply to avoid the politics.

SAM.I.AM

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A very special Christmas Present for Mayor Ireton

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Delmarva Views has learned of a very special Christmas present courtesy of Local Business Owners that will be delivered to Mayor Jim Ireton before Christmas.
So Jim, we hope you appreciate all the hard work that went into this. There was probably more work put into this than you have put into Safe Streets.

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>Phase 4 of the Urban Salisbury Downtown Revitalization

>Salisbury, MD: The Wonderful Wizard of Monitor Court has learned that a local businessman is signing on to open the first Official FUJA DOG HOUSE on the downtown plaza. This will definitely kick off the the plaza in the right direction once the streetscape plan is finished. An anti-cyber bullying Hot Dog house featuring 18″ Hot Dog meals 3 cents less than Sam’s Club will certainly cause our own HotDog boy to figure out ways to buy them without being detected.

Leadership from Urban Salisbury has been mum on the plan. However, the Wizard has received it on good authority that this deal is 90% done. It is believed that Grinchaholics and those under the Wonderful Wizard of Monitor Court’s spell will bring the much needed traffic to the Plaza.

The FUJA DOG HOUSE will carry a complete line of FUJA products ranging from mugs, mouse pads, t-shirts, lingere, hats, decals, and many other licensed FUJA products.

The FUJA DOG HOUSE has been unanimously approved by the Salisbury Shadow Government.

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>Fall Election Issue Again In Yesterday’s Daily Times, Again

>The Daily Times Editorial page put this forth yesterday:
Over the past couple of decades, Salisbury’s municipal elections have been moved from the fall, when primary and general elections are traditionally held, to spring, then to fall and finally back to spring, where they remain. All was done in an effort to increase voter turnout in city elections. Anemic turnout indicates or results in a lack of civic engagement on the part of city residents, which can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction and lack of any sense of ownership in community affairs, establishments, institutions and life.

The theory behind the springtime election date is that divorcing municipal campaigns and voting from the sometimes more-compelling state and national elections might encourage residents to focus on local issues and candidates instead of addressing them as an afterthought, especially in presidential election years. There was also the opinion that spring weather is less likely to deter people from the polls than sometimes chilly or otherwise unpleasant late fall forecasts. Read The Rest.

Now A Recap

Over On Two Sentz Blog Melanie was a little a perturbed that she had raised this issue at public comment during a City Council meeting and then all of sudden Muir Boda imitated her with his Letter to the Editor. Here is what happened last week.

Joe Albero puts up on his blog Muir Boda’s entire Letter to the Editor that he copied from the DailyTimes, probably without permisssion. Then Bobby Taylor, Debbie Campbell hound dog, jumps on the bandwagon during public comment at last weeks City Council meeting. The Daily Times followed up his Letter to the Editor with an article in last Tuesday’s paper, it is stated in the article that it was referencing his letter.

Mr. Boda then expanded his opinion on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Libertarian Party’s blog, with this post.

Then the Daily Times Editorial page stated their position in yesterday’s paper, part of what is above.

We are not playing ping-pong between the blogs and the DT to confuse you. Our point is we don’t understand why these people are not willing to get together on the issues they agree upon and work for solutions together. They all obviously have similar ideas yet different agendas from different political groups in Salisbury which is the problem.

Obviously there is enough pressure from the various groups to push this issue forward. With the Daily Times behind the issue and keeping it out there, it should be on the agenda soon.

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>Great Editorial About Downtown in Daily Times

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Here is an editorial in today’s Daily Times. We completely agree with Mr. Morris.

What downtown Salisbury needs is people

By Edward J. Morris • June 8, 2009

The front page of Tuesdays The Daily Times showed a cyclist on the plaza; what I saw was an empty Downtown Plaza — the same empty plaza I have known for more than 20 years. My reaction? It doesn’t matter how many parking spaces or kiosks are gained or whether the traffic pattern is reversed. What matters is people — lots of them. The picture in the paper reminded me of a ghost town. We need people shoulder-to-shoulder, moving and grooving, to make the plaza a happening place.

If enough people use the plaza for work each day, as they did 40 years ago, restaurants and retail stores will have enough traffic to support themselves. What I really miss about the old downtown is the community spirit it breathed into each of us. When was the last time you saw the Rotary Four-Way test painted on the floor of the mall?

Read More At The Daily Times Website

Edward J. Morris lives in Salisbury.

(Unlike other bloggers from Delmar, DE, we honor the Daily Times’ request and post a portion of the article or editorial and provide the link as the DT request.)

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