Mayor Nolan: In favor (Can you tell he’s up for re-election this year?)Councilman Francy: In favor
Councilwoman Ryan: Against
Councilwoman Kane: Against
Councilman Redmond: Against
This is a total ‘Boston Rob’ move.. Split the vote, so that it looks like they were concerned and actually considered it but in actuality knew they weren’t going to give back the money or do anything to actually make life easier for the residents.
Let’s recap since Sandy, shall we…
The 1st Town Hall meeting at the Elementary School in November: Permits were waived and they wanted to make things easier to get back in your houses. (I wasn’t actually at this one, but I’m being told this was said… interesting since no one knew about the memo).
Town Hall Meeting in January: Mayor Nolan “The State is mandating us charging for permit fees.” (I was there for this, in fact it was my question on why they were charging for permit fees under the circumstances he was answering.)
Town Hall Meeting in March: Mayor Nolan “Permit fees are waived & we’re refunding paid fees, I didn’t know about the memo.”
Council Meeting last Night: Mayor Nolan “The memo from the State said we could waive, not that we had too” “I didn’t know about the memo until a month or so after the storm and by then it was too late..”, “I lost 2 houses, I voted to rescind the fees” – Easy vote to make when you know 3 of your existing council are voting against it and it doesn’t stand a chance.
Anybody else tired of being bull shitted? —
The council is hoping that we all have short memories and we’ll forget all about this or are forced not to reside in Highlands so we can’t vote by election day. (This year as well as future elections..)
We need to send a message.. (The tribe has spoken)