Stephen Mickle Answers Questions 34 To 38

34.  Two CAOs Pay?
I thought and still think that new council should of hired the new CAO. You let Phipps go plain and simple. The new man is either qualified or not. With tight reins on the treasury, we do not have the money anyways, The new CAO will either do the right thing or wrong. And we will have to judge his performance in 6 months for a review and go from there. Lets make one thing clear.  There is only one path for us to go and that is to clean our house and get it in order!!! And his salary will be made public. We know he is on the sunshine list and there should be nothing to hide, TRANSPARENCY.

35.  Development Fees Collected?
All will have to be reviewed. Deals have already been made. If Mr. Amicone cannot honor his business transactions and be an upstanding citizen like others in our town, then it will become clear. If the Town has again entered into arrangements where the ROI(Return on Investment) is 50 years away then we should not have signed our tax dollars away again. The island is exclusive and all buyers on the island are aware of the issues when buying. If we need to resolve tax issues then the islanders or developer must pay. The Town(Corporation) will honor its legal obligations and will work with developers if we the tax payer can afford it.

36.  Special Development Deals?
Proper terms of agreements and streamlined Policies having all the same Procedures in them. So no developer has special interest over the other plain and simple. All development should have sidewalks. It is insane to me to think we hear everyone wanting bike trails and handicap accessibility when new development has no sidewalks.

37.  Where Are Our Voter Notifications?
My wife and I have but my son or father did not. All at the same house. It is always typical that they blame someone else. This is what will change in the future.

38.  Preferential Treatment?
Equality, plain and simple. There is a reason Bylaws and Committees are made. It is to bring specialists in there fields and concerned citizens of the day to review such things and approve or disapprove depending on the circumstances and there directive from the Bylaws and law. Once you do this an equal approach is taken. Once you allow individuals special treatment the validity of the committee and Bylaws are thrown out the window.

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