Thursday, March 17, 2011

Things I am hearing...

It's amazing that a day, sometimes an hour, doesn't go by that I hear about a new "revelation" as it relates to the city of Lake Worth.  Maybe that's why I'm never at a loss for content over the four plus years I have maintained this blog.  Here's a short list:
  • Old news now to some people, but at the City Commission meeting last Tuesday, the City Manager announced that FEMA wants $1.2 million of its grant back that was issued for repairs on the pier.  Seems the the city can't find documentation of how the money was spent.  Needless to say, this is a colossal failure - almost a kin to not knowing how to operate an electric generator that cost $500,000.  Apparently the Feds have been chasing this down for a while and they have finally lost their patience.
  • I hear that the interim Director of Human Relations, during a meeting with the City Manager regarding the coming layoffs, underwent a heart attack and is recovering at a local hospital.  Perhaps a reaction of being told to do things that they know are wrong or, as Commissioner Golden would say: "improper?"
  • The paralegal hired to catch up with foreclosure paperwork in the City Attorney's office  was led out of City Hall in handcuffs earlier this week and is staying at the "Gun Club Hilton."  She is being held on fraudulent check charges.  No word if those were previously outstanding warrants or more recent in nature.
  • The "groundbreaking" for the casino building is scheduled for May 7th - not sure of the extent of the "celebration" but there are "activities" scheduled throughout the day.  Never mind that this is a demolition party more than a groundbreaking, but we call things what they are not due to political considerations around here.
Feel free to comment on the above.  If you know additional information, let me know.  Also, let me know if I am incorrect on anything.