We hope you have a big jug of water by your side all day today. Drink often. You’ll need to be fully hydrated ahead of tonight’s meeting. Grab your agenda and get ready for what could be a long one.
First up are two budget items. If Billy continues to gripe about not having enough staff before abstaining on his vote, swig back a bitchy bellini.
Next up are approval of minutes and an appointment confirmation. This will be followed by public hearing on the proposed sale of a county owned building. Serve yourself a Harvey Wallbanger just because.
Three Third Readings are on the agenda next. They all involve human trafficking. When short timer and “both sides” council member Shreve says anything dumb mix yourself a man of war.
It’s break time! Hydrate with more water. Your liver needs it.
First up after the break are several public hearings. Things could get testy. Steel your nerves with a bourbon pumpkin smash. Tony is up first with his perhaps personal vendetta led impartiality bill. Next up are some high adjustments to the fy2019 budget. This would move up the Oakdale Middle School addition, move up the design approval for a new east county elementary school, and move up the modernization/addition project at Brunswick High School. Drink an appletini to celebrate if all 3 are approved.
Last up for discussion is a budget item which involves lots of wins for fire/safety in Frederick County. Celebrate with a fire engine.
The meeting will end with council member comments. We are sure we won’t even care what Shrevelauter have to say. Best to return to drinking water. Don’t you have to adult tomorrow???
Cindy, I will PIA you to the death, Rose is preparing to throw her hat back in the Board of Education ring. Again. We are counting. She has lost twice so far. We are happy for her to go ahead and lose a third time.
Her assertion that she espouses conservative common sense values unlike those touchy feely progressives is ridiculous. Common sense is not subjective.
Your yokels are on the case and prepared to remind you of all her past and planned nonsense. First you must read this diatribe.
We have our own opinions on who is irrational around here. You can make up your own mind.
Today the council council and the BOE are sitting down for a pow-wow. We don’t know who decided the day after the election was a good time to do this, but so be it! Here’s the agenda, we’ll let you know if when something happens!
You probably read this article in the FNP previously, but a recent comment caught our notice. It is a link to several email enquiries made by Cindy Rose, candidate for the Board of Education and self proclaimed education watch dog. Even after reading the article that alluded to many of the topics included in the link, it is still surprising and shocking to read these requests.
Ms. Rose wants to have her hand in every single aspect of FCPS. Every one! How does she keep track of all the witch hunts? Does she use excel? Does she have a ledger board? A notebook? Scrapbook? Spell book? A detective’s investigation board?
She has bristled at being labeled a book burner, but these emails show she has questions on several books as well as videos that FCPS uses. What seems nervy is that the books she is concerned about, she admits she has not actually read, just read the reviews. How can you complain about something for which you have only read a review? If you are going to complain, at least make sure you really, really know what you are complaining about.
She has questions specifically about Jessica Fitzwater’s employment status with FCPS.
She has lots of questions about why the school is sending out information on community events.
Why does FCPS spend money?
Read the attachments for yourself. We just keep getting angry as we read and re-read them.
Nobody told your Lady Yokels that dead horse hunting season was now open in Frederick! Surprisingly, this week’s dead horse doesn’t symbolize Jerry and Jessica lining their pockets with all those gold doubloons. What horse’s bones are Billy and Kirby beating this time? Take a gander:
What does Kirby have to say? Let’s summon him and find out:
Now we are forced to summon the ghost of Mark Twain:
We covered Kirby’s school construction workshop and Jan’s presentation concerning the acquisition of the nursing homes from Aurora. Why weren’t Kirby and Billy concerned about building schools when it was a developer free for all during the last BOCC? For, in a logical world, that would have been the perfect time to make sure our infrastructure and schools were up to snuff. Why, also, did they vote against funding schools above MOE? It clearly could not have been a secret that the people who were going to occupy these adobes would have offspring that they would like to be properly educated. Or was it? But of course this is all Jan’s fault! Every last bit of it!