Wednesday, November 11, 2015

More from Julius Spencer

Over the last weeks of January a citizen reached out to Councilman Spencer for clarification on the Longhollow Tower status. 

The following are comments made by Councilman Spencer:

Citizen:  So what Happened?? I thought they weren't going to issue a new permit.

BS: Convoluted long, long saga that resulted in the issuance last Thursday morning after I submitted my concerns as well as supplemented with my inquires with research by North Hill President about Long hollow drainage, conservation easement, etc.  I asked Bill Weeks to please confer with City Attorney and Mayor's office and research.  Compliance with NO variance requests needed for fall zone of 340' tower (not meters) + FCC + FAA approval all were secured.  I suggested citizens contact a storm water expert to weigh in on impact of not being able to remove island.  Council voted to allow this tower in August 2012.

Citizen:  on 1/23 after BS is informed that construction is beginning on Long hollow tower.

BS: No Way!!  permit was yanked.  Why are you doubting the legitimacy of our last conversation or what was communicated to me from the office of Building Dept ??  I have confirmed with Bldg Dept.  Director/Chief that NOTHING is happening with tower.  Your source of RUMOR is incorrect. 

Citizen:  Drove by today and tower is being built (Feb 1, 2015)

BS:  I know!!  It's about 180' right now.

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Spencer knows a whole lot more about this mess than he wants to admit.  Also, Mr. Mayor, you are smack in the middle of this and it's yet another mess compliments of your hack team. 

The taxpaying citizens, that elected you, are in need of your leadership and once again you are absent from the conversation.

Questions:

Who reviewed the fall zone information?

Where are the engineering plans submitted by Divine Word to the City?

Where is the legal review for zoning and conservation district information?

Why did the Mayor and Councilman Spencer allow work to continue after they became aware of unpermitted work being done?

Has Mayor Hayward cut a deal with Divine Word? 

Who communicated to Divine Word that no issues exist and gave the tower the green light?

Is unpermitted work WITHOUT inspections acceptable to FAA and FCC?

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