Villages of the Darned
They weren't totally evil,
nor were they particularly virtuous
but their incompetence, deceit, snake oil, and intimidation
made them the "Villages of the Darned
Some Stories

Coming Sometime...
  • 1. What the County Sold
        to the Community
  • 2. Initial Success - 15 projects!
  • 3. The 1st Chair:
          "I am in Charge"
       - Useful projects flee
  • 4. The "Amphitheater" Bungle
  • 5. Selecting the Second Chair
  • 6. Bylaw Update Fiasco!
  • 7. Appointing the Cronies
  •    - Talk, Talk, Talk...
  • 8. Rigging the 2008 Election
  • 9. Hiding the Minutes

... and who knows what new shenanigans they'll come up with!

The County Commissioners don't seem to care:
No law suit?
No worry!...

Remember:
These bullies won’t respond to reason,
but they do respond to ridicule.



The names are changed to protect the innocent!

<=Eliminating Community Involvement!
Changing Bylaws to better control!
Darned Folk: Walk Your Talk
Be Accountable To The Community
=>
 

Eliminating Community Involvement!
Changing Bylaws to better control!

August 23, 2011

It is impressive to see how some folk, usually idle, non-productive, bullies, work so connivingly to keep the community from participating.

Some background on the history of the Villages:

  1. Initially, the thought had been to only allow things by "consensus".  This was how the "Strategic Planning Committee", predecessor and petitioner for the Complete Community, was operated.
  2. As the bylaws were drafted, more people showed up and they wanted "voting" for BOD members.
  3. To preserved Community Control, the Bylaws were written so that:
    1. the CPOs each provided a representative/member for the BOD. 
      This person reported back and represented the CPO.
    2. All project had to be "approved" by the Community in Town Hall, with regular progress reports and reauthorization every two years.
    3. The Village BOD was constrained to only provide advice to the BCC on projects approved  by the community.
  4. But, apparently, this was "too complex, too hard" for those people who didn't want to do anything.  These were the same people who didn't bother actually reading the bylaws, doing any projects, provide any value, etc.
    => This actually came to a head with the "Amphitheater Project", who, cluelessly, wanted the County to let them use 10 acres of county lands to build a "money making" amphitheater.
  5. New, vanilla bylaws were railroaded through by 5 BOD members with the able assistance of the County Liaison (who actually did all the work so that the bylaws of all the Villages and Hamlets would be "the same")
    1. concept of "community approved projects" was eliminated
    2. reporting to the community was eliminated.
    3. CPO representation was eliminated
    4. BOD allowed to support anything 5 members might want
    5. Some of the more bullying folk joined the board.
  6. => at this point, 3 members of the BOD resided in disgust... and they were the only ones actually do very much!  Most projects went quiet to avoid "imperial entanglements" with the Darned folk.

Now that the Community is mostly ignored, the Darned folk seem to want to take this another step and move the rote Town Halls to just be part of their vainglorious BOD meetings.


They weren't totally evil,
nor were they particularly virtuous,
but their incompetence, deceit, snake oil, and intimidation
made them the
Villages of the Darned

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