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!

<=Didn't Know I Needed to Apply!
Villages Fumbles The BCC's "Town Hall"?, Intro =>
 

Did the Villages of the Darned Just Commit 'Hara Kiri'?

July 28, 2012

It looks like a classic case of "prison rules" vs "Mayberry rules" with the result that the Darned Villages folk may have just committed "Hara Kiri"

defn: Hara Kiri - ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society.

With two folk "willing" to serve on the board and keep it going, Mr. Amphitheater refused to let either on be on the board "...because we have differences of opinion....".

Since the BOD was at the minimum number to even meet and they all had to agree, Mr. Amphitheater was willing to have the BOD risk dying (where he has veto power) rather than make the BOD functional.

Then, to add insult to injury, the other 3 members voted to allow him to be the totally worthless position of "vice Chair".  Since there is only a quorum, total, the Vice-Chair isn't needed.  A treasurer is needed but, apparently ceremonial, do nothing positions are preferred by the do-nothing big talkers.

It is very clear that Mr. Amphitheater is playing by
                 "win at all cost prison rules"
 while the other 3 member are being community oriented, work together
                 "Mayberry rules".

The end result is:

  1. if anyone is absent, the BOD can't meet or do anything
  2. they now have an ego-centric, big talking, self centered, "big talker, no walk the talk"
    who will drive away everyone else.

Mr. Amphitheater is talking about "reduce the number of BOD members to 3".
I assume he has a crony that he will then sneak onto the board so he
                "can control the community, since he knows better".

Where are Andy Griffin and the "Ladies Auxiliary" when you need them?

Background

The problem is that few folk want to associate with Mr. Amphitheater, who seems to have "gutted" the Complete Communities concept by seemingly trying to make sure of having "control" and "power".  But not having any idea of what to do with it and not actually doing anything but attending meetings while insulting and driving out other volunteers leaves it a bit shallow.

Since no one wants to "play", the Darned folk shrunk the BOD by 2 from 9 to 7.
Now, no one came forward by applying, leaving only 4 members: the minimum quorum:

Section 9. Quorum and Action. A quorum at a meeting, and the minimum number of concurring votes (affirmative or negative) that must be cast in order to pass or reject a motion by the Board of Directors, shall be a majority of the total number of directors, as prescribed by ORS 174.130.

i.e with 7 members, a quorum is 4 folk present and voting in favor.


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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