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08.15.06 -- SPECIAL REPORT: Land Planning Agency chairman resigns

LPA Chairman Barbara Fellman resigns

By CHER PHILLIPS

Barbara Fellman resigned at a meeting of the McIntosh Land Planning Agency on Monday night. In a resignation letter filed at the town clerk's office, Fellman stated her reasons were a conflict of interest with another LPA board member who signed a recall petition.

The text of the letter handed out by Fellman at the Monday night meeting reads as follows:

"To the Mayor, member of the Mcintosh Town Council and fellow citizens:

Webster's dictionary defines the word "intention" as an act of determining, mentally, upon some action or result. The end or object indended. [sic] Intention, intent, purpose, all refer to a wish which one means to carry out. Intention is the general word, such as ... his intentions are good. Intent is chiefly legal, such at the intent to deceive. Purpose implies having a goal or a settled determination to achieve something.

Hopefully, it is the intention of a man to do only good. His moral fiber includes credibility, integrity, and his covenant with his creator. He exhibits this through his actions and expression of ideals. When a man's intention is to do harm with full knowledge that he is bearing false witness and his action will bring undue hard to others, he lacks credibility and integrity. He has no moral fiber.

There is an LPA member that [sic] lacks these important traits. He, with full knowledge, affixed his signature with the intent to destroy the reputation of another man. His signature was his bond that the statements provided to him for the purpose of a recall of a council member were indeed true, and that he posesses the documentation to substantiate the allegations therein. In a court of law, under sworn statement, this would be perjury. Without a sworn statement, this becomes moral decay.

I choose to surround myself with people of high moral character and who exhibit good intentions. It is in direct conflict with my moral compass to serve with an individual that [sic] does not share these values.

My resignation to the McIntosh Land Planning Agency is submitted with regret.

Most sincerely,

Barbara E. Fellman, Chairman, 14 August, 2006."


The resignation letter should come before the council during the September Town Council Meeting.

posted by Cher @ 9:22 PM,

5 Comments:

At   August 16, 2006 12:00 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Barbara's resignation letter is very caught up in verbage and her own moral beliefs and convictions, of which do not reflect the views of all the people in McIntosh. To sign a petition and desire change does not make one morally unsound. Some desire change and this is it has ended in some unfortunate and debatable accusations. I do not think that because one person signs a petition that they should be considered uncredible or without "moral fiber". Nor do I think that this is the rightous reason for one to say they are quitting the LPA. Rather, its perhaps an excuse for bigger issues that were not acted on, like the 3 ordinances which were effectually 'put to bed'. Furthermore, I think that one of the main reasons that there is so much personal, moral, and ethical unrest in this town is that some people think that they are better and of higher moral character than others. As well, some consider their intentions good, when their intentions may have their own set of motivations, whether it be good for the town or not.

 
At   August 16, 2006 10:14 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Babara's resignation letter sounds to me like the POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK!!! She is calling a big part of the town's people without "moral fiber". Shame on you Barbara.

 
At   August 17, 2006 7:37 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

I find Barbara's statement about only associating with people of high moral character intresting. I say this because a lot of accusations have been made about Sportman's cove, where working class or retired individuals live. And at the same time there has been no mention or complaint about the other trailer park in Mcintosh, which is a slum compared to Sportsman's cove. Barbara, you assoicate with people that can pick on Sportsman's cove and harass those people, but it doesn't even bother you that nothing has been mentioned about your "high moral character", personal and political friends about their park or its residents.

I think that this is unfair discriminatation. Also, why do you want to LPA to do all this rezoning that has to do with mobile home parks and their properties?

 
At   August 17, 2006 7:59 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Intention is a good word for Barbara to use. If she is concerned about those she is involved with being of high moral caliber then she must have the morals of an alley cat! It makes me angry when I have heard the things she has said about others in this town. Good riddance, Barbara!

 
At   August 18, 2006 7:26 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Barbara, Barbara, Barbara......you really need to take a closer look at those high-caliber folks around you.

 

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