Well folks, it was Termination Tuesday Tonight at 7:00 P.M. at Red Oak Municipal Building.
The meeting was short and sweet and hopefully so will be this blog entry.
The meeting was called to order and your Mayor Bryce laid "da' law down for we common folk". Like it was followed anyway.
The first person on the Red Oak "scaffold" was the ex-City Attorney. She probably read the writing on the wall and was tried and terminated in absentia. Eric Smith proved to the gallery that he was pretty P.O'd about the performance of both the City Attorney and Manager and opened the ball with a forceful motion to terminate.
Scott Lindsay read one of his two prepared "extemporaneous" speeches and tried to appeal to the "hardened hearts" of the other Councilpersons. Eric Smith would have none of it and put the theatrics to bed. The stage was set and the vote was taken...Smith (YES), Goodwyn (YES), Lindsey (NO), Hargrove (YES), Bell (NO...I think...he was nearly invisible during the entire night).
Retraction Notice And Public Apology From Steve Miller
(I received a comment from a blogger that told me using Bert and Ernie graphically was associated with someone being GAY. I did not know about any association like this. I would not EVER associate Scott Lindsey or ANYONE ELSE in this light. He is an honorable, professional person that works hard FOR kids in R.O.I.S.D. I apologize to ALL whom were offended and thank the Anonymous blogger for the information. I have taken the graphic off the original posting.)
Second on the Proscribed List was the City Manager, Ken Pfiefer (see picture left-you choose). The discussion was brief and Scott Lindsey (see previous picture) read another "please keep politics out of an obviously political meeting" (duh...get a clue please and QUIT READING...I'VE HEARD YOU SPEAK FROM THE HEART....YOU CAN DO IT!) The Council was swayed as much as the audience. The motion was made. The vote was...you guessed it....wait for it....
Eric Smith (YES), Ben Goodwyn (YES), Scott Lindsey (NO), Casey Hargrove (YES), Bell (No I think again...he really is a shrinking violet in this group of Council persons)
At the end of the night, the city political structure had totally changed. No longer will the City Manager rule with an iron fist management approach. No longer can Little Toddie influence and motivate/demotivate the Council from afar; although, he was skittering around Council chambers, flashing those pearly whites, shaking even Goodwyn's hand, yukking it up. What a transparent display of "cheesy-ness".
Mayor Bryce was exposed again as a toothless tiger, unable to exert any influence upon the Council. He stands isolated politically and is quite ineffective in a leadership position at this point. That's unfortunate but he made his bed by supporting the opponents of Hargrove and Goodwyn in the election. "Little Brown Bell" campaign slogan now sounds an awful lot like the Monty Python line from "Holy Grail"..."What does a bell made of @#$t sound like? Dung........."