Friday, July 26, 2013

America, Land That I Love, Stand Beside Me

Here I am, Flag High-Peace Sign- hot on the tail of Mayor Ash and my council- Mary Mortier and City Manager- Joe Slocum- the City Wall Hall slaughtering my neighborhood. For a mile they were just a bit coward with fearless me flying in the high of freedom. It was grand! 5/2013


10/31/14- Real time blog is at www.boycottbelfast.blogspot.com...Happy Halloween!!

11/22/13 See www.boycottbelfast.blogspot.com for Belfast Chamber of Commerce slapping residents.
10/18/13 See www.belfastbullies2.blogspot.com for streamlined version of original (overwhelming) 10/26/13 See www.belfastbullies3.blogspot.com for the illegal legals- ASK'M (Aho, Slocum, Kelly, Marshall)

10/22/13 See below 10/18 post  for Maine Freedom of Information Request to Beflast City Manager- Joe Slocum. Included Brenda Kielty- Attorney General Rep for MFOIA, Bob Whiteley- Belfast Assessor, Mary Mortier- Belfast City Council Ward 1.

 ATTORNEY/ATTORNEYS WANTED- ONE FOR A LAWSUIT FOR NON DISCLOSURE OF STREAM HELL AGAINST EARL BLACK BHG TOWN & COUNTRY
ANOTHER FOR POSSIBLE NEIGHBORHOOD CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF BELFAST FOR INVERSE CONDEMNATION 
EMAIL: LAURIEALLEN55@MSN.COM

The request below is on a new separate blog and proves violations with past emails
requesting same and City Council Meeting 9/18/12 with signed certified registered receipt www.belfastbullies3.blogspot.com



10/22/13 POSTED BY: LAURIE LEE ALLEN Oct 22, 2013 07:53
Belfast Residents FYI- This Affects All- Will Post Joe Slocum's Response
From:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
Sent:Mon 10/21/13 11:24 PM
To:jslocum@cityofbelfast.org (jslocum@cityofbelfast.org); assessor@cityofbelfast.org (assessor@cityofbelfast.org); brenda.kielty@maine.gov (brenda.kielty@maine.gov); ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org); LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
Joe Slocum,
Please have copies of these documents for me and have the map available for viewing. Bob Whiteley must be present to validate documents. No one else is knowledgeable and trust worthy. The City Attorney has more or less written that I am too ignorant to know the seal of the final approved site plans. Wayne has removed documents, you have with held documents- including the 1987 engineer report on my property and the original plans to the development of Seaview Terrace and on the email below, are clearly lying to me on several points- most disgusting is your insistence that my man made drainage ditch for MY property only is a natural stream, natural outlet and according to ordinance you are sending all this runoff from outside Seaview and inside Seaview to my private property. You, Wayne and Todd are not valid people. Jamie is biased. Bob is the only one- he is independent.
1. All documents and results of offsite drainage study to the unnamed stream's watershed ( in your email you clearly state that my property acts as the watershed- it must be included in the overall. If the study has not been completed- it is violating compliance of site plan- advise of penalties and resolution..
2. Final Approved Site plans for CASS where the Robertson School was NOT demolished. Every document I reviewed had this school demolished-" The project also involves demolition of the existing Robertson Elementary School and the conversion of this former school site to an athletic field...." Certainly this is a huge change in the approved plans- ground absorbing athletic field to impervious ground. These plans will also show the detention pond and the unapproved outfall being sent to watershed residents. I had visited prior and were shown plans where the school was demolished. They must be final approved- Bob will verify. Wayne has provided false plans 2 times and no one reliable or knowledgeable to witness.

3. The letter from the licensed engineer or the report from the City engineer for the construction of stormwater improvements. "Provide the City a letter from a licensed civil engineer certifying that the stormwater improvements were constructed in accordance with all City specifications and in accordance with Site Plan requirements; or b) Pay the City the cost to employ a City inspector to inspect construction of the stormwater improvements."

4. Zoning Conditions of Approval for plowed snow removal- per Chief McFadden on:
CASS and Sweetser Schools
WCGH Annex
MidCoast Mental Health
Tall Pines Nursing Home
Volunteers of America on Congress
Belfast Birches
Hilltop Birches
Legore Subdivision (Birch St)
National Guard Rte 1 So
MMP Rte 1 So
Larabees Plumbing and entire business park including airport
Prays Homes Rte 1 So
Mcleod's Trailer Park on Lower Congress

5. The Aerial Photographs clearly showing the stream before Seaview Terrace was built. "3. I have now seen aerial  photographs of your area before the road and houses were built on your street and the stream is clearly visible. I can show them to you at any time.
Bob will know these photo's.  I have viewed some others in his office with Nancy

6. Seaview Terrace is not a natural outlet- City Hall is breaking the law and endangering our lives. Please advise if you are making any resolutions to save Seaview Terrace and restore properties.

7. Reassessment of 17 Seaview Terrace is requested ASAP. Please advise.

Sincerely,
Laurie Allen


Please use this information to fulfill requests( 2 documents that were not in the CASS file for my inspection but were in there when I came back for a 2nd viewing unannounced and luckily Wayne was not there.) I have copies of the full documents and the originals are in the files.
A. Per WBRC Architects Engineers letter dated 11/7/2002 to Mike Morse, MDEP Project Manager
RE: 2941.10/Belfast Community Elementary School
L-21070-22-A-N Response to comments
#6 Two Steps have been taken to address comment 6. First, the City of Belfast had assessed a stormwater impact fee to new developments within the unnamed stream's watershed to assist in funding an offsite drainage study.The Belfast Elementary School watershed will be included in the offsite drainage study of the overall unnamed stream's watershed will be included in the offsite drainage study of the overall unnamed stream's watershed, which drains through the "24" culvert beneath Congress St., east of Priscilla Lane.
B. Per :Belfast Community Elementary School Site Plan & Use Permit
Adopted Conditions of Approval
Final Approval of November 20,2002 &
Amendment #1 to Approval of January 15,2003
Amendment #2 to Approval of April 9, 2003
1. Description of Project: SAD#34, applicant proposes to construct the Belfast Community Elementary School, a school which can accommodate 340 students. The project also involves demolition of the existing Robertson Elementary School and the conversion of this former school site to an athletic field....
11. Storm water Management: The applicant shall construct all stormwater management improvements to specifications identified on the approved Site Plan prior to issuance of an occupancy permit. Futher the applicant shall maintain all stormwater facilities in good working condition.
11.1 The applicant shall either : a) Provide the City a letter from a licensed civil engineer certifying that the stormwater improvements were constructed in accordance with all City specifications and in accordance with Site Plan requirements; or b) Pay the City the cost to employ a City inspector to inspect construction of the stormwater improvements.
11.3 The applicant shall pay a stormwater impact fee of $5,000 to the City to better enable the City to conduct an analysis...
C.  Per Chief McFadden email below _the Zoning Conditions of Approval Document for removing plowed snow offsite - I did report CASS and ANNEX to Todd Rosenburg and sent the pictures proving they were not removing plowed snow (below).  I never received a response.  Please provide the Zoning Conditions of Approval Documents for each site below.
CASS and Sweetser Schools
WCGH Annex
MidCoast Mental Health
Tall Pines Nursing Home
Volunteers of America on Congress
Belfast Birches
Hilltop Birches
Legore Subdivision (Birch St)
National Guard Rte 1 So
MMP Rte 1 So
Larabees Plumbing and entire business park including airport
Prays Homes Rte 1 So
Mcleod's Trailer Park on Lower Congress

Michael McFadden <chief@belfastmepd.org>
Jan 14

to me

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Laurie,
I did some research, first the Zoning Conditions of Approval document indicates that the CASS school is responsible for snow removal. Any potential violations of this document would be a zoning issue handled by the board or by the code enforcement office. We as Police would have no authority over this issue unless a state law or local ordinance was violated. There are no state laws or ordinances enforceable by the Police Department which would prohibit the school from removing snow from the parking lots or events/sporting fields in the manner in which they are currently doing it.
2013-03-20 spring2013vio
Mar 19, 2013
by laurie allen
3/20/13 Site Violations Not Removing Plowed Snow Offsite
D. Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:59:13 -0400
Subject: Re: FW: 17 seaview/city storm f/u
Ms. Allen,
I am taking your concern seriously but unfortunately it is not the only concern that I have to address right now. I am taking the liberty of sharing this email with Belfast City Council.
I spent over an hour at your house Tuesday and walked the stream and listened to every concern that you have raised. I see no sign of imminent danger to your property and as such I can not justify treating this matter as though it was an emergency and push my other responsibilities to the side. The stream itself is about 4 feet deep and about 8 feet wide and was essentially dry. It has the same shape and level of erosion along its banks at every point where I observed it. It is essentially dry and  I saw one - one inch puddle in a 100 foot walk that I took through it You identify no damage or threat to your house but you are very upset by the erosion in your back yard. I saw this erosion and while there is some there, the scale and scope of it  was far smaller then I imagined from reading your emails.
You have raise multiple concerns and it is very clear that you are extremely focused and upset by both the erosion situation itself as well as the treatment you feel that you have had at the hands of the City in responding to your concerns. Your letter today is indicative of your anxiety and expectation of immediate need for answers which is  not consistent with what I said to you on Tuesday.  I advised you that I was going to look into this and that it would take some time.  I told you that I would attempt to summarize your concerns in the next day or so. That is -I was going to make sure I had a complete list of your questions and concerns. I never said I would resolve all of your issues in a day and a half. I said I would get back to you and I am sorry if 48 hours is worse for you than 36 hours.
When I told you that I would get to the bottom of this and that I would be thorough-you asked me how far I had to go in terms of information gathering to get this resolved.  I said right there that I could not see anything-- based upon my visit  that day-- that suggested to me that the City had done anything to harm you in any way. I absolutely did see some erosion along the stream bed which in my personal opinion is the same condition I would see along any stream bed and which in my experience such erosion often happens if there is an unusually large storm or runoff like the ones we have had in the last several years. Secondly I told you that would have to go deep into City records to find whatever I could that would help bring all the truth to this issue that I could find. I said that no City record was a secret and I would try to find them and make them available to you. I also reiterated what you said Wayne had mentioned to you previously---  If you feel that the City has in any way caused you damage then please send me a letter or note identifying what you believe to be the extent of your damages and I will be pleased to promptly send your claim in to our insurance carrier who might also investigate this claim and provide their perspective.
Here is where I am on your issues:
1. The Culvert under the road which brings the stream from one side of the road was simply installed to allow the road to go over the stream.
2. I do not believe the City created this stream.  Before I left I suggested to you that it looked like a natural stream to me and the fact that DEP has jurisdiction -as you advised me -over this stream  means  to me that this is a natural stream.  Natural streams have flows that vary with the weather which based upon conditions can cause erosion. This is true of every river and stream I have ever seen.
3. I have now seen aerial  photographs of your area before the road and houses were built on your street and the stream is clearly visible. I can show them to you at any time.
4. I am working on getting you a copy of the framed map in the Planning Office that you have asked for which shows this and other protected streams. I may have to have it professionally reproduced  and I will do that at City expense and get it to you as soon as I reasonably can but that could take some time- I do not know at this point. In the meantime the copy we have is not going anywhere and I can give you access to it at any time until you get your own copy.
5. I have not had the chance to meet with Bob Richards on this matter from Public Works since I met you Tuesday to find out whatever he can tell us about culvert history etc. I will let you know everything I find out. This relates to your concern that the City has taken a series of actions which have unnaturally increased the flow in this stream that you believe is the reason you have some erosion. The stream is about 75 feet behind you house. The only indication of potential City contribution you showed me is a couple of culverts crossing underneath the road which would clearly carry some surface water from the south side to your north side and which if significant in volume would reach the stream by following what appear to me to be human made ditches that run along the westerly line of your property and to along another property uphill and west from you. I did step into the ditch along your property in my loafers and found no evidence of water or even mud in this ditch. I do think we have to ask ourselves where this surface water all went before there was a subdivision? My thinking is that it puddled where flat or ran downhill into the lowest point in this area which upon my inspection is this stream.
6. You told me that all the houses on your street have water issues, This tells me that the ground water is close to the surface so when it rains there is more surface water to address because less can be absorbed. I would expect both groundwater and surface water to work their way into this stream.
7. Regardless, I will inquire about any information the City has about letting people ditch or drain to the stream or of people just doing it themselves. When you told me that your house was nice and dry because you had a good drainage system and sump pump I assumed that since there are no storm drains on Seaview Terrace that your building and property drains also go into this same stream.
7. I do not know what all the rules are for private people sending their surface or ground water into natural streams but I do not think the City is responsible for what private people do. I do think the City has the right to maintain its road and to use its right of way to get water away from the road in order to protect it.
8. Where to from here? Speak with Bob Richards, identify any records we have that you want a copy of and get them to you. Identify anything I can which leads me to agree with your assessment. Presently I am unable to do this and if that is where my review concludes then I will not support the City doing remediation on any private property for harm or damage that we did not cause. I want to speak with the State DEP. They called me likely at your suggestion but I have not had a chance to speak with them yet. I welcome their inspection, input and perspective.
9. Seaview Terrace is a City road and I need to find out how wide our right of way is.The City does have the right to shed water away from its roads to protect them from the kind of damage we saw Tuesday. I may also call the City Attorney to secure his advice.
10.  I did not plan on taking any pictures of your stream or your erosion but I am thinking that now that would be a good idea so that we can have a good record of the extent of your concern. I will call and find out when there is a time that will work for you. I am not going to send Ned Lightner based upon what I saw with my own eyes and what a regular camera will readily confirm.
I understand that in not immediately agreeing with your concerns that this is causing you some distress. It may well be that given the intensity of your frustration and concern that I may not be able to meet your expectations.
If you need an answer today as to whether the City will pay or fix the erosion in the back of your yard then my answer would be "No" for all the reasons recited above. If you are willing to be a little more patient then I will continue to investigate for any City activity which makes us liable for you damage.
I will talk to Wayne Marshall about some site visit that he had previously scheduled and perhaps we can make that happen in the next few business days to clear up as much as we can. Next Wednesday I have to attend a family emergency in another state where I plan to stay for a week. After that I have a training conference when I get back. If we can't conclude this matter by Tuesday I will be unable to get back to it until the 29th.
Again I will leave it to you as to whether you wish to file a claim with our insurance company.
Thank you.
Joe Slocum


POSTED BY: LAURIE LEE ALLEN Oct 16, 2013 08:29
Hello Community,
Lets Go Already!

Public Corruption

The Costs of Public Corruption – And The Need for the Public to Fight Back
by Patrick Fitzgerald
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois

...Corruption can also change the face of a community. Over and over, for several decades, some Chicago aldermen have given away public benefits, like zoning rights and city-owned land, to real estate developers who, in turn, have lined the aldermen’s pockets and campaign purses.
Undoubtedly the most harmful consequence of endemic public corruption in a community is the apathy that it engenders – the culture of acceptance. Over many years of seeing corruption in almost every facet of government, many residents of a community begin to simply accept corruption as the immutable status quo. They come to assume government is broken and ineffective and destined to function corruptly. The consequences of this culture of acceptance in a community are many. Some residents simply disengage from the political process and no longer trust their government to function well or in their interest. Other residents may come to believe they must engage in corruption in order to gain government benefits themselves. Still others will begin to look the other way when they witness corrupt transactions. And honest folks are discouraged from entering politics or suffer from the skepticism engendered by others’ misdeeds.
The culture of acceptance makes it very difficult to detect, investigate and prosecute corruption. Although there are a variety of federal statutes that we use to prosecute corruption, including fraud, bribery and extortion statutes, as well as RICO, prosecutions cannot be successful without truthful witnesses and willing cooperators. Because voluntary assistance from the public in corruption cases is often hard to come by, we use many investigative techniques that assist us in gathering evidence and requiring cooperation, such as the use of grand jury subpoenas, grants of immunity, consensual recordings, and wiretaps. Using a wide range of these tools to vigorously investigate corruption can lead to convictions of corrupt officials once thought to be above the law, which, more effectively than anything else, demonstrates that the public need not accept corruption. Successful prosecutions that show that no one is beyond the reach of corruption statutes serve to encourage, empower and mobilize members of the public to work to change the culture of acceptance. We are grateful in the Northern District of Illinois that juries time and time again have rejected the argument that corruption is acceptable because it is the “Chicago way.”
In addition to the need for effective prosecutions, federal prosecutors must engage in community outreach to ensure that all residents of a community know that they can have a voice in stopping corruption and that they need not accept corruption in any degree—at any level of government. In the Northern District of Illinois, we try to send the message as often as we can that community involvement is critical in rooting out corruption. We regularly communicate that residents must take an active role in their government so that it properly functions for them. We also emphasize that the vigorous efforts of law enforcement should not be used as a rationale for the community to stay silent. The public’s refusal to accept corruption is the first line of defense in the fight against it.
While corruption will never be eliminated from our communities, vigorous investigation and prosecution of corrupt officials can serve to reduce its harmful effects and, most importantly, greatly diminish the culture of acceptance.





10/19/13 Uneducated, unaware, it is epic in Belfast City Hall. Calculating, convincing, power control, heartless and dangerous when exposed. No doubt, facts and behaviors are here. Condescending ego is your first clue. I see 2 clue ego's in Planning, 1 Downstairs, 1 across the street and possibly 1 or 2 in City Council, probably a few in Planning Board/Zoning Board of Appeals

High toxicity leadership: Borderline personality disorder and the dysfunctional organization


Document Information:
Title:High toxicity leadership: Borderline personality disorder and the dysfunctional organization
Author(s):Alan Goldman, (Arizona State University, Glendale, Arizona, USA)
Citation:Alan Goldman, (2006) "High toxicity leadership: Borderline personality disorder and the dysfunctional organization", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 21 Iss: 8, pp.733 - 746
Keywords:BehaviourLeadershipOrganizationsPersonality
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/02683940610713262 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:
Purpose – This paper aims to assess highly toxic personality disorders in leaders, implications for organizations, and methods for assessment and intervention.
Design/methodology/approach – Action research was used, including a thick description case study narrative and application of the DSM IV-TR.
Findings – Personality disorders are a source of a highly toxic and dysfunctional organizational behavior; borderline personality disorder in a leader may serve as a systemic contaminant for an organization.
Research limitations/implications – A qualitative, case study approach may not lend itself to replication or quantification; usage of the DSM IV-TR requires clinical training in counseling psychology; the growing incidence of personality disorders in leadership warrants cognizance, ability to assess, the creation of early detection systems and methods of intervention.
Practical implications – Through the narrative of a case study researchers and practitioners can obtain a glimpse into the day-to-day operations and nuances of a highly toxic leader and how it impacts an organization; interventions and solutions are provided.
Originality/value – This paper calls attention to highly toxic leadership and organizational dysfunction by investigating borderline personality disorder as a prototype.

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Corrupt Dismissal Maine REC/DJ Brown Full Property Inspection
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Aug 2, 2013
by Laurie Allen
Proven without a doubt- intent non-disclousre to push sale. Other album on actual complaint filled with proof also, More with linked with City of Belfast- investigator did not want those documents. Failure to disclose stream/swale/ditch with unstabilized banks- raining that day too when inspection done- stream visible yet not reported.
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Real Estate Commission Investigation 42013
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Apr 24, 2013
by Laurie Allen
BHG Town & Country, Listing- Bill Ingersoll, Selling-Jan Andrews(retired) Owner- Earl Black unethical, proof of undisclosed nightmare stream,property inspection, disclosure, flood zone maps, my map, pics, estimates for 4/2011 spring wipe out, Puzz Caswell local realtor and previous owner of me home send lying email, DEP emails for information ignored, more on DEP and City Corruption at www.belfastbullies.blogspot.co
m. Earl Black, Town & Country owner tries to buy my silence with 7k for sellin...
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8/17/13- This blog is a mess. Reorganizing- will take time. Transferring to www.belfastbullies2.blogspot.com 

8/11/13- New readers- scroll down for the in a nutshell summary. I post new  info first for the regulars. This one is scary. The actual article and comments can be found on www.waldokids.blogspot.com

8/9/13 Belfast is being disgraced by Slugfest and Bullies on www.waldokids.blogspot.com  Pass the budget, use the wisdom of former Superintendent, Bruce Mailloux for restructuring, offer new courses for students and adults to analyze failure and corruption of local education and local City Hall.  Education will stop the adult bullying and corruption. Empowering our children and selves to begin bringing back America. 

 Resident and Ethical Planning Board Member does simple math 30% less students = 30% less teachers on www.belfastspeaks.blogspot.com 8/4/13 Belfast Planning Corruption update at www.belfastspeaks.blogspot.com

‘F’ in national study means Maine ‘ripe’ for corruption

The study “does not rely on a simple tally of scandals. Rather, it measures the strength of laws and practices that encourage openness and deter corruption. … States with well-known scandals often have the tough laws and enforcement that bring them to light. ‘Quiet’ states may be at a higher risk, with few means to surface corrupt practices.”
Maine got an F in nine of the 14 categories, including executive accountability. A problem that contributed to that score was that fact that no agency oversees the ethics of top-level state officials, from the governor to department heads, from the attorney general to the state auditor.
It also got F’s in public access to information, civil service management, pension fund management, the insurance commission, legislative accountability, lobbying disclosure, ethics enforcement and redistricting.

Maybe if I wore this???

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Seaview Terrace Dump & Drown

                              THE FLOODING GAMES
WHITE COLLAR BULLYING- PUBLIC OFFICIAL HYPOCRITES-LOCAL DISGRACE
              City Manager, Planner, Attorney, and our elected Council....


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                                         "Cuz I eats me spinach, I'm Laurie, The Jersey Girl"
In a nutshell this blog is about the City of Belfast taking a private property drainage ditches (confirmed by Belfast City Engineer in  1987 investigation for flooding to Seaview Terraces and proven City manipulation and moving of stream confirmed in 2011 be City Attorney Bill Kelly)  in a flood zone and turning it into a secret free sewer for volumes of unpredictable runoff from the 40 years of development from miles away and still adding to it. The deny it and do what ever it takes to cover it up. They flood the residents, do not provide City infrastructure and take tax dollars for personal agenda's and shady dealings. They deny access to public documents through smokescreens and to charge huge fees to look for documents that "may not exist", outright lies (the stream is natural, the City has not altered or add to the stream, they don't have maps depicting paths for runoff/stormwater, my erosion is not sever, public agenda denied replaced by street sham meeting- frustrating residents that took off from work, community alienation tactics, intimidation tactics, etc. They break the law and local ordinances do not enforce violations to businesses not removing plowed snow- flooding and destroying Seaview property in 2009 and 2011.  Illegal City work on private property to send accumulated run off from neighbors to me, illegally send runoff from new sites (2012) to my private property, DEP filing corrupt investigation, not following site compliance from CASS for a water impact study to watershed residents (collected fees and to my knowledge, study never done- City Manager Joe Slocum refuses to "speculate" why or implement, removing/tainting public documents, censored and blocked from City sites, and on and on and on.

City Council and City Hall take the 5th after they are hanging themselves since basically 11/1/11. They send the City Attorney to speak for them. He will not answer my questions, telling me I must hire an attorney to speak for me. He accuses me of enjoying this and doing it for sport. He tries to assassinate my character and all my research of proof. City Council Mike Hurley, City Manager Joe Slocum, and City Planner Wayne Marshall publicly discredit me several times after I have left meeting. I have been to approx. 20 minutes.


Six inches of water will send us completely under. The City Planner, Wayne Marshall holds, with holds, and manipulates all documents and wears down the resident with full support from Joe Slocum- City Manager, Bill Kelly- City Attorney, City Council, Mayor, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals and Todd Rosenburg, Zoning Code Enforcer(who violates his own code time and time again). 
The Realtor does not disclose the flooding secrets and in my case, did not disclose the stream, did not disclose that I was in a flood zone and recommended DJ Brown Property Inspector. He did not disclose the stream either. I drove 500 miles to see the homes, it had just snowed, the ground covered. My #1 concern was NO Water, I refused homes that disclosed a stream and ran from those that had water in their basements, cracks in the foundation, or any disclosed water issues what so ever. They sold me hell and it's been a 3 year battle of disgust and disgrace. Below in an album you can view my complaint with the Maine Realtor  Commission, documents, pictures and the sleazy Realtor emails and lies) It gets worse with how they bully, intimidate, and keep on destroying. Maine DEP is just as corrupt. Nightmare properties just keep getting sold, usually to out of staters or out of town. It stops right here.

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7/31/13 Wicked City Wall Hall will drown SeaviewTerrace from their forced water slide to our private property.

From:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
Sent:Tue 7/30/13 10:28 PM
To:ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org); mayor@cityofbelfast.org (mayor@cityofbelfast.org); jslocum@cityofbelfast.org (jslocum@cityofbelfast.org); LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
You all could care less. You are wicked people.

6 inches within 24 hours would be over 6ft of rapids through Seaview Terrace.



Posted July 30, 2013, at 6:19 p.m.
Last modified July 31, 2013, at 6:22 a.m.


Heavy rain and runoff washed out the road to the city transfer station, located off South Street in Calais, on Friday, July 26. Several roads in the city were flooded and damaged as more than 6 inches of rain fell in the area in less than 24 hours between Thursday and Friday nights.
Robert Posick
Heavy rain and runoff washed out the road to the city transfer station, located off South Street in Calais, on Friday, July 26. Several roads in the city were flooded and damaged as more than 6 inches of rain fell in the area in less than 24 hours between Thursday and Friday nights.
An unidentified Calais employee examines the damage below the surface of the road to the city transfer station shortly after heavy rain and runoff washed out the roadway on Friday, July 26. Several roads in the city were flooded and damaged as more than 6 inches of rain fell in the area in less than 24 hours between Thursday and Friday nights.

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Sent:Tue 2/14/12 9:32 AM
To:laurieallen55@msn.com
Ms. Allen, I received your e-mail and visited your blog to understand your problem. Unfortunately, County government does not have the statutory authority to require municipal governments to complete any actions regarding storm water management. Should a municipal government wish to seek Federal funding through the Hazard Mitigation Program, they will coordinate with my office for their application. They also must identify this problem in their section of the regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. They have not identified this issue in the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
























It's ALL personal and horrible... shaming them is my only chance to survive. From my facebook ;

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I DO DECLARE THAT I WOULD BE ECSTATIC TO POST PRAISE FOR COURAGE TO CORRECT THE CORRUPTION OF ALL THESE PEOPLE, EX INCLUDED. ONE STEP- TAKE IT-MAKE IT RIGHT.


7/23/13 Flash Flooding today, go over 5" and Seaview Terrace is gone. City Hall class action lawsuit. Residents pay and City Wall Hall dines on. Mayor Ash gives a moment of silence for the dead at the next meeting. Business as usual.


7/28 Noon-Update 2 hours since posting below on Republican Journal- The Our Town Belfast post has been reinstated, with my deleted comment but not Judy's.
I see today, the entire post on Our Town Belfast FB has been
removed. The post was an invitation for businesses to have an
after hours get together. Judy posted that they should call
themselves Down Town Belfast or Part Town Belfast and I
agreed. The posts were deleted and I was blocked from
posting. Below is the proof. Residents, please react. This
is an epidemic with City Hall. Planning is corrupt, tricking
Council, Wayne Marshall a master at deflection and
deception. Locked up by Hurley, Slocum, Rosenburg,
Kitteredge and City Attorneys. In honor of education
and books please see the proof. It is beyond just me.
  • Breanna- did you censor me? I posted this on my blog and FB Have I been censored from comments on Our Town Belfast? I commented once on the post inviting businesses to the Chamber of Commerce. Another(Judy) had written it seems Our Town really means Down Town and I agreed. We both got deleted and I have not been able to comment since. Please verify by seeing if you can comment and let me know. Thanks. BTW- I was at the The Hips last night all through the rain, lost track of time and missed the Budget Meeting, but didn't miss The City Wall Hall at all.... Go to Our Town Belfast FB and post "Why Can't Laurie Allen post?" I need to set up a public facebook- doing that right now. Will advise. Thanks everyone. Done- New Facebook group open forum, open to the public is Belfast Speaks
  • Breanna Pinkham Bebb

    I certainly did not censor you and it is not our policy to do so.
  • Laurie Allen

    my message and Judy's was deleted and since then I do not have the option to comment on the site.
  • Breanna Pinkham Bebb

    We have multiple admin so I will check with the rest to see if someone did and I'll let them know not to do it again.
    I apologize that that has happened.
  • Laurie Allen

    It stinks, I'm going public.
  • Breanna Pinkham Bebb

    I will see if I can unhide the posts. I am very sorry that someone did that. It is not our policy.
    We want people to be free to o speak their mind on the page of course.
    It appears that the person deleted rather than "hid"
    I cannot undo it but I will make sure that all of our admins know not to do this from now on.
  • Breanna Pinkham Bebb

    Laurie, I am on my phone which only allows me to do limited things on FB. When I'm back at a computer I'll make sure you are unblocked. Again I am very sorry.
  • Laurie Allen

    I believe you and do not hold any grudges against you. You are sweet. Our Town must support residents, see what is happening? Try being me, shunned by power because of honesty. Nasty City Hall.


7/20 posted in Bangor Daily News Today Re: 16th Century Government
  • Belfast is a mess for the residents rights. The City Planner came in 1999- stopped recording final plans in the public deeded registry. Public concerns appear to be addressed, approvals go through, 30 days to appeal and construction hasn't even started. Site completion isn't as presented to public- final approved plans impossible to get when site is corrupt- gives everything but actual document. City Manager, City Attorney, ZBA, City Council, Mayor and Planning Board all unite against resident or residents. They try to force a legal battle to break you financially and mentally using intimidation. Brenda Kielty @ Freedom of Information sends you back to the Planner who doesn't give the document in the first place.
  • Resident has proof of violations of compliance, ordinance, and State law, with holding public documents, removing public documents, manipulating public documents, lying, bullying- no comment, no concern. 2 years of public fighting, protesting,emailing, blogging, speaking at close to 20 City Council meetings, police presence at meetings begins, resident is called into the Chief of Police as a threat by Council, intimidation letters by the City Attorney, every storm event could drown the flood zone neighborhood because of Planner and DEP- resident contacting every official for help and no one steps up.
    The Realtor selling tainted by Planning properties- unknown to the buyer until the water comes pouring in, or the building going up has been pre-approved unknown to the public to exceed the 35 ft ht. limit and go to 39 ft- totally wiping out the residents water view, or the water view home for sale- Wayne Marshall, City Planner confirms to the buyer that the lot in front of their home is un-buildable. They will always have the view. After hundreds of thousands in renovations, the owner of that un-buildable lot gets approval to put up a house. The Zoning Board of Appeals has a corrupt vote, and local attorney tells them what Wayne did was highly illegal. 10k in legal fees and nothing even filed. Client sees their attorney lunching and laughing with City Attorney. Years fighting, they feel alienated from community, disgusted and their lives ruined, they put their dream up for sale. My experience is similar but I fight alone. Many more have suffered at the corrupt governing.
    In Belfast, as the City grows business, they trash the resident, their lives, their rights. This is not government this is slaughter.
    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen
7/18/13
7/16/13 City Council Meeting http://vimeo.com/70486360 ff 24.30 I stick to them breaking the law and @ 29:44 I request City Manager Joe Slocum, City Planner Wayne Marshall, City Attorney Bill Kelly, Code Officer Todd Rosenberg to be fired and for Council and the Mayor to step down because they are "equally corrupt".

Belfast proposing $8.9 million 2013-2014 budget

By Ben Holbrook | Jul 16, 2013
As councilors looked for other areas in the budget where they could make cuts or potentially revise revenues upwards, Councilor Mary Mortier suggested having a discussion about using money from the Downtown Tax Increment Financing district to pay for the economic development director position.
During a previous workshop, councilors chose to provide funding for Our Town Belfast using TIF monies. However, Councilors Roger Lee and Eric Sanders were hesitant to drain the TIF with further expenditures. Lee specifically said he is concerned that using TIF funds will mean there is less money available for infrastructure projects in the city.
POSTED BY: LAURIE LEE ALLEN Jul 18, 2013 10:05
PLEASE GO TO THE PUBLIC HEARING BUDGET MEETING AT CITY HALL ON 7/25 @ 7 PM AND FORCE THEM TO SAVE OUR LIVES. YOU COULD BE NEXT.

FIRE JOE SLOCUM-CITY MANAGER, WAYNE MARSHALL-CITY PLANNER, TODD ROSENBERG-CODE OFFICER, BILL KELLY-CITY ATTORNEY ELECT NEW MAYOR AND COUNCIL FOR HURLEY AND SANDERS 11/13. ALL IN VIOLATION OF MAINE CONSTITUTION, STATE LAW, LOCAL ORDINANCE AND ETHICS

WWW.BELFASTBULLIES.BLOGSPOT.COM PROOF THROUGHOUT AND BEYOND. CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IN THE HORIZON WHEN DISASTER HITS SEAVIEW TERRACE- DROWNING, DESTRUCTION AND DEATH. PICTURE THE HOUR GLASS, OPEN ENDED TO RECEIVE NON-STOP WATER, FORCED TO THE NECK OF SEAVIEW TERRACE. WHAT WAS ONCE SOME 240 ACRES OF WATER ABSORBING GROUND IS NOW AN IMPERVIOUS FORCED WATER SLIDE TO THE FLOOD ZONE PRIVATE PROPERTY OF SEAVIEW TERRACE. DONE AND DENIED WITH ENORMOUS WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS IN THE COVER UP THAT IS SO STUPID BECAUSE WATER DOESN'T HIDE OR LIE. FOLLOW THE PATH OF CORRUPTION. ASK QUESTIONS, DOORS SLAM, DOCUMENTS WITH HELD, INTIMIDATION TACTICS OFF THE CHARTS BY ALL OF THE ABOVE.


The lives on Seaview Terrace are doomed and they did it. Refusing to build stormwater sewers, repair the one sewer by the bypassbroken for years- take the TIF that is for infrastructure and pay the salary for the Economic Developer to drown more residents as another development goes up with all the appearance of public approval and the aftermath corruption. It is not in compliance, it is not as proposed. Enter hell as you fight for your rights with your life. You have all been watching it happen to me for 2 years and counting. PLEASE GO TO THE PUBLIC HEARING BUDGETMEETING AT CITY HALL ON 7/25 @ 7 PM AND FORCE THEM TO SAVE OUR LIVES. YOU COULD BE NEXT.

MAINE CONSTITUTION VIOLATIONS BY THE HUNDRED BY THE ABOVE

ARTICLE I.

Declaration of Rights.

Section 1.  Natural rights. All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.
Section 2.  Power inherent in people. All power is inherent in the people; all free governments are founded in their authority and instituted for their benefit; they have therefore an unalienable and indefeasible right to institute government, and to alter, reform, or totally change the same, when their safety and happiness require it.
They tried to hide the map showing the stream/ditch what ever it was in 1965 was moved negates natural outlet as used to force it to us (see local ordinance below) and continue to create mythical findings. Even their mythical findings can't hold water to the devastation to Seaview Terrace and my private property per Title 38 below by NOT taking measures for stabilization. More violations below,
Maine Revised Statutes Title 38: WATERS AND NAVIGATION
Chapter 3: PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF WATERS
Subchapter 1: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD
Article 2: POLLUTION CONTROL
§420-C. Erosion and sedimentation control
A person who conducts, or causes to be conducted, an activity that involves filling, displacing or exposing soil or other earthen materials shall take measures to prevent unreasonable erosion of soil or sediment beyond the project site or into a protected natural resource as defined in section 480-B. Erosion control measures must be in place before the activity begins. Measures must remain in place and functional until the site is permanently stabilized. Adequate and timely temporary and permanent stabilization measures must be taken and the site must be maintained to prevent unreasonable erosion and sedimentation. [1997, c. 502, §1 (AMD).]
A person who owns property that is subject to erosion because of a human activity before July 1, 1997 involving filling, displacing or exposing soil or other earthen materials shall take measures in accordance with the dates established under this paragraph to prevent unreasonable erosion of soil or sediment into a protected natural resource as defined in section 480-B, subsection 8. Adequate and timely temporary and permanent stabilization measures must be taken and maintained on that site to prevent unreasonable erosion and sedimentation. This paragraph applies on and after July 1, 2005 to property that is located in the watershed of a body of water most at risk as identified in the department's storm water rules adopted pursuant to section 420-D and that is subject to erosion of soil or sediment into a protected natural resource as defined in section 480-B, subsection 8. This paragraph applies on and after July 1, 2010 to other property that is subject to erosion of soil or sediment into a protected natural resource as defined in section 480-B, subsection 8. [1997, c. 748, §1 (NEW).]
This section applies to a project or any portion of a project located within an organized area of this State. This section does not apply to agricultural fields. Forest management activities, including associated road construction or maintenance, conducted in accordance with applicable standards of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, are deemed to comply with this section. This section may not be construed to limit a municipality's authority under home rule to adopt ordinances containing stricter standards than those contained in this section. [1995, c. 704, Pt. B, §2 (NEW); 1995, c. 704, Pt. C, §2 (AFF).]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 704, §B2 (NEW). 1995, c. 704, §C2 (AFF). 1997, c. 502, §1 (AMD). 1997, c. 748, §1 (AMD).


Local ordinance violation- not natural outlet and not in regulation with DEP also corrupt in this investigation.
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage may be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the city. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the city, to a storm sewer or natural outlet, if in accordance with regulations of the state department of environmental protection.

(Ord. No. 45-1999, § 600.2, 2-1-2000)


City Officials precluded from work on private property- Violated proven work done on 23 Seaview Terrace in 2009

Violation of site plan compliance for CASS on state ordered impact study to the watershed resident. Fees collected, where is study? This was a state law at time of ordering- violation of state law.

Violation of site plans by illegally draining runoff from CASS via bypassing the million dollar sewer improvements at Miller St and instead sending it to the residents private property. Multitude of violations- with holding public documents (MFOIA useless) ,DEP corruption, site conditions, code violations, etc.

Violations of site conditions and code enforcement by allowing CASS, Annex and unknown other sites to stock pile snow to melt to us. They are mandated to remove plowed snow offsite. Confirmed and complaints taken by the Belfast Police Dept. Zoning Code Todd Rosenberg not citing reported violations, with holding public documents of site conditions that the Chief of Police confirmed are being violated because he was able to view the documents held by City Hall Planning...

Deny residents request to include Seaview Terrace into Northport Ave TIF that will open up grants and funding to build sewers instead of corruptly using private property for developed runoff for 35 years and counting. City Hall looking to take this TIF for their wants, visions, greed and enormous dangerous ego's.

This dip stick into the cesspool is barely penetrating the scuzzy surface.

Sincerely,
Laurie Allen



7/14/13- Seems some want to believe I have somehow brought this City flooding death to Seaview Terrace because of my history of trauma from individuals similar to the City Manager- Joe Slocum, City Planner-Wayne Marshall, City Attorney-Bill Kelly, City Council- Mike Hurley, Town & Country Realtor owner- Earl Black and agent- Bill Ingersoll. Many in power have gotten there because they are ill with drive and ego. They made personal attacks early on forcing me to defend and publicize very private and very traumatic events in my life. Many are in this blog and add to my strength and integrity. Clearly this picture proves I am stronger and better than ever. Had a blast this weekend displaying my "art" at the Arts in the Park this weekend. Met so many nice people who are outraged at the drowning and corruption. Send emails to Council, Mayor and City Manager and copy me, tell them they are killing the 12 families on Seaview Terrace with our tax dollars .
jslocum@cityofbelfast.org,
ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org, ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org, ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org,
ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org, ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org, mayor@cityofbelfast.org,  

Cc: acurtis@bangordailynews.com, bholbrook@villagesoup.com, cwoodard@pressherald.com laurieallen55@msn.com, 
news@penbaypilot.com



7/13/13 There's no stopping me now....protesting full steam ahead, big happenings in town, lots of tourists and locals, Art festival, Celtic Festival, Harbor Festival, etc. all summer. Belfast is the cool town, and I'm a colorful attraction with proof. Realtor s and City Wall Hall- do you get me yet? I don't quit- have taken your wrath and am stronger than ever. Click on pages to the left to read those headings. Below are albums 3 in total with proof, pics and letters. So much corruption in the past 2 years this blog is overloaded. Reality Show Anyone? I've got tons more that isn't on here.



From:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
Sent:Tue 7/09/13 8:16 AM
To: chief@belfastmepd.org (chief@belfastmepd.org)
Hi Chief,

I inadvertently left you off of the CC. This is FYI because ALL of this places me, my children, my pets in danger. I am watching this last meeting and see your officer appearing to follow me out when I'm done speaking at the first open to the public. He turns around when he see's me coming back in with the skate boarders. That is alarming to me.  Monitoring the meeting is one thing but leaving the meeting to follow me is another. Especially when I was more than pleasant, respectful and brief at the first speaking.

No doubt I was angry the second time around and would not question an officer taking extra precaution and seeing me walk safely and peacefully off of the premises.

I still want to believe the BPD is foremost concerned with MY safety and rights. After watching the long time senior resident of Searsport get mishandled by an officer at the TNT meetings, it can easily happen to me. Please make sure your force knows that I am not a threat, am not unstable, and that my anger in the second open to the public was certainly provoked and justified. With ever changing applications of law around here, I would be thankful for you to advise me if my protesting in public with signs and my SUV portable office displaying America's flag, signs and information board is in violation or any violations that may be construed by my innocent intentions to make the public aware.

You know I will continue speaking and protesting until this is fixed or I am dead. You will have all this information for your investigation. I will forward a very informative email I sent yesterday.

No Brakes,
Laurie
 
7/8/13 see sidebar "7/7/13 Requests for Seaview Terrace History/ Not Given" Also included are a few of the hundred's of incriminating emails. In 5/2011 my written request for the history and development of Seaview Terrace. Wayne Marshall ONLY offers 2 documents from the registry and proves the with holding corruption. Never giving me the original plans showing the stream/ditch/whatever was moved, never giving any maps that may prove the force flooding, never giving the 1987 City Engineers report SPECIFICALLY done for my home, refusing to answer in writing, forcing a sham meeting, not complying with ordinance or site conditions, not sending out proper notification (and still at it from the recent Pig Out BBQ with abutters missing the crucial meeting) taking all files into his possession and removing vital documents requested. He never offers the specific document, but gives volumes of tainted files. He claims they are in there and the viewer is too stupid to see them. Council will not view the files with you or get involved what so ever. Brenda Kielty, Attorney Generals office for the Freedom of Information Act is useless. She contacts Wayne Marshall and he tells her he will have the FILES (not the document) ready for viewing with 3 days notice. Request for a trusted supervisor to oversee, denied.  

City Council MUST DEMAND FOR WAYNE MARSHALL AND JOE SLOCUM TO RESIGN. THIS LAST MEETING 7/2/13 WHERE Wayne  IS SHOWBOATING HIS ABILITY TO CONVINCE AND LIE. Almost making me believe even with all he has corrupted. He is that good. On and on about how he is going above and beyond with doing an impact study and intense public input.
WE ALL KNOW NOW THAT THE IMPACT STUDY FOR CASS, A STATE REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN HIDDEN. ALL STORMWATER DOCUMENTS REMOVED FROM THE FILE PRIOR TO MY INSPECTION. THE ONE THAT HE MISSED, I WAS NEVER GIVEN THE COPY. IT WAS WHEN I CAME BACK, UNANNOUNCED, WAYNE OUT OF THE OFFICE, ADMIN. ASST. MARIE STALWORTH HAD THE FILES ON THE CHAIR AND GAVE THEM TO ME AGAIN. INSIDE WAS A BONANZA OF DOCUMENTS NOT THERE THE WEEK BEFORE. THE SANDERSON'S 3 YEAR COMMUNICATIONS BATTLE TO GET THE WATER AWAY FROM THEM(IN THE SIDEBAR YOU WILL SEE WHERE I SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR TO MARINA IN THE BEGINNING AND RECEIVED NO REPSONSE!) DEP communications, Army Corp of Engineer, internal communications, on and on and on, I broke into tears. I begged Marie to give me on the spot, the change for the Robertson School to NOT get demolished from WBRC engineer Ray Bouldoc to DEP Project Manager Mike Morse. Ordered to provide an IMPACT STUDY TO THE WATERSHED RESIDENTS FROM MILLER ST TO THE BAY. I have asked Joe Slocum over and over for the results on this study. The study was not in the file and Joe Slocum "REFUSES TO SPECULATE"  FIRE HIM, THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE

The corruption can be stopped in new developments by ordering after completion 1 year window public inspections and accountability with the Planning Board and City Council. No cost to the public, no appeals, no City Attorney's....simply verifying that all is in compliance by the public.

Malfeasance in office, or official misconduct, is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties.
The court then went on to use yet another definition, "malfeasance is the doing of an act which an officer had no legal right to do at all and that when an officer, through ignorance, inattention, or malice, does that which they have no legal right to do at all, or acts without any authority whatsoever, or exceeds, ignores, or abuses their powers, they are guilty of malfeasance."

Inverse Condemnation

An increase in environmental problems has resulted in a new type of eminent domain proceeding called inverse condemnation. In this proceeding, the property owner, rather than the condemnor, initiates the action. The owner alleges that the government has acquired an interest in his or her property without giving compensation, such as when the government floods a farmer's field or pollutes a stream crossing private land. An inverse condemnation proceeding is often brought by a property owner when it appears that the taker of the property does not intend to bring eminent domain proceedings.
_______________________________________________________________________________
7/8/13- At this point, I have not gone public- hundreds of emails, 3 days later,11/1/11 I go. 

LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
Sent:Sat 10/29/11 7:02 AM
To: mpercival@midmaine.com; mayor@cityofbelfast.org
Cc: Jennika Lundy (managersupport@cityofbelfast.org)
Marina and Mayor Ash,

You are my councilor and Mayor. One your key area's of responsibility is to intervene for justice of residents in disputes with City officials.  If you are not willing to perform your sworn duties then what is my next step?

Why aren't you concerned with how hard Joe is making it on me- 6 months of torture- isn't that about the time the City Council, City Planners, City Officials were all able to get that massive Front Street Shipyard project full steam ahead, cooperating to the point of almost tripping over each other. Meeting after meeting and I was not allowed  one meeting, looking the other way in this circus of unaccountability. Forcing the Seaview Terrace Residents into a useless meeting that Marina walked around stating, "I know nothing of storm water".  No concern for the loss of time and money for residents to attend because City officials refused to schedule after business hours and slate on an agenda that I requested over and over to Marina, Mayor Ash and Joe Slocum. Many residents could not get the time off, and we the tax payers footed the bill to pay these officials to waste our time and tax dollars. How much of our tax dollars have been wasted in this vortex of corruption, how much does the borough attorney charge out of our tax dollars for advising City Officials how not to get caught?

Please advise if residents have access to the Borough Attorney for advice.

Marina, after all these months, you apologized saying you should have never gotten involved, it was a planning board issue. That is ridiculous. The City Planner is the one who forced this whole situation. The Planning Board was to do a site visit at my home for the stream in May 2011 in conjunction with the visit to the Annex.  While in the Annex parking lot visit, one of the planning board members said to another, "How would you like to own that stream property?" pointing to my home. The other member did not hear him clearly and said "What?" it was repeated, he replied "NO WAY!" And then they laughed!!! I WAS STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO THEM, THEY KNEW IT WAS MY HOME THEY WERE LAUGHING ABOUT. I got sick to my stomach and it's been destroying my life since. The Planning Board did not visit my property and my pleas for an agenda ignored.

Please respond to this email and be specific to advise on access to the borough attorney and what my next step is with a Joe Slocum intervention? No more rhetoric and no more direct dealings with any of his subordinates. Jennika and Nora are kind and respectful people. Their title is "Manager Support" in direct conflict with a Manager intervention.

Sincerely,

Laurie Allen

From: mpercival@midmaine.com
To: laurieallen55@msn.com
CC: managersupport@cityofbelfast.org
Subject: protocol for communication
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:05:35 -0400


Hi Laurie,
Because it makes it hard for Joe to assist you if he has to go through me or Walter, you need to contact his administrative assistant Jennika Lundy, at <managersupport@cityofbelfast.org>. She is very helpful, and I'm sure that you will feel comfortable working with her.
Best wishes,
Marina Delune
________________________________________________________________________________

7/6/13 UPDATE -City Manager Joe Slocum told me TWO YEARS AGO, that all the runoff forced into SEAVIEW TERRACE through the huge culvert by Rte 1 and not able to handle the sheer volume, will take 40 Seaview Terrace off its foundation. Not just the car. Came close again in 2009 and 2011. Rapids crushing our neighborhood. We are NOT A NATURAL OUTLET. Prior to 1965 development is was farmland.Belfast has No Right Of Ways or Easements to our private property.  Whatever it was, it was moved, with held from me and then I finally got the map on an unannounced visit where it was right on the counter. Joe Slocum had an aneurism. Then Councilman Hurley and his posse start a new chant, so what, I didn't do it, we're not responsible, this woman is"ridiculous" "as if we would really do this to her". BOTTOM LINE- MOVING LAND WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT, APPROVED BY THE CITY, DONE BY THE CITY OR DEVELOPER DOESN'T MATTER- IT IS NO LONGER NATURAL. BELFAST IS BREAKING THEIR OWN ORDINANCE- SEE BELOW "NATURAL OUTLET" NOW GET IT OUT!!!!
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage may be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the city. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the city, to a storm sewer or natural outlet, if in accordance with regulations of the state department of environmental protection.

(Ord. No. 45-1999, § 600.2, 2-1-2000)

Manipulating and with holding information and documents by the City Manager, Joe Slocum and City Planner, Wayne Marshall for 3 years and counting is their tortuous distraction to try and bury the visible. Water doesn't lie. They do. 
Here's  one of hundreds. Slocum states right here that there are NO maps, but after 3 years, they produce many in their defense, and then they go missing again. Never to give me a copy even though they appear to offer.
 Slocum keeps pounding that, per City Attorney, Bill Kelly's 12/27/2011 letter "City officials are legally precluded from improving private property with public money for any purpose, including private drainage." In fact, they do it all the time. I have proven it. Slocum caught, lies again. To avoid 7 yr. statutes, he says it was done 8 years ago- IT WAS DONE IN 2009, force confirmed by DPW Bob Richards. Slocum lies again, saying to protect the road. The 45 and 49 numbers are another deterrent- not valid locations or address. It is between 27 and 23 (lot with only a garage) Seaview Terrace is where the City dug the ditch deeper. See the culvert and drop to the ditch. No where near the road. The water was pooling, not draining to the stream. The then owner, Kara Merrill of 27, TOLD ME, she called the City, requested it to be dug out, it was getting nasty. Bud Hand at 26 TOLD ME, that he agreed to maintain that ditch (not his property) to make sure the water was able flow from his opposing property. It not been draining to the stream.  This is the older man that came to speak against me, appearing frail when he is known as the "Tool Man" up and down the street with wheel barrows, up and down ladders fixing gutters, shingles, digging posts for mailboxes, MAINTAINING THE DITCH. In this meeting Joe even offers to speak to our City Attorney, Bill Kelly for him. Boy, you went all out to alienate me further in this one Joe. People that don't even know me have turned against me.    
 (Note-in the last meeting 7/2/13- Joe Slocum is back-peddling saying that none of the neighbors are draining into the stream where in the email below he confirms they are. Hurley says he knows that some like the "little" stream. Probably the Smith's again (5 Seaview). They don't even own stream property, nor does 11 Seaview. The back portion of their yards and all of the stream is owned by Mid Coast Mental Health)
How could I make this old man so sad? What a bad person she is.
5/1/12 City Council Meeting Video http://vimeo.com/41411785  forward exactly 22:20 (minutes/sec) I speak quickly to avoid "jail" a nice looking police man is standing by, this is not normal. I did not realize he was there for me, and he was visibly shocked when I offered him a friendly, loud hello. My neighbor 2 houses up and across speaks for 7 minutes. He never told me he would be taking my private conversation with him to City Hall- which is fine by me. What he doesn't say is that when I tried to tell him corruption details, including storm water draining that he is doing with City help (since 2009) is illegal and eroding my property- he threw his hands up and walked away. He did not want to see the maps that show all the storm water illegally being forced to Seaview Terrace private property either. I too want peace and to enjoy the many good aspects of Belfast. Our properties are worthless because of City Corruption and Negligence .
Watch in this meeting as Wayne costs the City more in misplanning stormwater at the Front Street Shipyard
Don't even ask how many times his wife called animal control because she could hear my dogs barking IN THE HOUSE, WITH ALL WINDOWS CLOSED. How it used to be such a quiet neighborhood before I came. At least I got to know a nice man in Belfast, Steve Bogden. We all agree his is tops. Oh and the then Chief Trafton too. The Smith's @ 5 Seaview Terrace kept reporting every time they heard my dogs bark. Calling me, coming to my door, telling me they are not fond of beagles, talking about me to all they know. I went to the Chief, told him to put camera's on me to prove I did all I could to minimize barking above and beyond. Even installing a 5 foot fence with additional screening so they can't see anything that provokes barking. He told me of a case in Augusta, very similar and the Judge ordered the dogs voice box to be surgically removed. Kara Merrill of 27 Seaview told me that David Smith would come to her house (1/4 mile away- 3 lots up)all the time to complain he could hear her little dog barking. He kept at her and at her until she sadly put a shock collar on her little dog. The dog was never the same again and she said she never forgave herself. 
What is wrong with these people? Unable to live in an open society? Then go. I told the Chief I would do whatever he recommended, the Smith's were out to destroy my dogs. Sure enough, a week later, David Smith went to the Chief. David Smith became irate when the Chief tried to help him. The Chief became concerned for MY safety. The Chief came to my house, met my dogs, inspected the fence and was very impressed with me and my honesty. He explained what a restraining order is and how it could protect me. When the Chief of Police is concerned, I say issue the order. Done. Now, even more gossip for their huge network, schools too. Lovely.

Later I'd get to meet the new Chief of Police, Mike McFadden, when my Council calls me in as a threat. Great, no doubt a full background check is done.After a lengthy chat and quite a few laughs, the Chief tells me I was the hi-lite of his day. Ditto.
 
Welcome to Belfast. Thought I'd escaped the abuse. Where it was just one, it's a whole club implicated with residents. A nasty, nasty web with many lovely hummingbirds just wanting to enjoy nectar and not get involved.
The City keeps trying to drive the final nail to my finances and mental health by sending me to insurance carriers and attorney's to finish up their dirty work. Well, homey ain't going there.  Been there since 1995 with my Mom's death, a family addict executor, back stabbing family, 911, abusive ill marriage, insanity divorce, crashing children, wipe out security- put us on welfare, order our homes sold (mortgage only $400 month, no other debt, Bayside Maine house paid off) threats and abuse to children out of control, powerful ego making me the scapegoat, trying to break me at every evil turn, turning family and friends into fearful, turn your back, memories in NJ and Bayside. Keep crawling Laurie, stay strong for your kids. get them out, get them to safety, begin again and heal.... despicable Belfast City Hall and Realtors. I know this abuse and tactics well, can't believe it's happening. I know most won't want to see it, to know it. For the healthy it is our nature to believe and trust regardless of the evidence. Especially when coming from an outsider, a Jersey Girl. It's been 3 years, proven over and over. Let my children and me heal and live in peace and safety.
 6/20/13 I came to see this map Slocum and Marshall showed me referenced below. At that time, it seemed useless, bunch of green tree tops with a barely visible short path of water. No landmarks or development-could have been from anywhere. And now it doesn't exist. Jennika the volleyball, went to City Planner, Wayne Marshall and he tricks her again, as in every other request. She came down with other maps, I was unable to get the aerial map that 1957 (proven per email below) Wayne Marshall and Joe Slocum showed me time and time again. It was  color close up of the stream barely seen through the trees. It was all trees, and surely would show that that original stream was no where near my home- was up by Birch St and man made there after digging down to me. Not natural ever.


From: Joseph Slocum [mailto:citymanager@cityofbelfast.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 6:37 PM
To: LAURIE ALLEN
Cc: Councilors; Jennika Lundy
Subject: Further follow up on your November 3rd request

Ms. Allen,

The photographic Map that show the stream behind your house in 1957 ,before any house in your neighborhood existed, remains in Jennika's office for the convenience of your inspection. So is the second Aerial photo map from 1997 where your house and neighborhood  is depicted- showing the very same stream. I wrote to you and we have not heard back from you on your interest in seeing these Maps. I can't copy them in house and will be pleased to have them copied for you when you bring the money in that such copies cost. Once you see them you may be in a better position to decide whether you want copies.

I have found NO maps that depict all storm water channels draining into the culvert at the top of Seaview Terrace. I am continuing to look for any Maps I can find that  show storm drain channels draining  into the stream that moves through the culvert at the top Seaview Terrace near Route #1. You may wish to contact the State to ask them if they have any maps of any drainage they have going into this stream.  I am not sure who you would ask but perhaps the State officials who came to your neighborhood and inspected this stream could assist you with that.

It is my understanding that you have the flood maps of your area. If not let me know and I will get you copies.

 I have found  no maps of storm water channels draining into the stream at your private property. That being said it is possible that the two small culverts (10-12 inches) underneath the road at 45 and 49 were indeed built by the City. It would have been a long time ago and I have no maps of them but they are readily visible. I did confirm with Bob Richards, our DPW Director, that about 8 years ago  a ditch that carried water off the road and also from the abutting private property was overgrown and the public works crew- in a maintenance effort and with the permission of the property owner did indeed go in and clear out the growth in that existing ditch. That is my best understanding of what happened. The only reason for the City to do this was because the water was starting to back up onto the road which the City wanted  to clear it off.

 Although I do not generally do research for anyone as that is not what the Freedom of Information Act requires, I did look up this statute which I believe supports the City's obligation and right to put small 2 culverts under the road and to maintain this ditch that public works removed the growth from. 


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3202§3252

Title 23: HIGHWAYS
Part 3: LOCAL HIGHWAY LAW
Chapter 305: CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
Subchapter 5: DRAINAGE AND WATERCOURSES


§3251. Ditches, drains and culverts; control; damages


The municipal officers of a town may at the expense of the town construct ditches, drains and culverts to carry water away from any highway or road therein, and over or through any lands of persons or corporations, when they deem it necessary for public convenience or for the proper care of such highway or road, provided no such ditch, drain or culvert shall pass under or within 20 feet of any dwelling house without the consent of the owner thereof. Such ditches, drains and culverts may be constructed under such highways or roads. Such ditches, drains or culverts shall be under the control of said municipal officers and interference therewith may be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 3 months, or by both. If such town does not maintain and keep in repair such ditches, drains and culverts, the owner or occupant of the lands through or over which they pass may have his action against the town for damages thereby sustained.


Before land is so taken, notice shall be given and damages assessed and paid therefor as is provided for the location of town ways.

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Your email of November 3rd says the City  has directly contributed to the erosion of your yard  and your road. The road was accepted by the City when your subdivision was approved.  In all honesty I can not see what the City has done that has affected anything in your neighborhood that was not there long before your houses were built. That is what I had hoped that you would see if you would just come in and look at the photo's from 1957. Every house lot and property on Seaview View Terrace- including your own appears to put water into this stream. It is the natural drainage way that has been there forever. When I visited your property the ditch that runs the full length of your property between you and your Northerly neighbor appears to drain your yards.



I hear three different financial requests from you.

1. Reduce your taxers and I understand the Assessor is currently evaluating that. I hope he is in contact with you next week when he returns from sick leave.

2. The City should just install storm drains on your street. We do not have them on many, many streets in the City because they are so expensive to install. Today the City would not likely accept a subdivision that did not come with its own storm drain system. This is a policy question in my mind - not a legal one.

3. Finally you mention the damage to your property. I have asked several times that you send me a communication that asks for payment for whatever you think your damages are and I will send it onto the City's Insurance Company. Please send communication along to me so that they can do their own review and respond to your claim. I can't write it for you because it is your claim to make.



 I will continue to look for more information and I am sending this to the Council so they will know how we are trying to respond to your requests.



 Please do not hesitate to send either me or Jennika any request that you may have.



 Thank you,



 Joe Slocum
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Dug this up from 9/2011- City Manager Digs Himself into his Nasty Clam Hole!!

Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 16:50:47 -0400
Subject: Re: FW: 17 seaview/city storm f/u
From: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org
To: xxxxx
CC: councilors@cityofbelfast.org; planner@cityofbelfast.org; publicworks@cityofbelfast.org


Ms. Allen,

Good afternoon. I regret that I have been away for two weeks because of two family emergencies.

The road could indeed use some work and will be addressed in conjunction with our regular road program which calls for attention in areas about every 10 years. The road has alligator cracking because the ground underneath is wet. The present existence of a couple of culverts underneath the road which transfer some water from the higher land across the street to your land on the North side are an attempt by the City to have the road not act as a dam to the natural flow of gravity and also to preserve the asphalt on the road itself by eliminating standing water on the road edge or underneath it.( Out of quote for me to respond-This is a lie to avoid their stand that the do not do work on private property. The road at my driveway(and many other residents) is a pond at every rain/snow- no culverts, no road side drainage)( back to original quote fro Joe Slocum) We have these culverts all over the City and you will indeed find them all over the State.I will ask my Public Works Director, by copy of this email to let us know in what year your road might see some resurfacing. . It will not be this year. At this time there are no funds or plans to install storm sewers along your road We like many municipalities have have many roads without these amenities. (ME SPEAKING- NO FUNDS?? ARE YOU KIDDING- YOU'RE GIVING 40K  TO SOME 24 RESIDENTS FOR FOOT TRAFFIC ON A RAIL TRAIL THAT WILL DRAIN OUR TAX DOLLARS THAT ARE SO BADLY NEEDED ON SEAVIEW TERRACE. THIS WHOLE TRAIL IS ANOTHER CITY SCHEME TO AVOID ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS UNTIL IT WILL BE TOO LATE AND TOO COSTLY BUT COUNCIL IS "DETERMINED" REGARDLESS OF THE SAD SHAPE OF ROADS AND SEWERS. GUESS THEIR HOMES ARE NOT IN DANGER).

BACK TO JOE AND HERE IS WHERE HE DOWN AND OUT LIES ABOUT THE STREAM BEING HERE FOR 100 YEARS- THIS IS ALL TRASH- HE IS NOT CREDIBLE WHATSOEVER
My observation suggests to me that the stream behind your house has been there for a hundred years and has acted as the watershed for everything above it including your entire street. The City is not responsible for changes to the land or for the constructions of buildings, the expansions of lawns or cutting of vegetation done by every home owner- including your predecessor which has had an impact on surface and sub surface water in your neighborhood. The very ditch that is maintained between you and your neighbor is a good example of how you and your neighbor channel your water to the stream behind your house that is the natural drainage way. This stream and the water the water your entire neighborhood adds to it, simply goes behind other peoples houses down grade from you and in fact goes right into our City Park where it empties to the Sea. Some of your neighbors across the street want more surface water drained toward your side. The State suggested allowing more plantings to grow and absorb some of the water. The City noted that if we were ever to get involved we would want the neighbors to be cooperative and provide legal easements to the City so our actions are not seen as improper as you have suggested they were in the past.

While I was away I learned that there was a meeting held on site by Wayne Marshall from the City, and we had State DEP representative Chris Cabot there along with a member of our City Council. I understand that you were there as well. To my knowledge-nothing came from that meeting to suggest that the City has somehow caused all this water to be in your area. Since I do not see the harm caused by the City I have no plan to enter upon your property to do any bank stabilization that Mr. Cabot said he would be receptive to permit if requested by the individual neighbors.

ANOTHER HUGE LIE-THIS IS ILLEGAL AND HE KNOWS IT- FIRST THEY SAID THEY NEVER DID THIS, THEN I PROVED THEY DID, THEN THEY TRIED TO SAY IT WAS 8 YEARS AGO AND OVER THE 7 YEAR LIMIT, THEN I PROVED IT WAS DONE IN 2009 AND NOW HE IS USING ROAD MAINTENANCE,  DISGRACEFUL LYING CORRUPT BULLIES
It appears that in the past the City crews did indeed enter upon a neighbors property to clear growth from an existing ditch with permission to get water away from the road. As far as I know this is not a City owned ditch anymore than the one which runs along your property.

As for the drainage:


1. I will come and take pictures to document your concern and I will share them with the State. Please let me know whether you wish to be present when I take them . I am presuming that you are going to allow me access through your property so I can do this properly. If this assumption is incorrect please let me know. Otherwise the pictures will be taken next week.


2. I have not seen anything in the erosion or in City practice which suggest to me that the City is responsible for your erosion so there is no practice for us to terminate. I can not and I do not plan on spending City tax dollars to provide drainage controls for private property.


3. There is indeed some signs of erosion within the stream sidewalls and I did see an area about 2 square feet in size where you placed large stones to fill in a part of your bank where some erosion apparently occurred. I do not see anything in this erosion which would indicate it is anything other than a natural occurrence associated with seasonal and unpredictable weather conditions. It appeared to me to look like every stream bed I have ever walked.


Finally, if you continue to believe that the City is the party responsible for your damage then please send me your reasons and I will present your legal claim to our insurance company to see if they see this matter differently than I do.


Absent new information this is my final response to this matter. I am sorry that I could not find a way to agree with your conclusions.


Most sincerely,


Joseph J. Slocum


City Manager
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7/6/13 continued-

This map below is from 1965 and shows the stream running through center of homes- City pushed the stream back. It is not natural. See left top quarter section. The old motel is where the Annex is now. My lot is the 3rd up (it's now split- I don't own the garage lot next to me). That stream or whatever it was would run right under my house. City Attorney Bill Kelly tries to say this was to my benefit that the moved it! Are you kidding me? They never should have gotten approval. Then to move it and not stabilize the banks, and to begin the assault. Sending all future developments run off to us from across the highway, up the highway over from the highway, miles and miles of absorbing ground turned into an impervious water slide to our private property. First was probably the Belfast and Hilltop Birches '70's and the last that I am aware of, 2011 with the Annex and Wight St digging and culverting to us.The lots are marked in red and the dark ditch running through is the seasonal stream. They pushed it back to where the tree line is and never stabilized the banks. From there they have been force directing and adding to the stream from miles around for the past 48 years of surrounding development. Forcing it all to the flood zone (that the are bound to protect and divert by ordinance) private property of Seaview Terrace. Now, one event of 5 or 6 inches will wipe us out.







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_MG7PCUD0 You Tube Video Erosion of my stream taken 8/2011
Note- 5 months prior to this video- the stream was 2 ft across, 1 foot deep- after spring melt turned ravine- 10-12 ft across, 4-5 ft deep. I'm nervous and not as clear as I could have been. Regardless, the pictures speak it all. At the end I read a bit of Joe Sloscum's planned denial and setting me up to be a woman with anxiety issues. Truly calculating to succeed. Such a horrible man and local government.

You are invited to view laurie allen's photo album: 1/31/13 Seaview Terrace Drowning Letters and Pics
 
Here is the corruption of Todd, Code Enforcer, the BPD including Chief McFadden witness to CASS and Annex violating You are invited to view laurie allen's photo album: 2013-03-20 spring2013vio 

Here is the fraud with the realtors You are invited to view laurie allen's photo album: Real Estate Commission Investigation 42013 

11/1/11 First Meeting After 7 months of Lies/Withholding Public Documents/Tossing Me Around like a Pack of Cigarettes...sucking the life out of me
  http://vimeo.com/31506248 11/1/11 City Hall Meeting- fast forward 20minutes, 44 seconds, hard to hit that though, seems to jump from 20minutes to after my speech is done. May have to begin listening at 19 minutes, but don't ff- it will skip to end again. You can back it up too.  I give almost 15 minutes of choking testimony. After my wrenching public plea to stop flooding us 52 minutes into meeting City Manager Joe Slocum tries to deflect from missing map and discredit me, that was only the beginning of the missing documents that Wayne must have hid when you hear him give the history of the development 56 minutes into meeting.
Even more outrageous is Marshall states that the public's concerns are ONLY of stormwater because Wayne plans to flood residents within the bypass with each development. He crushes resident after resident, with his posse- Zoning, Todd Rosenburg (he was near spitting when Dr. Morrow fought to save her property getting flooded from violations CREATED by Planning and Zoning from an abutter. That is their solution- push their mistakes onto another resident, and so on and so on), and in training, Jamie Francomono. 
When questioned by Council, Mike Hurley as to what is Belfast's Storm Water Ordinance, Wayne Marshall, City Planner and torturer of my life, states it directs to send storm water to nearest PUBLIC waterway- streams. I have requested this ordinance since and he fails to produce it... he must be lying and Seaview Terrace is NOT a public waterway, the City has no right aways or easements...THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!! Then Mike Hurley says this storm water flooding is Council's problem but then they vote to take no action  in the 1/3/12 Meeting where they brought in the City Attorney who had more public documents with held from me specific to my property. When I tried to question Bill Kelly, City Attorney he ran away and Council closed the discussion.

*** http://vimeo.com/34563093 1/3/12 City Hall Meeting- Seaview Terrace 1rst on agenda (I also speak publicly ff about 15 minutes in- 3rd person up. Council remains silent and hires City Attorney, Bill Kelly with our tax dollars to try and deflect the forced flooding. KELLY REVEALS YET ANOTHER PUBLIC DOCUMENT OF FLOODING ON SEAVIEW PURPOSELY WITHHELD FROM ME.(Who knows what else they hide? Impossible to know, I have been intimidated and refused information on my property for 10 months and counting. ) A 1987 City hired engineer report that...SURPRISE- does not hold the City accountable for flooding. In fact, even with residents complaints of flooding in 1987, begins the City Planning approvals for Capt Albert Stevens School, Volunteers of America, Tall Pines, MidCoast Mental Health to build, eliminating ground absorption, accumulating storm water in huge dug out pools and channel down to private property, Seaview Terrace. Clobber us further by taking the storm water across Rte 1 from the Armory, National Guard, down to Pray's Homes along the side, back towards the trailer park, meandering and to accumulate more stormwater from who knows how far back and back across Rte 1, culvert forced directly into Seaview Terrace.
http://vimeo.com/33314014 12/6/11 City Hall Meeting- I speak publicly ff 23 minutes 4 seconds 4th person up for 3 minutes I speak for school. At 26 minutes I go for 20 minutes- in the beginning, I'm tripping, I'm scared, nervous, dry mouth, but  I let it rip,  with truth and maps.
 Later at the end of the meeting, long after I'm gone, Council member Mike Hurley slanders me with confidence and ease. Quoted as closely as possible, Mike Hurley’s public rant against me at the 12/6/11 City Council meeting:
 “I want to respond during the discussion about water. I came to the entire subject early on when we stated getting copied here on everything, with a pretty open mind about it, well, is there a problem here? What’s the problem? I think that’s what we do here quite often is hey what’s the problem and try to fix it and if there is something we can do. I want to say I had an open mind to it but having had the avalanche of emails that we received and what we heard tonight again, I just want to say that, ya know, if anybody thinks the way to solve a problem is to insult people with things like, Wayne’s World, Ignorant, Dysfunctional, Shot to Hell, Deceiving, Corruption, Lies, Cover Ups, Bullied, I want to add one word…RIDICULOUS. I’ve worked with all these guys and I’ve been on the wrong side of government in the past and I’ve been on the wrong side of government while I’ve been in government. And ya know, it’s just ridiculous to listen to this stuff. I would not object to putting this on the agenda for us to talk about what we should do about this if anything. But, you know, to listen to these to these kind of character assassinations pf people who could really be bothered to do these things to this woman, I’m really sorry, nobody has any interest in doing any of these kinds of things that she keeps proclaiming and you know it’s unfortunate she takes it completely publicly and tonight even, I kept waiting for her, what’s the problem (out of quote for me to say, I clearly stated in the beginning what the problem, what I wanted done, and backed it up with facts for the ?? Time) How would we address the problem. I THINK SHE’S MORE INTERESTED IN FIGHTING, but I’m willing to talk about it and look at it and maybe, ya know, there’s something we can do, I don’t know. But anyway, I FEEL LIKE WAYNE AND JOE, IN PARTICULAR HAVE BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PINATA AND I APPRECIATE THEM BEING RESTRAINED. I am sure, I can tell from everything that the landowner is absolutely feels put upon by the water that runs in the stream in through her yard. I think, maybe there’s a way to solve this but constantly insulting the people you’re trying to talk with, at least it’s never worked for me at home.”
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 Here is beyond disturbing confirmation of above from Planning and Zoning and Realtors vs. Resident sides armed for battle. Arms crossed, conniving against the innocent long time resident.
 
 http://vimeo.com/53078802 11/7/12 Belfast City Council Meeting ff 40 minutes and watch for 22 minutes 20 seconds as Planning/Zoning try to steamroll a longtime resident becoming the next victim of Plannings Failings and Resolution to push it to another resident. Dr. Morrow was quick to spend for experts to protect her basic rights. Mayor Ash references my fight saying it should never have happened... Council is nervous and must clean house of the corrupt

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7/2/13 WATER CANNOT LIE OR HIDE! GIVE IT UP ALREADY, CITY HALL DISGRACE. City Hall can speculate, manipulate maps in their possession, with hold documents to lie, create doubt, create smokescreens, they did, they done. Bob Whitely, Belfast City Tax Assessor accepted my invitation to tour the forced water paths. Bob Whitely found the map proving as I have been saying all along that the drainage ditch was NOT a natural stream. Joe Slocum flipped **** on Bob for showing me the map. Split personality. I've heard Joe Slocum went off on some young pool employees as well. I bet there are many more, but they fear for their jobs. Actually, Bob did not intentionally show me the map. On our tour a neighbor that Bob's wife had known since childhood told us that the stream had been moved again in the 70's. I didn't say anything. But, on a hunch, first thing the next morning, I just about flew unannounced to his office in City Hall. Sure enough, he had the original development plans showing the ditch moved in 1965-66. I asked for all history and development documents on my house and Seaview Terrace 7 months prior to Wayne Marshall. Wayne with held them as well as the City Engineer report on my property citing the stream was not a stream but a drainage ditch for my property. NOT A NATURAL OUTLET AS STATED IN STORM WATER ORDINANCE. BELFAST IS BREAKING THE LAW, VIOLATING STORM WATER ORDINANCE AND SITE CONDITION ORDINANCE (TO REMOVE PLOWED SNOW) AND PERFORMING WORK ON PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR DRAINAGE.

 I bet Joe Slocum was not happy, probably busted a vessel,  when Bob Whitely accepted my invitation. Council, Sloscum and Marshall refused to attend the tour of destruction with Bob and me. Refused to see for themselves. I took pictures, documenting each culvert, and mapped and labeled from CASS down to Seaview (through Birch St, Congress, Wight St, Tall Pines, Midcoast Mental Health, WCGH Annex and then @ Congress- VOA- across Rte 1 to the National Guard and all the way down back under Rte 1 at 2 area's and into Seaview Terrace. Bob was shocked to say the least. Each member of Council received that detailed packet and NEVER commented, never asked one question, acted like the never got it. That was in 11/2011.

Instead, they claim, this map, that map, the aerial view, 1930, this belief, that opinion, brook,ditch,swale, countering Belfast City Engineer citing my back yard is a private property drainage ditch, Slocum lies saying a natural stream to which he tries to reason this gives him authorization to flood us to death, using the ordinance that runoff can go to a near by natural out with Council approval ! But wait, he is also saying that the City is not sending any water to us. But wait, he lies all the time.  Drown and destroy the 12 families on Seaview Terrace. Slocum and Mayor Ash say  in the meeting, that's just the way it is, it's unfortunate, he's sorry! We're dispensable-hey Hurley did you tell that to my neighbors as you were back stabbing me.  What a waste of skin and organs. 

Anyone can follow the forced water paths to private property of Seaview Terrace, a flood zone. Spring thaw of 2009 and 2011 sent water roaring over the huge culvert at the top of Seaview, almost taking a car, tore away over 600 ft of my property and almost flowed over Northport Ave as confirmed by Mike Hogan, Annex architect.I could go on for hours with facts, pictures and the few documents I was able to score while City Planner, Wayne Marshall was out. My drainage ditch is my private property for my drainage ONLY not for over 7 businesses from miles outside of Seaview and those residences in that area (Birch St., Congress St., Wight St, Seaview Terrace opposing neighbors and probably Cedar St. and more) What a disaster, how evil are these City Hall people? Very.

Further disgust is that all the residents, businesses and reputations are hurt by this abuse and burning. Thousands of hours in covering up, we all know the truth. 

GLOVES OFF, NO RESPECT EARNED AND CONSISTENT DISRESPECT TO ME. I DIP INTO THEIR CESS POOL BRIEFLY. 

Split Personality is on display. City Planner, Wayne Marshall performing the act of true manipulation. After being caught with his pants down in violating residents rights over and over, he goes all out to appear resident friendly, going above and beyond, tenderizing the meat for more slaughter.Preparing the Rte 3 development with preaching of public input, going beyond law with impact studies to decide site approval...all the same tactics for the corrupt construction of CASS and all abutting and watershed residents got corrupt water and lied to and tortured during the entire 3 year planning phase. Only for Wayne to violate and not comply with final approved site plans and conditions. Countless corruption proof in City Planner, Wayne Marshall's projects. Construction begins, it is not as approved. Enter hell as you to prove with every document in Wayne Marshall's office and City Wall Hall taking the 5th. Their motto "Get an attorney and try and sue us with all residents and businesses footing the Carte blanche City Attorney's foot dragging corrupt defense."
 

CITY MANAGER JOE SLOCUM AND COUNCIL MIKE HURLEY DISGUSTINGLY CONTINUE TO ASSAULT, ABUSE AND ABSCOND WITH PROTECTION OF CITY WALL HALL. Link to the meeting is below. No one responded to my email below. I read it at the meeting and Joe Slocum flips his silence stance. He tells me he will email me the modifications. I tell him no, it is on the agenda and modifications need to be made public. He is cornered and must agree. AGAIN, they try to manipulate the public in communications where I cannot respond. Joe Slocum is leading the public to believe that I'm looking for the City to fix my property for the huge slaughter of water illegally being forced to our NEIGHBORHOOD because of business development. TIF is for this but they only build sewers when they can't force it to private property and lie.

City Manager, Joe Sloscum is trying to make this a one case personal vendetta. It is a stupid, ignorant defense.  I have proved time and time and time and so on again and again. I have volumes of incriminating emails, spoke and attended some 20 and counting meetings, endured 3 years of City Wall Hall manipulating, with holding, intent to mentally break, hammering and bullying as the water is flying at us from every runoff event. NEVER, NEVER, DO THEY ADDRESS THE PROVEN PATHS COMING INTO US FROM OUTSIDE OF SEAVIEW TERRACE- HURLEY SAYING IT IS NOT HIS FAULT- HE DIDN'T MOVE THE STREAM, DITCH, SWALE- A BIG MYSTERY AS TO WHAT IT IS! IN 1987 THE CITY ENGINEER INVESTIGATING FLOODING TO SEAVIEW TERRACE BACK THEN RULED IT WAS A PRIVATE PROPERTY DRAINAGE DITCH! SEE LETTER IN PICTURE ALBUM AND SOME OF CITY ATTORNEY KELLY'S PROFESSIONAL UNETHICAL LETTERS
You are invited to view laurie allen's photo album: 1/31/13 Seaview Terrace Drowning Letters and Pics
1/31/13 Seaview Terrace Drowning Letters and Pics


SLOCUM GOES ON TO SAY IT'S ALL GRAVITY! Wow gravity digs ditches,culverts, can stop and go across rather than down- Belfast has special Slocum Gravity!  LOOK AT THE MAP I MADE ! GRAVITY FROM WAY OVER AND UP TO CASS- GRAVITY FROM ACROSS RTE 1 FROM THE NATIONAL GUARD DOWN AND ACROSS RTE 1 TO US. GRAVITY FROM WIGHT ST WHERE GRAVITY WOULD BE STRAIGHT DOWN TO CITY PARK AND THE BAY. YOU INSTALL DOUBLE CULVERTS(That Tax Assessor Bob Whitley said were new. Now, Slocum says they were replaced, the originals were old...surely another lie) AT PICKERINGS ON WIGHT ST TO SEND IT TO US ACROSS AND OVER AND DOWN. THEN FURTHER DOWN WIGHT ST. YOU STOP THE GRAVITY FROM THE NATURAL PATH AND PROBABLY THE ORIGINAL MORRISEY BROOK PATH INTO CITY PARK. BUT WIGHT ST IS GETTING WIPED OUT EVEN WITH ROAD SIDE DRAINAGE. SEND IT ACROSS TO SEAVIEW TERRACE. AND GRAVITY DIGS ANOTHER TRENCH TO TAKE IT ACROSS-BEHIND THE WCGH ANNEX AND INTO MY PROPERTY ALONG WITH THE NEW RUNOFF FROM THE NEW ANNEX THAT IS ALSO ILLEGAL AND CORRUPT. NEW SITES ARE TO ONSITE DRAIN.

Then Hurley jumps in again saying not responding isn't working because I keep banging the drum. Sloscum jumps in with the corrupt stupid City Attorney letter again, the 12 Commandments of Corruption. Never have they discussed MY findings of fact, my proof, just keep steam rolling over me as THEY keep spouting the same lies over and over as truth, manipulating and manipulating

Slocum ends with "Can't dress it up or change it" to which Mayor Ash responds  "It is what it is!" Nancy Hamilton and Eric Sanders in agreement. He gets stoked up about a bicycle but could give 2 ***** about drowning the residents of Seaview Terrace. Earlier he said people hate him for living in New York for 17? years. No Eric, maybe there's another reason why you may think people hate you.

Which is corruption and the slaughter of Seaview Terrace. How many ego idiots can you fit into one room? Watch the meeting and count.



All the water pouring to us is from BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT- TIF'S ARE FOR SEWERS FROM THEIR RUNOFF. JOE SLOSCUM AND WAYNE MARSHALL SAVE CITY PROPERTY WITH SEWERS AND DESTROY RESIDENTS PROPERTIES WITH MALICE! Slocum defends with proven corrupt City Attorney not finding "credible" evidence. Only if you are an imbecile and that is even an insult to the imbecile. Sloscum goes on to say sewers are to protect the roads- he verified in 8/2011 that Seaview Terrace is crumbling because the City did not provide roadside drainage. Come and see where he says it is not being sent to my private property, where he said they didn't do drainage on private property at 26 and 27 Seaview Terrace, but then I PROVED he was lying and said ooops yes it was done, but 8 years prior...lying again to avoid statutes, refusing to give me City Work Orders for heavy equipment, so caught again, and said ooops, yes, but it was done to save the road. The ditch is nowhere near the road. OK now stay with me, he has finally plead guilty to City work on private property drainage. But, in the last 2 meetings he is condemning himself by stating he and the City are precluded from the work he admitted doing!

In this meeting, 7/2/13 he is now rambling that the City has never done private property drainage and is precluded from doing it. THIS MAN IS CLEARLY DELUSIONAL. HE IS NOT MENTALLY FIT TO MANAGE OUR BELFAST. Ditto with Hurley, Marshall and Kelly. Almost forgot Todd Rosenburg, Code Officer what he did to Dr. Morrow was horrible(see sidebar for video's of actual meeting with summary, cost her thousands to stop his flooding violation). He was nasty to me too, refused to let me look at maps visible on a roller in the planning office. Said he had orders not to help me. See the side bar for that day of hell in City Hall trying to get public documents.

City Wall Hall intended, conscience, repeated violations of site ordinances to remove plowed snow from all the sites from miles outside of Seaview Terrace that are surrounding us, forced channeled to us can result in death/murder. Wild rapids melting after a winter of site snow stock piling, confirmed by the Belfast Police Dept. and Chief of Police. The volume is deadly and has destroyed property, almost swept away cars  and destroyed roads-confirmed by City Manager, Joe Slocum when he was forced to a meeting at my home in 8/2011!! His summary of written denial is chock full of lies and manipulation stupidity. Too many of these stupid emails to post. 

WE ARE A FLOOD ZONE, FLOOD PLAIN, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DIVERT WATER AND PROTECT. YOU ARE DROWNING US. CORRUPTION OFF THE CHARTS- RIGHT UP TO COMMISSIONER AHO, DEP, CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR DEPARTMENT WIDE CORRUPTION! IN EFFECT AT COMPLIANCE PROCESS- State law ordered an impact study to the watershed residents for the huge Captain Albert Stevens School construction. Belfast City Hall collected fees for the IMPACT STUDY and Joe Slocum refuses to 'SPECULATE" as to why the study was not done. CITY HALL BREAKS THE LAW AGAIN AND SENDS ALL THIS WATER TO US AND COVERS IT UP. Intent to drown and destroy a group of people...what is the word for that? Hurley finds that word-genocide- offensive from his dry City protected perch. It is not if, it is when, and the weather is wild. SAVE US BEFORE WE'RE ARE GONE!! 

https://vimeo.com/69643496 7/2 City Council Meeting viewer may ff to times I have provided for agenda's skateboard, TIF approval, Rail Trail and Brooks Preservation Agreement, IMPACT STUDIES Grandstanding BS for Rte 3 business by Wayne Marshall, Parking Harbor Walk, Open to public. I speak at both open to the public-first before the meeting I am hopeful- and after the meeting at the last open to the public- I come back to speak. I announce they are liars, backstabbers, CLARIFY AGAIN my request is to get sewers outside of Seaview Terrace for all the business development runoff the City is forcing to our floodzone private property. And after I leave- they try to manipulate my request AGAIN. Saying I am asking for work on my private property!!  Slocum saying I can ask 100x and the answer will be no. This guy is delusional and dangerous. He refuses to deal with reality, truth and facts. Getting the City Attorney, another pea in the evil ego pod, to add to the manipulation and smokescreen of true issues. Wayne Corey advising for Belfast to pull out of RSU20 independent and other towns can join at same tax rate per pupil. He's got merit,tells the City they have worked so hard to let our taxes go so high. Basically that they are incompetent. 
ff 7:53-10:42 I ask that this secret TIF modification approval be made public when it is discussed on agenda. Joe Slocum tries to manipulate and avoid public explanation by trying to get me to accept an email later. NOT! 

10:43-15:49 Wayne Corey- Have Belfast stand alone with schools and gentle nailing to incompetence. He is a planning board member too. This man has truth.

15:49 Nice young men, Tyler Kindle, Searsport and Devon Johnson, speak for skate boarders. Asking for leniency and for a safe place to board. 

30:58 Eric Sanders states that many people hate him for the fact that he lived in New York for 16 years? No, it's not because of New York.

32:22 Hurley tries to plant a seed that my drainage ditch is this Morrisey Brook referenced in Williams History of Belfast?? Wow, did it show this in a documented survey when there wasn't any development. Wayne Marshall has a huge aerial colored picture 1956? showing a small, small stream in the trees. No development in the picture. Showed it to me the day in hell when they took the wall map down into hiding,refused to let me see the maps on the rollers, and Wayne came running out with that one. At that time, it meant nothing to me. Two weeks ago, I knew that picture could prove the stream was no where near my house. Now that picture has gone missing, never existed. Just like the maps on the Planning Office where Wayne Marshall traced all the paths of water being forced into Seaview Terrace at my visit in April 2010. I told him he couldn't do that, I wanted a copy of that map and for months he refused. Gave me other flood zone maps and said he never had a map like that. It was never on the wall, what he traced on the wall was to show me the City Park??? Liar. 
 Slocum states that's the "Morrisey Brook in the CITY PARK- and it's gravity- well hello Joe- it wouldn't detour over to me from Birch St. Gravity would take it straight down- aka- Wight St?? Oh you know that street- that's where you diverted the water to me from the then Chairman of the Planning Board Roger Pickering's home with the double culverts, and then down a bit from there with the dug out path to run behind the annex to me. And just after that, seems Roger stepped down from the Chairman. Huh, some coincidence.

 39:05 Skateboards with Hurley and Chief.

47:35 Eric Sanders appears be having a break down over bicycles. Telling everyone to "BACK OFF RIGHT NOW"  Another split personality display. He's in a snit for some time after until he gets to question the school budget.

55:33-1:09:?? Wayne Marshall goes into his portrayal as the City Planner with such heartfelt concern to the public with his BS impact studies (both Slocum and Marshall corrupt and with hold any info on the impact study to watershed residents for the CASS construction. Was it done and failed? Was it not done and therefore violated compliance? Someone please ask. I have the actual requirement for the study from the engineer. I'll give you a copy so he has to produce the exact study. They refuse to respond to me, saying that they give me documents and I am too stupid to know I have them. Don't let them give you files upon files. That's what Wayne Marshall does, claiming the document is in the files. NOT. FOAA is useless.) Tell him to hand you the specific Impact Study to Watershed Residents from Miller St. to the Bay for per the WBRC engineer letter to Mike Morse, DEP (a copy is on the picture album

You are invited to view laurie allen's photo album: 1/31/13 Seaview Terrace Drowning Letters and Pics
1/31/13 Seaview Terrace Drowning Letters and Pics

1:32:58-1:44:16 Rail Trail with Brooks and evasive Bill Kelly

1:52:20 School Resource Officer confusion. Clearly cementing Wayne Corey-Council is clueless. Eric,Hurley and Slocum make sly comments about Wayne Corey? Not sure what they are referring to "basically go pound sand..." said Hurley.

1:58:22 TIF agenda with Thomas. He is clear, respectful and tells Council they can include Seaview Terrace into the TIF but they have not shown any interest. Thomas does not manipulate it to a private property issues as Slocum does. But Thomas does bend it a bit, not saying the flooding to Seaview Terrace is from lack of sewers to carry to the runoff to the bay from all the 7,8,9? business developments forced channeled to drain into Seaview Terrace.This would be a TIF expense.

2:04:06 Slocum tries to manipulate it back to a simple private property drainage issue that the City has no hand in. He pulls out the 12 commandments of corruption letter again from the City Attorney. To which all the blind mice support as a valid response. 

2:05:23 Hurley slides in the stormwater work done for Front St. to allow Joe to defend that drainage expense and work on private property.  Joe takes the bait, goes into the Morrisey Brook theory again, saying the City didn't put the brook there? And this is relevant how Joe? Nothing is factual, just digging another rabbit hole. Slocum does say they can put drainage with the road on Seaview Terrace! There you go. ONE OUT OF TWO. NOW JUST BUILD THE SEWERS FOR ALL THAT RUNOFF COMING TO US FROM OUTSIDE OF SEAVIEW TERRACE. PURE AND SIMPLE. STOP THE MADNESS.

2:09:04 Downtown Parking

2:16:20 Harbor Walk path change? from Mayor Ash at last meeting. Why the path was changed with out verbal discussion or approval from Council not addressed. 

2:24:55-2:27:00 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- I HIT THE PODIUM BLAZING. Tell them the are manipulating back stabbers and lying. I show my map,massive flow from runoff outside of Seaview Terrace that is sent to our private property.The TIF could build that sewer to keep the business runoff on City Property. They have no rights of way or easements to Seaview Terrace, shove this pointless Morrisey Brook rabbit hole back, tell them they break the law over and over and will cause a riot in town. Shame them and realtors for lying to buyers of this corruption that ruins lives. I tell them this is just beginning.

2:28:28 Hurley starts up with his manipulation again, with the moving of stream, he didn't do it... this same shadow of a man, who said in the 2011 meetings (see sidebar for actual meetings and accounting) that "IT IS THE COUNCIL'S RESPONSIBILITY" Now he wants to respond with City manipulated "facts" of finding. AGAIN- WATER DOES NOT LIE. YOU KNOW YOU ARE FLOODING US. SPARE US YOUR NONE-SENSE AND MADNESS.
And then Slocum refers back to the 12 commandments of corruption letters. Saying Council will not respond. Way to manage Joe. Dictate and do as I say. What other governments have fallen prey to evil leaders? How does Council allow this? After 3 years of me pounding the truth, you still refuse to see? Or are you all just as evil? I'm thinking the latter, no one can be that naive. Except maybe innocent Jennika. Nora, you have my sympathy and respect.  
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7/2/13  To Mayor and Council (except Mike Hurley),

Please advise when you "authorized some modifications" to the Northport Ave and Downtown TIF.Please advise what those changes are. I have attended every TIF meeting for over a year, begging for Seaview Terrace to be included in the Northport TIF via the Annex improvements to open up funding to save us from your
flooding destruction to all residents on Seaview Terrace. These changes were not authorized during public viewing. Therefore, it must have been in an executive session. I sincerely hope that you have taken the path of integrity by putting Seaview Terrace into the Northport TIF. Please advise in email format, copying all, prior to the City Council Meeting 7/2/13.

"10G Request from the Economic Development Director to pay legal fees from a Capital Project account for the downtown and Northport Avenue TIF

City Council authorized some modifications to both the Downtown TIF (Tax Increment Finance District)and the Northport Ave, TIF. These two Tax Increment Financing Districts collect only the portion of taxes within the District that arise from new construction or added value. The historical bases of property taxes in
these districts are not included. We have legal bills in the amount of $86.15 on the Downtown TIF and legal bills of $2,025.00 on the Northport Ave for work the Council authorized to be done. We’d like to pay them from their respective accounts, which are 730-638 and 730-691. The monies in these TIFs are not to be spent without Council approval, which is why this request is coming before you at this time."

www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com

Sincerely,
Laurie Allen
17 Seaview Perish
Belfast
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7/1/13 Flashing Flooding warnings tonight as I sleep. Imagine being the neck of the hourglass only it's water pouring to your flat flood zone neighborhood- slamming us on 3 sides with no sewers. Evil City Hall.
6/29/13- Dodged the drowning with yesterdays State warning for flash flooding. Notified Council, Mayor, City Manager, City Planner and press with email. Waldo County Emergency Managements can't help till Belfast asks(see below). Wayne Marshall lies about DEP findings for the Pig Out BBQ (see below below for this meeting and actual conversation written out).

6/18/13 Council Meeting http://vimeo.com/68691504 (the video also on the Belfast City Hall website-click online video's) Open to the public up are Cemetery Trustees disgracing Council Eric Sanders for his bias to want to walk his dog in the cemetery and vying for it on the agenda at 6/4/meeting, and the school mess with the RSU20 withdrawal and Council bias again (another blog under way- www.waldokids.blogspot.com )

This meeting proves the Belfast City Hall Corruption. Skateboarders are fined $200-$300 per skate for "public safety" while City Council, City Manager, Code Enforcement Officer and City Planner violate ordinance after ordinance, with hold public information, refuse accountability, illegally flood, destroy and minute by minute endanger the "public safety" of ALL residents of Seaview Terrace. These are only a few of the violations and breaking of the law uncovered in my 3 year life shattering residence in Belfast by my LEADERS
At 13:50 minutes into the meeting, I lay out law breaking by Council, and City Hall citing specific ordinance and conditions for the 666 time in this reality witch hunt. Right after this disgrace @ 24:48 Hunter Finden, 17, of Belfast speaks with great purity and bafflement at City Hall. Last year his Mom had to pay the $230? fine.
Making those young men wait for 2 1/2 hours, tortured by the never ending banter and wheel spinning of lighting, parking, lighting, parking, lighting, parking, meeting after meeting, and then to disrespect them, telling them to get a car and license, as City Hall disrespects all that challenge.

At 40:58 minutes City Manager Joe Slocum takes more shots at me after I leave  one saying he "means no offense" to me, that he and Council DO NOT respond to questions from the public at open to the public. Lie-they do it all the time. They do not respond to their corruption of duties. Then true to form again, Hurley plays devil's advocate stating how hard it is for people to go public and stroking Joe Slocum for not speaking and proud of himself as well. Momma Mia do this train wreck disgrace of  man ever stop? Clearly, no, 3 years and counting and Council providing more track!
At 1:33:12  Mayor Ash catches a Wayne Marshall City Planner deception corruption. Marshall has moved the Waterfront walkway without approval but uses as is his defense that he hung the map up along time ago and no one noticed until now. Mayor Ash keeps pressing and Marshall gets his condescending tactic going and doesn't offer answer, Council Eric Sanders jumps in to save Marshall and detour Mayor Ash and accountability is lost AGAIN. 

Then another deception, not on the agenda. City Planner Wayne Marshall asking Council for 20k to apply for grant for Front Street overhaul and buying real estate properties to help the shipyard with big loads. So moved... SO, SO CORRUPT.



6/28/13 WILL SEAVIEW TERRACE BE HERE TOMORROW??

Will this be the one that sends us under? 5-6 inches will do it. City Hall and DEP drowning a flood zone with forcing runoff to our private property from miles away. 

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 6/28/13- Council and Mayor- Not one of you asked Dale for safety of Seaview. As of recent- you allow Wayne Marshall and Joe Slocum to lie and deceive. Mayor Ash caught Wayne moving the Harborwalk path and Council did not react. Wayne Marshall lied to the Planning Board and public on TV with the BBQ Pig Out. Stating DEP investigated with the smoker was NOT in operation. Jamie was there, knew it was in operation, the owner, Ted Guerry called Wayne out on it and no one in City Council addresses the corruption, breaking the law, manipulating law and yet you abuse and drown residents. How do you look at yourselves? What are you doing to our youth setting this example of blatant corruption. FIX IT!
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Ms. Allen,

Without having any engineer studies or calculations, nor any familiarity with the site, and knowing that the impacts of every storm event is totally different, I can’t state that one road or another will be flooded or not during a storm.  I also do not have the authority to regulate storm water management and am not in the business of storm water management.  Furthermore, County government in Maine does not oversee, regulate or dictate to Municipal government any policies.



I’m sorry that you feel you are having difficulties with the government of the City of Belfast, but I am afraid I cannot help you with this issue. At the next City Council meeting, I’m being asked to make a short presentation to the City Council regarding how County EMA can support the Belfast public safety during an emergency and what is the recovery process following a disaster. I also expect to be open for questions from the City Councilors.



- Dale Rowley, County EMA Director





From: LAURIE ALLEN [mailto:laurieallen55@msn.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:34 AM
To: Dale Rowley
Subject: Seaview Terr Storm Map



Hi Mr. Rowley,

The attached map is a bit crude but pretty accurate. After 7 months of the City saying it was not forcing storm water to the flood zone of Seaview Terrace, I tracked it myself.

Flooding has occurred on Seaview within the past three years. XXXX at 40 Seaview (next to culvert and Rte 1 No.) reported to Wayne Marshall that in 2009 the culvert for entering storm outside of Seaview could not handle the volume. It overflowed flooded her yard, landscaping and almost took her car away. The XXXX at 27 Seaview reported the stream came up over their yard , crossing Seaview over to the XXXX property at 26. The Costello's at 11 Seaview reported their back yard flooded the water up to their house. They were not home at the time but the previous owner of my home, Laura Tarpley called XXXX in Canada to tell her her yard was flooded. I do not know what happened to my property. I moved here 6/2010. In April of 2011, the dry stream became torrent wild rapids. The thunderous water brought neighbors (The XXXX at 22 Seaview) outside alarmed at the sound but not knowing the source. It was carrying away 600 ft of my property. The cost to stabilize per Gordon contracting is 45-75k, and that is for my property only. It is under wetlands jurisdiction even though it is not a natural stream as Joe Slocum has been using as his defense. Natural stream, natural run off... sure.

Mike Hogan has reported that area was 240? acres of ground absorbing land that is now developed. Storm water is force channeled to the stream, private property, relinquishing responsibility. He is the architect for the Annex and said at one point the storm water that crosses under Northport at the Seaview Stream had come up to the road but did not go over. He was nervous.

I know you are scheduled to speak at the next City Council meeting. Reporting the scenario if an "Irene" hit Belfast and the instant flooding of Seaview Terrace would be appreciated and beneficial to the residents of Seaview Terrace and Council. How to prepare and divert all storm water forced to us, an already soaked flood zone, is critical. We are in grave danger and Planning is not concerned. Even with resdient outcry, in 5/2012, they approved  the new site Annex storm to drain into the stream when they could have mandated it to drain on site per Maine law..

I hope you can understand and see the map. I'd be open to visit with you if that would be helpful. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Laurie Allen
17 Seaview Terrace

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6/27/13 Abuse/corruption/terrorism to me and my children as many watch and do nothing. From my facebook- the video from an AP friend. When under threat by anyone, especially to a mom and kids, you can not imagine the assault and that no one helps, and many make it even worse with judgements and feigned support.



On another scale, I just explained to a friend these behaviors in domestic terrorism where key people turn their head, year after year. Mom and kids crash and sometimes burn, the fire always a threat. Kick it up the scale to Belfast City Hall- local terrorism right in full documented, proven, public, newspapers, and on TV, key people turn their head. Both battles I fight solo. Would be so easy for support to step in and stop and fix. Why, Why, Why? If friends, family, and community can watch and judge this innocent family going down then what...
 
6/21/13 Clearly we can see the Governor LePage is ill- the more power the more visible and verbal abuse. Why does it take everyone so long too see it? We are uneducated on these illnesses, our minds cannot accept such manipulation, want to give compassion and another chance. Until I was educated when it was blowing the doors off of my family, I thought I could help and needed to be better. And now, it's back in my home again with at least 3 ill in City Hall destroying my home. See sidebar page for Borderline/Narcissism Traits. Using self pity is the first card and always evident. I still feel sorry for Wayne Marshall, Joe Slocum, Todd Rosenburg, Bill Kelly and Mike Hurley. Council must react and follow the law. City Hall must get clean. Trouble has been brewing and you can't turn your heads much longer. Blatant proof right here, 3 years and counting, such disgrace and waste of my life because of you. Every day a new chance to make things right. Integrity is free.

6/14/13 visit www.waldokids.blogspot.com to fix our schools, just created today Flag Day !

visit www.belfastspeaks.blogspot.com Public Volunteer Committees NEEDED Public forum- let me post your support!! 


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 6/19-Note- The map offered was  not the map shown to me by Wayne Marshall and Joe Slocum in 2011. It was all trees- the stream barely visible. I must be correct in knowing that picture will prove the 1957 stream was not near my property.

Sent 6/18 @ 8am To Council (except Hurley), Mayor, Jennika, Nora and Slocum,

Dear Jennika and Nora,

Per Joe Slocum, City Manager at the 6/4/13 City Council Meeting, he invites the public to see the 1957 aerial map depicting the drainage that allows Belfast to destroy and drown the flood zone of Seaview Terrace.

Please confirm the map will be available for viewing at 9am today, 6/18 and through out the day at Nora's desk.

Please have the map at the meeting tonight, 6/18 for me to present it at open to the public. Please confirm and advise who will have the map by 9am today.

Sincerely,
Laurie Allen
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6/11/13 Oh boy, I best get busy making a new sign...Senator Angus King is a coming to BELFAST CITY WALL HALL tomorrow, 2-4pm. (King did not attend and did not respond to my email requesting assistance)


To Mimic Mr. Wonderful-Face off In the City Wall Hall Tank........... What Will Council Do? Step up or Step down? Do what is right or continue with wrong? Can you imagine how crushing it is to keep going to your abusers to beg them to stop the drowning and destruction? Lots of rain today, 6/8/13 the stream is getting higher by the minute...

6/4/13 from my facebook post
http://vimeo.com/67731626 6/4/13 City Council Meeting- I gave it my best to Save Seaview Terrace ff 1:27 and I hit fact after fact until 13:00. By placing us in the TIF we can get huge funding for sewer infrastructure. Later- Lame City Manager Joe Slocum again defends himself with stupid stream history that is pointless. They have manipulated and added to it, nothing is natural it is their free sewer to destroy private property.



 


6/3/13- Proposing to rob the Northport TIF and drown Seaview Terrace Residents.

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Posted on: June 3, 2013

Public hearing regarding proposed mendments to the Northport TIF District to be held on June 4th

Notice is hereby given that the Belfast City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 7:00 PM, immediately prior to its regularly-scheduled City Council meeting, at Belfast City Hall Council Chambers, 131 Church Street, Belfast, for the purpose of receiving public comments on a proposed amendment to the previously-established Development Program for the Northport Avenue Municipal Development and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. The District consists of property located along Northport Avenue, Perkins Road and Woodrow Lane. The proposed amendment reflects changes in economic development priorities and opportunities. A copy of the proposed amendment to the Development Program will be on file at the office of the Economic Development Director, 131 Church Street, top floor, Belfast, Maine, and may be reviewed there during normal business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing and will be given opportunity to be heard at that time.


From:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
Sent:Mon 6/03/13 1:56 PM
To: ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org); mayor@cityofbelfast.org (mayor@cityofbelfast.org); LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
To All,

My repeated requests for over 1 year to include Seaview Terrace into the Northport Ave TIF via the improvements at the Annex is not presented in this draft. I understand that you will not be voting on this change to rob and drown us on 6/4/13. We pay for business sewers. You have used and abused Seaview Terrace as a free sewer 35+ years and counting, destroying our properties, property value, our roads, property tax assess reduction denied and endanger our lives at every rain and snow fall. Furthering the abuse with continuing to add to the volume and allowing for ordinance violation for sites that do not remove their plowed snow. In 2009and 2011, the melt down from all these sites caused major torrent flooding and damage to Seaview Terrace. Planning and Code knew it was from violation of ordinance and did nothing. They blamed it on Mother Nature and have robbed tax payers of enormous hours and health in rhetoric and corruption. 

You let Seaview Terrace take the hit as recent as this winter, 2012-2013 and now it is on police record. Please motion to put Seaview Terrace into the Northport TIF, build sewers to reroute runoff forced into Seaview Terrace at 3 points, and fix the road of Seaview Terrace with roadside drainage. You have the authority to fix this and save us.

Sincerely,

Laurie Allen
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 http://vimeo.com/66757773
FF MEETING TO 9:50-12:50 "I CAN'T TAKE THE CORRUPTION ANYMORE!! YOU ABUSE THE HELL OUT OF BELFAST RESIDENTS...." AND THE JERSEY/MINI-CHRISTIE IN ME TAKES OVER FOR MY 3 MINUTES TIME TO SPEAK AT 5/21/13 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
With all the Big Wig White Collar Bullies present and Front Street Shipyard. Note- I have never meant any harm to the Shipyard. It is sad that our paths are intertwined with Belfast Corruption each trying to survive.  Except for me it's my life, not business.
Laurie Allen If anyone can get this in the spotlight with Gov. Christie, SNL Maine skits, Media, Michelle Obama, Ellen.... I Need A Big Nod of Support to Get This Done!! Thanks. Tons of video and facts in my blog www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com
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5/23-15  Below are video of the City's destruction and endangering my life, ny neighborhood in the flood zone. After 7 months of trying to break me, I go public at the City Hall meeting. Putting this divorced, beat up relocated Mom and children out in public when we came here for safety is the crime above all crimes. Fight to save my home or light the fire in NJ??? Now that I'm public, I go, go , go. Clearly, it is difficult for me to organize all the corruption, part of the plan, overwhelm and made me look bad. My children and I had just barely escaped from the fight for our lives. Only to land in corruption and personal abuse from Belfast City Officials that could have broke me entirely and could have cost me custody. To that I have had to go above and beyond to protect my children. Staying at home always, not making any mistakes, 24/7 focused on keeping us safe. There are more video's in the sidebar menu- but these are the meat of white collar bullying.  

I'm putting this meeting first because I am finally given an agenda in the City Council Meeting after 9 months of being sent down rabbit hole after rabbit hole.. Little did I know that City Attorney, Bill Kelly would be my judge and try to slam dunk me with more with held reports specific to my house. They are totally irrelevant, Kelly's responses are stupid when I ask for accountability to facts. You really have to watch, it's lengthy- almost 22 minutes but it just about covers this whole bully nightmare, with the City anyway. Stay with it to the end and watch the anger and vehement City Manager, Joe Slocum defend his corruption. Inviting the public to come see his map of a stream, deflecting disgust towards me for uncovering the with held public document original plans to my home showing the steam is NOT natural- once it's moved, its City corruption. Those plans are recorded in the registry and removed from the registry. Joe Slocum says he was looking for them for a long time, asking for them, never telling me there were plans and they were missing!! He knew that stream was moved, knew the plans would reflect that and lied to me. Certainly he could have replaced the plans from the engineer, he is a mess. Lies are easy to unravel when the land can't lie. I'm getting used to the abuse, I speak much clearer and calmer. How dare they bring in the attorney for my agenda. Unheard of only when they are guilty! Soon after, police presence is ordered at future meetings by Joe Sloscum, City Manager for his intimidation tactics against me. Taking our protection off the streets, with tax dollars, for personal agenda of his corruption.

5/25/13 Update The Planning/DEP fraud with the construction of the Captain Albert Stevens School aka CASS, is the biggest corruption catastrophe that needs its own blog. It is the final forcing of illegal runoff that has slaughtered resident properties in Wayne Marshall's path. At perception, residents demanded run off accountability. Never to happen with the DEP giving the gold seal of corruption. 3 years ago when my property got slaughter in Wayne' runoff and slammed the door in my face, I went to the people for information. Corruption of Planning and CASS was the word. Proving through public information that Wayne is now vaulting in his office is one never ending bad nightmare. Council, City Manager, Mayor, and City Attorney chain link together to and smash, smash, smash your soul and rob years of your life. One resident, actively and professionally (a contractor, major land owner, respected citizen and VET- basically one strong mass of integrity) with several of the same families also in Wayne's path, covered every aspect in protecting their property from Wayne's runoff. This resident told me that after 3 years of "head-banging" and files of letters to the City, DEP, Army Corp of Engineers, and on and on, the following. A storm water/run off impact analysis for the watershed residents. That would encompass Miller St. across the CASS site to Rte 1 and all the way down from Miller and Rte 1 to the bay. The analysis funded by the developments contributing to the path. The funds were collected, THE STUDY WAS NEVER DONE- JOE SLOCUM, CITY MANAGER REFUSES TO "SPECULATE" WHY AND WILL NOT IMPLEMENT STUDY NOW. THE STATUTE FOR THIS STUDY MAY BE THIS SEPTEMBER 2013!!! THE SCHOOL WAS BUILT AND NOT IN COMPLIANCE. The million dollar improvements done to Miller St. to handle runoff is NOT getting the CASS runoff. Wayne had them dig deeper on the lower end of area behind the Sweetser School so all the run off pours out to us through that illegal exit. The runoff should be draining at the center exit near the access road. The improvements- banking clearly visible and built to handle the runoff and take it to the Miller St million dollar sewers.. Only it is not- that exit is much higher, chances of runoff meeting that mark are next to NADA . It took me 2 years to get the DEP to do a fraudulent investigation. Tom Gilbert, DEP would not let me attend the investigation, I told him specifically where the illegal exit was and he failed to report it. Commissioner Aho and the Attorney General's office closed the investigation after I demanded accountability. The only runoff that was to come to the watershed residents was the change of plans with the Robertson School. Originally it was slated in the plans for demolition. Years later, here comes the squeeze that Wayne is infamous for. The school would not be demolished and only the runoff from the impervious grounds of the ROBERSTON NOW SWEETSER was to go to the residents. But only upon approval AFTER THE ANALYSIS WAS DONE. After I was tortured by being forced to view the CASS files in the Planning Office, under supervision for 6 hours- every shred of storm water/run off documents were missing. Wayne stating there were none. A surprise visit days later to review the same files were filled with a bonanza of stormwater/ runoff documents, emails, resident concerns, DEP, Army Corp., engineer reports, etc. Knowing I would never get those documents (Wayne and his posse were not in the office) I asked Marie for a copy of a few key documents, including the ordering of the analysis. The Analysis was never done and runoff coming to residents from the whole damn CASS site. The pass off of the runoff begins, the resident on the top got a ditch dug by Wayne, then Legore Subdivision- Birch St is swamped and still is because it's sub division, then Cedar St gets swamped, they go to Council and got voted down. Each spent thousands in sump pumps and sending runoff to neighbors because there was no place to drain- seems it was eventually sent over to Wight St but then Planning Board Chair Pickering isn't talking. The water comes up along side his house and double culverts were installed to bring it under Wight St and eventually down to me. Along with another dug out ditch further down the road that goes behind the Annex and to me.  Combined with Todd Rosenburg Code Enforcer refusing to site violations of not removing plowed snow off site (and many other sites too- also a picture album on that). Allowing 10-12 sites to stock pile snow all season and melt to us. Wiping out property in thaw of 2009 and 2011 and CITY WALL HALL including Planning Board blaming MOTHER NATURE AND ACT OF GOD!! THEY ARE GOING TO BURN IN A FIRE PIT IN HELL FOR THAT!  Then we have the planning board- see side bar with Diane Allmyer Beck- WCGH Annex fraud, it just never ends. I have only been here 3 years and have uncovered only the tip of the corruption- ALONE.


  
http://vimeo.com/34563093 1/3/12 City Hall Meeting- Seaview Terrace 1rst on agenda (I speak publicly ff about 21 minutes 50 seconds in- 3rd person up. I give a presentation during public speaking, just to be sure I am heard. When I'm done, Bill Kelly, City Attorney will speak 1 minute after. Council remains silent and hires City Attorney, Bill Kelly with our tax dollars to try and deflect the forced flooding. KELLY REVEALS YET ANOTHER PUBLIC DOCUMENT OF FLOODING ON SEAVIEW PURPOSELY WITHHELD FROM ME.(Who knows what else they hide? Impossible to know, I have been intimidated and refused information on my property for 10 months and counting. ) A 1987 City hired engineer report that...SURPRISE- does not hold the City accountable for flooding. In fact, even with residents complaints of flooding in 1987, begins the City Planning approvals for Capt Albert Stevens School, Volunteers of America, Tall Pines, MidCoast Mental Health to build, eliminating ground absorption, accumulating storm water in huge dug out pools and channel down to private property, Seaview Terrace. Clobber us further by taking the storm water across Rte 1 from the Armory, National Guard, down to Pray's Homes along the side, back towards the trailer park, meandering and to accumulate more stormwater from who knows how far back and back across Rte 1, culvert forced directly into Seaview Terrace.

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11/1/11 First Meeting After 7 months of Lies/Withholding Public Documents/Tossing Me Around like a Pack of Cigarettes...sucking the life out of me
  http://vimeo.com/31506248 11/1/11 City Hall Meeting- fast forward 20minutes, 44 seconds, hard to hit that though, seems to jump from 20minutes to after my speech is done. May have to begin listening at 19 minutes, but don't ff- it will skip to end again. You can back it up too.  I give almost 15 minutes of choking testimony. After my wrenching public plea to stop flooding us 52 minutes into meeting City Manager Joe Slocum tries to deflect from missing map and discredit me, that was only the beginning of the missing documents that Wayne must have hid when you hear him give the history of the development 56 minutes into meeting.
Even more outrageous is Marshall states that the public's concerns are ONLY of stormwater because Wayne plans to flood residents within the bypass with each development. He crushes resident after resident, with his posse- Zoning, Todd Rosenburg (he was near spitting when Dr. Morrow fought to save her property getting flooded from violations CREATED by Planning and Zoning from an abutter. That is their solution- push their mistakes onto another resident, and so on and so on), and in training, Jamie Francomono. 
When questioned by Council, Mike Hurley as to what is Belfast's Storm Water Ordinance, Wayne Marshall, City Planner and torturer of my life, states it directs to send storm water to nearest PUBLIC waterway- streams. I have requested this ordinance since and he fails to produce it... he must be lying and Seaview Terrace is NOT a public waterway, the City has no right aways or easements...THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!! Then Mike Hurley says this storm water flooding is Council's problem but then they vote to take no action  in the 1/3/12 Meeting where they brought in the City Attorney who had more public documents with held from me specific to my property. When I tried to question Bill Kelly, City Attorney he ran away and Council closed the discussion.
 
http://vimeo.com/33314014 12/6/11 City Hall Meeting- I speak publicly ff 23 minutes 4 seconds 4th person up for 3 minutes I speak for school. At 26 minutes I go for 20 minutes- in the beginning, I'm tripping, I'm scared, nervous, dry mouth, but  I let it rip,  with truth and maps.
 Later at the end of the meeting, long after I'm gone, Council member Mike Hurley slanders me with confidence and ease. Quoted as closely as possible, Mike Hurley’s public rant against me at the 12/6/11 City Council meeting:
 “I want to respond during the discussion about water. I came to the entire subject early on when we stated getting copied here on everything, with a pretty open mind about it, well, is there a problem here? What’s the problem? I think that’s what we do here quite often is hey what’s the problem and try to fix it and if there is something we can do. I want to say I had an open mind to it but having had the avalanche of emails that we received and what we heard tonight again, I just want to say that, ya know, if anybody thinks the way to solve a problem is to insult people with things like, Wayne’s World, Ignorant, Dysfunctional, Shot to Hell, Deceiving, Corruption, Lies, Cover Ups, Bullied, I want to add one word…RIDICULOUS. I’ve worked with all these guys and I’ve been on the wrong side of government in the past and I’ve been on the wrong side of government while I’ve been in government. And ya know, it’s just ridiculous to listen to this stuff. I would not object to putting this on the agenda for us to talk about what we should do about this if anything. But, you know, to listen to these to these kind of character assassinations pf people who could really be bothered to do these things to this woman, I’m really sorry, nobody has any interest in doing any of these kinds of things that she keeps proclaiming and you know it’s unfortunate she takes it completely publicly and tonight even, I kept waiting for her, what’s the problem (out of quote for me to say, I clearly stated in the beginning what the problem, what I wanted done, and backed it up with facts for the ?? Time) How would we address the problem. I THINK SHE’S MORE INTERESTED IN FIGHTING, but I’m willing to talk about it and look at it and maybe, ya know, there’s something we can do, I don’t know. But anyway, I FEEL LIKE WAYNE AND JOE, IN PARTICULAR HAVE BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PINATA AND I APPRECIATE THEM BEING RESTRAINED. I am sure, I can tell from everything that the landowner is absolutely feels put upon by the water that runs in the stream in through her yard. I think, maybe there’s a way to solve this but constantly insulting the people you’re trying to talk with, at least it’s never worked for me at home.”
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Here is beyond disturbing confirmation of above from Planning and Zoning and Realtors vs. Resident sides armed for battle. Arms crossed, conniving against the innocent long time resident.
 
 http://vimeo.com/53078802 11/7/12 Belfast City Council Meeting ff 40 minutes and watch for 22 minutes 20 seconds as Planning/Zoning try to steamroll a longtime resident becoming the next victim of Plannings Failings and Resolution to push it to another resident. Dr. Morrow was quick to spend for experts to protect her basic rights. Mayor Ash references my fight saying it should never have happened...Council is nervous and must clean house of the corrupt
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                     HURTING BELFAST RESIDENTS
             HURTS BELFAST BUSINESS
                             HIT US WITH YOUR BEST SHOT 
                          You Don't Fight Fair

4/25/13 My complaint to the Real Estate Commission for Non-Disclosure and Unethical Tactics is active now- Bill Ingersoll, Sam Mitchell, Earl Black and Puzz Caswell




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Apr 24, 2013
by laurie allen
BHG Town & Country, Listing- Bill Ingersoll, Selling-Jan Andrews(retired) Owner- Earl Black unethcial, proof of undisclosed nightmare stream,property inspection, disclousure, flood zone maps, my map, pics, estimates for 4/2011 spring wipe out, Puzz Caswell local realtor and previous owner of me home send lying email, DEP emails for information ignored, more on DEP and City Corruption at www.belfastbullies.blogspot.co
m. Earl Black, Town & Country owner tries to buy my silence with 7k for selli...





4/6/13 No updates on this front. City/State holding tight to documents of corruption. Waiting for Humpty Dumpty to fall from CITY WALL.

4/3/13 After 4/1 and 4/2 City Council Meetings- Council does not address another resident- Jayne Giles, former House Representative to form a volunteer committee for accountability. I just set up a new blog for open forum for residents at www.belfastspeaks.blogspot.com 

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The immediate communications below are bits and pieces that prove the City/Zoning Ordinances are overlooked when pertaining to business. Adding to the horror of all the runoff being forced to our private property from 10-12 businesses is the violation of removing plowed snow off site. These sites plow all their snow, all season, to the area's that will melt to us. That is illegal, that is what has caused huge flooding, erosion, and property damage to Seaview Terrace in the thaw of 2009 and 2011.

 It took me a long time to uncover that ordinance- Wayne Marshall, City Planner and Todd Rosenburg, Code and Zoning, hold the ordinances and site conditions and will not give me a copy of those documents. They claim they will give me "file" to go through. They have wasted my time over and over, telling me to come and view my requested documents in their office. After hours of pouring through manipulated files, the requested documents are not there. They claim I am too stupid to know what I am looking at and I must hire an attorney. They will not provide any more public documents.

Also below is where I keep requesting to get Seaview Terrace into the Northport Ave TIF district. This would open up huge funding for Belfast to build City Sewers and get their water out of our private property. They have been refusing to do this because they want to rob our TIF money and use it in the business sector downtown (where the have their own Downtown TIF)
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3/29/13 @ 11 am To City Council and Mayor,,

After reading Joe Slocum's budget proposal and summary, it is missing all the "things" and "stuff" that make this proposal pointless. Council spends enormous hours going through each line when the huge sinkhole of tax dollars are in the "things" and "stuff" that you never hold them accountable for. Unforeseen this and that... what do we pay the Planner and Manager to do? We rely on outside sources to advise, design and construct.

The delays, waste, mistakes and underhanded dealings stem from the Manager and Planner. Trim them from the budget and hire competent, integral replacements at half their salaries.

Please include a complete incoming stormwater reroute for Seaview Terrace and repair road with drainage. Take it from the "stuff" line.

Sincerely,
Laurie Allen

    3/29/13 view photo album below for 3rd page add on of no other way to word it, stupid words from City Manager Joe Slocum in his Budget Summary for Belfast- I cannot stop shaking my head. Council get rid of Slocum & Marshall. Save 1 million easy in their coverup corruption and incompetence.

    3/20/13 Wasting More Tax Dollars in man/police hours to coverup Ordinance Violations That are Drowning Us
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    Jan 31, 2013
    by laurie allen
    City allows site ordinance violations causing devastation to Seaview 2009 & 2011. City refuses to do the Storm water analysis as ordered in the conditions for approval. Wayne Marshall took the funds from the contributing storm water sites and there it stopped. Joe Slocum refuses to implement. Do they plan to let Seaview get wiped out and take it through imminent domain? Additionally, sites are to remove snow off site and not pile per local ordinance. Winters of heavy snow keep increasing pile...
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    3/20/2013 Inspected sites at 2 pm- all in violation. Sent this email to all recipients in email from 9:05 am today (below )

    Dear Chief and Not So Dear CEO,

    All sites are in violation of not removing plowed snow. I did not drive into Legore Subdivision- was afraid I'd loose my trannie in that mess.  See slide show.


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    Sincerely,
    Laurie Alle
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    From:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
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    Cc: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org (citymanager@cityofbelfast.org); Jennika Lundy (managersupport@cityofbelfast.org); bkelly11@bluestreakme.com (bkelly11@bluestreakme.com); ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org); mayor@cityofbelfast.org (mayor@cityofbelfast.org)

    Dear Chief and CEO (Todd Rosenburg),

    Per Local Ordinance, the Code Enforcement Officer is not issuing violations that are flooding our floodplain, flood zone neighborhood of Seaview Terrace. We have confirmed the CASS and Annex are in violation and the other sites need confirmation so that police power may protect the flood plain as our local ordinance dictates
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    Drainage. Adequate provision shall be made for stormwater, with particular concern for the effects of any effluent draining from the site. Erosion resulting from any improvements on the site shall be prevented by landscaping or other means (see sections 102-1123 and 102-1124 and chapter 98).

    j.Snow removal. The plan shall provide for storage of snow accumulation or removal from the site.

    Floodplain and floodprone area mean any land area susceptible to being inundated by water from any source (see definition of "flood" and "flooding").
    Floodplain management means the operation of an overall program of corrective and preventive measures for reducing flood damage, including but not limited to emergency preparedness plans, flood control works, and floodplain management regulations.
    Floodplain management regulations means zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, building codes, health regulations, special purpose ordinances, such as a floodplain ordinance, grading ordinance, and erosion control ordinance, and other applications of police power. The term describes such state or local regulations, or any combination thereof, which provide standards for the purpose of flood damage prevention and reduction.



    CASS and Sweetser Schools
    WCGH Annex
    MidCoast Mental Health
    Tall Pines Nursing Home
    Volunteers of America on Congress
    Belfast Birches
    Hilltop Birches
    Legore Subdivision (Birch St)
    National Guard Rte 1 So
    MMP Rte 1 So
    Larabees Plumbing and entire business park including airport
    Prays Homes Rte 1 So
    Mcleod's Trailer Park on Lower Congress

    After confirmation, I will check the area's and alert CEO with a copy to all.  Until then, I will assume all sites are in violation and will email complaints and our police force can protect residents and City Hall in harmony.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen

    3/19 City Council Northport Ave TIF to Save or Drown us is postponed. See below
    3/13/13 Here's round 99,999 of tax payer coverup waste with Wayne Marshall City Planner corrupting public documents at his discretion with apparent support and direction of Manager, City Attorney and Council. Brenda Kielty is with the Attorney General, Maine Freedom of Information, is investigating for several weeks now. I sent this email today, copied to Belfast Council, Planner, Manager and Assessor. See email below 3/2 entry/Lobster Pound flooding picture.

    3/11/13 As is with State Government, Belfast uses bullying tactics and throws professionalism and ethics to it's death. I allowed them to bait me into defending my character and many in the public are quick to join in. I came here for privacy and safety and they forced me into danger. This blog contains personal information that is not relevant to the City forced flooding and destruction of Seaview Terrace. They are intent on ruining me to avoid accountability and action. It is uncomfortable to read the personal issues and unfortunate. Resident character assassination/slander is a cheap shot. Councilor Mike Hurley tries to flip it in his public slander of me printed below. Not. (6th red worded block down down) 



    Dear Belfast Residents and Businesses,

    Democracy and goodwill can be restored beginning with the 3/19/13 Belfast City Council Meeting. The actual TIF documents were not presented at the 3/5/13 meeting although the City Planner placed them against the wall, next to me. They have not posted it online and if you wish to view them, you must go to City Hall prior to 3/19. According to public notice, seems the public comment for the TIF is BEFORE the meeting at 7pm. What? They will seal the fate of Seaview Terrace if they don't include us in the Northport Ave TIF. Save us by emailing and copying me on a written request to Council, Mayor and City Manager, Joe Slocum to include Seaview Terrace in the Northport TIF via WCGH Annex Improvements and build stormwater sewers to protect the residents in the flood plain flood zone of Seaview Terrace from further flooding. Please repair Seaview Terrace road with roadside drainage. Saving lives can be this easy if we unite. More information can be found at www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com.


    Mary Mortier 207-323-1748 ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Roger Lee             338-6837 ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Eric Sanders           338-8660 ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Mike Hurley          338-1975 ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org 
    Nancy Hamilton  338-6699 ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org 
    Walter Ash            338-3485 mayor@cityofbelfast.org 
    Joey Slocum        338-3370 citymanager@cityofbelfast.org


    cc Laurie Allen    323-5883 laurieallen55@msn.com

    Thank You,
    Laurie Allen

    Seaview Perish  


    3/16- Just saw they are postponing the Northport Ave TIF decision that could save us....dare I hope it is the awakening??
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    Posted on: March 15, 2013
    Public Hearings for Amendment to Northport Avenue Tax Increment Financing District Cancelled
    The City of Belfast had previously scheduled public hearings at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 19th, and at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 26th, for the purpose of receiving public comments on a proposed amendment to the previously-established Northport Avenue Municipal Development and Tax Increment Financing District and related development plan and financial plan for said district.
    The City of Belfast has postponed its plans to amend this tax increment financing district until later in 2013, and as a result, has cancelled these previously-scheduled public hearings.


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    3/10/13


    I've posted many knives. I've got them all in my back and files. Many wish to call me crazy, I wish I were. The reality is crushing. A few months ago, I resorted to reading my daughters books to escape for awhile. The Hunger Games. Pitting power and greed against the residents. Pitting resident against resident. Desperation to hold onto what little they have, resorting to primal actions of survival, democracy destroyed, everyone fending for themselves to save their family, pets and home. Deja Vu. The same tactics applied, viewed by the public, enforcing the fear, protect yourself, better not fight back or be destroyed, allowing it to fester, where will it end?




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    I will give you a portion of my personal history so that you will understand that I have tried every avenue to resolve this corruption and live in peace and with integrity. The City made this a personal attack throwing facts and professionalism to the tracks. After 7 months of their games, I was forced to go public and share the true abuse to a Mom trying to stay under the radar and begin again. They made it personal and unethical. I put everything on the on the line to move here for safety and to begin again with my children.

    To force my personal life and trauma out into the public to  fight City Hall is dangerous and disgraceful. They count on most choosing to avoid the horrific toll when they will crush your soul, hence you can't fight City Hall. Once you stand, there is no going back. 

    Please understand that City Hall Manager, Planner, Council and City Attorney have waged every corrupt tactic against many residents. Residents concerns for new developments and that will damage their properties  are heard in public hearings. From my experience and the testimony of others, it is corrupt procedures. The hearings are heard months before the project is underway. The residents rights to appeal close within 30 days of the hearing. When the project is completed, you see you are getting flooded, have lost your view, any number of problems can arise that Planning has manipulated, knowing from the start that the resident would suffer. Choosing to ignore and develop knowing the cost and trauma to fight the City after will crush the residents soul. I moved here in 6/2010, and can verify some examples..

    1. The 11/1/11 City Council Meeting- This is where I came out and went public with 7 months of corruption of City forced flooding to the flood zone, flood plain of Seaview Terrace. City ordinances mandate extra protection to these area's- instead they are drowning us. Simply following the forced water is the proof. I did and gathered all the facts I could. Difficult task, many protect them selves from City consequences corruption.(from my sidebar titled video links)
     
     City Planner, Wayne Marshall came into the job in 1997? and took control of all the public documents. He stopped recording the final approved site plans in the deeded Waldo County registry. All pertaining files are in his office, access only after he has removed every document that is causing the resident damage. Maps and other supporting basic infrastructure/draining information go missing and claims that they never existed are waged against the resident. Proof of altering stormwater against City ordinance on private property of 23 Seaview Terrace was denied. The proving public documents such as the City Work Orders for heavy equipment, non-existent. DPW, Bob Richards claiming heavy equipment City Work orders are not used. He keeps a steno log. I have not worked for public works, but I've worked in the smallest sector where OSHA requirements for reporting of heavy equipments for documented maintenance and use through work orders is mandatory. The City refuses to produce work orders and tells me Bob will need to review years and years of his steno logs to look for any work done on Seaview Terrace. It is going to take some time. I provide written testimony from an abutting neighbor for the heavy equipment ditch digging to alter storm water. City Manager, Joe Slocum comes back and now tells me I was correct but it happened over 8 years prior to avoid the 7 year liability statute. Now, I come back with testimony that it was done in 2009 after the spring thaw that almost wiped Seaview Terrace out due to more lying and breaking City ordinance. They told residents the flooding was mother nature. I have recently proved it was because the City refused to implement its own ordinance conditions for developments to remove plowed snow offsite. All this melting from huge sites- CASS(Captain Albert Stevens School)/Muck and down  on the Rte 1 No side and then on the Rte 1 So side  from the National Guard down forcing across Rte 1 and into Seaview Terrace (see pictures- 12 sites? force draining to us) The City is refusing to provide those specific site documents with the language to remove plowed snow. I was present at a meeting where Diane Allmyer Beck, Planning Board Chairwoman, verbally confirmed that sites are to remove plowed snow. This is how I know. Even with this information and proof of pictures, they are still allowing sites to stock pile snow. I have brought in the Attorney General and have requested the documents again. For validity, City Tax Assessor Bob Whitely is requested to supervise and validate the viewing when the City Planner releases the public documents. Previously, City Planner and City Manager have claimed that they have forked over the public documents that I have requested for 2 years and counting,but that I am too ignorant to know what I was looking at and I must hire an attorney or engineer to speak for me. The City Attorney, Bill Kelly also wrote the same to me and stated the City would not answer any more of my requests and Council would not speak to me and used personal/neighbor alienation and more unethical, unprofessional, non-fact bearing intimidation tactics against me. See his letters also in the photo album and some of the with held documents. There is just too much corruption to list and post. As it is, it's overwhelming, another tactic, but key supporting facts are on. Some repeated as I keep regaling the facts as more corruption is waged.
    Back to the DPW and breaking ordinance for altering storm water on private property. After many weeks, Bob Richards presents some steno page for work done on Seaview Terrace. It states routine maintenance was done on private property in 2009, ditch digging, altering culverts, etc. at 23, 27 and opposing 26 Seaview Terrace. The neighbor at 26 Seaview Terrace
     (who later spoke against me at a City Council meeting 5/1/12 City Council Meeting Video http://vimeo.com/41411785  forward exactly 22:20 (minutes/sec) I speak quickly to avoid "jail" a nice looking police man is standing by, this is not normal. I did not realize he was there for me, and he was visibly shocked when I offered him a friendly, loud hello. My neighbor 2 houses up and across speaks for 7 minutes. He never told me he would be taking my private conversation with him to City Hall- which is fine by me. What he doesn't say is that when I tried to tell him corruption details, including storm water draining that he is doing with City help (since 2009) is illegal and eroding my property- he threw his hands up and walked away. He did not want to see the maps that show all the storm water illegally being forced to Seaview Terrace private property either. I too want peace and to enjoy the many good aspects of Belfast. Our properties are worthless because of City Corruption and Negligence

    Watch in this meeting as Wayne costs the City more in misplanning stormwater at the Front Street Shipyard. My Councilwoman, Marina Delune (who reported me as a threat to the Chief of Police) who constantly said she knows nothing of storm water, can't demand maps from Wayne on my behalf, believes in Joe Slocum and Wayne Marshall, doesn't believe me, doesn't think I've been bullied, was unfortunaltely a deterrent for me for 8 months of wasted time and emotion, advises me at the end of these 8 months to pray and meditate... Marina immediately approves this immense storm water mishap improvement without even knowing the cost, Joe Slocum adds in that it is "necessary" and Wayne adds "in the future".  STOP THEM STOP THEM STOP THEM!! THEY ARE FLYING THROUGH APPROVALS AND OUR TAX DOLLARS  IN FEAR OF RESIDENTS REVOLTING!!!!!!!!!! Rail trail, recreational purchase of 2 dams and property (25k already blown on a useless consultation per Marina for this property) No money for schools, resident infrastructure, homeless, children educational assitance.... just keep blowing it on recreational, window dressing, personal agenda's and business attractions...disgrace and greed)

     told me that the water was accumulating in his yard and after the 2009 flood and no roadside drainage, had no where to go. The City dug the ditch deeper on the opposing side at 23 Seaview Terrace and Mr. Hand stated that he maintains that ditch, that is not his property at 23 Seaview Terrace so that his accumulating storm water will go into my stream, eroding my property. City Manager Joe Slocum, changes his "facts" again and recounts the work (that at first never happened, then happened 8 years prior) did "Indeed" occur exactly when I told them 6 months prior. However, states Slocum, it was to protect the roads. Another visible lie, drive over to 23/27 Seaview Terrace dividing ditch. It is no where near the road where they dug- altering the culvert at that address is way below the road. They did that illegal private property work to allow accumulating stormwater from opposing neighbors to drain to my private property. And every site from miles outside of Seaview Terrace. The CASS site the largest corruption and devastation to residents within it's path. DEP, the protector of these wetlands, is the final nail of corruption to Seaview Perish and neighboring "watershed" residents. The stormwater analysis ordered prior to construction to protect us was never done. Wayne Marshall removed all stormwater documents, or so he thought, prior to my 4 hour inspection of those files. I found the corruption, Council refuses to act. Drown Seaview Terrace, take their tax dollars and promote recreation, business and tourism. 

    Another disabled resident who struggled to get to several meetings to speak against resident abuse was Debbie Paradis. I was appalled at the treatment to this woman. She was first at meetings to speak at open to the public, and could not get to the podium because of her disability. Council knew her well and knew she was there first. Yet they allowed other rude speakers to speak ahead of her. I jumped up  to stake a spot for her and other speakers were viscous. Words were exchanged, Mayor Ash began banging his gavel again and later accused Debbie Paradis of causing a ruckus! She struggled to get to these meetings to speak for the homeless, the waste of tax dollars and how she felt like a "pee on" from the Council and City. Debbie Paradis went to school with Mayor Ash, and should be a treasured life long resident, not only those with fat wallets, connections or a start up business. The courting and kind treatment to these small start up businesses can sour quickly if they don't play the City games of corruption.  This woman of honor even came to my home to offer kindness and support that I fall on every day. "Chin Up" Debbie told me. Onward I go. Much more in the blog on Seaview Terrace.

    2. Recently,  Dr. Morril of Belfast was to  become the next flooding victim of Zoning and Plannings incompetence and disregard to residents. To stop them cost her huge attorney and engineer fees. The resident robbed of basic rights and held prisoner by City Hall. Forcing legal costs that are unethical and illegal. Many residents are struggling to heat their homes and feed their families. Legal fights are a death trap.
     http://vimeo.com/53078802   11/7/12 Belfast City Council Meeting ff 40 minutes and watch for 20 minutes and 22 seconds as Planning/Zoning try to steamroll a longtime resident becoming the next victim of Plannings Failings with flooding resolution to push it to another resident. Dr. Morrow was quick to spend for experts to protect her basic rights. Mayor Ash references my fight saying it should never have happened...Council is nervous and must clean house of the corrupt.

    3. 48 Old Searsport Ave. victim of City Planner, Wayne Marshall, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, 10k in legal fees for opposing attorneys to lunch together. Also slandered in the community. At time of purchase, Wayne Marshall verbally assured that ocean view lot in front of 48 Old Searsport Ave was unbuildable. Buyer purchased expensive home and spent enormous sums in improvements. Life is good until a Mr. Caswell presents Wayne Marshall with a sketch on a napkin to build a home on that unbuildable lot. Up goes the house against ordinance, attorney says absolutely illegal. Over time, delays, foot dragging, document manipulation, the honest resident is spiritually spent and financially spent in 10k for legal fees for opposing attorneys to lunch together, not even close to a motion, they choose to save their sanity and put their dream up for sale.

    4. The rail trail abutters are in a abyss of fear. One resident's written concerns were never addressed a year ago. He came to a recent meeting because he owns property on both sides of the rail. The side to the water is a dangerous drop. Would he be liable if someone got hurt on his property via the rail trail. Joe Slocum, City Manager told him to hire an attorney.

    That's just a sampling of resident hell in Belfast. They are forcing boycotts because of their refusal to stop crushing residents rights.
     
    I am full throttle ahead after 3 years of costly corruption for being sold this nightmare, undisclosed fictitious "natural stream", aka violent, dangerous, City made sewer outlet for developments/businesses from miles outside of Seaview Terrace to our private property. Town and Country realtor, Bill Ingersoll saw me coming with cash and nailed my coffin shut. A domestic survivor, using every ounce of courage to break away with her children and live in safety. I asked all the right questions, refused properties that disclosed streams, drove 500 miles to see home, a snow storm hit the day before the showing. The yard was covered in a 2 foot high blanket of snow, Bill Ingersoll and the sellers must have been drooling. I had to schedule the viewings according to school vacation. 

    My dry ditch, 1 foot high, 2 foot wide in 2010 is now a ravine 4 feet high, 12 feet wide. April thaw 2011 sent thunderous, torrent water flying through my private property without a care from the City Planner and was actually smirking as he showed me the map on the wall with all the paths he was sending to me. That map was removed when I told him the City can't do that, I want a copy of that map and all the doors slammed shut there on in. See the pictures in the album below.


    I paid for a property inspection form DJ Brown Associates of China in done in April 2010, under supervision and direction from Sam Mitchell, (3rd of 4 Town and Country Realtor in corruption) 2 months prior to closing. Stream and unstabilized banks were never identified. I was never informed that I was in a flood plain flood zone, all corruptly with held to sell the hell as I was paying cash.

    I'm doing all this from NJ alone. surviving abuse, and children crashing from abuse. We were splintered and under attack. My 401k and inheritance spent to build my dream in Bayside, Maine. I was financially worthless. Bayside was paid for and the crumbling, house in NJ had a 40k mortgage on it. No other debt. It broke my heart to loose Bayside  to my ex and I was quickly forgotten. My not so dearest friend asking to have first dibs on my couch if I should have to leave my Bayside dream! Ouch, that hurts till this day and that was in 2005. 

    Four years later, trapped in NJ, my ex spending 6 weeks vacation with my kids and my family and friends in Bayside (another trait to alienate and assume their life), I saw a small window of hope and jumped ship. Full steam ahead. Bayside ended up being a gift during contentious relocation procedures. I was slicing the price on my NJ home to escape to safety, praying to win relocation, no mistakes, this is my only chance. Contested relocation's are nearly impossible. My kids are crashing, I can't even get a minimum wage job in NJ after leaving my 35k salary in 1993 to raise my children. Trying to render me homeless. Came close and as I kept fighting back with documents and video,  I quickly saw I was being cast as crazy. The courts were believing the lies. I could lose my children. I held on and held onto my kids. This insanity behavior is thriving Belfast City Hall.

    The book Splitting, Divorcing a Narcissist, Personality Disorder and is a mirror to my marriage of 19 years. I didn't know of this till after it was over. To read the traits and behaviors that are exactly spot on in the manipulation of your integrity and goodness.  These ego's are dangerous and they are in positions of power. Therapist after therapist, Dr. after Dr. confirmed the danger. Once you are aware of these disorders and have been subjected to them, you clearly see how many people are not well. City Hall is not well you can see it without being subjected to it. It is all here.

    I did my finances to the T- and made it happen. I closed and moved within 1 week of each other in 6/2010. The motion for relocation not even filed in the NJ Courts. My children would be beginning school in 8 weeks. If I lost, I'd be homeless in NJ and my ex would be filling for full custody. Pressure off the charts.  I landed a job at Bank of America, starting salary, 27k,  3 days prior to relocation hearing in NJ, 8/2010. We packed up and headed 500 miles south for the hearing. 

    Relocation granted, we are safe.

    We are starting over and we can begin to heal.

    Or so I thought. To have crawled my way here and into hell shook me to the core. The realtors, City Hall and City Council ripped that away. All this forcing me back into double danger. Two years later, I'm trash to some in the community for fighting for justice and Seaview Terrace is quickly becoming Seaview Perish. I am unemployed,unable to do a desk job from arthritis. I have never collected disability or unemployment after working full time non-stop from warehouse work to office, 17 years old till 38 years old to give it up to raise my children. Everything from 17 on, I paid for, no hand outs from anyone. I paid my way and went to night school, earning 38 credits.I am not on any welfare although I could certainly collect. I am paying unexpected flood insurance of 2k a year, and am providing for my children and making my home beautiful the best I can while the City is destroying it.

    Abusive tactics are used by the City Manager- Joe Slocum,  City Planner- Wayne Marshall, City Attorney-Bill Kelly, BH&G Town and Country realtor Bill Ingersoll and owner, Earl Black. Removing public maps, public documents, breaking their own laws that protect residents, telling City employees not to help or speak to me, calling me in as a threat to the chief of police, 2 years of exhausting tail chasing and cruelty on our dime. Easily over 10k in salary hours spent to cover up the impossible. Follow the water, case closed.

    You are horrible human beings. It sickens me to have to keep looking at you and pay my taxes, sewer bills and flood insurance as you destroy Seaview Terrace.

    Allowing sites to break ordinance and not remove the plowed snow that wipes out Seaview Perish in thaw and lying to residents that is natural runoff.  Lying over and over claiming the City is not responsible. Council Mike Hurley saying that the City is responsible but since I was forced to go public (see side bar for his whole public slander of me) with their corruption, they will not help.

    Sure Mike, you may have thought you had the power to bully me but you underestimated the power of integrity, all of you have. I cannot fail if I don't quit.

    ***  http://vimeo.com/33314014 12/6/11 City Hall Meeting- I speak publicly about 15 minutes in- 4th person up. I let it rip with truth and maps.
     Later at the end of the meeting, long after I'm gone, Council member Mike Hurley slanders me with confidence and ease. Quoted as closely as possible, Mike Hurley’s public rant against me at the 12/6/11 City Council meeting:
     “I want to respond during the discussion about water. I came to the entire subject early on when we stated getting copied here on everything, with a pretty open mind about it, well, is there a problem here? What’s the problem? I think that’s what we do here quite often is hey what’s the problem and try to fix it and if there is something we can do. I want to say I had an open mind to it but having had the avalanche of emails that we received and what we heard tonight again, I just want to say that, ya know, if anybody thinks the way to solve a problem is to insult people with things like, Wayne’s World, Ignorant, Dysfunctional, Shot to Hell, Deceiving, Corruption, Lies, Cover Ups, Bullied, I want to add one word…RIDICULOUS. I’ve worked with all these guys and I’ve been on the wrong side of government in the past and I’ve been on the wrong side of government while I’ve been in government. And ya know, it’s just ridiculous to listen to this stuff. I would not object to putting this on the agenda for us to talk about what we should do about this if anything. But, you know, to listen to these to these kind of character assassinations pf people who could really be bothered to do these things to this woman, I’m really sorry, nobody has any interest in doing any of these kinds of things that she keeps proclaiming and you know it’s unfortunate she takes it completely publicly and tonight even, I kept waiting for her, what’s the problem (out of quote for me to say, I clearly stated in the beginning what the problem, what I wanted done, and backed it up with facts for the ?? Time) How would we address the problem. I THINK SHE’S MORE INTERESTED IN FIGHTING, but I’m willing to talk about it and look at it and maybe, ya know, there’s something we can do, I don’t know. But anyway, I FEEL LIKE WAYNE AND JOE, IN PARTICULAR HAVE BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PINATA AND I APPRECIATE THEM BEING RESTRAINED. I am sure, I can tell from everything that the landowner is absolutely feels put upon by the water that runs in the stream in through her yard. I think, maybe there’s a way to solve this but constantly insulting the people you’re trying to talk with, at least it’s never worked for me at home.”

     Meeting after meeting they kick my ass and kiss business ass (there is just no other way to put it). How would you feel? I know business is paramount, most of us in the bypass have had to spend over 10k to get the water from development out of our basements because the City refuses to spend any tax dollars to fix their flooding of us. Cedar Street tried to fight back but City Council dismissed them too.

    Seaview Perish is one flood away from history.You are vowed to protect our flood plain, flood zones in our ordinance. Instead you are forcing it all to us. Despicable.

    Business can step up and save us. Our tax dollars help you, please save us. I have no choice and will fight to save my home at whatever means available. I've exhausted the high road, forcing me to High St. is bad for all. Everyone is watching.

    This blog is chock full of proof, yet they continue to dismiss and destroy my life.

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    3/8/13
    BOYCOTT CITY HALL 3/19/13 Businesses and Residents must unite. Businesses are always under boycott threat from City Wall Corruption. 3/8/13 public notice to rob and drown Seaview Terrace. Since 10/2012 I have asked for Seaview Terrace to be included into the Northport Ave TIF via the new WCGH Annex. Belfast created the Northport Ave TIF to help Matthews Brothers with sewers now complete. Illegal resident abuse protocol. Belfast will not provide basic services/infrastructure for residents. They destroy private property at each development while wining,dining, and writing grants for the business/developer paid for by the abused resident. Residents are smacked down and advised to get an attorney. That's not democracy, that's corruption. STOP THEM NOW!!


    The first 18 minutes are business after business crying Johnny Poormouth, unknowingly sucking up our tax dollars as Seaview Terrace perishes. They are led by our business director, Thomas Kittredge. I am sorry for all of you too. Community is respect to residents, business, and pets.   This corruption and bias is foul and spiraling. Kittredge or his boss or bosses orchestrated this ballet and boy is it back firing. Kittredge is doing his job as dictated by the corrupt. I am sorry for him too. He works very hard and I haven't any malice towards him. He also has a very rewarding job courtesy of Belfast tax dollars.

    I get up to bat at the 18th minute. City Wall Hall so so visbilty guilty of
    Malfeasance in office, or official misconduct, is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties.
    The court then went on to use yet another definition, "malfeasance is the doing of an act which an officer had no legal right to do at all and that when an officer, through ignorance, inattention, or malice, does that which they have no legal right to do at all, or acts without any authority whatsoever, or exceeds, ignores, or abuses their powers, they are guilty of malfeasance."

    Batgirl hits Gotham.  City Wall Hall and Council are forcing Belfast Boycotts as they steam roll residents. Using  tax dollars to pay for an Economic Director salary to write grants for private businesses, wine and dine and steal from residents. Council socked taxpayers with a 14k developer drainage fee that is in violation of plan ordinance. Residents can't get drainage but we'll pay for the developers that drown us.

    You are invited to view laurie allen's photo album: 1/31/13 Seaview Terrace Drowning Letters and Pics
    1/31/13 Seaview Terrace Drowning Letters and Pics
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    Jan 31, 2013
    by laurie allen
    City allows site ordinance violations causing devastation to Seaview 2009 & 2011. City refuses to do the Storm water analysis as ordered in the conditions for approval. Wayne Marshall took the funds from the contributing storm water sites and there it stopped. Joe Slocum refuses to implement. Do they plan to let Seaview get wiped out and take it through imminent domain? Additionally, sites are to remove snow off site and not pile per local ordinance. Winters of heavy snow keep increasing pile...
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    I spoke with businesses in downtown Belfast. They know me and respect me. They are sick of being easy targets for City Wall Hall Corruption and Arrogance!

    Time to warm up the pavement again. Have to get a cape too. Go Batgirl! Maybe business owners want to speak up for taking resident dollars inadvertently and demand that Seaview Terrace be saved. Only way for residents to be heard it seems is to boycott Belfast.

    Resident infrastructure shot, drainage/sewers refused for residents getting swamped from Planning/Development where sites are allowed to break ordinance and not remove plowed snow, where planning has sneakily sent site runoff to Seaview Terrace private property, destroying and endangering this floodplain, floodzone every day. For 2 years Batgirl has proved without exception the flooding and corruption to hide it. Last nights meeting is blatant proof of resident battering and corruption of tax dollars. 

    On the agenda was the Tax Increment Finance (tax income money put aside for infrastucture projects (SEWERS) with grant funding). Batgirl has been asking for ever to get Seaview Terrace in the Northport Ave TIF via improvements at the Annex with no cooperation or acknowledgement. Wayne Marshall, City Planner brought in his maps to show the changes and the robbing of the TIF but didn't present them after Batgirl spoke. It will be finalized at the 3/19/13 if Council votes it in and we don't even know what he is changing. Sneaky Pete is at it again. Changes are supposed to be announced in the Republican Journal on Thursday , March 7, but sneakily saying they are sketchyDoesn't matter if the public opposes, Council is for greed through Downtown and Business. Only way for residents to be heard it seems is to boycott Belfast. 

    Get the stormwater out and fix the roads with drainage.
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    3/2/13 Lobster Pound in 1978. From the Republican Journal. Next to Belfast. There was a picture here. Lincolnville under water.



    Seaview Terrace,Belfast, next. City Manager, Council and Planner flood us with malice intent. Violating their own ordinances (below) to protect the flood plain flood zone. CASS, Annex and other sites, never removing plowed snow with City using ignorant card, all to melt to us from the City force channeling via culverts and ditching for miles outside of Seaview Terrace.

    From Belfast Ordinance Website Snow removal and Preventive Measure for Floodplain....

    Drainage. Adequate provision shall be made for stormwater, with particular concern for the effects of any effluent draining from the site. Erosion resulting from any improvements on the site shall be prevented by landscaping or other means (see sections 102-1123 and 102-1124 and chapter 98).

    j.Snow removal. The plan shall provide for storage of snow accumulation or removal from the site.

    Floodplain and floodprone area mean any land area susceptible to being inundated by water from any source (see definition of "flood" and "flooding").

    Floodplain management means the operation of an overall program of corrective and preventive measures for reducing flood damage, including but not limited to emergency preparedness plans, flood control works, and floodplain management regulations.

    Floodplain management regulations means zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, building codes, health regulations, special purpose ordinances, such as a floodplain ordinance, grading ordinance, and erosion control ordinance, and other applications of police power. The term describes such state or local regulations, or any combination thereof, which provide standards for the purpose of flood damage prevention and reduction.

    Floodproofing means any combination of structural and nonstructural additions, changes, or adjustments to structures which reduce or eliminate flood damage to real estate or improved real property, water and sanitary facilities, structures and their contents.

    3/13/13 email to Brenda Kielty, MFOIA Attorney General Office
    Ms. Kielty,

    The letter attached and dated 3/12 from Wayne Marshall is not acceptable. This refusal to commit in writing that the specific document/documents are ready for viewing is the corruption. I have explained previous "viewings" for specific final approved site plans that were never provided, instead handing over files- specifically the CASS file with every storm water document removed and the final approved site plan which would have listed the snow removal conditions and shown the exit of stormwater from the CASS fenced in detention area behind the Sweetser School is not on the final approved plan. Supported by the DEP Tom Gilbert's false investigating of that exit- it was not included in his report and the number one request from me to investigate.  This can go on and on, another smokescreen tactic. Wayne Marshall stopped recording the final approved site plans in the Waldo County Deeded Registry  to with hold and corrupt information as I haven proven many times.

    Without written confirmation that the specific document is available, it is impossible to prove " improper denial with credible evidence". It is absolutely within reason and ease to provide these specific requests. Since Wayne Marshall cannot manage the entire request, I will make several viewings with Bob Whitely, Tax Assessor. He is the only one that is trustworthy and knowledgeable to  verify that is a City Official. Having the specific authentic documents available will require less than 15 minutes per viewing. The CASS and WCGH Annex requests will be the first viewing and should be available immediately- Wayne has them in his office. Requests will go in order of priority which coincides with development year, newest to oldest. The next would be Mid Coast Mental Health, Tall Pines Nursing and Volunteers of America on Congress St.


    This is the Belfast Ordinance for Final Plans and be presented in entirety
    ec. 90-102. - Required information and format. Sent to Ms. Kielty

    Please have Wayne Marshall Confirm in My Specific Language that the following is available for the first viewing, copying Brenda Kielty in response to this specific email by simply stating available for viewing with Bob Whitely on ?date at ?time in Bob's office:
    1. Final Approved Site Plan for CASS/Sweetser (old Robertson School- this was slated for demolition in preliminary plans- final approved plans will include Robertson aka Sweetser School)- including the conditions to remove plowed snow and the exits of stormwater for the CASS fenced in detention area. (Satisfying 1 and 1A in request below) State ready for viewing with Bob Whitely and state date and time for viewing. I am available 24/7.
    available for viewing with Bob Whitely on ?date at ?time in Bob's office:  2. Per the WBRC Document provide #6 - step 1- all documents pertaining to drainage study, implementation and results, and all funding parties and complete financial accounting of fees for study to present day. Step 2-  Provide final approved plans showing runoff   redirectment  with subcatchment 3S , identifying original planned path which flowed under Congress to the new Study Point 3 stream to the Belfast Harbor. This is saying there are 2 streams- the plans must identify both path of each stream to the harbor.(for clarity I will list this one as #17 to take off the list after provided) State ready for viewing with Bob Whitely and state date and time for viewing. I am available 24/7.available for viewing with Bob Whitely on ?date at ?time in Bob's office: 3. Final Approved Site Plan for WCGH Annex  119-125 Northport Ave. (Satisfying 2 in request below)  State ready for viewing with Bob Whitely and state date and time for viewing. I am available 24/7.available for viewing with Bob Whitely on ?date at ?time in Bob's office:

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen


    **Response from Ms. Kielty to above;

    Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:13:38 +0000

    Ms. Allen,
     The inspection of public records may be scheduled during reasonable office hours and at a time that will not delay or inconvenience the regular activities of the official having custody or control of the public record requested. You may contact Mr. Marshall’s office directly to schedule inspection of the records that are responsive to your request. Mr. Marshall asks that you allow three days of notice. You have demanded that a specific public official, the tax assessor, be present for your inspection. While you may make such a request, the allocation of staff for responding to a FOAA request is a determination to be made by the agency or official having custody of the records.

    Your next step is to let Mr. Marshall’s office know when you want the inspection to occur.

    Brenda Kielty

    My response to Ms Kielty (cc to Council, Manager, Planner, Media)

    Ms. Kielty,

    Please do not be offended but vague responses allow for the continuing corruption of public documents by the City of Belfast. Refusal to commit to this simple specific request below will prove credible corruption and improper denial. Please support request specifically and require specific response from Wayne Marshall. Thank you.

    Without written confirmation that the specific document is available, it is impossible to prove " improper denial with credible evidence". It is absolutely within reason and ease to provide these specific requests. Since Wayne Marshall cannot manage the entire request, I will make several viewings with Bob Whitely, Tax Assessor. He is the only one that is trustworthy and knowledgeable to  verify that is a City Official. Having the specific authentic documents available will require less than 15 minutes per viewing. The CASS and WCGH Annex requests will be the first viewing and should be available immediately- Wayne has them in his office. Requests will go in order of priority which coincides with development year, newest to oldest. The next would be Mid Coast Mental Health, Tall Pines Nursing and Volunteers of America on Congress St.
    Please have Wayne Marshall Confirm in My Specific Language that the following is available for the first viewing, copying Brenda Kielty in response to this specific email by simply stating available for viewing with Bob Whitely on ?date at ?time in Bob's office:

    1. Final Approved Site Plan for CASS/Sweetser (old Robertson School- this was slated for demolition in preliminary plans- final approved plans will include Robertson aka Sweetser School)- including the conditions to remove plowed snow and the exits of stormwater for the CASS fenced in detention area. (Satisfying 1 and 1A in request below) State ready for viewing with Bob Whitely and state date and time for viewing. I am available 24/7.
    available for viewing with Bob Whitely on ?date at ?time in Bob's office: 

    2. Per the WBRC Document provide #6 - step 1- all documents pertaining to drainage study, implementation and results, and all funding parties and complete financial accounting of fees for study to present day. Step 2-  Provide final approved plans showing runoff   redirectment  with subcatchment 3S , identifying original planned path which flowed under Congress to the new Study Point 3 stream to the Belfast Harbor. This is saying there are 2 streams- the plans must identify both path of each stream to the harbor.(for clarity I will list this one as #17 to take off the list after provided) State ready for viewing with Bob Whitely and state date and time for viewing. I am available 24/7.
    available for viewing with Bob Whitely on ?date at ?time in Bob's office:

    3. Final Approved Site Plan for WCGH Annex  119-125 Northport Ave. (Satisfying 2 in request below)  State ready for viewing with Bob Whitely and state date and time for viewing. I am available 24/7.
    available for viewing with Bob Whitely on ?date at ?time in Bob's office:
    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen



    _______________________________________________________________________________

    2/23/13 Updated 3rd paragrah. Slide show below dated 1/31/13
                                                  NASTY CLAMS
     I have quickly learned that if your Council is corrupt or "misguided" they try to force you into financial and spiritual devastation via law suits. The lack of stringent law, exceptions to exceptions, make the most ethical attorney take on only those with cash to burn. Council does not mess with the connected or their private property.

    A committee of residents to hold Council accountable would stop resident/private property abuse dead in its tracks. It is time. It can be that easy to stop the corruption and keep Belfast loud and proud.

    Email laurieallen55@msn.com to help and give residents back their Belfast. I will freely commit all my time with joy, courage and composure. To date, they haven't been able to silence me or take me away. But boy oh boy have they tried.

     
    2/5/13 City Corruption Meeting 

    https://vimeo.com/59059753

    I'm up in 2minutes 30 seconds. I am limited to 3 minutes and they hold me to it like no others. I try to cram in 2 years of corruption. They never respond, never accountable. I've been to meeting after meeting and will keep going.

    2/21/13 Here comes the City Attorney again(see letter below in response to speaking(see 2/5 video below)- refusing to allow Council to speak and cite violations for EVERYTHING. Who is dictating this City? Council are mere puppets and spineless smokescreens to detour truth and corruption. Here is their pledge:


    The City of Belfast is governed by a Mayor and City Council who are elected by the people of Belfast. The Mayor and City Council acting together are the governing body.  All governing body members serve two-year terms. The governing body, being the elected representative of the people, adopts all ordinances and resolutions and determines the general goals and policies.


    (updated 2/22/13) They violate ordinance crushing residents without accountability. Only recourse for resident to stop violations of natural rights is to hire an attorney and engineer to speak to present the same testimony from the resident that Council refuses to hear, total bias in favor of City regardless of fact. Absolutely outrageous and proven in letter after letter from City Attorney telling me they will not answer my requests, and to get an attorney. Other residents have told me the same scenario and it recently played out with Dr. Morril. She was quick to act before Planning and Zoning were able to get underway. Had that happened, the City would have buried her in foot dragging, red tape, using our tax dollars to pay the City Attorney to break the resident. That is their plan for me, what a racket for attorneys and officials. Another resident was lied to by Planning. Prior to buying their water view home, they wanted to be sure the lot in front of their view was not "buildable". City Planner, Wayne Marshall confirmed it was not. They bought the home. The owner of the lot (Caswell) presented Wayne Marshall with a sketch for a house on a napkin and Wayne approved it. Up went the house, and after 10k in legal fees without even getting to a motion, the slandered and destroyed resident put their stolen dream up for sale and got out of Dodge. This is how they kill souls and destroy property and value of those that challenge their corruption. Or roll over and lose your home.

    With malicious intent and destruction the City corruptly violates its own site snow removal ordinance/conditions. NEVER enforcing sites to remove plowed piled snow ordered in site condition compliance. City Planner, Wayne Marshall and DPW Bob Richards knowing this is what flooded us and destroyed properties of Seaview Terrace in the spring thaw of 2009 and 2011 lied and played ignorant to Seaview Terrace residents at the street sham meeting 8/2011. They forced this sham on us, not allowing an agenda City Hall Meeting to avoid the visible and verbal recording of corruption and lies. City Council and Mayor burying their heads and taping their mouths shut. Marina Delune the only Council to attend, stating over and over that she knows nothing of storm water. USELESS DETERRENT. Councilor Hurley's ego did let loose and he slandered me in the 12/11 meeting after I was gone. You can view it in the side bar listing video of erosion and meetings or read his words below the City Attorney letter in red.

    City Planner and DPW stood there with arms crossed, not giving any information, no concern for any residents. They forced the meeting during business hours, many could not lose a day of work to attend. The resident at 40 Seaview Terrace who almost lost a car and home in the 2009 flood spring thaw was providing hospice for a gravely ill patient. That resident had to hire a nurse to care for the patient to attend the street sham. The resident gave Wayne Marshall an accounting of the flooding in writing and verbally. Wayne Marshall ignored all residents pleas,  smirking and declaring NO help would be forthcoming to Seaview Terrace. Wayne over rode City Manager Joe Slocum's statement to me that the road was crumbling due to all the flooding and needs paving and roadside drainage. This is only one sample of 2 years of cover ups, waste and torture.


     City Wall Hall now refusing to hand over the remove plowed snow site conditions proving they are intently drowning and destroying Seaview Terrace. Instead silence and send another letter of intimidation at tax payers demise. Unethical and ignorant white collar thugs. City Wall Hall Criminals violating citizen's natural rights of Maine and the USA.


    Malfeasance in office, or official misconduct, is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties.
    The court then went on to use yet another definition, "malfeasance is the doing of an act which an officer had no legal right to do at all and that when an officer, through ignorance, inattention, or malice, does that which they have no legal right to do at all, or acts without any authority whatsoever, or exceeds, ignores, or abuses their powers, they are guilty of malfeasance."


    (below is an old entry from over a year ago and can be found way down the blog)

    TAKE OUR TAX DOLLARS AND BUILD STORMWATER DRAINAGE ON CITY MAINTAINED PROPERTY.

    Withholding public documents, withholding information, withholding communication, not allowing for rights, intimidation tactics, wearing me down, trying to break me financially, hire police presence at 2-3 City Council meetings where I would be speaking... Councilor Mike Hurley, City Manager Joe Slocum, City Planner Wayne Marshall publicly slandering and discrediting me, my Councillor Marina Delune reporting me to the Chief of Police as a threat, City Attorney used to speak for Council and runs away when challenged by me... greed breeds...tramples over the vulnerable and honest....

    *** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_MG7PCUD0 You Tube Video Erosion of my stream taken 8/2011
    ***  http://vimeo.com/31506248 11/1/11 City Hall Meeting- First time speaking of nightmare, holding back tears. I think I'm first up. Later, again after I am gone, the City Manager Joe Slocum and City Planner, Wayne Marshall, try to discredit me
     ***  http://vimeo.com/33314014 12/6/11 City Hall Meeting- I speak publicly about 15 minutes in- 4th person up. I let it rip with truth and maps.
     Later at the end of the meeting, long after I'm gone, Council member Mike Hurley slanders me with confidence and ease. Quoted as closely as possible, Mike Hurley’s public rant against me at the 12/6/11 City Council meeting:
     “I want to respond during the discussion about water. I came to the entire subject early on when we stated getting copied here on everything, with a pretty open mind about it, well, is there a problem here? What’s the problem? I think that’s what we do here quite often is hey what’s the problem and try to fix it and if there is something we can do. I want to say I had an open mind to it but having had the avalanche of emails that we received and what we heard tonight again, I just want to say that, ya know, if anybody thinks the way to solve a problem is to insult people with things like, Wayne’s World, Ignorant, Dysfunctional, Shot to Hell, Deceiving, Corruption, Lies, Cover Ups, Bullied, I want to add one word…RIDICULOUS. I’ve worked with all these guys and I’ve been on the wrong side of government in the past and I’ve been on the wrong side of government while I’ve been in government. And ya know, it’s just ridiculous to listen to this stuff. I would not object to putting this on the agenda for us to talk about what we should do about this if anything. But, you know, to listen to these to these kind of character assassinations pf people who could really be bothered to do these things to this woman, I’m really sorry, nobody has any interest in doing any of these kinds of things that she keeps proclaiming and you know it’s unfortunate she takes it completely publicly and tonight even, I kept waiting for her, what’s the problem (out of quote for me to say, I clearly stated in the beginning what the problem, what I wanted done, and backed it up with facts for the ?? Time) How would we address the problem. I THINK SHE’S MORE INTERESTED IN FIGHTING, but I’m willing to talk about it and look at it and maybe, ya know, there’s something we can do, I don’t know. But anyway, I FEEL LIKE WAYNE AND JOE, IN PARTICULAR HAVE BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PINATA AND I APPRECIATE THEM BEING RESTRAINED. I am sure, I can tell from everything that the landowner is absolutely feels put upon by the water that runs in the stream in through her yard. I think, maybe there’s a way to solve this but constantly insulting the people you’re trying to talk with, at least it’s never worked for me at home.”

    *** http://vimeo.com/34563093 1/3/12 City Hall Meeting- Seaview Terrace 1rst on agenda (I also speak publicly about 15 minutes in- 3rd person up. Council remains silent and hires City Attorney, Bill Kelly with our tax dollars to try and deflect the forced flooding. KELLY REVEALS YET ANOTHER  PUBLIC DOCUMENT OF FLOODING ON SEAVIEW PURPOSELY WITHHELD FROM ME.(Who knows what else they hide? Impossible to know, I have been intimidated and refused information on my property for 10 months and counting. ) A 1987 City hired engineer report that...SURPRISE- does not hold the City accountable for flooding. In fact, even with residents complaints of flooding in 1987, begins the City Planning approvals for Capt Albert Stevens School, Volunteers of America, Tall Pines, MidCoast Mental Health to build, eliminating ground absorption, accumulating storm water in huge dug out pools and channel down to private property, Seaview Terrace. Clobber us further by taking the storm water across Rte 1 from the Armory, National Guard, down to Pray's Homes along the side, back towards the trailer park, meandering and to accumulate more stormwater from who knows how far back and back across Rte 1, culvert forced directly into Seaview Terrace.
    *** http://vimeo.com/36425936 2/7/12 City Hall Meeting- I speak publicly again, Gavel is banging- seems like Spanky's Club House Meeting...
    (I attend many more meeting, offering solutions, put Seaview in Northport TIF to get funding to reroute City Stormwater to City maintained property, always ignored and intimidated. See side bar for more)
    They(The City DPW, City Council, City Manager, City Planner) tried to hide that they did private storm water work on private property in 10/2009 on Seaview Terrace because it was illegal. They are responsible for the road and to properly drain. Per my attorney "Generally, surface water can flow from one person's property to another and that is not objectionable. An exception may be that if a person dams or funnels property in a manner to cause particular damage to another's property, there may be a cause of action for that. " That is just what they did, they cleared a ditch, lowered driveways to allow, did culvert work to allow for stormwater from surrounding neighbors to drain into my stream. If it was only the neighbors... they are also FORCE CHANNELING to US from half of Belfast. And since they are sneakily dumping it onto private property, they are not accountable for flooding/eroding us. Callous to the fact they we need them to divert as much water as possible, give our road drainage to get it our of our homes because WE ARE IN A HUD FLOOD ZONE!!

     2/19/13 City Wall Hall Agenda- Refusing to put Seaview Terrace in Northport Ave TIF that opens funding/grants for PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE. Steam rolling ahead to steal for downtown visions at tax payers demise. Allowing Businesses to break the law...     
    After blizzard as of 2/13/13 sites have not removed plowed snow and are ALL melting to our private property.

    7th request 2/16/13. Sites did not remove snow. Piled high through out to drown Seaview Terrace. WHY DON'T YOU ENFORCE THE SITE CONDITIONS AND SAVE US??????? Sent to Council, Mayor, City Manager, and Planner, again, again- no response,
     

    2/13/13 5th request to Council, Mayor, City Manager and Planner to order sites to remove plowed snow that are drowning Seaview Terrace. Site Conditions mandate removing plowed snow. City refuses to enforce and was responsible for devastation to Seaview Terrace properties in 2009 and 2011 spring thaw from heavy snow season and snow piling. They are condemning Seaview Terrace to ruin following with eminent  domain.

    After blizzard as of 2/13/13 sites have not removed plowed snow and are ALL melting to our private property.

    2/8/13 -20 inches of snow piling at over 12 sites and roadside up and down Rte 1, rain on Monday, Tuesday= DISASTER- all flying into Seaview Terrace. City and Governor refuse to save Seaview Terrace regardless of local and state laws that would protect us. PRAY FOR US


    1/30/13 Time to organize and stop the corruption epidemic of the Mid Coast. An occupy movement this spring/summer in Belfast. Lovely views.  Stay tuned. From Rockland to Searsport- ailing corruption- right to the top- DEP and Governor- Aho and LePage. Bully, Bully, Bully, Maine 4th in Corruption. Time to clean house- starting at the nucleus...City/Town Halls. First step below to organize.
    Congratulations! Your Occupy Cafe membership has been approved. There are 4 simple things you can do to get started:
     
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    1/27/13 
    What could be the reason for this pre genocide treatment and pending disaster to the 12 families on Seaview Terrace? ....Eminent Domain only the City is not even planning on offering ANY compensation...just waiting for the big one!!!! Lemkin defined genocide as follows: "Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.
      Seaview Terrace is a group of residents in grave danger of forced flooding death in enormous volume.
    1/28/13 Was pre genocide too strong? Would drowning, perish, eliminate, evacuate, exterminate your neighborhood with planned and calculated stormwater make it better? Avoiding any proceedings under Eminent Domain for compensation and public outcry. Just wait and pounce.
     Damn that Jersey girl, we almost had Seaview Terrace. Now everyone is starting to wake up and see the siege.

    Inverse Condemnation

    An increase in environmental problems has resulted in a new type of eminent domain proceeding called inverse condemnation. In this proceeding, the property owner, rather than the condemnor, initiates the action. The owner alleges that the government has acquired an interest in his or her property without giving compensation, such as when the government floods a farmer's field or pollutes a stream crossing private land. An inverse condemnation proceeding is often brought by a property owner when it appears that the taker of the property does not intend to bring eminent domain proceedings.

    Further readings

    ..Harris, David. 1995. "The Battle for Black Land: Fighting Eminent Domain." NBA National Bar Association Magazine 9 (March–April)... many more

    The never ending question was why? Why have they targeted Seaview Terrace knowing that homes were taking in water from the development of the 1975 Belfast/Hilltop Birches. Why would they continue with approving site after site to present day with the new addition WCGH Annex Addition 2012 corruptly draining the stream. Secretly manipulating, ditching and culverts to force massive, life threatening volumes of water to the flood plain, flood zone private property of ed to Seaview Terrace. For 35+ years the City has purposely buried documents, refused any accountabilty and is bullying Seaview Terrace to death. Torrent rapids overflowing the huge culvert in 2009 almost wiping out homes and sweeping away cars were not of concern, nor 2011 which tore away 600 ft of my stream side property. Wayne Marshall, City Planner, Joe Slocum, City Manager, City Council, and City Attorney unite with force to try and stop me from uncovering this horror. Refusing solutions that would save Seaview Terrace and trying to move full steam ahead for personal agenda's.



    1/25/13 Updated captions and more corruption on album.

    1/24/13 City Of Belfast Targets those in the way of personal agenda's via ordinance violation yet ignores ordinance that would save Seaview Terrace. See side menu




    1/20/13 See email below picture box to City requesting snow removal violations to sites. UPDATED WITH CITY ATTORNEY INTIMIDATION LETTERS, JOE SLOCUM, COMMISSIONER AHO, WBRC ENGINEER PARTIAL OF 17 PAGE REPORT TELLING DEP TO DO STORM WATER ANALYSIS FOR WATER SHED RESIDENTS PRIOR TO ALLOWING ONLY THE IMPERVIOUS SECTIONS FROM ONLY THE SWEETSER SCHOOL (ROBERTSON) TO DRAIN INTO THIS "UN-NAMED" STREAM. THE CITY TOOK 5K FROM SAD32 FOR THIS ANALYSIS AND NEVER IMPLEMENTED IT. SLOCUM REFUSES TO ANSWER WHY!!

    ON DAYS THAT I CAN FACE THE EVIL AGAIN, I'LL BE PROTESTING IN THE CENTER OF TOWN. MY SIGN READS "TOWN AND COUNTRY SELLS ME HELL" COURTESY OF BILL INGERSOLL AND OWNER EARL BLACK, BHG T&C. GIVE ME A HONK IN SUPPORT AND NOT A LOOK OF ABOMINATION.  THE CITY WALL HALL IS ILL AND NEEDS TREATMENT.

    CITY WALL HALL KNEW ALL ALONG THAT THE SPRING THAW FLOODING THAT DESTROYED PROPERTY AFTER PROPERTY ON SEAVIEW TERRACE AS RECENTLY AS 2011 AND 2009, IS FROM THEIR HANDS. STEALING TWO YEARS OF MY LIFE PLAYING STUPID, BURYING DOCUMENTS, TRYING TO BREAK ME AT EVERY TURN TO COVER THEMSELVES. CONTINUING TO ADD TO THE STREAM AND SEAL THE FATE OF SEAVIEW. RAINS OF 5 INCHES OR MORE WILL DO THE SAME.

    KNOWING THIS AND ALL OF MY SOUL WRENCHING PERSISTENCE FOR 2 YEARS, THEY STILL DON'T ENFORCE THEIR BURIED SITE CONDITIONS TO REMOVE PLOWED SNOW OFF SITE. SEE MY RECENT PICTURES. IMAGINE YOUR HOME BEING AT THE RECEIVING END OF A WINTER OF STOCK PILING AT EACH PICTURE, TO MELT IN WILD RAPIDS TO THE PRIVATE PROPERTY OF SEAVIEW TERRACE WHERE THE CITY SLAMS THE GAVEL;

     "WE ARE NOT ADDING TO THE STREAM, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FLOODING TO SEAVIEW TERRACE. THE STREAM IS NATURAL AND WE BLAME MOTHER NATURE. THIS WOMAN IS RIDICULOUS AND WE ARE GOING TO MAKE HER LIFE HELL FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO STAND UP..ALONE. OVER AND OVER AGAIN. EACH FACT AND TRUTH SHE UNCOVERS WILL BE IGNORED AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH HER WITH EVERY POWER THAT CITY HALL MAKES ALL RESIDENTS FEAR. IN FACT, WE HAVE SUCH DISREGARD FOR THE RESIDENTS ON SEAVIEW TERRACE THAT WE ARE GOING TO STEAL THE NORTHPORT AVE TIF AND ANY CHANCE FOR SEWERS TO GET THEIR CALCULATED HORROR OUT OF SEAVIEW TERRACE. IT'S ONLY 12 FAMILIES... WE HAVE A RAIL TRAIL TO BUILD AND WE NEED PARKING AND WE, WE, WE...DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANY RESIDENTS THAT DON'T HAVE CLOUT OR MONEY, LEAST OF ALL the City owned street and residents of Seaview Terrace. 

    DEP Proteced Wetlands and Commission AHO approves the slaughter. Case closed. Guess it will be over my dead body, cause I don't cave.

    CITY MANAGER- JOE SLOCUM, CITY PLANNER- JOE SLOCUM, CODE OFFICER- TODD ROSENBURG, COUNCIL- MIKE HURLEY, CITY ATTORNEY-BILL KELLY FORM THE ALLIANCE TO TRY AND BREAK THIS SINGLE SURVIVOR MOM. ACCUSING ME OF ENJOYING THIS AS SPORT. WE CRAWLED HERE FOR SAFETY AND ANONYMITY, TO ACCUSE ME OF THIS IS PURELY DISGUSTING, ESPECIALLY FROM OUR CITY ATTORNEY!! THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH THESE EGO'S OF POWER. SO EASILY IDENTIFIABLE BY ANY THERAPIST, ANY ONE WITH THE SLIGHTEST EDUCATION ON DISORDERS.

    MORE CAN EASILY BE ADDED THIS LIST. WHAT TOOK THIS NEW RESIDENT FROM NJ TO UNCOVER FOR 2 BRUTAL YEARS IS KNOWN TO ALL THE OFFICIALS AND REALTORS AND ILLEGALLY WITH HELD FROM THE CITIZEN. 



    1/21/13 Martin Luther King Day, Inauguration Day- My post to RSU20 School Withdraw Foot dragging Frustration
     Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Jan 21, 2013 08:30
    Paralyzing with no response...horrible isn't it...using roadblocks and red tape  to stop the wheels of civil rights and justice, does it make you angry, want to demand for accountability and reason ability. All the time, fact finding research and the clock ticking. Could be gone in a NY minute. I envy the support and assistance from community, key officials and our City Attorney. I may look like I'm alone in this nightmare to save Seaview Terrace, but our boy John Lennon is ever present. , Who knew that on 10/09/09, John Lennon and my deceased sister's birthday, he would seal my fate for justice and honesty. Yoko Ono created an exhibition at the NYC Annex Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/09/arts/design/09lenn.html . On his birthday, Yoko gave the gift of open admission. I jumped in my SUV with my son and "peeled out" at NJT Exit 9, South River, NJ for a 45 minute cruise to the most spiritual and frightening education of my life. It was the last room in the glorious Hall of Fame, shrouded in all white. Each wall, video's of their lives, protesting and loving. Plain benches, just those proposed for the Armistice Bridge, to watch, reflect and mourning so powerful, you couldn't move. Displays of letters from the CIA to intimidate John, the Deportation Letter, his green card, napkins where he scribbled the songs we love today, his clothes, the last, his blood speckled glasses and blood stain clothes.

     John Lennon - stand by me ( official video ) - YouTube
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTpNAfcslMw


     1/18/13 OK OK I let them get to me yesterday. Please take the time to read this partial summary posted today at the Republican Journal. Next week I'll try to copy all the City Attorney letters that will make you gasp and some other prime unethical items. The demise of democracy at the core... the single Mom while other's look away.

     Back to...

     Standing Up and Taking It Like A Woman in a Man's World.

    Planning/City corruption to Seaview Terrace in a tiny partial summary of volumes of files, violations, lies, intimidation tactics, etc. Per  City Planner Wayne Marshall, City Manager Joe Slocum 4/2011- The destruction and flooding to Seaview Terrace is a force of nature, the stream is natural, has not been altered by the City.
    The City is not adding to the stream.
    The City not liable for acts of nature.
    The City did not do storm water work with heavy City equipment between 27 and 23  Seaview Terrace to channel accumulating run off and flooding from 26 Seaview into my private property at 17.
    The City does not have any maps nor information on any storm water coming into Seaview Terrace. Your request for these maps and information is monumental and we will charge you ruthlessly and not produce any documents or proof.
    The City's filing and removal of final plans from the Waldo County Deeded Registry into the City Planners control are a mess and per Joe Slocum is just the "dynamics" of a small municipal. Really, we pay him 95k to use his mess to hide behind. And 75?k to Wayne Marshall to assist. And the Council to serve the people to take no action for the mess and to NOT serve the people.
    I uncovered with held original plans proving my stream property was not natural and the City approved moved.
    Joe Slocum had inspected months prior, and decided was case closed, natural stream, no severe erosion, typical for natural runoff in any stream he has seen, claiming to be an expert at stream inspection along with his shoe loafer test that the ground was moist, land not flooded after months of waiting in foot dragging for his inspection done in 8/2011.
    After I found these plans in full vision, in City Hall as an employee was viewing them when I came unannounced, Joe then back pedaled saying he had been looking for these plans for a long time. Mike Hurley adding, big deal, happened 50 years ago. We're not responsible now. Like hell. That is just when the corruption began to Seaview Terrace and you are one of the current torch bearers.
    But, Joe- why didn't you tell me you were missing the original plans to my property when I asked Wayne Marshall, City Planner and document with holder for the full history of the development of Seaview Terrace way, way back in 4/2011. You also with held a City Hired engineers report when  original 1967 owner of Seaview Terrace, Dr. Caswell, began taking in water for the first time in his basement in the 1980's. 
    It began shortly after the Birches were built (these original plans also missing per Wayne Marshall from the Waldo County Registry Deeds- Cloutier- The Birches, Book 00011 Page 61 ref#1978 0400). The City Attorney, Bill Kelly, wrote that the City will not replace. Per Slocum-It's just the dynamics of any small municipal, that's the way it is.. 
    The City hired engineers report was a sham. He didn't look for any cause of flooding outside of Seaview Terrace. Basically like looking at a bee sting on your hand and scratching your head "How?" Oblivious to the massive buzzing hive above your City biased head. And further writing that many basements in Belfast are getting flooded!!
    City Attorney Bill Kelly brandishes this report, never revealed to me prior, to use against me in the 1/1/11 City Council Meeting. He states he is highly influenced by this report and finds no City flooding to Seaview Terrace. He runs out of the meeting when I question legitimacy of report. Council immediately votes- No Action at this time. Good Luck and Good Bye Ms. Allen.
    And lets not forget this advice from Joe Slocum... because of Ms. Allen's anxiety, she may not be happy with my answers.
    The DEP is not without blame. They signed approvals of plans to drain into an "un-named stream" Tom Gilbert, DEP, finally inspected CASS storm paths, and refused to look or report at the unapproved exit of stormwater from the fenced in detention pond at CASS. I was specific prior to his inspection to where this exit was. Right behind the Sweetser School, lower end of pond. Exits into path on Northeast Side of Sweetser (Miller St. side) merging with another unapproved path (from the Muck?) to travel under School St and down to Seaview Terrace. I wanted to be present for the inspection to point this out as well as unapproved drainage near the Birches. He did not allow me to attend and neglected reporting these paths. Commissioner Aho refuses to hear this and closes inspection with DEP approval.
    Now, I have uncovered that most of these sites are to be taking plowed snow off site per the Final Conditions plans. Planning and Code do not enforce violations of snow piling. That is the cause of the flooding to Seaview Terrace in 2009 that flowed over the huge culvert, into many yards, crossing the street, almost taking cars. This was reported to DPW and Planning. No action taken only to illegally dig ditches on private property to get flooding back into stream to me.
    I moved here in 2010 to this undisclosed nightmare, courtesy of Town and Country realtors, Bill Ingersoll and Earl Black. Spring thaw of 2011 ripped away 600 ft of property. Only I did not accept their lies of unaccountability. Roaring water paths are not hard to track. That's when they decided I needed to be crushed. Almost 2 years later and a blog full of proof, www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com they are continuing to push mental bullying.
    Here we are, residents on a City owned street. They know the reason for the flooding and use bully tactics to hide it. The real knife to the heart is that they refuse to even enforce code to take snow off site. See my pictures at the blog. A simple drive by proves they are piling all winter to let it melt to us. They know it, they are killing us and they could care less. They slaughter anyone who challenges them.
    Perhaps the non-recording of the meeting was a fluke that has never happened prior. Perhaps not. I have been lied to over and over. I do not lie and I am accountable. I am a mom trying to live in safety and peace. I did not create this hell. I was sold it and Planning made it.
    Laurie Allen, 17 Seaview Hell Terrace, Belfast
     1/17/13  ALERT- ANYONE WHO TAPED THE 1/15/13 CITY COUNCIL MEETING PLEASE CONTACT NED LIGHTNER 323-2430 OR NED.LIGHTNER@GMAIL.COM OR LAURIE ALLEN 323-5883 OR LAURIEALLEN55@MSN.COM. I am positive that Ned did not and has never prior moved a switch that stops recording. He is a professional.  I came to that meeting early, @6:15. City Manager Joe Slocum was at his spot working. After he saw me, he left the room. I am assuming that is when he called for a police guard . When could that switch have been hit? Ned wasn't there. My public speaking to the City Wall Hall corruption was devastating and took every strength left in my soul. This is flat out censorship corruption.

    1/15/13 see email to Coastal Mountain Land Trust below picture box

    1/14/13 Updated pictures of Seaview Terrace/huge culvert. City refusing accountability, that they haven't done anything to add to "natural stream". I proved not natural, the City has moved and manipulated to fit their corrupt needs. I proved them wrong and corrupt over and over.Liars can't cover facts. Instead they make my life hell with every bully tactic and more.  Click to see unbelievable calculated forced flooding to Seaview. Sites aren't even fined for illegal piling of snow, all season, more and more and more. Buhbye Seaview Terrace. Class Action Lawsuit to City Manager Joe Slocum for death and destruction by force.

    rom:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
    Sent:Fri 1/18/13 1:48 PM
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    Dear Jennika,

    Please advise what the final conditions for snow accumulation/plowing at these sites. It is my understanding from the Planning Board that "plowable" snow must be removed off site.  This link provides pictures and proof that these sites are not removing the snow and will continue to pile and melt to Seaview Terrace in roaring rapid wipe us out style. As happened in 2009 and 2011 and Wayne Marshall claiming mother nature and all kinds of stats in rainfall for 5 years, on and on and on our tax payers clock. While in full knowledge that he made the conditions and has the documents.


    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=105736045670734847961&target=ALBUM&id=5831861393761808113&authkey=Gv1sRgCKebwrrxq8PZxQE&feat=email

    After the sites are confirmed that plowable snow is to be removed offsite, I want to know;
    1. Who is responsible to enforce code. I would think Todd Rosenberg.

    2. Why isn't he enforcing code, year after year knowing Seaview Terrace is at the receiving end of this negligence. Simple drive by is all that is required, just like I did. Clearly visible as you see in the pictures. I copied the Police Chief so he will be aware of illegal plowing even if it isn't with in his purview.

    3. I want those sites to remove current and all future piles immediately. I want to know the date that all the present snow will be removed.

    4. I want confirmation that at all future snowfall, the snow will be removed simultaneously off site when plowing.

    These are the sites to confirm final conditions for plowing snow.

    1. CASS
    2. Belfast Birches
    3. Hilltop Birches
    4. VOA
    5. Tall Pines
    6. MidCoast Mental Health
    7. Legore Subdivision- Birch St. Development
    8. Town Houses on Cedar St
    5. National Guard
    6. Youngs Seafood (next door to National Guard)
    7. Larrabees (sp?) Plumbing
    8. Prays Homes
    9. Airport
    10. McLeods Trailer Park on Lower Congress
    11. Entire Annex Office Site across from WCGH

    I also noted snow piling on the corner of Upper Congress and Rte 1 North. Please advise if this is legal or in violation of City Ordinance. I see the City front loading snow into dump trucks throughout town and believe the same applies to that area as it is a major City road inside the bypass.

    Please respond with this email and to all recipients to avoid the never ending confusion of smokescreen communications?  from Planning and City Manager.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen
    ___________________________________________________________________________ 1/15/13
    After more than 1 year of Council taking the 5th on every request to stop flooding Seaview- Ego gets the best of Mike Hurley- again and again and again... This is sad. We locked eyes- I held my protest sign up higher, he was smirking ear to ear, no question, big window, big head, clear day. Ditto when I locked eyes at the same protest with Mayor Ash and City Manager Joe Slocum. 
    Evil Eye 101- Do not break- Evil will and they did. Below from Hurley

    Dear Ms. Allen; “Mike Hurley was smirking and glaring at me from his office” … you were on the corner across from my office where I work as much as 7 days a week. I stand and talk on the phone wearing a headset for many hours a week and I can be seen from the street by all who care to look. I saw you on the corner but did not smirk or glare at you in the slightest and I don’t believe that standing 100’ away from someone who is talking on the phone and surmising that they are thinking or talking about you is helpful. Best/ Mike Hurley

    The response should have been at my first plea for accountability back in 4/2011 till present from the Council for the People, should be:

    Dear Ms. Allen,

    You are a valued resident and the City has placed your neighborhood, a flood plain flood zone in grave danger. We will provide every document and recourse to fix this disaster immediately. You have our full support and concern. We should really be refunding your taxes for all of Seaview Terrace because we have been using your private property without easements, right of ways or any accountability as a storm water sewer for 35 years and counting. The City is destroying the property and endangering lives at every storm. We are sorry that after 8 months of non response and bullying that you were forced to take this public. We invaded your rights to privacy, a domestic survivor who crawled here with her children to begin a life again within the safety of City lines. We jeopardized your relocation proceedings and your safety by making you a public scapegoat, ruining your character ruthlessly and subjecting you to the harsh judgement of the community. It isn't hard to take a strong, honest woman and demolish her in our man's world. We called you ridiculous, said your claims were lies, tried to get your neighbors against you, used the "anxiety ridden" divorced woman syndrome, ... it goes on and on. We have disgraced Belfast and will make a public plea for forgiveness and retribution.

    That would be acceptable behavior from our Council and City Hall. I would love to begin again and volunteer at every chance to help and spread joy.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen

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    Dear Ellen,

    Please forward this to the gentlemen that attended the Passy Trail meeting. He spoke kindly for the railroad people and gave them support from the biting of City Hall. Since this last email, I see I misunderstood the payout to residents to avoid imminent domain. There is a resident movement underway and CMLT should be aware. We all want Belfast to beautify but not when residents are bashed for the money. Here's my comment on the Republican Journal today and I'm copying all City Wall Hall offenders. See more at my blog, www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com. Yesterday as I was protesting in front of Town and Country, Mayor Ash drove by looked at me and looked away, he refuses my emergency AAA calls at his garage, Mike Hurley was smirking and glaring at me from his office next to Bangor Daily News, and Joe Slocum avoided me by crossing the street early but also smirking at me. They are not nice people at all. Belfast deserves so much better.

    Belfast City Council: Jan. 15 agenda


    Stop steamrolling when we can't afford to do it properly. All this expense to make a mess. The rail bed will be gravel, weeds will grow quickly, no way to stop without chemicals, DPW will be pulling weeds, the vision of mom's and stroller's replaced by ATV tires, winter use only for cross country (so like 1 skier to go how many feet?) ridiculous, need barriers for kids and that one skier not to go off the edge( Hurley has visions for his trail property being a first aid station) we all know it's going to present more problems that once underway are going to fall to the taxpayers. City 101 for dummies is resident infrastructure- sewers and roads. 2 years and counting, the City is beating me for exposing the City corruption to residents and the death warrant they issue over and over to Seaview Terrace. See www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com and view my picture album for proof. Horrors in announcing they plan to steal Northport Ave TIF from Matthews Bros. completion rather than include Seaview Terrace into the TIF and build 35 years overdue storm sewers and get it out of our Seaview Terrace private property. They want the money for their rail trail and tourists and personal agenda's.
    And then the Railroad, good thing they have Coastal Mountain Land Trust going to bat for them. I think it's time for an email to CMLT- do they really want to tarnish themselves with the abuse, robbing and neglect that the City Wall Hall and Council distribute at any serious issue?
    Town and Country Realtors you purposely sold me this undisclosed nightmare and have ruined my life. I'll protest in the center of town until....
    Laurie Allen, 17 Hotel Hell Seaview Terrace, Belfast


    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen

    Link to BDN article for trail

    1/14/13 @ 1 pm -Just got back from protesting for 2 hours in front of Town & Country Realtor with my sign "Town & Country Sells me Hell" Council Mike Hurley glaring and smirking at me from his perch above Alexa's Pizza. City Manager, Joe Slocum also smirking as he avoids walking in front of me. So, they think it's funny to be public thugs and disgrace all of Belfast. My SUV/office was decked out with flag and Stop Flooding Seaview and wall of proof of corruption and flooding. Mayor Ash drove by too. He looked at me and didn't wave, I'm hurt. He had no choice when I saw him in Angler's the other night, face to face and I said Mayor Ash with a nod. But he does refuse my emergency AAA calls at his East Side Garage. Tsk Tsk.
     
    1/11/13 

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    To All,

    The City Of Belfast must stop this devastation and endangering to Seaview Terrace residents by using our private property as free City storm water sewer. Until these sewers are built, at minimum they should be enforcing ordinance to remove plowable snow when they gave these sites approval referencing the ordinance. To date Wayne Marhsall, City Planner and Joe Slocum, City Manager, defiantly refuses to provide public documents that would prove my case. I am sure these approvals in the files are good and buried. There's always another excuse or smokescreen. Common sense over rules this lack of ethics. When we get wiped out, then we'll hit the front page. Hope I survive to see City Wall Hall crumble. www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com

    Sincerely,

    Laurie Allen
    17 Seaview Terrace
    Belfast Me. 04915
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    1/9/13- City Wall Hall of Belfast...sheer disgust in how you slaughter Seaview Terrace. You see us as dispensable after you have destroyed us. You are horrible and beyond despicable.

    Passy Rail Trail Feasibility Study Draft Report Public Hearing

    CITY OF BELFAST
    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
    JANUARY 15, 2013
    At 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers (or as soon as possible thereafter)
    The Belfast City Council will hold a public hearing to review a Draft Report prepared for the Passy Rail Trail feasibility study and will take public comment on the Draft Report.
    The Passy Rail Trail project was envisioned when the City Council authorized the City’s purchase of the former Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad right-of-way in 2010.
    The purpose of the feasibility study is to explore possible ways to provide recreational opportunities like walking, jogging, biking and skiing within the Railroad right-of-way.
    Please join the City Council on Tuesday evening, the 15th of January, to hear a presentation of the Draft Report and to provide comments of your own for City Council consideration.
    Questions, comments or suggestions? Please contact: Jamie Francomano, Assistant Planner
    Code and Planning Department
    jfrancomano@cityofbelfast.org
    338-1417 ext. 25


    1/5/13-  Front Loaders at CASS and Annex openly, illegally dumping snow on site, stockpiling on stream banks for thaw wipe out to Seaview Terrace. The Planning Board assured me that all plowed snow would be hauled off site. After all my efforts, no one can be bothered to prevent illegal dumping that is responsible for the destruction of Seaview Terrace.

    Message below sent 1/4/13 to DEP Commissioner AHO, Governor LePage, City Council, City Admin., Mayor, and Gary Haslam or replacement at WCGH. I am waiting for response if I should call the police for illegal dumping. 

     To All,

    The Planning Board stated that snow removal is to be taken off site. Right now I am seeing a front loader dumping loads of snow to the banks of the ditch behind the annex up from the chiller. This will thaw into stream into the unauthorized path ( that everyone ignored against plea after plea) and further erode our properties and further endangering the huge tree. This tree is on the resident side, just holding on, directly across from the unauthorized drainage path into the stream.

    Driving through CASS- snow also being dumped along sides where it will go into detention pond and illegally drain down to Seaview Terrace DEP "PROTECTED" wetlands, via the unapproved outlet behind and to the Miller St side of the Sweetser School.

    It is more likely than not that every site above us is stock piling to drain to us as well as up and down Rte 1 from Huntress Gardens  to the National Guard, both sides and Wayne (City Planner)  knows where behind Prays.

    You are killing us.


    This is only the first pile up of  full snow season ahead. The 2011 spring thaw was crashing, thunderous wild rapids in my yard, tearing out 600 ft of property. Never ending snow walls 10-12 ft high for miles, calculated piling along many, many paths all leading to Seaview Terrace. The 2009 thaw sent rapids over Seaview Terrace yards, across the street and into opposing yards, almost taking a car and home with it as reported by resident to City Planner, Wayne Marshall and City Manager, Joe Slocum. 

    Only action taken- Crush Laurie Allen with City Wall Hall unethical and illegal brutality and keep destroying Seaview Terrace, they are dispensable. 
    __________________________________________________________________________________ 

    1/4/13 It takes a village, but only one to begin...wonder if her community, friends and family are supporting her or fearing consequences or ignorantly judging her...
    'Strong young woman': 15-year-old Taliban shooting victim Malala Yousufzai leaves UK hospital

15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, has been discharged from a hospital in the U.K. after doctors said she was well enough to spend some time recovering with her family.

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    'Strong young woman': 15-year-old Taliban shooting victim Malala Yousufzai leaves UK hospital

    15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, has been discharged from a hospital in the U.K. after doctors said she was well enough to spend some time recovering with her family.


    12/17/12-  Shame on you City Hall and Town and Country Realtors for trying to break me, the survivor Mom, the only protector of her children.
    BELFAST IS SANCTUARY INTERRUPTED BY A NIGHTMARE- WAKE UP AND STEP UP





    auntiebully a day ago
    May Belfast City Hall and Council Bring Integrity to the People of Belfast, The Foundation. Begging you to begin with fixing The City Calculated 35+ years of force channel flooding horror to Seaview Terrace Residents to save a buck for your visions of Rail Trails, Harbor Walks, Downtown parking, street lights, heated bathrooms, city lawn mowing, leaf sucking, snow plowing, street cleaning, etc. to make Belfast appear "clean and charming" instead of the corruption and disrespect that festers below the surface to any resident with serious City issues. Please know this is for City Manager, City Planner, Code and Zoning, City Council, City Attorney, and Bill Ingersoll, Earl Black of Better Homes and Gardens Town & Country Realtors.
    Happy New Years To All and what the hey, Happy Birthday to Auntiebully today, NYE. 
     12/29/12  my post to Republican Journal Seating on Armistice Bridge Chaos
     Reorganization and procedure of City Wall Hall is needed. City Manager, Joe Slocum must "manage" requests by thorough preparation prior to placing on agenda.  Throwing issues prematurely to Council causes bad blood over and over. Mike Hurley biting at the bit to lecture and reprimand the public.It is such a disgrace.
    The disharmony caused by inept managing is a constant thread. Of mention is the Dr. Morrow being forced to get immediate legal representation from the forceful, seething steam rolling of Todd Rosenburg, Code Enforcer, to stop flooding to her property, my 2 year City Wall Hall corruption horror, the new resident asking to control City Right of Ways with landscaping for personal privacy sending the neighbors into public outcry, the rail trail steam rolling and public outcry of robbing democracy TO DEAF City Wall Hall ears....The constant tail chasing to residents vs. steam rolling speed/approvals for a City Wall Hall project is purposeful and calculated. Confusion and discourse a smokescreen.
    Council should have received a bow tied package for the bridge seating where prior collaboration from the Armistice Group and Our Town were fully explored and "managed" by the City Manager. An email to Council with the proposal and pictures prior would have mandated more bench options, costs, and concerns to be met before agenda. 
    I will keep the awareness of this corruption through my blog www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com and speaking at City Council Meetings. The splintering of residents issues is key to City Wall Hall bullying. A community committee for residents concerns and City Wall Hall accountability is needed. Contact laurieallen55@msn.com.
    I fear that the stream lining of Front Street Shipyard will give the go ahead to Wayne Marshall, City Planner to sneak City Wall Hall projects through with full approvals. This already happened with the "unforeseen" expensive storm water sewer improvements needed when the Shipyard was underway. We taxpayers footed that expensive overhaul as I plead to save Seaview Terrace from City drowning and get beat on.
    Searsport is accused of similar practices- with the DCP they are sneaking in water hikes...removing 75? yr old citizens from public meetings with police force (could have been me at two of our meetings, our Council even called me in as a "threat" to the Chief of Police, City Attorney, Bill Kelly stepping in to intimidate me with unethical letters and actions, etc.).
    STOP THUG GOVERNMENT- COUNCIL IS NOT REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE. GREED IS BREEDING AND SPREADING LIKE FIRE.

    Mayor Ash Tear Down The City Hall Wall- I see it in your eyes, you can do it, we are with you 
    12/24/12- My post to Town and Country Realtors $250(+matching) donation to Food Pantry.

    Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Dec 24, 2012 07:44
    A nice gesture but the truth is Town and Country has hurt many people. I was sold an undisclosed secret horror City storm path stream. I was adamant that I did not want any water issues or streams- even refusing in emails, any listings with streams. Jan Andrews and Bill Ingersoll knowingly and cruelly sold me hell- www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com. After months of a bullying battle with Earl Black, T&C owner, he refused honor. I brought in Better Homes & Gardens Corporate. I requested T&C to assist with accountability to the City of Belfast so all homes could be sold honestly through proper sewer infrastructure. I requested restoration/stabilization of stream banks for the 600 ft lost in my first spring wild rapids thaw 4/2011. Earl requested estimates of the DEP wetlands stream. Gordon Contracting gave a ballpark (exact would be engineer reports and DEP approvals) of 85k. Earl was not successful in countering with an estimate from a professional/insured contractor. Another year gone and no honor. I get another estimate from RF Jordan, quoting for only one side to be stabilized and I  forfeit the restoration of 600 ft. of lost land on my small parcel. RF Jordan's estimate and additional outside estimates for engineering, DEP permits and prep- $25,650. Earl Black has refused to honor again and referred me to his attorney, status quo Belfast City Hall.
    I am back to protesting until...Many stop in support and many tell of being had by Town and Country too. I am sad to be forced into the public display from greed. The realtors have the means and knowledge to force City Hall to stop flooding residents and devastating property values. Since 2010- 4 homes have sold out of the 12 on Seaview Terrace. We are all from out of state.
    I did all my homework, asked all the questions, drove up for showings, had a property inspection...they saw me coming, paying cash, stream covered by snow, not disclosed, no water issues, never told in a flood zone, they recommended property inspection by DJ Brown of China. Done 4/2010- stream and unstabilized banks not disclosed...
    Jan Andrews fully aware of the domestic crashing, I was clawing to safety with my children. Contested court proceedings for relocate children from NJ and, aggressively marketing my home. I was on it to the "T". No room for mistakes, every dollar accounted for to sell, move, buy, repair, and win relocation, all alone, no one to help. Intense and emotional is an understatement. Stay focused and go. Goal- to breathe and begin again. Town and Country robbed me, my soul, my children. This is shattering.
    The corruption to cover this hell hole up by the City Wall Hall would break even the strongest. Yet I stand tall and solo. Out of respect for all, I will not protest during the holidays. We should all be in support to make Belfast a place of integrity. The facts and documents do not lie. Instead City Wall Hall fights to hide and lie. Maine Freedom of Information Act is a joke to them. Easy to manipulate and hide behind City Attorney.
    Planning holds all the plans and documents. Why did Wayne Marshall stop recording them in the public Deeded Registry of Waldo County since approx. 1999? I have not been able to get one true document. I asked for the full history of my home and Seaview Terrace built in 1967. He did not provide, but provided volumes of emails of his beliefs and smokescreens. Joe Slocum, City Manager, the same.
    Council Mike Hurley in full support of proven corruption. Publicly stating his admiration for Slocum and Marshall for being a "pinata" against this "ridiculous" woman...12/2011 City Council Meeting- see my blog. How can the residents allow this? Meeting after meeting residents are getting bashed and abused by the Wall and Hurley. Previously, I wrote they are seething... Hurley stole that and tried to flip it to residents as being seething in the recent meeting with the Armistice Bridge. Mike Hurley uses his position to force his personal vendetta's and personal agenda's.
    To the New Year and resolution to bring back the integrity so deserving of Belfast and volunteers. I want to put my efforts into helping not fighting for my basic rights.
    Let us live with joy, peace and safety.
    Laurie Allen, 17 Seaview Terrace, Belfast

    12/21/12 Yes my words are harsh and critical, after 2 years of City Bullying, I've had enough. I must watch or attend the meetings to keep the public aware. I'd rather put my head through the wall. I cannot understand this dysfunctional governing in the year to be 2013. The volunteers cushion the brutality of thug governing to residents. I read the Tanguay's of Searsport Shores Ocean Campground,were receiving harassment from their protesting of the monster propane tank. The Fire Chief, a supporter of the tanks, filed complaints against them for illegal use of propane tanks on their private property. No violations found. While I was protesting in front of Town & Country, a man was making claims against my property and estimates provided. Clearly, he was sent by Earl Black, owner of T&C Reality or Bill Ingersoll, agent that sold me this undisclosed stream nightmare. I wait to see what will hit me next. Just saw a 91 year old Lloyd Richards of Rockport on the news. His yard flooded by the town and the town also playing stupid. The change that caused the flooding to his only owner 1961 home which was  always dry? Development above his property. A veteran in his last years spending it fighting the town and vowing to do so to the grave. What is wrong with you officials? How do you ruin people's precious lives and steal their core without conscience?

    12/22/12 At the 12/17/12 City Council Meeting- Here's Johnny again. Hurley going off on an endless rant on..., does anyone know? Hurley steals my observation "seething" Zoning, Todd Rosenburg, I posted this on 12/12 at the Bangor Daily News " Todd Rosenburg gave a forceful prior presentation, callous to the cause and effect to Dr. Morrow and trying to force Council to side with him, the expert. It was very unsettling to watch him speak, almost seething." Hurley tries to flip it to the public reprimanding citizens as seething when it is clear that Hurley, Slocum, Marshall, and Rosenburg are seething at every challenge to their ego and their boys club rules. Spanky's Club House.
     
    12/4/12 City Council Meeting City Manager AKA Water Boy- Blows away any reality show! , City Manager, Joe Slocum eagerly jumps to be the water boy for JB Turner- Front Street Shipyards, when JB clears his throat. Joe comes running up with a cup of water for him. JB a bit embarrassed but humble. ME- I get the evil eye, the gavel and a history of police presence, called in as a threat to Chief of Police, City employees ordered not to help me, maps go missing, documents with held, Hurley slanders me after I leave meeting on public TV, etc. All for exposing the unethical, illegal flooding of residents.


    Here's some current conversations on Bangor Daily News- Front Street Shipyard- I begin below

     Auntiebully- Belfast City Hall and Council brazenly and repeatedly used police to intimidate me for exposing intent City flooding to residents and the cover up corruption. Council called me in to the Chief of Police as a threat (51, single Mom, law abiding), and was quickly cleared after freely coming to the station and a back ground check. At 2 meetings where I gave prior notice that I would be speaking, a police guard was ordered. The Chief not happy about that either. Slocum and Council orders City Attorney to begin intimidating me with biased, insulting, personal unethical tactics, deliberate neighbor/community alienation, on and on, it's unbelievable. Out in the streets, protesting, many commend me for my bravery. Clearly, residents fear consequences. City forcing legal battles with residents, using our tax dollars to win be red tape tactics and wearing you down. At the last meeting at the podium, I get the evil eye, hostility and all take the 5th as I present the City flooding to Seaview Terrace for the umpteenth time in 2 years.. Later, JB Turner of Front Street Shipyard, savior to Front Street hell, clears his throat and Joe comes running with a cup of water. JB a bit embarrassed, but humble. City Manager, Joe Slocum, please stop the disgracing of Belfast with thug governing.

     12/17/12 City Meeting It was sad to see Mike Hurley crying and offended that upset residents do not agree with Council and then lashing out against residents- saying we're seething when it's quite the opposite. So much time wasted on this bench discussion and never a word about the drowning of Seaview Terrace. Clearly visible the seething at meetings from key officials caught being unethical are Council Hurley, City Manager Joe Slocum, City Planner Wayne Marshall, Code and Zoning Todd Rosenburg, City Attorney Bill Kelly (he just ran from meeting and sent seething letters to me) Why isn't there a basic chain? First stop should be the City Manager to manage the request. When all conditions for request have been met then it goes to Agenda. Enormous wheel spinning at every meeting and City Manager gets 95K for what? To be the water boy(12/4 meeting with Front Street Shipyard) for those that could show him how to run the City and respect people... include Hurley, Marshall, Rosenberg and Kelly in the seminar.
     Oh my bad- it does go to City Manager Joe Slocum first, why didn't he contact the veterans, public, etc. He is so ignorant to the people, unethical, unaccountable, files missing, his admitting that his system is a mess, excuse after excuse. It's revolting.
    Auntiebully-Belfast is great to business and batters the resident. Stormwater sewers/ditching for business and force channeling stormwater to residents private property. Residents of Seaview Terrace in grave danger, 5 inches will wipe us out. City refuses to get City Stormwater out. Pleas to take Northport Ave TIF money be including Seaview Terrace via the WCGH new Annex to build sewers and save our lives and homes go unanswered. Council contemplates taking Northport Ave TIF to use with Downtown TIF for businesses... see more www.belfastbullies.blogspot.co...
    Laurie Allen, Battered Resident of Seaview Terrace,Belfast





    think911 auntiebully 15 hours ago


    Think911-I hear the City is thinking about creating associations similiar to Home Owner's associations. If you pick a color the people from away don't like or the converts too afraid to speak up, you can be denied the right to paint your house. We wouldn't want anyone deviating from the plan......Kitterridge did say it is important for everyone moves in the same direction.
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    Auntiebully- Laurel riding on MBNA and Front Street Shipyard. City Hall Wall spinning wheels and tax dollars on ?? In 2 years, we've finally got signs that you can't read and big bucks in studies that any local (not me) could have advised "Waste of money". (these blue sentences not in BDN)-  And the thousands for rock art to mark 2? range ways... Mayor Ash offered free slabs and Roger Lee snubbed him. As you drown Seaview Terrace and use tax dollars for another rock, another study, a few thousand here, a few thousand, a boatload unforeseen and unknown in Planning....Forbes listed Maine as worst state for business. Belfast got real lucky and Council and City Hall Wall got real reckless. Caught on the rat wheel of greed. They  must stop beating and robbing residents of rights and thug governing. The last meeting the City Manager Joe Slocum brought JB of Front Street Shipyard some water at the podium. When I speak, I get the evil eye, the gavel and a history of police presence, called in as a threat to Chief of Police, City employees ordered not to help me, maps go missing, documents with held, Hurley slanders me after I leave meeting on public TV, etc. All for exposing the unethical, illegal flooding of residents. The Front Street project began at the same time I began asking for maps- approx. 4/2011. And there you go- Front Street Shipyard is a sparkling diamond, City Manager Joe Slocum a personal valet. I still can't get the map, Council has taken the 5th and watches the corruption, City Attorney send letters of intimidation, attempting to alienate neighbors, trying to force me into a legal battle. There they can totally break this 51 year old survivor single Mom, who moved here to begin again, with safety and peace. Town and Country Realtors sold me undisclosed hell, not taking it, will fight to the grave or wood chipper. www.belfastbullies.blogspot.co...
    Laurie Allen, Hotel Seaview Terrace, Belfast
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    Keep fighting Laurel!You never know,it might just strike the right folks!
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    Thank you- 2 years of taking punches, it is beginning to come to light to those that didn't want to believe this is happening. How many times have you heard, They seem like nice people, I never would have thought, I want to believe them because the truth is too disturbing...Facts and documents don't lie(that's why they hide them, useless is MFOIA), neither do I.
    Laurie Allen
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    12/12/12  Enough Already- My response to Republican Journal  Council Approves High St Consent with some recent editing on the blog not reflected in Journal...

    "The city forgives all of the zoning violations." Violations created by the Zoning Officer. Another City mess at residents expense, defense and everyone's tax dollars. In an effort to move this foreclosing zoning mess, the master minds of Planning, Zoning, Realtor, and Bank representatives tried to steam roll another flood hazardous fix that would dump onto an "innocent" neighbor and 20 year pillar of community, Dr. Morrow. Todd Rosenburg gave a forceful prior presentation, callous to the cause and effect to Dr. Morrow and trying to force Council to side with him, the expert. It was very unsettling to watch him speak, almost seething. Similar tones echo throughout key officials local to State.Todd states that the plan he took months of tax payers dollars to create is an expert plan and will not affect Dr. Morrow's property at all. What does he have to loose? Planning has the power to diminish all accountability without consequences. Locals will ruin their lives trying to correct, before and after. 

    Dr. Morrow was quick to hire at her expense, attorney's and engineers to save her property from the steam roll. Dr. Morrow is familiar with the disgusting tactics the City has used to crush me as I try to save Seaview Terrace. See www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com.

    Todd presses for immediate action to proceed, citing sympathy for the Mortgage Co/Bank. A delay in closing would be inconvenient for the bank. Paul Gibbons, Dr. Morrow's attorney reduced the 2 week engineer review to 8 days to satisfy Todd. The winners are the City against citizens who can barely afford to pay the taxes and necessary 2k in flood insurance for the corrupt City planning. The attorneys and engineers have healthy billable hours waiting for their agenda at the winded and redundant City Council meetings.

    The innocent resident loses at every City Hall Wall infliction. Council is not expert in the tactics used to deceive and look to these deceivers for guidance. It's a vote. Resident screwed, but make sure to pay your tax bill on time. How kind is the City Manager/Council to raise the taxes and then split the bill into 2 ripoff payment plans? Not a problem for City Manager, Joe Slocum and is 95K? salary and City Planner, Wayne Marshall, 75K?... and I bet these old boys enjoy some perks. 

    A volunteer committee to review Planning/Zoning residential issues is paramount. Prior recorded volunteer committee approval and completion inspections are key to accountability and honesty. Our community is filled with experts to relieve the Council of this disgrace.
    Dr. Morrow's hired team quickly dismissed Todd's expert plan. Dr. Morrow is gracious in compromise even though her property may still suffer.

    I watch meeting after meeting where everyone must dance around the City's disrespect to residents. The City Hall Wall is lavished with praise and raise for coming to work.Some doing their job, some with excellence, but the big wigs blow the biggest tax dollars in waste and greed. Did I miss the line for Planning's Budget, the biggest sink hole of tax dollars? Resident infrastructure improvement vs making Belfast appear nice and tidy....sweep, mow, plow, suck up every leaf within the "bypass"... flood private properties and turn a blind eye to residents. They will however build sewers and ditch for business and the privileged. Mike Hurley pronounced that loud and clear... Kiss our *** and we may fix the hell we forced on you, nah, just keep kissing and be humble regardless. It's your rite of passage into Belfast to embrace my abuse. Bully. Bully. Bully.

    Belfast is a dream interrupted by a nightmare of Bullies.

    Can we fix it? YES WE CAN!! 

    WHERE ARE YOU BOB or FLO THE BUILDER? BOB or FLO THE ENGINEER, BOB or FLO THE LAWYER, BOB or FLO THE PAST PLANNING BOARD MEMBER, BOB OR FLO THE PAST CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, BOB or FLO SURVEYOR, MEDIATOR OR ANYONE THAT CARES, AN OUTSIDE COMMITTEE IS WHAT WE NEED.


    CALL ME MAYBE...
    LAURIEALLEN55@MSN.COM

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen

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    12/7/12 BEWARE of Public Hearings for resident concerns. I was duped at the Waldo County General Hospital Annex hearings. My concerns prompted a Site Visit. The stormwater path confirmed by Diane Allmyer- Beck into the stream is not what happened 6 months later when construction began. Impossible to make them accountable, there are no recordings, written or verbal, and they all take the 5th. Our City Attorney at their disposal... See my sidebar for details. To add to the stream at any point, regardless of this hoax is an absolute horror of disregard to Seaview Terrace residents. We are forced to provide free City stormwater sewer drainage from miles outside of Seaview Terrace with out any rights of ways, easements, or accountability. They claim they are not doing this but the paths leading to us do not lie. Two years of shoving it in their faces. They could care less that they have destroyed our property, property values, and are driving nail by nail, the death of Seaview Terrace at every storm. One inch of water is one foot of water for days on end. That is based on up to 3 inches... as I stand in the stream, day before dry, 2 inches in 4 hours = 2 Feet. They push to get the Northport Ave TIF for their ego visions knowing they are slamming the coffin shut on Seaview Terrace.

    12/6/12 My Post in Republican Journal Today for Belfast Christmas Tree Lighting- copied to all Council, Mayor and press

    Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Dec 06, 2012 07:53
    Mr Mayor, Tear Down That City Hall Wall.  See more @ www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com Can't count on DEP, they destroy the very wetlands they are bound to protect then force astronomical cost to resident to fix via Wetlands Stabilization Permit By Rule- 85k for what they allowed the City to do (to an extent, some unapproved to which DEP is to cover up also). The web of corruption...looks so pretty, come, come buy this web....don't be scared, you can trust me, there is no secret city stormwater nightmare running through your property. Yes, yes, heal here from a brutal divorce that crushed you and your children... paying cash??? oh that's even better, you'll never get out, welcome to Hotel Seaview Terrace.




    Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Dec 06, 2012 06:47
    So lovely is Belfast. After all the hell City Hall and Town and Country Realtors has forced on me, I protest on High St. to make others aware of the evil below the surface, spreading like cancer. No one wants to see this, you don't want to believe its happening. It is but can be stopped with vigilance and forcing Council to act. I have proved corruption beyond doubt. Hiding and with holding specific requests of public documents by Wayne Marshall, City Planner is top of the crimes. Although I have proved the forced flooding and destruction to Seaview Terrace on my own, through 2 years of City beating, realtor and Hall alike, they think that I will eventually break down, mentally and financially. No, I get stronger. Watching Dr. Morrell,(as Mayor Ash said in the 12/4/12 meeting "An innocent bystander" to protect her property from Plannings mistakes is wrong, wrong, wrong. Planning/Zoning were plowing ahead at great speed to cheaply and hazardously correct the zoning violation to rid their hands of the mess the Planning Office consistently creates to residents. Code Officer, Todd Rosenburg was forceful in his prior presentation that his plan would not flood Dr. Morrow, and that HE was the Council's expert and they should have faith in him. To which  Council Roger Lee gave allegiance. Forcing the resident to hire experts and threaten legal actions. Next meeting, Rosenburg's expert plan, months in the making, with our tax dollars and our tax dollars to fix their incompetence, was as clear as the resident said. Her property would be flooded by his plan but The City Wall Hall was going to bull doze over her anyway. The cost of attorney's and engineers, then to escalate waiting for Council to get to the agenda, it's outrageous and outrageous that it is accepted by residents. So that's they way it works with Planning, if you can't stop them before, they will ruin your life trying to get it fixed after. Tactics used against me include calling me in as a threat to the Chief of Police, ordering City employees not to help me, Wayne Marshall refusing to provide documents and when forced, produces everything but the real seal, hiding maps, with holding specific to my home 1987 engineer reports flooding to Seaview Terrace getting worse where was dry since 1967, hiding the original plans proving what I said from the start, the stream is man-made and Slocum knew it but kept preaching natural, City Wall refusing to honor  evidence and pictures  taken with Bob Whitely, Tax Assessor (he was stunned and speechless) police presence at meetings to whisk me away for one wrong word, bringing in the City Attorney to speak for them and run from me when cornered, City Attorney sending letters of intimidation, Mike Hurley publicly slandering me, Joe Slocum and Wayne Marshall  publicly discrediting me, lying to me,  attempting neighbor alienation through selective private property assistance from DPW and lying over and over about that, covering, covering, covering. Council awards them raises, enforcing the brutal treatment to 'INNOCENT RESIDENTS'. SAVE BELFAST FROM THE CITY WALL HALL- COUNCIL DO YOUR JOB, SERVE THE PEOPLE. YOU ARE JUST GETTING A TASTE OF WHAT'S COMING DOWN THE PIKE FROM THE WALL ABUSING POWER TO FULFILL THEIR GREED. REALTORS HAVE TO DECEIVE TO SELL BECAUSE OF THE HORROR OF PLANNING. I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS AND WILL KEEP FIGHTING BACK. BELFAST IS SO WORTH IT, IT IS A DREAM INTERRUPTED BY A NIGHTMARE.
    Laurie Allen, 17 Seaview Terrace, Belfast


     12/4/12 Associated Press- nice talking to you today. I'll be protesting today, approx., 12-1pm at Town and Country with new sign I made last night   TOWN & COUNTRY SELLS HELL                   Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Town and County owner, Earl Black agreed to pay for Wetlands stabilization after I brought in Better Homes & Gardens Corporate. I reduced estimates by over half and he is not honoring his word. Told him I'd be protesting and he said as an Ex-Marine who fought for my freedom, he can't stop me.... 

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    See My Facebook Pictures for Stream that was 1 inch high day before this past April and after 3 inches of rain the next day- 3 ft into stream.... 4 ft will be over banks- 5 ft yard- 6 ft all of Seaview Terrace- 6 inches of water will do us in. A winter of accumulating snow at these sites and up and down RTE 1 all directed to us...thawing and pouring to us nonstop for days-weeks.... Laurie Allen, Belfast Maine

    12/3/12- ?? Commissioner Aho's letter in sidebar keeps disappearing. Strange- I have retyped it verbatim and added my true request for investigation of CASS which AHO ignores. Also is 2 pages of 17 page document for WBRC Architects-Engineers to Mike Morse DEP project manager. advising of  stormwater drainage study for impact to watershed residents (that would be a big fat me) and never done. Belfast City Manager, Joe Slocum refuses to answer why it wasn't done when funds were in place for it and refuses to do it now. This same document was missing from the file the first time I inspected it in the Planning Office. Planner didn't count on me coming back another day to see it again and VOILA a whole slew of stormwater documents from DEP, Army Corp, Planning, on and on it goes, I had to pick quick, ask secretary for a copy and get out before Wayne Marshall came back. Otherwise I would have copied more that 100 pages of with held documents. Make sure to read below for more input on DEP corruption.

    12/2/12 Sadly received corruption confirming letter from Commissioner Aho, DEP yesterday. See Sidebar- NOTE -FIRST DEP EMAILS ARE AT BOTTOM REQUESTING CASS STORMWATER INVESTIGATION AND IGNORED SINCE 7/2011.Their investigation was false. Thomas Gilbert, DEP, refused to allow my presence  at his recent investigation from my request. I informed him  exactly where the stormwater was coming out from the CASS detention ponds, through a cage behind the Sweetser School, flowing along side, meeting up with another path from only Planning knows where, under School Street and through many residents private property not anywhere near the stream, and down to mine. He intentionally neglected this in his report and IT WAS WHY I HAD THE INVESTIGATION ORDERED!! The DEP approved only the WBRC engineer report advising runoff will be ONLY from the impervious of the SWEETSER SCHOOL to this un-named stream, which is my private property stream, DEP REGULATED WETLANDS!!! The engineer report also confirms to the DEP that a stormwater analysis to the watershed residents affected by this new change and approval not to demolish the Sweetser  School will be conducted. It was not. Commissioner AHO ignores proof of false reporting and ignores my demand for a full investigation and implementation of the stormwater analysis. And I quote per Commissioner Aho's letter (another tactic not to include my specific request for answers because IT IS CLEAR AND PROVEN DEP FAILURE TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE). Aho's letter along with history leading up to this sham of non-response is copied on the sidebar, s (almost identical to City Manager Joe Slocum rhetoric- is this a required course for Maine Government?) Note how Aho avoids investigation of the CASS School, the specific culprit and specific request to be investigated by the DEP since 7/2011. And I quote"The Department understands that you are experiencing an increase of stormwater which is resulting in the erosion of a stream bank located on your property. Because the school properties have been constructed per their plans approved by the Department in 2002 and 2006, the Department concludes that the stormwater problems you are experiencing are NOT a result of the approved construction of the Robertson School and Sweetser School properties." No **** Sherlock, as my brother says. "The Department takes these issues very seriously and is COMMITTED to to aiding landowners in resolving erosion control issues. SINCE IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO ACTUALLY DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THE STORMWATER PROBLEMS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING,"   
    What a joke, beyond easy to follow the paths and slew of water from miles around to Seaview Terrace. Tax Assessor Bob Whitley and I did it and made DEP, City Council, City Manager a map with actual pictures. It was all Bob Whitely could do to stop his mouth from hanging open and keep his job.  COMMISSIONER AHO PLEASE IMPLEMENT THE STORMWATER ANALYSIS THAT WAS ORDERED BY WBRC ARCHT/ ENGINEERS(click on sidebar DEP Holding Hands for actual order from WBRC to DEP) FOR THE CHANGE IN THE ROBERTSON RENAMED SWEETSER SCHOOL. THE DEP AND BELFAST PLANNING WILL BE SCREWED FOR AT LEAST 9 SITES THEY HAVE APPROVED TO DESTROY SEAVIEW TERRACE- DEP WETLANDS UNDER PROTECTION OR RATHER DESTRUCTION BY THE DEP. 
    "YOUR erosion control issues may be addressed by installing stabilization measures...with a Section 8 Permit by Rule application(enclosed)..." How thoughtful and estimates to do so according to DEP Wetland Regulations for slaughtering my property and neighborhood are now at 50 to 100K, my expense. At this rate, Maine will me number one in the corruptions rating rather than 5th. Bullies up and down the ladder, Governor LePage yet to answer me directly but copied on all. And fully aware after I protested directly in front, back, side, up, down, in his face and all the other "Dignitaries" at the Front Street Shipyard. JB Turner of Front Street accepted my apology for crashing his celebration, I thought it was a publicity stop created by the Governor. OOOOPS, my bad. JB knows my story though, we've been at the same meetings where City Hall is kicking my ass and kissing his. I like JB very much and ditto to the Front Street Shipyard. Integrity and Respect.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_MG7PCUD0 You Tube Video Erosion of my stream taken 8/2011

      11/1/11 First Meeting After 7 months of Lies/Withholding Public Documents/Tossing Me Around like a Pack of Cigarettes...sucking the life out of me
      http://vimeo.com/31506248 11/1/11 City Hall Meeting- fast forward 20minutes, 44 seconds, hard to hit that though, seems to jump from 20minutes to after my speech is done. May have to begin listening at 19 minutes, but don't ff- it will skip to end again. You can back it up too.  I give almost 15 minutes of choking testimony. After my wrenching public plea to stop flooding us 52 minutes into meeting City Manager Joe Slocum tries to deflect from missing map and discredit me, that was only the beginning of the missing documents that Wayne must have hid when you hear him give the history of the development56 minutes into meeting. When questioned by Council, Mike Hurley as to what is Belfast's Storm Water Ordinance, Wayne Marshall, City Planner and torturer of my life, states it directs to send storm water to nearest PUBLIC waterway- streams. I have requested this ordinance since and he fails to produce it... he must be lying and Seaview Terrace is NOT a public waterway, the City has no right aways or easements...THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!Then Mike Hurley says this storm water flooding is Council's problem but then they vote to take no action  in the 1/3/12 Meeting where they brought in the City Attorney who had more public documents with held from me specific to my property. When I tried to question him he ran away and Council closed the discussion.
    See side bar- video links for more meetings where I stand tall and speak true, deaf to City ego's.... See Mike Hurley's public slander rant against this honest mom, police guard at 2 meetings for me, Mayor Ash gripping that gavel trying to shut me up, hypocrites and liars
    11/26/12- click on side page 2nd bullet point 11/24/12 City Attorney Intimidation Letters. I did not have enough room to copy all letters. Clearly, 2 letters prove the CA's intent to pitt "neighbors" against me.  The ONE neighbor is the same neighbor that the City illegally assisted in 2009 to send their storm water to me by digging deep ditches with heavy City equipment on opposing stream side private property of Karen Caswell into the stream. Another failed coverup by Joe Slocum. Slocum claimed it never happened. I produced written testimony from a neighbor who witnessed the City equipment digging the ditch in 2009.  Slocum still tries to weasel out of accountability by recanting and claiming yes, it did happen  but it was 8 years prior to escape 7 year statute liability. I requested to see the City Work Orders for heavy equipment for the summer/fall of 2009. Slocum informed me that Bob Richards, DPW does not use Work Orders?? However, Bob keeps steno logs and must go digging to research. Several weeks later, these questionable steno logs are offered. 
    EMAIL FROM JENNIKA, ASSISTANT TO CITY MANAGER DATED 12/12/11 "Public Works Director Bob Richards has pulled together his documents of work done to Seaview Terrace (paving, culvert cleaning, etc) along with entries from his dated notepad of when/what work was done."
    Bob Richards has NOW found that INDEED work was done on this private property in Sept./Oct. 2009. However, IT WAS DONE TO PROTECT THE CITY'S ROADS.
    LIE AFTER LIE AFTER LIE. THE DIGGING WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE ROAD. THE WHOLE ROAD IS CRUMBLING PER JOE SLOCUM BECAUSE THE CITY HAS NOT PROVIDED ROADSIDE DITCHING FOR DRAINAGE. SLOCUM SAID THE ALLIGATOR CRACKING IS BECAUSE OF CONSTANT WATER UNDER THE ROAD!!

    CITY ATTORNEY, BILLY KELLY IS TRYING TO SPIN ME AS NOT CREDIBLE, NOT CAPABLE OF IDENTIFYING THE SEAL AND STAMP OF FINAL SITE CONDITIONS PLANS.  Therefore, City Wall Hall will not replace missing plans or authenticate Final Site Condition Plans. Wayne Marshall has removed maps beginning with those in the Planning office where he first showed me all the channels that the City is draining into my private property in April 2010. I requested a copy of that map. Weeks later a bogus map was given instead and original went missing and lies that it never existed. How was I able to know where to trace the paths myself and make my own map on this blog?? I stated this at the 11/2011 meeting and did a banging on the podium. No concern, no investigation. In fact, Council Mike Hurley defends the corruption, appreciating Marshall and Slocum being a pinata against this ridiculous woman. He further attempts to slander me by threatening no help because after 7 months of the Council dodging and ignoring volumes of evidence, I had the audacity to go public!! The pain so clear, my voice cracking, fighting back tears when I gave the 7 month history of corruption and torture. Slocum, Marshall and Hurley wipe their feet on me after I have left the meeting right on public TV. It is beyond comprehension. It is disgusting.
    Let me tell you Mike Hurley, this domestic survivor Mom, who spent the last of her dollars to fight and win relocation for the safety of her children, desperately did not want any attention. I needed peace and time with my children to heal and you ripped that from us/ You and the City Wall Hall continue the atrocity and slaying of myself and home , fueling the fire in NJ. All because the disaster Planning has created is an expensive mess to fix. Lets build a rail trail instead, go ahead with the Harbor Walk, give Wayne and Joe a raise, go for more grants for our visions, screw Seaview Terrace...yes, let's do that. Do I hear a 2nd? It's a vote- BUHBYE SEAVIEW TERRACE. Bang, Bang, Mayor Ash's gavel.

    See the bullet point for a simple Storm Water Ordinance request- flooding me with everything but. After CA, Billy Kelly got involved, it appeared on the City Website and I found it before the next attempt to discredit me. Proof in all the none sense rhetoric so typical in most responses from Wayne to smokescreen the planning corruption.Ordinance reads under approval to drain to a "NATURAL" outlet. Hence the year long rhetoric from the City Wall Hall, natural stream, natural erosion. Oh Dear, she wasn't supposed to find the original development plans showing the stream is not natural at all. Bet Slocum wanted to to reem City Tax Assessor and Honest Abe,  Bob Whitley for touring and documenting with pictures,  the paths of destruction with me and listening to Bob's long time friend and my neighbor, Becky Gibbons tell of the stream being moved by the City...several times...and the stormwater so overwhelming, the 4 foot in diameter culvert above her property, couldn't handle it, came flooding down, wiping out her yard and almost taking her car and home in 2009.  Foiled again Joe- Crime doesn't pay- drop the home boy, concerned, confused Colombo Act. It's nauseating, ignorant and a slap in the face to the true who believe you.

    I am told requested   PLANS ARE MISSING-6/18/12 from Wayne Marshall "
    The 1987/1988 Hilltop Birches plan.  There is a file for this project in our office and we have made it available for Ms. Allen to review.  To date, I do not believe that she has reviewed this file, and that she plans to return some time next week to review such.  I did look in the Registry to see if there was a copy of the recorded plan but I could not find such.  I am uncertain why this plan was not recorded.  " Easy to replace by requesting another from the engineer. Slocum, Marshall and Kelly refuse.

    Why did Wayne Marshall stop recording all his projects in the Deeded Registry for public access? Cleary to manipulate and control unethical planning and amendments. Specific requests for the Final Approved Site Conditions Plan of the Captain Albert Steven Schools (CASS)have been filled with "Proposed Site Conditions Plans" with the Robertson School (now Sweetser) demolished in the proposal. The school was NOT demolished and hence the scam and changes of stormwater flow.  One Million Dollars in stormwater improvements were done to handle the flow from CASS. Instead, I have uncovered direct flow from the huge detention tanks at CASS are channeled to me, over 1 mile away and not approved nor a natural path flow, it is forced. The small amount that was approved to flow was only the impervious section of the Sweetser School area and subject to a stormwater analysis to the watershed residents below. The City secured 5k in 2006 for this analysis from the school SAD34. THE CITY NEVER PERFORMED THE ANALYSIS. JOE SLOCUM REFUSES TO "SPECULATE" WHY IT WAS NOT DONE AND REFUSES TO IMPLEMENT IT NOW. Slocum does however speculate that I appear to have anxiety issues....

    CA, Billy Kelly further orders that  Council will not speak to me, my requests will go unanswered,  and I need to get an attorney for future communications.... I don't think so.
    11/20/12 Council Meeting- Did not hear update slated on agenda for the City Flooding to Dr. Morrow. Did hear Mike Hurley doing the fence game again. Here's my post in 11/23 Republican Journal 
     Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Nov 23, 2012 08:17
    Mike Hurley- how do you figure that I repeatedly come before the Council- pleading and proving your refusal to step up and fix the slaughter of water you are sending to our private property? You spoke of how you pondered that besides our tax dollars going to SEWERS, water, etc., the public has a right to ask for support for outside causes. HOW DO YOU DO THIS, KNOWING YOU'RE USING SEAVIEW TERRACE AS A FREE CITY SEWER AND 6 INCHES WILL WIPE US OUT?  SICKENING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. Seems my new rep., Mary Mortier, is following suit by planting her seed for new incoming Northport Ave. TIF money to support arts and downtown efforts rather than demand sewers to get the City water away from Seaview Terrace and save our properties from over 30 years of City building and dumping to us. Really, what is wrong with you people? Taking our tax dollars and lives for glory and greed. Shame on you.
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    11/13 update and summary of City Planner- Wayne Marshall Flooding Games to Dr.Morrow.                                     

    Updated 11/11/12  City Wall Hall Planning, Manager, Council -Flooding residents and assisting neighbors to flood fellow neighbors. Neglecting basic infrastructure 101- sewers and roads to use our tax dollars for their "downtown visions". Pitting neighbors against each other, forcing attorney and engineers involvement at resident expense. The City however has free access to manipulate any and all with our tax dollars. The Planner has methodically taken all incriminating public documents into his possession and discretion. Personal testament is nothing less than 2 years of torturous treatment, intimidation tactics, neighbor pitting and denial of documents that we all know are flooding and endangering Seaview Terrace daily because of Wayne Marshall and the City Wall Hall. He uses grants to lock projects in place, underestimates costs, can't schedule, unforeseen issues, an abomination of misuse of position, power, communication and incompetence. I've yet to see Council or the City Manager investigate the biggest blood sucker of our tax dollars. Instead they will shave away at the true City emloyees- Police Dept., staff/administration, and "blue collar" City personnel. It is an outrageous and ignorant public display of bias and corruption with our Council chasing City Wall's carrots. They ease  their conscience and deflect by tossing more tax dollars to personal charities.


     Below in blue my post in the Republican Journal, Village Soup  11/9/12 on Mary's win
    Congratulations Mary Mortier. Seaview Terrace is your ward and we need you to save us. We have been in some of the same meetings and you have been watching the demise and drowning of Seaview Terrace by key City Hall officials. Being a realtor, the shame that Bill Ingersoll and Jan Andrews from Town & Country, Belfast has cast on the industry by knowingly not disclosing this secret City free for all stormwater stream "sewer" to this survivor Mom who crawled here to begin again with her battered children, must turn your stomach. I turned away every home that disclosed streams or had any water issues. I was adamant I did not want water, period. I paid for a property inspection by DJ Brown,China Village, Me. I drove 500 miles to see the house, the snow covered the stream. City Hall has thrown every road block, hid public documents, used police intimidation, City Attorney intimidation, have tried to stop me from speaking at public meetings, refuse to speak, anything and everything to break this battered Mom and deny the illegal and unethical forced flooding to tiny Seaview Terrace, no rights of way, no easements. Sandy would have been the end- 6 inches of rain would be over 6 feet of water roaring over every property on Seaview Terrace. Marina callously ignoring us and even trying to rob TIF funding from Northport Ave. where Belfast can build City Stormwater sewers instead of using our private property for over 30 years. They send it from miles away, up and down Rte 1, across Rte 1, even from Wight St. which is a direct path to the outlet in City Park. In 2010, the Planning Board, Mike Hogan and Wayne Marshall tricked me at the site visit and we are getting the new Annex building's stormwater too. I was on top of that the whole way and they lied. I had 30 days to appeal from the site visit and construction didn't begin till 6 months later. I was duped and only course would be an expensive, useless Zoning Board of Appeal, You must be familiar with the couple on Old Searsport Ave selling their dream, the chapel. They were duped by the City too. Prior to purchased, Wayne Marshall assured them that the lot across from them was unbuildable and not a threat to their view. Mr. Caswell drew a plan for a home on a napkin and Wayne approved it, the house was built. The couple fought back, after 10k spent in the Appeal process, they were getting nowhere. They cut their losses, put the house up for sale and feel outcast from the community, Deja Vu. Alan Wood telling them he will never forgive himself for being forced to vote against them and resigned. Now, Caswell's house is in foreclosure and he is out of state. Mary, I can't even move, I would not lie to a buyer.Since 2010, 4 homes have been sold here. We are all from out of state. I am holding on without assistance and will not give up. To think how I put everything on the line to move here, to save us, calculating every dollar to be sure we could survive and begin again with peace, safety and stay under the radar. Instead the City has ruined our lives and propelled me into the spotlight, further injuring my children and stealing my hope, rights, home, neighborhood and community good will.
    I apologize if I have offended Belfast residents with my blog name, www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com. Couldn't think of another name that would capture the realtor, City Planner, City Manager, City Attorney, City Council and sadly, the Mayor. Since 1968, @ 7yrs old, when my parents stumbled on a $3700 fully furnished cottage in Bayside when we were driving home from the Worlds Fair in Canada in our Ford LTD with those nasty puckered vinyl covered back seats, I knew this was my home. After 3 cruel strikes in Bayside, my dreams stolen, I had to cut ties with Maine, it was too painful. Four years later, I saw a glimmer of hope, and against all odds, I made it happen, all alone and scared to death. I am not this awful woman that City Officials have portrayed me as. Please save us before it is too late.
    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen

      Council Mike Hurley when confronted and trapped with truth and facts by me, an honest Mom trying to heal with her children,  resorts to slander and "Thug Governing" refusal to heed to his pledge of allegiance at the start of every meeting. The  City Hall Wall of Bullies can be seen at many meetings where residents are kicked and business are kissed and assisted. This last meeting with Code Enforcement Officer Todd displaying such animosity, Wayne Marshall in full support, the smirking Portland attorney, Mr. Cunning...forming an alliance of intimidation. A disgrace of integrity, compassion, accountability and honesty from officials and realtors.  Mike Hurley, true to form, playing both sides of the fence...

    Below is the link, click and then click on 11/8/12 City Council Meeting. Such waste in lies and coverups paid with our tax dollars to avoid City Responsibility 101 RESIDENT SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE, DESTROYING OUR PROPERTIES INSTEAD. 




    11/9/12- Officials not responding to request for Final Approved Plans Site Conditions Plans for CASS. Proposed plans do not reflect the change to allow the old Robertson School now Sweetser to remain. Over 1 million dollars were spent to improve the storm water sewers on Miller St to handle CASS stormwater. After the approvals and engineer reports, Planning changed the conditions. The Robertson School would not be demolished and the stormwater from that would go to an un-named stream, over a mile away.  This un-named stream is my private property, a DEP WETLANDS PROTECTED STREAM. Why did DEP approve this? Were they misinformed? Surely, they should have researched the path where this water is being forced to a stream a mile away.... something is very wrong. My investigation reveals that unapproved storm water from the huge detention tanks is also coming to me, the un-named stream. Detention Tank Stormwater was approved to drain to Miller Street only. This is very, very wrong and very, very corrupt. Intently demolishing our neighborhood and endangering our lives. Add to that the stormwater and snow that gets plowed into the ditches up and down Rte 1 from the bypass to the National Guard, the detention holding ponds at Volunteers of America, Mid Coast Mental Health, Tall Pines Nursing,  and the tank at CASS...are they dumping their snow into these as well? Accumulating through out the winter to spring thaw and watch out Seaview Terrace- here comes our massive water, flooding, eroding and good luck, get lost maybe this year good bye. But don't forget to pay your taxes while we destroy your homes, and no re-evaluation either because we are not admitting that this is what we are doing to you. It would be unethical and illegal for us to do that to you, so...try and prove it. We have the documents and will throw every road block and ruin your life if you try to expose us. Yep, that's how City Hall has been beating on this survivor, single Mom and crashing children who crawled here from NJ to begin again.

    At the 11/8/12 City Hall meeting, Dr. Morrow of High St.  had to hire an attorney and engineer to try and stop storm water flooding.  Code Officer Todd Rosenberg is clearly callous towards Dr. Morrow's concerns. Council is visibly on alarm due to my 2 year battle for storm water relief against corrupt Planning. Here again, is a realtor, Michael Cunning  pressing for the sale, admitting the difficulty to move this property because of PLANNING mistakes from 7 years ago. Realtors should unite and  fight Planning, not residents.Wayne Marshall has been City Planner since approx. 1999. Resident Stormwater Nightmare especially for the low income, needing every dollar for her family, forced to shell out thousands and being beat daily by officials with her tax dollars.. The seller, Ms. Kennedy has brought a Portland Attorney to the meeting. Council Roger Lee telling Dr. Morrow's attorney that he has 8 days to get a report to convince him of flooding otherwise he will side with Todd and Planning. That's the scam, to appeal after a decision is a calculated ploy to spiritually and financially break you.Mike Hurley playing both sides of the fence, confirming the flooding. I was baited with hope when Mike said it is City Council's problem to fix the stormwater devastating Seaview Terrace. But then, he hopped the fence, slandered me and has sent my life into a tail spin of horror.  They cannot be trusted as evidenced by Attorney's hired for Planning's unethical and scummy tactics. Todd Rosenberg, Code Enforcement Officer has been working to unload the Kennedy property for 16 months?? of tax payer dollars because of Planning error 7 years ago?? Claiming to be experts in storm water flow and destruction. Experts at manipulating code/ordinance to flood residents and use our tax dollars for economic development and the "chosen". Wayne Marshall admits that at everyone of his projects, residents come out in force against his calculating path of destructive storm water flow to residents. And Wayne laughs about it, members of the planning board make jokes about it, Joe Slocum fully aware that public documents and information are hidden, with held,  he even tells they do not exist. However when uncovered, time and time again, he says his system is a mess. He says it is a serious offense to corrupt these documents and that's it. Council does not investigate but instead gives him praise, raise and extends his contract. Then Slocum further avoids resident sewer infrastrure responsibility by blaming it on hills and that's just the way it is, just like his refusal of providing public documents, lying to me through smokescreen words of opinions and beliefs. As if the storm water forced to us is of great mystery and force of nature. Please, insulting intelligence at the lowest level. Seaview Terrace is close to flat and Planning has taken the flow from miles around and forced it to us. Hurley defending Slocum and Marshall as pinata's against me. Hurley proclaims the truth I have painfully tracked for 8 months against the Wall of City Hall, is insulting and therefore will continue to slaughter Seaview Terrace. Victims of City Corruption are not allowed to demand justice and accountability. They force  you to hire an attorney against the City and engage in an unending waste of tax dollars in their scheme that you will  be financially devastated and buried with legal loophole tactics and foot dragging.

    Council meetings can be a biased ballet of personal agenda and show boating. It is sad to watch.  Council addresses a letter from a 5th grader and goes into discussion on this. Council gives praise to one of the adult men who trashed the pool and several store fronts saying he's sorry but implicating that Belfast should provide a Center to keep them from destroying Belfast. Marina seems in agreement and is in awe of his letter ... hello Game Loft, YMCA, Ice Rink, Come Boating, Skate Park ...to  name a few. I, on the other hand, a law abiding, tax paying resident trying to stop the City destruction of my private property, and am seen as a threat. Marina reports ME to the Chief Of Police and I am cleared. The list goes on and on with Council unaccountability. Marina was my council and never once read any of my letters over the 2 years of pleading for storm water investigations, not one of Council asked me any questions in the many meetings I spoke at. I provided pictures, facts, testimonies and maps, as much as I could before they gave me the gavel. Not one of our Council has the courage or integrity to save us. 

    It is your duty to protect residents in danger from intended ignorance and neglect to provide proper stormwater sewers. Using Seaview Terrace as a devastating sewer to save money for your wannabe projects and personal agenda's is of absolute disgrace. I marvel at how you have become immune to human rights and life. 

    11/07/12- Dodged another bullet with Sandy. 6 Inches of water equates to a minimum of 6 feet of water roaring through Seaview Terrace, to Fahey St and into the Bay.  Again, a request for the " Project- Belfast Elementary School, Belfast Maine,  Sheet Title- Site Final Conditions Plan, Sheet No.- CS102" to Wayne Marshall, City Planner is not given. He offers proposed plans that are not the final plans which will prove the planning of of the CASS School are the final overload that sends Seaview Terrace under water These plans must be put back in the Deeded Registry to end one of the many corrupt practices of City Hall.. This corruption and manipulation of public documents has cost thousands in coverups for the destruction of Seaview Terrace with City Hall Unethical and Illegal Officials. Why do realtors allow this? They should be uniting and fighting against the destruction and secret flooding to the real estate of Belfast. They sell these homes to out of staters and it is wrong and a disgrace.
     How can our best, Belfast Police Department enforce the law when our key City Hall Officials are the worst offenders?

     Recent sample of many emails requesting the final plan since 5/2010.


    From:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
    Sent:Wed 11/07/12 10:29 AM
    To: Jennika Lundy (managersupport@cityofbelfast.org); jslocum@cityofbelfast.org (jslocum@cityofbelfast.org); wmarshall@cityofbelfast.org (wmarshall@cityofbelfast.org); ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org); mayor@cityofbelfast.org (mayor@cityofbelfast.org)
    FYI-

    Today at 9:30 am in City Hall, Nora and Jennika offered me PROPOSED NOT FINAL. I have been advised by legal and City officials (Past and Present) that the box must say Final Sites Condition Plan Sheet CS102. Wayne Marshall controls all these public documents and corrupts public access with your approval. Please provide final.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen 
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    From: laurieallen55@msn.com
    To: managersupport@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: RE: The Final Approved Site Condition Plan, Belfast Elementary School (ie Capt. Albert Steven School), Sheet# CS102
    Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:15:27 -0500

    Jennika,


    Thanks again but I'm not reading a definite here. Request is specifically for one plan and it is " Project- Belfast Elementary School, Belfast Maine,  Sheet Title- Site Final Conditions Plan, Sheet No.- CS102
    The sheet measures 35" across and 30" down and has an official engineers seal, signed and dated.
    Please confirm.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie
    PS- It must be the final plan- there can be many proposed CS102 sheets. There is only one final CS102.



    **So many violations by City Manager- I left out trying to break me financially by trying to charge me by the hour for the public documents hidden to never see the light of day anyway... just take my money and not give any implicating public documents....Refusal to give me information as a "layman" telling me I'm not smart enough to read the material correctly...I must hire an attorney to ask my questions to the City Attorney- City Council has been instructed not to speak to me.....
    10/29/12
    From:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
    Sent:Mon 10/29/12 8:13 AM
    To: ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org); ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org (ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org); mayor@cityofbelfast.org (mayor@cityofbelfast.org); citymanager@cityofbelfast.org (citymanager@cityofbelfast.org); LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
    Cc: Governor LePage and Senator Thibodeau
    To All Officials,

    Please stop playing Russian Roulette with Seaview Terrace. You have the means and the responsibility to protect us from Planning's slaughter of our neighborhood.  You have unyielding proof of the enormous water you have allowed to be channeled to us. For nearly 2 years you choose to window dress and allow more water to be sent to us. This thought pattern is disturbed and dangerous to the 12 families on Seaview Terrace.  Over and over you have tried to silence me, ignore me, ignore the facts, ignore the hiding of public documents, ignore the harsh treatment from Marshall, Slocum and Hurley, ordered police presence at meetings to intimidate me, called me in as threat to chief of police to intimidate me, order the City Attorney to send letters to intimidate me, have ordered City employees not to help me, forced me into a public spotlight when we crawled here to heal and escape from domestic abuse. You have ripped my life apart and outcast me from society and business. The impact to my children of absolute disgust. The last meeting I attended was to stop you from robbing us of the chance for stormwater relief. You want to rob the funds from the Northport Ave TIF district for more downtown planning projects. I am sure you didn't count on me knowing how to include Seaview Terrace into the TIF. My ward council, Marina Delune still chose to ignore and continued to promote the robbing at the close of the TIF presentation (which Marshall provided a map for the downtown TIF but not for the Northport TIF- does this never end with him?) Not one of you asked for the Northport Ave TIF map or even the boundaries...status quo.

    Every inch of water equals 1 foot of water to Seaview Terrace. I know this for 3 inches of water. More than that may equate to over a foot per inch. One day of rain will flow for many, many days, you know better than I, the far reaching points you are sending this to us. We have dodged many bullets no thanks to you. I will continue to keep awareness up. Marina, when we go under, your advice to pray and meditate will echo in my ears. I hope no one dies so we can all participate in a law suit.

    Here is my comment currently in the Village Soup:
    Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Oct 28, 2012 09:06

    Luckily, we are in a split- bedrooms upstairs, have some time to get life preservers at any time and not have to look at them everyday to be constantly reminded that key Belfast Officials are drowning us with greedy intent with realtors pushing the sale without stream or flood zone disclosure. All four of us who have bought the only four houses for sale on Seaview Terrace since 2010 have been from out of state- New Jersey, Alaska, Florida and Maryland. I was adamant to the realtor that I did not want any water issues, have in writing where I refused a home because of a disclosed stream, I paid for a house inspection, no stream mentioned or the need for immediate stabilization, lot is only 1/4 acre...I have become poison for trying to save my home. Came here to escape abuse and safely begin again with my children. So much for LePage's pledge for domestic abuse as we survive and crawl here to be mentally slaughtered and endangered by key officials after a life of hell.
    Posted by: Harold Richardson | Oct 27, 2012 16:08
    I'm not too sure about this type of thing but I don't think having the life preservers in the closets is a good idea.  As the water rises, the pressure from the water would make it near impossible to get the closet door open.   At a minimum I'd have them hanging over the bed posts where they could be grabbed quickly.  Probably the best bet would be to just wear them constantly throughout the storm.
    Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Oct 27, 2012 08:45
    Praying the rain estimates for Sandy are accurate at Seaview Terrace, Belfast. The unethical and denial of Belfast City Planner- Wayne Marshall, City Manager- Joe Slocum, ALL of City Council, and City Attorney to use the private property of Seaview Terrace without any rights of away or easements as a stormwater outlet path from miles and miles away is beyond a threat, it is an instant destruction reality. Every inch of precipitation equals one foot of water draining into Seaview Terrace. As you drive up and down RTE 1 South and North- Seaview Terrace is about 1/4 mile past the "Bypass" on the right of of Rte 1 North. There are several culverts forcing the water to us from all sides. The biggest is where the huge tall pine is at the top of Seaview Terrace, the white ranch visible is most vulnerable. In 2009 the 6 ft? in diameter culvert overflowed and almost took her car. Joe Slocum said it could have knocked her house off it's foundation. All residents are in danger.The stream is almost dry now, take a look. You can pull over there and see the culvert- compare to before and after the storm. That water will be torrent in high volume flow for many, many days. The horrible treatment and intimidation used by these official during my 19 month and counting pleas and factual research can be viewed at my white collar bully blog- www.belfastbulliesblogspot.com. I have life preservers hanging in my children's bedroom closets. Last year, Emergency Management of Waldo County spoke at a City Hall Meeting, Everyone was given the maps I drew of the disastrous water forced to us. I spoke prior to Dale in the open to the public, Mayor Ash attempted to stop my pleas. He appeased me by saying lets see what transpires when EMO,  Dale Rowley, speaks his agenda. NO ONE SPOKE OF SEAVIEW TERRACE OR ASKED ONE QUESTION. Dale did tell me that my hand drawn map was very good and he could offer me a kit. I told him a kit was going to help the drowning of our neighborhood. His hands were tied. A MIRROR OF EVERY OTHER MEETING I HAVE ATTENDED. SHUT DOWN, INTIMIDATED AND SHUT OUT WITH ATTEMPTS TO MAKE ME SEEM OVER ANXIOUS, AND PER OUR CITY ATTORNEY, BILLY KELLY, "A SPORT FOR ME".  EVERY STORM AND SPRING THAW A GAME OF ROULETTE WHERE CITY OFFICIALS ABOVE TAKE AIM WITHOUT CONSCIENCE.
    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen, 17 Seaview Terrace, Belfast, laurieallen55@msn.com

    It would be great if everyone on FB would put Malala's pic on their wall. That way, she would never be silenced. It would mean she has won.

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    • Laurie Allen 1" rain=1 FOOT of water in stream-see my photo's where I'm in stream-was dry- 2 inches in 2 hours= 2 foot high. Brownville Maine had 6" and wiped out roads- Seaview would be 6 foot under....
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    10/3/12 see below the red for TIF district reporting from www.penbaypilot.com

    Fast Forward meeting approx 10 minutes- I have 3 minutes to expose corruption. Officials ignore and continue to batter residents, robbing tax dollars for businesses, flooding those without clout, costing thousands to moderate to low incomes in sump pumps and tens of thousands in real estate devaluing while pushing for more business and window dressing. My request for Seaview Terrace to be included in the Northport Ave TIF District via adding WCGH (annex addition 2011 and new additions currently underway) could build City Storm Water Sewers and stop illegally destroying the private property, endangered flood zone/plain of Seaview Terrace for enormous amounts of forced City Storm Water as a free sewer is logical and necessary. They have turned this into a personal ego issue (see Eric Sanders bristling and Mayor Ash timing me to the second) to deflect from the true danger forced on Seaview Terrace. A TIF District agenda brought me to this meeting to stop them from stealing funds for downtown projects. An informant had advised that City Storm Sewer near the bypass on Northport Ave has been broken for many, many years, adding to the flooding of residents. Please, please, fix it, save our homes and lives. 
     

     10/13/12 

    Requested Council on 9/18/12 to add WCGH to Northport Ave District. Stormwater Sewers are 30 years overdue- Seaview Terrace private property has taken enough. We are one storm away from extinction due to the forced City Storm Water from miles away. Please do not rob us to enhance another district. Below partial article from PenBay Pilot
     City tries to demystify the TIF | PenBay Pilot


    Current TIF districts in Belfast:
    Northport Avenue (est. 2005)
    The Rationale: Belfast-based window manufacturer Mathews Brothers wanted to expand [relocate?] on Perkins Road where there was no city water or sewer. The city created the TIF on the calculation that the increased value would be enough to make annual payments on a 20-year bond to extend to pay for the work, while extending the utilities to an area that includes residences.
    The Wild Card: The new Coastal Farms Food Processing Facility, which opened in August falls within the Northport Avenue TIF district, which was established specificallly for the sewer expansion, which is covered by taxes on the Mathews Bros. property. Whatever money is added to the TIF fund by Coastal Farms would be extra, Marshall said, but coud be diverted to a different TIF district, like the Downtown Waterfront district. Marshall, the property is not expected to be assessed until April, so the amount of TIF revenue is unknown.
    Downtown and Waterfront (est. 2005-06)

    The Rationale: Unlike the Northport Avenue district, the Downtown and Waterfront district was not created with a specific goal in mind, but rather in anticipation of increasing waterfront values and a desire to bring public infrastructure up with the rising tide. At the time it a development group, Belfast Bridge LLC, was proposing to turn the former Stinson Seafood sardine cannery into a $10 million complex with condominiums, retail shops] and a marina. The project stalled shortly after and the property lay idle for several years, but with the arrival of Front Street Shipyard in early 2011, the anticipated revenue is coming in. Marshall said improvements by the Shipyard currently add around $100,000 in taxes, and will add an estimated $15,000 more with the completion of so-called Building 1 at the north end of the property.
    The Wild Card: If the city amends the terms of the TIF to include personal property, Marshall estimated that Shipyard equipment like the travel lift would add between $9,000 and $17,000 to the pot.


    9/19/12 see below Martin
    9/17/12- OK RESTORED AT 1PM 9/17 missing pages 9,10,11,13,14,15,16,18,19,20 & 21 (pg 1 being home)


      9/19/12-
     Hi Neighbors,

    This letter below got printed in the journal today, I had hoped it would have made last Friday's paper (it only comes out once a week) so that residents may have come to the meeting in support. It did not.  At meeting last night, I got a lot in in my 3 minutes. Mayor Ash was timing me to the second, I contemplated setting my own timer. I did rehearse through out the day, editing to 3 minutes to hit the strong points. I exposed Planning corruption, put Slocum on the spot to do stormwater analysis and made a solid request for building storm water sewers. This TIF districiting is their next big push to spend more money downtown. Being in a TIF district allows for state funding/grants for infrastructure. They want to redistrict the Downtown TIF district to include 2 nonprofit buildings- Water Fall Arts and NTWH- Crosby School to increase TIF District value. Seaview Terrace is not part of the Northport Ave. TIF District. It stops by Irving Gas and includes Coastal Processing on Rte 1 and Matthew Brother's, Perkins Road. They are not improving anything in the Northport Ave District so that they can take those taxes paid into the Northport Ave District TIF and use them for the downtown district.

    I proposed last night to include Waldo County General Hospital (with new Annex building value) into the Northport Ave District. Seaview Terrace would then be in that TIF and allow for funding for infrastructure to build storm water sewers and get it out of Seaview Terrace.

    On the agenda was an explanation of the TIF presented by Slocum, Kittredge and Marshall. No comment was made on my proposal and Marina Delune, our Council, ignored it. She spoke up to reiterate that they could take the Northport Ave District TIF funds to improve downtown. The meeting is airing on channel 7, it is short and will support everything I have written.

    I am glad to have spoken out so that residents will know when they are being duped by planning, Council and Manager. What a disgusting racket. Riding on the laurels of those that work so hard to make Belfast special. Volunteers galore- Belfast is a great town minus Slocum and Marshall.


    Sincerely,
    Laurie

    Belfast Planner, Wayne Marshall floods residents

    In the 11/1/11 City Council meeting http://vimeo.com/31506248 Wayne Marshall, Belfast City Planner says that at everyone of his development approvals the public is only concerned about storm water, yet he intentionally floods us, no storm water provisions/sewers for residents. Trying to get public documents that will support the flooding are all held  by Wayne. He stopped recording the approved final site plans in the deeded registry of Waldo County over a decade ago. Request after request for the final approved site plans for Captain Albert Stevens school, The Hilltop Birches, The Belfast Birches, The Legore Subdivision, Tall Pines, Volunteers of America, Mid Coast Mental Health have not been supplied. Joe Slocum, City Manager has violated the Maine Freedom of Information Act. After signing a registered letter in August of 2012 to provide the above plans, he refused to respond in writing that they were available. Previously, the Planning office had advised that they were ready and after 3 hours of searching through the Captain Albert Stevens School file, under supervision in the planning office, the final plans were not there, confirmed with Marie Stalworth, administrative assistant. Also missing were most of the storm water documents- DEP, Army Corp, Engineer reports, public hearings for abutters, 5k paid for by SAD34 for a storm water analysis to quell the concerns that abutter, Mr Sanderson, spent 3 years to get storm water relief from the project, the analysis never done and Joe Slocum refusing to speculate/implement, this is only a sampling. Wayne Marshall thought I was done with the CASS files. The next day  I returned to review more files, and get requested copies of what little storm water documents I could find in CASS. One was a 10 page letter from engineer Ray Bouldoc, Bangor. One page was crucial and I did not get that page. I asked Marie for the file again. Inside was a bonanza of storm water documents that were not there the day before(some listed above). Missing was the 10 page letter from Bouldoc. How do we stop the City from destroying our real estate and using our tax dollars for "Economic Development" ? The lot next door listed at 100k 2 years ago, and has been reduced to 25k, proof of destruction. See www.belfastbullies.blogspot.com for more corruption and malfeasance.
    Laurie Allen

    Can we threaten to with hold our taxes and support each other? Will you join the movement to take back the town? Come to the 9/18 City Council Meeting, use TIF money to build storm water sewers for residents. Seaview Terrace has been the City's dirty secret for free sewer, flooding and destroying us. They want to take Northport Ave District TIF money for Downtown!! STOP THEM. See Slocum's 9/18 City Council Agenda
    10-F Public Explanation of Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
    We have been talking about Tax Increment Financing and we have had a lot of people asking more
    questions about what this tool really is. Here is my brief explanation.
    1. There are many ways to pay for needed redevelopment, economic development or infrastructure work. We can save the money, borrow the money, or raise taxes to raise the money

    * Wikipedia defines;
    Nonfeasance is to ignore and take no indicated action-neglect.

    At present the terms misfeasance nonfeasance are most often used with the reference to the conduct of municipal authorities with reference to the discharge of their statutory obligations; and it is an established rule that an action lies in favour of persons injured by misfeasance, i.e. by negligence in discharge of the duty; but that in the case of nonfeasance the remedy is not by action but by indictment or mandamus or by the particular procedure prescribed by the statutes.

    ROBBING SEAVIEW TERRACE OF TIF MONEY THAT COULD SAVE US

    9/17/12- Copied from my comment, Village Soup for expensive surveillance consideration.

     Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Sep 16, 2012 08:59
     
    Infrastructure first, Storm water sewers to save Seaview Terrace- one storm and we could be gone. Our private property is being used illegally without easements or right of ways for City storm water from miles around. The City denies but the water paths prove the lies. Maybe the Hurley's can pick up the tab for surveillance at the pool. Did they pay for all the damages, labor and water to restore? Not too much talk about this...not even at the City Council meeting. Public accountability and citizen watch group for all is the way. Come to the Belfast City Hall on 9/18/12. The "formal" meeting starts at 7 but an "informal" gathering is at 5:30 or anytime after. Support residents right's. Use "TIF" money to get City Storm Water out of Seaview Terrace, please.

    “You have to look at maybe not what’s happened, but at situations that might occur,” Sanders said. This quote is from Council Member Eric Sanders at the 9/4/12 City Council Meeting discussing spending a million for surveillance camera's. Outrageous, he doesn't blink at spending our money for camera's after I have proved over and over the danger and flooding that the City has placed on Seaview Terrace.  Improve the airport, improve the downtown, blow 25k for a useless study for  useless property,, blow 250k to study where to walk, how much lost on this "Rail Trail" fiasco, City Attorney fees, raises for Slocum and Marshall while other City employees and residents are punished for their out of control spending and lack of ethics, underestimating "projects",  enormous resident devastation and expense from incompetent planning , City records hidden, with held, residents bullied, intimidated, lied too, on and on it goes. What are these people doing? WE COULD BE WIPED OUT IN ONE STORM. Almost happened in 2009 and 2011. This year may be it. The truth is brutal when it is written. Can you imagine the brutality of being the target of these truths? Beating after beating, I stand true. My only wish is to save my children, pets, property and neighborhood.


    PER City Manager Joe Slocum, here is his decision to drown Seaview Terrace written over one year ago:

    "Your letter today is indicative of your anxiety and expectation of immediate need for answers which is not consistent with what I said to you on Tuesday... Secondly I told you that would have to go deep into City records to find whatever I could that would help bring all the truth to this issue that I could find. I said that no City record was a secret and I would try to find them and make them available to you.I have found  no maps of storm water channels draining into the stream at your private property.Absent new information this is my final response to this matter. I am sorry that I could not find a way to agree with your conclusions."

     


    Here is a Maine Freedom of Information request to Joe Slocum sent certified, and signed for. Previously, Slocum agreed to use emails as a formal request. These documents would prove the storm water channels draining into my private property. He has violated the law, ignoring the request. g that I cannot afford to challenge him with the City Attorney at his side. Availability and response requested in writing/email to insure validity of documents via the City Manager. I have been unable to get these documents since April 2011 and still cannot. Wayne Marshall, City Planner stopped recording his plans in the Waldo County Deeded Registry. Some of these plans should be in the registry, but Marshall emailed me that at least one of those are "missing". Requests to replace missing plans are ignored.
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    7/20/12 Email to Joe Slocum, City Manager, Council and Mayor
     Joe Slocum,

    11th and final request. Failure to  confirm the availability status and expected availability of each of the 8 final approved site plans and my request to have the stormwater analysis done (#9), will result in formal misconduct of MFOIA as directed ; Failure to reply will serve as written notice of denial. Today is the 5th working day that you have refused to advise, therefore denying request.

    What can I do if I believe an agency has unlawfully withheld a public record?


    1. CAPTAIN ALBERT STEVENS SCHOOL                Request Final Approved Site Plan
    2. VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA                                            "            "
    3. MID-COAST MENTAL HEALTH                                        "             "
    4. TALL PINES                                                                                  "               "
    5. BELFAST BIRCHES                                                                      "                "
    6. HILLTOP BIRCHES                                                          "              "
    7. THE BIRCH STREET SUBDIVISION (Legore?)                        "                "
    8. The Annex of WCGH  addition at 125 Northport Ave       "               "
    9. The stormwater analysis that was to be conducted by the City from Wayne Marhsall  reference letter dated 11/4/2002 to Paul Luttrelle, SAD 34, for an explanation of impact fee ($5000 to applicant). If the City did not conduct the stormwater analysis please advise why it has not been done. Advise when it will be done.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen

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      Council has never acted on any of the information I have presented to them at the many meetings, many emails, and many invitations to visit Seaview Terrace since April 2011 till present day. Exception- Council Mike Hurley's slander of me when I went public with these truths.
    Mike Hurley’s public rant against me at the 12/6/11 City Council meeting I want to respond during the discussion about water. I came to the entire subject early on when we stated getting copied here on everything, with a pretty open mind about it, well, is there a problem here? What’s the problem? I think that’s what we do here quite often is hey what’s the problem and try to fix it and if there is something we can do. I want to say I had an open mind to it but having had the avalanche of emails that we received and what we heard tonight again, I just want to say that, ya know, if anybody thinks the way to solve a problem is to insult people with things like, Wayne’s World, Ignorant, Dysfunctional, Shot to Hell, Deceiving, Corruption, Lies, Cover Ups, Bullied, I want to add one word…RIDICULOUS. I’ve worked with all these guys and I’ve been on the wrong side of government in the past and I’ve been on the wrong side of government while I’ve been in government. And ya know, it’s just ridiculous to listen to this stuff. I would not object to putting this on the agenda for us to talk about what we should do about this if anything. But, you know, to listen to these to these kind of character assassinations pf people who could really be bothered to do these things to this woman, I’m really sorry, nobody has any interest in doing any of these kinds of things that she keeps proclaiming and you know it’s unfortunate she takes it completely publicly and tonight even, I kept waiting for her, what’s the problem (out of quote for me to say, I clearly stated in the beginning what the problem, what I wanted done, and backed it up with facts for the ?? time and I never said Wayne's World, but everything else is not slander on my part because it is backed up with facts) How would we address the problem. I THINK SHE’S MORE INTERESTED IN FIGHTING, but I’m willing to talk about it and look at it and maybe, ya know, there’s something we can do, I don’t know. But anyway, I FEEL LIKE WAYNE AND JOE, IN PARTICULAR HAVE BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PINATA AND I APPRECIATE THEM BEING RESTRAINED. I am sure, I can tell from everything that the landowner is absolutely feels put upon by the water that runs in the stream in through her yard. I think, maybe there’s a way to solve this but constantly insulting the people you’re trying to talk with, at least it’s never worked for me at home.”

    Slander is the oral communication of false statements that are harmful to a person's reputation. If the statements are proven to be true, it is a complete defense to a charge of slander.  Slander is an act of communication that causes someone to be shamed, ridiculed, held in contempt, lowered in the estimation of the community, or to lose employment status or earnings or otherwise suffer a damaged reputation. Slander is a subcategory of defamation.


    9/9/12- Council Meeting 9/4/12 now airing on Ch 7. In a nutshell- TIF money from the Northport Ave District can finally give residents adequate storm water sewers. In this meeting is Wayne Marshall devising to take our district's TIF so sorely needed to save us from his destruction of Seaview Terrace. The plan is to take our money and give it to the downtown district. Marina Delune, our district council should have been jumping up and down for us. Instead, she pushes to get this robbing underway immediately in hopes to purchase the NTWH-Crosby School when it comes on the market, presumably for her quest for the disabled. Admirable, but not at our drowning and property destruction.

    They could stop the illegal, unethical, sneaky channeling of volumes of City Storm Water into Seaview Terrace. We are a flat flood zone. In 2009 the huge culvert overflowed at the top of Seaview Terrace. One resident reported her car almost got swept away. Joey Slocum, City Manager in 8/11 said the water could have knocked that same resident's home off its foundation. Joey Slocum also confirmed that we are being swamped by noting the alligator cracking of the road- all over. He said the cracking is from water under the road and roadside drainage is needed. That same event sent the stream pouring over yards, across the street into other resident's yards. After much denial and lies, Joey Slocum did admit that the City DID do work on  private property between 27 and 23 Seaview Terrace. The work done allowed for accumulated storm water from a resident across the street (26 Seaview)  to flow into a ditch the City deepened (in 2009) across the street and into my private property. That resident spoke against me at a City Hall meeting because his water problems were solved by the City at my expense. This resident took up maintaining this ditch that is not his property to allow the water to keep flowing from his property into my stream property. Joey Slocum now claims the work was done to save the road and lied in writing that it was done over 8 years ago ( to clear 7 year statute). Another lie, that section of the road is not flat- it was not accumulating road side. Joey also used in the City's defense, 100 year old natural stream, natural erosion, natural runoff. Joey was not honest again, he with held the maps showing the stream is not natural and tries to cover the lie at a public meeting (again after I have left), claiming he has been looking for that map. Bam- he knew all along it was not natural and knew the original plans showing the stream would right now be under my house, were WHERE Joe?? He walked the stream with me and lied to my face, over and over. As in any other public document I have requested that would prove the City flooding and corruption,  I have been told they are non-existent, missing, misplaced, City employees instructed not to help me, Marina calling me in as a threat to the Chief of Police, City Attorney sending totally unprofessional, unethical letters of intimidation, Joe Slocum and Planning threatening to charge fees without a ceiling to "look" and "research" for public documents and information that they have hid with no intention of providing. Trying to force me into a court battle where they can financially destroy me. Labeled by attorney's and engineers, needed to get Earl Black of BHG Town and Country to pay for damages for not disclosing this nightmare stream... Please, there must be one attorney and engineer that can handle this open and shut case for not disclosing. The banks, never stabilized, are crumbling like stale cake. See Sidebar labeled 5/20/12 Truth Time Line, I never would have bought this home if the stream was disclosed. 

    Note that for every City project, documents are accounted for and fly through Joey's system... City Council and Planning Board hands up, all in agreement, "SO MOVED"...Gavel down.

    Regardless, 2011 spring thaw sent the summer dry stream into roaring rapids, sweeping away 600 feet of my property, my new expensive,fence is now in peril, a foot away from dropping in. The City is still approving outside storm water to drain to our private property, illegal. New site development is to drain on site. Joey Slocum offered this smokescreen for the storm water ordinance "However on the storm drain rules Wayne Marshall, City Planner will need to go through the various sections of the Zoning Ordinance as not ever rule or provision is in the same place. He will have that for you later this week."

    See the Side Bar for the Wayne's Rules for everything but the specific ordinance. Wayne Marshall referenced this ordinance back at my first speaking in 11/11 when Mike Hurley asked what the ordinance was. Wayne said it was simply to drain into the nearest stream. For months and months I hounded Wayne, Joey and Council for that ordinance. NEVER did they give it to me, just sent me round and round, up and down, torturing me to break. I finally found it online where it mysteriously appeared months later, after I was tightening the line with facts and perseverance. Here it is, note that Seaview Terrace has not been natural since 1967 when the City moved the stream (and with held that from me too). The City does not have any right of ways or easements to use our private property as a "natural" sewer.
    Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage may be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the city. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the city, to a storm sewer or natural outlet, if in accordance with regulations of the state department of environmental protection.

    (Ord. No. 45-1999, § 600.2, 2-1-2000) 
    The code calls for to drain to sewers or near by natural outlet. This water is coming from as far away as the Muck and CASS, by Hannaford and from clear across Rte 1 from the National Guard to way behind Pray's Homes and the trail park. See my hand drawn map that I was forced to track because the City refused and tried to extort huge sums of money from me for any research. Some of  Joey Slocum's emails confirming this are in this blog. With held documents indicate the storm water from CASS are to drain down to the bay via Miller and the million dollar improvements allocated to those sewers. I FOUND it coming to Seaview Terrace. The City is refusing to implement the storm water analysis where 5k in funds were secured from SAD34 at construction of CASS. Wayne Marshall with held this document as well. IMPLEMENT THE ANALYSIS NOW.

    What should residents do when the City is robbing and destroying residents and their properties? Do we hold back our taxes and demand sewers and roadside drainage? 

    I know I am coming on strong and many are offended. From 4/2010-11/2010 I patiently went down every rabbit hole when my children needed me. November 2011 was my first speaking- see the video in the side bar.  It is devastating to put myself and my personal business out in public. I put all I had on the line to move here and begin again in 2010. My only agenda was to save my children and live safely and peacefully. It has been 2 years of sheer hell with the City and no end in sight. The lot next to me was listed at 100k and I understand it has recently sold for 25k. Don't tell me that our properties have not been destroyed by the City. Please don't blame me for making it public to protect others from the disgraceful coverup at the hands of the City Officials and Realtors. We should support each other to get this corrected so that we may sell our homes with honesty and value. This is only a small sample of the City bullying me, the blog contains so much more.

    I am a single mom of 2, unemployed due to arthritis (blessing in disguise, Dr. orders to move, keeping me healthy), not on government assistance, shelling out unplanned flood insurance of 2k a year, thousands wasted in this coverup. My income less than 18k yearly. I am thankful that I am financially responsible and am able to hold on. 

    The next City Council Meeting, unless cancelled, is Tuesday, 9/18/2012 @ 7pm. Check the City's website or call to confirm. They are moving to rob our funds at a work shop on 9/25. I am asking for Seaview Terrace to be saved and would love support at the meeting, just this one time. Please.
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    1. 9/4/12 MEETING-  At City Manager, Joe Slocum's request, was this vague addition:


                       I. Update on possible tax increment financing (TIF) options for the future.

    Jamie (Planning)  had one map for the downtown district and apologized for not having the map for the Northport Ave. district. Absolutely intentional absence. Seems redistricting is being considered to obtain funding to be used at the City's discretion.
    Of these 2 districts- downtown may extend to the Our Town Belfast's area up to include the non-profit, non  tax paying, Waterfall Arts. Extension, increasing "real" value for funding. A map was offered.

    The 2nd district, is Northport Ave. Since the map was not offered, it is suspicious. Wayne Marshall, City Planner, hampers efforts to allow public access to information he holds in this area. The intentional abuse and neglect of Planning is glaring. Seaview Terrace would fall into that district, the neighborhood the City has been destructing and endangering with illegal force channeling of City Storm Water from miles around. This began 25 years ago, with one development and has spiraled into a vortex of danger and expense to correct. See hand drawn map on separate page. Seaview Terrace was denied reassessment in 2011 as they crush our property values.

    Again and again, funds are allocated for business infrastructure and residents are denied those same basic infrastructure necessities. Storm water sewer drainage and roadside drainage. The TIF was implemented to achieve "public improvements".  The TIF for the Northport Ave district was implemented to provide sewer lines for the Matthew Brothers on Perkins Road. Since 2005 (per Thomas Kittredge), TIF funds have been paying for these improvements. It sounds like the payments are near complete. PLEASE, STOP USING OUR PRIVATE PROPERTY AS A FREE SEWER- BUILD A CITY SEWER AND SAVE SEAVIEW TERRACE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.


    Coastal Farms and Food is to be included in the redistricting. This would increase assessed value for project funding. Thomas Kittredge, Economic Developer, said that this increased value for Northport Ave area will allow the City to get funding that does not have to be used in that district. It can be used for MORE downtown projects. A resident has advised of storm water sewers running under Rte. 1 by the  bypass that have been broken for years. A Dental Office on Fahey Street (across from Seaview Terrace) was subject to flooding but seems the City helped. Trenches were dug around the property to alleviate the flooding, visible for anyone to see.  Where is the help for the drowning and property destruction of tax payer residents? Not by our Council, City Manager, Planner, Planning Board, Economic Developer, City Attorney, Mayor... Senate, Governor, Attorney General are pending, I'm waiting... 

    Per Thomas Kittredge -NO IMPROVEMENTS ARE TO BE MADE TO THAT (NORTHPORT AVE.) DISTRICT!! Wayne and Thomas are proposing to take Northport Ave. District money, that could save our neighborhood and give it to the Downtown District. THEY ARE PLACING THEMSELVES IN A POTENTIAL LAWSUIT THAT COULD CRIPPLE BELFAST. ONE STORM CAN WIPE OUT SEAVIEW TERRACE AND LIVES SCARRING BELFAST FOREVER.

    HOW CAN THEY DO THIS? OUR DISTRICT COUNCIL, MARINA DELUNE'S, ONLY CONCERN IS HOW TO GET THE NTWH-CROSBY IF IT SHOULD COME ON TO THE MARKET. FEARING THAT THE GRANT FOR THE FRONT STREET SHIPYARD WOULD CRUSH HER PERSONAL AGENDA WHILE THE RESIDENTS OF SEAVIEW TERRACE ARE DROWNING IN FEAR OF RAIN AND SNOW OUR PROPERTY VALUES DIMINISHED. 

    2. This winter is forecasting heavy snow. The spring thaw of 2011 took over 600 feet of my property banks with it. All the snow plowed and illegally dumped into these sites that drain into the private property of Seaview Terrace without easements or right of ways is of no concern to the City. Here is another agenda item to protect the shore zone from losing property.

        D) Consideration of a request from the Planning Department for authorization to apply for the Coastal Coastal Communities Grant to support the development of flexible Shoreland Zoning for Belfast properties.

     Please... if anyone see's illegal dumping of the snow, call the police and send me an email. Please support Seaview Terrace, the City disgraces all with this negligence.

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    8/25/12- In blinding irony is the recent "unexpected" storm water work near Front Street. Locating plans and maps, needed is record speed approved and underway at City expense. City Planning is drowning and destroying Seaview Terrace and using our tax dollars for their Boys Club projects. No maps, plans, honesty or accountability for us. Hide, lie, threaten, slander,torture and bully this innocent Mom trying to start over.

    Belfast Officials are battering residents for business and that is not any fault of the businesses.  In these same meetings Mike Hurley proclaimed a "Love Fest" for the Shipyard and slandered me.
              

    Slander is the oral communication of false statements that are harmful to a person's reputation. If the statements are proven to be true, it is a complete defense to a charge of slander. Oral opinions that don't contain statements of fact don't constitute slander. Slander is an act of communication that causes someone to be shamed, ridiculed, held in contempt, lowered in the estimation of the community, or to lose employment status or earnings or otherwise suffer a damaged reputation. Slander is a subcategory of defamation.
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     8/25/12 Congratulations to Front Street Shipyard- it is nothing short of jaw dropping awe. Kudos. Your professionalism is stellar. Wish Belfast City Officials would follow your lead- I am sorry to have had to rain on your parade. I was just waking up, put the news on and saw that Governor LePage was coming to the shipyard in 4 hours. I was just thinking that my next protesting stop would be Augusta hoping to see Governor LePage. Well, this was just a gift I couldn't refuse, and to have all the local dignitaries there...Merry Christmas to Me!! I thought that it was a publicity visit for the Governor, I did not know it was a Front Street Shipyard Celebration. I saw the news later and was sorry that I may have tarnished your celebration. That was never my intent, only to get the Governor's attention. I am sorry for past comments I wrote when the City was proclaiming a "Love Fest" for the Shipyard and a "Hate Fest" for me.

    My father, George Clyde Allen, born 1920,Wilmington,NC, was the Captain of the first 50 foot twin engine?/propeller luxury yacht in the 1950's, the Stelores(sp?). The yacht owner was Mr. Roshek of Roshek Department Stores, the largest in Iowa. Dad also Captained for Arthur Godfrey, correction- Lana Turner not Lena Horne, and many more out of Miami, Florida. His step-dad, Capt Jesse O'Hyden owned the Hy-Ball and was a favorite of the privileged for deep sea fishing excursions. They got some big ones, fought all day for those marlins and sail fish. I have the pictures and a great poem my Dad wrote to his Dad on a day out fishing. My Dad died in 1976, the Penobscot Bay, Bayside his final resting place. I bet he has made his way to the Front Street Ship Yard. 

    I have great respect for the  Front Street Shipyard and I have from day one. It pains me that I had been been placed in conflict with the best of business. I hope for forgiveness and empathy. 
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    8/10/12, Governor LePage saw me front and center with my "Stop Flooding Seaview" sign. I gave him 2 "Jersey Style" Loud and Proud Good Morning's and told him I'd like to speak with him. I'm waiting. My spine is Jersey but my heart has always been Maine.  I invited Senator Thibodeau over to my office -my SUV draped with the American Flag, BelfastBullies Banner and Information Board of the vile forced channeling of stormwater from far away by City Planning that will wipe us off the map. He was pleasant.  Erin Herbig ignored me. Joe Slocum had to walk past me several times. I stand tall and look evil in the eye

                                                   WHITE COLLAR BULLIES 
    8/13/12-8/21/12 .... "HERE'S JOHNNY" ...Mike Hurley just can't stop himself, saying Marina can take his abuse, she's tough. He bashes me, the papers, insults many, and is admired? for this behavior? It is embarrassing. Belfast is better than that. Hurley went after Marina again 8/21/12 when she spoke honestly on spending. Seems the long awaited Belfast Signs, almost 2 years in discussion... are inadequate. No one thought to put a sample sign up, do a drive-by and see if it was readable...shouldn't that have been Road Sign 101?? We pay these men these huge salaries to consistently and expensively drop the ball.
      Currently the City is putting in sidewalks across and down the street from us. I rarely see anyone walking in that section (from eye Dr. Poole's down towards the best place to buy lobsters- David Black, Lucky Red's Lobsters, Belfast, Maine) and I am disgusted.                                    


    7/17/12  Belfast City Council Meeting- Total disgrace and painful to watch. Batter residents for business. Mike Hurley lashes out at Marina Delune and her hearing aid, Eric Sanders blinders on- Greenway is all he sees/wants, Nancy Hamilton- "Build It and They Will Come...and it's probably worth it." Roger Lee missing the picture for residents, tunnel vision on mil numbers, Mayor Ash trying to save a sinking ship and his business, Marina Delune baited by Wayne Marshall and parking spots to pass revitalization for tax payers to possibly have to match with tax dollars of over 300k to "stimulate" development. Roger's concern for the revitalization was not so much the money the tax payers may have to pony up, but the hours needed to implement and complete. No concern for the City using the flood zone of Seaview Terrace as a free storm water sewer, with no rights of easements, destroying our properties and value and placing residents in grave danger. Council approved a 5% RAISE to Slocum and Marshall...Scranton Pa is forcing minimum wage or lay off to City Workers. Really Roger, you just couldn't find a way to cut...Jayne Giles told you all, and offered a budget committee. Rodger repeatedly said her committee could cost more. 8/21/12 Public Hearing To Approve Bond for at least 400k.  STOP THEM!!! COME TO THE HEARING
    7/16/12-Current Planning Board public meeting with the proposed day care school in Primrose Section- storm water again and Mr. Johnson pressing the board, stating many times, that he has seen Planning push things through unknown and unapproved. Pressing board to commit that there will be complete transparency and public involvement. Commitment not offered, side stepped concern. Just like City Council, City Manager, City Planner, City Attorney... It must be a  a mandatory course, City 101 How to Rip Off the Public with a Smile. It is necessary to to form watchdog committee's over our Planning Board/Office, City Manager and Council. Perhaps contracts from residents signed by officials would be helpful. To appeal after the scam is torture and a legal nightmare. They use our tax dollars and City Attorney. The salary of Joe Slocum is over 90k, Wayne Marshall over 75k?, the City Attorney- going rate is $250 an hour- not sure what he charges, they have nothing to lose unless we unite and challenge corruption.
    7/14/12- More torture on the tortured page. They really are a heartless bunch. I am sorry for their children, significant others or pets. This disgraces all. I spoke at the budget meeting, but my request to freeze window dressing spending and put it to ballot as well as a plea to get the force diverted, illegal City storm water out of the flood zone of Seaview Terrace were not addressed. People do not come to these meetings because the City does not act on residents pleas. There is no greater evidence of that than what I have been subjected by these horrible people. Most residents are choosing not to get involved because it is harmful to your health to challenge the "CITY". This breaks my heart 24/7, always on my shoulders. Please help me.
    7/10/12- Taken from my page marked "Tortured" please read all on that. It is difficult reading, hard not to put your head through the wall. This is only one of easily over 200 City emails since May 2011, that's right, 2011, where I am only trying to find out the stormwater coming into Seaview Terrace. I've been forced down this rabbit hole when my children need their mother. A simple request to see the 8 final approved site plans and implementation of a storm water analysis with funds secured since 2006, are not answered. Instead a slew of words and smokescreens to frustrate me into making a mistake where they can take legal action against me. These site plans and the storm water analysis will prove that the City is illegally, in many ways, sending volumes of City storm water, devised by Planning's approvals of developments, to the private properties in the flood zone of Seaview Terrace. When Wayne Marshall, the City Planner "took over" in approx. 1999 he began the corrupt control of public documents by ending and not recording any of the Planning's final approved site plans in the deeded registry of Waldo County. Hello to screwing residents in his path with officials covering up. This is huge and we can stop them now. COPY AND PASTE THIS REQUEST (below under the bold blue) TO JOE SLOCUM/COUNCIL/MAYOR PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING FINAL BUDGET MEETING THIS THURSDAY, 7/12/12. I'LL BE AT THE MEETING PROVIDED I DON'T END UP IN A WOOD CHIPPER. THE MORE THE BETTER. PLEASE make the City fix Seaview Terrace.
    7/11/12- The outcome of tomorrow's Thursday, 7/12/12 budget meeting will be the deciding factor. We know the City is covering up and removing, hiding, and being absolutely dishonest in disclosing information and public documents using intimidation tactics.

    We have watched the City bully me in meetings and my Council refusing to act, and actually calling me in as a threat to the Chief of Police because of their guilt in repeated unethical tactics.They refused to give Seaview Terrance residents an agenda at City Hall after repeated requests. Wayne Marshall and Joe Slocum instead ordered a informal, unorganized sham of a street meeting during business hours. Many residents could not attend and many had to take the day off and find health care for sick ones at home. They had no intention of hearing or helping us. It was a procedure used to break us while we paid them to do it. To date, there has been no response on the final plans requested below. The reason, I suspect, will be the final nail. The CASS School Plans are crucial...the file in it's entirety, without Wayne removing documents... just like the Annex, what is approved and what is actually done are night and day. Feeding on residents like a cancer, crushing your soul and stealing your life, property, and small savings in trying to save your home and community. I have been trying to make this my permanent home for 30+ years, I fought and put everything on the line...alone. I did it, I crawled here with my children, dogs and life packed in a 50 ft Penske truck to begin again. Bouncing back in forth from Maine to NJ in a heated custody relocation that I won. Children battered and frightened. Do you have any idea how difficult that is too win?? Combine that will selling (in NJ the seller must pass 24 items for Certificate of Occupancy- from repairing cracks in the sidewalk, porch railings, electrical...I had to fix it all with no money or volunteers, buying, landing a job at Bank of America...all done prior to the courts decision to award relocation in the summer of 2010.  Town and Country knew all this, were who I thought to be compassionate and honest. They took advantage of me when I was barely breathing, knowing I was paying cash and selling me the worst property in Belfast against my only conditions in written and verbal form.... NO WATER ISSUES. The "stream"wasn't disclosed nor that I was in a flood zone. I refused a property on Stover Lane because it had a stream, I refused a property on Birch Street because of a large crack in the basement wall (I assumed from water outside even though realtor assured me not, absolutely dry) Now I know that Birch Street too is a swamp approved by the City where they refuse to be accountable by making it a subdivision. Town and Country never told me this either although I have in writing asking how things work, roads, sewers... I asked Bill Ingersoll of Town and Country, the listing agent on my home, how he could have done this to me? He ran into the office and his buddy threatened me with harassment outside of Town and Country in Belfast. I ask Council how this can be allowed, they run to the City Attorney and he sends me a letter threatening me with harassment....This is just a sample of treatment that this alone Mom has received while forking over unforeseen flood insurance, attorney consultation fees, constant detective work, heavy labor to stop new fence from falling into stream because of severe erosion... just to name a few.
    Yes, if they don't make this right tomorrow, I'll be looking for a rally and help to organize.

    From:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
    Sent:Mon 7/09/12 11:37 AM
    To: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org; LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com); acurtis@bangordailynews.com; tgroening@bangordailynews.com
    Cc: bkelly11@bluestreakme.com; planner@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; esanders@athenahealth.com; mayor@cityofbelfast.org; jlundy@cityofbelfast.org; taxcollector@cityofbelfast.org
    Joe Slocum,

    Per 7/6 Email -I have full rights to view those maps. I will deal with you and copies later.  This means no copies at this point in time. I was told the final approved plans were ready with the files and the final approved plans for CASS were not there after 6 hours of searching through files under supervision. Marie could not find it either. You have stated that files and documents are all over the place and that's just the way it is. This is your system and your responsibility to provide these documents requested. Wayne has stated that a final approved site plan or plans that are in registry of deeds is not there and he does not know where it is. Therefore, as City Manager, you should be concerned about missing vital City documents and take action to replace them. Please gather for inspection, in one pile,  all the final approved site plans requested,, advise which ones are missing and when they will be available for viewing (I do not wish to know the steps required to get them- you tend to over word). And again, advise when the storm water analysis will be done.
    (Residents- feel free to copy and past this paragraph and send to all of the above or at least Joe Slocum, City Manager)
    Furthermore, I am requesting for all window dressing City spending, ie Harbor Walk, Rail Trail, recreational, and the likes be froze. These should be put out to vote for citizen approval. Please advise the public that our storm water sewer system within City lines for the flood zone residents of Seaview Terrace is not appropriate and needs to be overhauled immediately because the City has placed them in grave danger. Law suits could be catastrophic. Please announce this for me, per bat-um at the public hearing City Budget meeting scheduled this Thursday, 7/12/2012. I have heard you speak for other residents in meetings.

    Our reporters at Bangor Daily News are being criticized for negligent reporting. Please be open to them if they call you or any officials for comment.
    Per Joe Slocum, City Manager "but I nevertheless have the responsibility to make the inquiry before I spend the taxpayers dollars." As do we tax payers, please put out to ballot on your spending spree below. I've yet to hear of an estimated project that has not gone over budget due to... unforeseen expenses?? By that time, we are underway and no turning back. Seems to me, this tactic is part of corruption.

    2 excerpts from BDN

    1. The improvements also would include erecting a gateway to the Common at the entrance located at Cross and Miller streets, making stormwater improvements along Cross, Miller and Spring streets and planting trees.
    Altogether, the project is estimated to cost $750,000. Remaining funds would be matched with approximately $150,000 from a Communities for Maine’s Future grant which Belfast already has received and $100,000 from the city.


    2. According to Slocum, Belfast likely will make up for the $400,000 shortfall with a municipal bond.
    “I’m not really sure how that makes it better for anybody,” he said. “It really becomes a shift in interest from the state taxpayer to the Belfast property taxpayer.”

    FYI-Maine Freedom of Information Act-
    The agency of official may, but is not required to, waive part or all of the total fee if the requester is indigent, or if release of the public record is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. 1 M.R.S.A. § 408 (6)


    Sincerely,

    Laurie Allen

    7/7/12- DOES ANY SEE THE PATTERN HERE? The 7/3/12 City Council Meeting was so much more than signs. Citizens were quick to unite and slam back with the only way to get Council to act. Hit the City in the wallet quickly, which is in the business sector. Where they batter residents for better business. I am proof that you cannot come to the Council and get help. After 7 months, of trying to get the Council and Planning Board to see the intentional flooding of private property, already in an endangered flood zone, already flooded WITH SEVERE EROSION TO PROPERTIES, by the enormous amounts of storm water channeled to us through Planning's approval since developments from 1978-to present day with the Annex, I went public. Even with all this corruption, volumes of proof in this blog, summarized in the next paragraph, they continue to hide and bully. They are forcing another boycott of magnitude. Hurley is a nightmare, tries to come off as for the people, preaching of concern and admired by City Officials for speaking "his" truth and then slaughters who ever demands democracy and accountability. He slanders many, including this punching bag Mom. His last victims he went after in the 7/3/12 meeting, the citizens, Bangor Daily New and Republican Journal. He may be the worst of all because of this back stabbing, good cop, bad cop behavior wrapped into one. No doubt, unaware to his large and ever growing Ego like his partners in crime, Slocum and Marshall. Click on the page to the left 7/7/12 TORTURED to see the latest response to come in from Joe Slocum, late Friday 7/6/12, in my request for public documents of the final approved site plans for all the developments that have destroyed Seaview Terrace reality. He does not respond at all to the request for an immediate storm water analysis that was to be done after construction of CASS in 2005. I uncovered, I am sure to their dismay, a letter to SAD34 requesting 5k to be paid for that analysis. This came to ease an abutter's 3 year, "head banging" battle with the City to get the storm water from CASS away from his property. It was never done. How can realtor's sell these properties to unsuspecting citizens- it's bad business all the way around. We all need to unite, business and citizens.

    Hold on for more wallet robbing. The Governor is freezing the 400K grant till at least 2014 for the Harbor Walk. I am hearing that they are not asking if we want our tax dollars to cover that, no vote,  Joe Slocum is looking to float a bond and charge us for it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? YOU WANT TO CHARGE ME $40 FOR MAPS ON TOP OF THOUSANDS THAT YOU WERE TRYING TO EXTORT FROM ME FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION TO SAVE US FROM YOUR FLOODING AND YOU DON'T THINK YOU NEED TO ASK IF WE WOULD FORK OVER ANOTHER 400K FOR WINDOW DRESSING. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE HARBOR ENHANCED BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF SEAVIEW TERRACE RESIDENTS SAFETY AND DETERIORATING PROPERTY VALUE COURTESY OF OUR CITY OFFICIALS. THERE IS NO DOUBT WE WILL GO UNDER WATER IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR CITY STORM WATER OUT OF OUR PRIVATE PROPERTY.  IS THAT WHAT YOU WILL DO, WAIT FOR A LIFE OR LIVES TO BE LOST WHEN YOU FLOOD US? 


    6/21/2012- One year later and the City is still WHITE COLLAR BULLYING, by with holding public documents THAT PROVE THE City is flooding Seaview Terrace. Hiding the original deeded registered plans on the development of Seaview Terrace which proves, as I have been saying from the start, that the stream is NOT natural. It was in fact, moved in the 1960's probably by the City and not the developer and again in the 70's. Also with held, a 1987 City engineer report on my property then owned by Dr. Caswell. In 1986 is when flooding was just beginning on Seaview Terrace and the engineer only looked for cause ON Seaview Terrace, not what the City was sneakily using as a City Storm Sewer for new development. The City Manager and City Planner instructed employees not to help me, refusing to let me view maps in the office, removing maps from the wall, removing documents from files, unknown documents in hiding,  trying to intimidate me with police presence at City Council Meeting when they knew I would be speaking. Council calling me in as a threat to the Chief of Police. Council slandering me and praising City Manager and City Planner for restraining themselves against me on public TV. City Manager and City attorney advising me that Council will not answer my questions. The Mayor publicly telling me not to bring this to City Council Meetings, instructing me, unnecessarily, to get an attorney to represent me to ask for my requests for public documents and ordinances to the City Attorney. They are trying to ruin me financially and spiritually to stop me from to uncovering  the corruptness of City forced flooding to the private property endangered flood zone of Seaview Terrace where the stream is under the regulation of the DEP because it is wetlands. Big Bucks  to issue me a permit by rule to apply for permission to stabilize my banks by DEP standards. The City Planner, Wayne Marshall stopped recording plans in the Registry. He holds the information showing Planning is destroying Seaview Terrace and uses ploy after ploy to hide these documents. Council, Mayor, Manager are all aware and look the other way. They have tortured me at every request and rob my children of my time and attention so desperately needed to heal from past trauma. We moved here to begin again. Shame on you officials as you keep trying to lead me to slaughter.

    Wayne Marshall, City Planner 5/27/2011 " The City has not taken any action to re-route stormwater or to construct new drainage improvements. "
    *********************************************************************


    For the upteenth time I have provided the MFOIA waiver. Over 1 year of volumes of wasted tax dollars in this City Hall coverup and Joe Slocum is still trying to rob me and get more of my personal information, slap down after slap down. I keep getting back up but boy would I love some support of all those slapping the City down at last night's (7/3) City Council Meeting. This is big and with support, we can change the tide. Slocum thinks this  town is his, playing the humble, confused Columbo part. He refused to let our kids have their prom in the boathouse- instead they rented the Blue Goose in Northport, served finger foods, which were brownie and vegetable sticks/dip. The parents did a beautiful job with what they were given and I thank them. There were not enough tables/chairs for all to even sit. Thanks Joe, you robbed them too. Over $400 spent for my daughter to look so stunning to stand in an auction hall.  I saw him scowling at the kids playing frisbee next to the boat house where I was protesting. He then shook his head in distaste at me and scurried into the boathouse.

    Waiver from MFOIA The agency of official may, but is not required to, waive part or all of the total fee if the requester is indigent, or if release of the public record is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. 1 M.R.S.A. § 408 (6)
     


     On 7-3 I sent email to Council, Mayor and Joe Slocum requesting waiver of $35 plan copy fees due to public understanding and requested the storm water analysis that was to be done in 2006, be done now. Certainly they don't worry about the tax payers dollars for this rail trail nightmare, the 25k feasibility study (that Marina stated was a waste) on the possible City purchase of 2 dams on the East Side for more recreation, signs to discriminate...No sewers for storm water to stop flooding Seaview Terrace and destroying our properties, endangering our lives at every flash flood, storm, illegal snow dumping into these developments draining to Seaview, the snow and runoff up and down Rte 1 and more...all forced with ditches and culverts into the private properties of Seaview Terrace. Hurley saying IT IS the City's responsibility to fix, Marshall saying it will be difficult, Council voting to take NO ACTION except to privately try to stop me however they can.  This is how they crush souls and rob our wallets.
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    Partial resistant/intimidating emails from City Manager,Joe Slocum TOO MUCH RHETORIC TO POST ALL. Most from his 8/2011 email to try and shut me down.

    " I will first ask you to provide the City with $250 in advance to cover the anticipated minimum hours at $10 an hour and copies at actual cost. I estimate that it will take about 30 days to complete but I would have to update that estimate after we actually do 10 hours of work. I am sorry that we just do not have a comprehensive record of all of this in one place that is nicely organized but we don't...
     My observation suggests to me that the stream behind your house has been there for a hundred years and has acted as the watershed for everything above it including your entire street. The City is not responsible for changes to the land or for the constructions of buildings...
     The only indication of potential City contribution you showed me is a couple of culverts crossing underneath the road which would clearly carry some surface water from the south side to your north side...
    It appears that in the past the City crews did indeed enter upon a neighbors property to clear growth from an existing ditch with permission to get water away from the road. As far as I know this is not a City owned ditch anymore than the one which runs along your property... The State suggested allowing more plantings to grow and absorb some of the water. ...                                                         I did step into the ditch along your property in my loafers and found no evidence of water or even mud in this ditch. I do think we have to ask ourselves where this surface water all went before there was a subdivision? My thinking is that it puddled where flat or ran downhill into the lowest point in this area which upon my inspection is this stream....
    3. There is indeed some signs of erosion within the stream sidewalls and I did see an area about 2 square feet in size where you placed large stones to fill in a part of your bank where some erosion apparently occurred. I do not see anything in this erosion which would indicate it is anything other than a natural occurrence associated with seasonal and unpredictable weather conditions. It appeared to me to look like every stream bed I have ever walked...
    I saw this erosion and while there is some there, the scale and scope of it was far smaller then I imagined from reading your emails.
    You have raise multiple concerns and it is very clear that you are extremely focused and upset by both the erosion situation itself as well as the treatment you feel that you have had at the hands of the City in responding to your concerns. Your letter today is indicative of your anxiety and expectation of immediate need for answers which is not consistent with what I said to you on Tuesday... Secondly I told you that would have to go deep into City records to find whatever I could that would help bring all the truth to this issue that I could find. I said that no City record was a secret and I would try to find them and make them available to you.
    Absent new information this is my final response to this matter. I am sorry that I could not find a way to agree with your conclusions. 
       I have found  no maps of storm water channels draining into the stream at your private property. That being said it is possible that the two small culverts (10-12 inches) underneath the road at 45 and 49 were indeed built by the City. It would have been a long time ago and I have no maps of them but they are readily visible. I did confirm with Bob Richards, our DPW Director, that about 8 years ago  a ditch that carried water off the road and also from the abutting private property was overgrown and the public works crew- in a maintenance effort and with the permission of the property owner did indeed go in and clear out the growth in that existing ditch. That is my best understanding of what happened. The only reason for the City to do this was because the water was starting to back up onto the road which the City wanted  to clear it off. "
    _________________________________________________________________________________

    BELOW IS REFUSAL TO PROVIDE THE SIMPLE STORMWATER ORDINANCE THAT FINALLY APPEARED ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE AFTER MY RESPONSE TO BILL KELLY, THE CITY ATTORNEY, THREATENING ME WITH HARASSMENT, TO SHOW THE STORM WATER ORDINANCE THAT I HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR OVER 1 YEAR- SEEMS EVERY SIMPLE REQUEST I ASK IS RESPONDED WITH SMOKESCREENS AND WASTED TAX DOLLARS FOR THESE "EMPLOYEES" TO THE PEOPLE. SO, I'M YOUR BOSS AND YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED YESTERDAY. SEE THE LEFT COLUMN FOR MORE.
    In dispute is noise levels- hours wasted with discussion of the Annex chiller which was screaming loud for Seaview Terrace residents for almost an entire summer. With the Annex addition, the CHILLER was being moved to behind my home. Lovely, their storm water and noise. I've yet to receive an answer from 5/2011 to:
     HOW CAN THE CITY OVER RIDE STATE EPA LAW Max Noise level OF 60 DBA WITH A LOCAL NOISE ORDINANCE OF 75 DBA?? Even this simple request is NOT answered by our City Manager, receiving over 90K in our tax dollars for his salary and "unknown" bonuses, surely lucrative for both Wayne(over 72K) and Joe.
    Per Joe Slocum
    "With respect to Noise Ordinance, I am attaching the standard in the Ordinance. However on the storm drain rules Wayne Marshall, City Planner will need to go through the various sections of the Zoning Ordinance as not ever rule or provision is in the same place. He will have that for you later this week. If you have a specific question about how something applies you can refer your question directly to Wayne."

    Or how about this Joe? Be honest- yes this City is illegally flooding you, there is nothing natural about the stream since we have altered it, added to it, built over it, and unethically are using Seaview Terrace.We are collecting your tax dollars for window dressing, we are using the endangered flood zone of Seaview Terrace as a sewer for this dangerous situation of storm water draining that the City has created. We have tortured you mercilessly and are sorry. We will begin immediate and swift storm water diversion and repair to Seaview Terrace for 25+ years of free use and for destroying your properties.


    Here are a few emails from my City Councillor, Marina Delune and Mike Hurley, many more stating she knows nothing of stormwater,(she  refuses to get educated on stormwater) stating months and months later after leading me down rabbit holes and time delays, that she has advised me improperly, she should never have gotten involved, she only gets $80 a month for this public position, gives me personal advise(paraphrased) to have compassion for the City Manager, to stroke The City Planner's ego for help, tells me personal struggles of her life, Joe Slocum's life, finally advising me to seek meditation and praying for answers... Marina is for her causes and easy fixes. At one time she advises me to keep moving my fence back as the property erodes?? She responds that in the event of flooding I will not be homeless because I am lucky to have purchased flood insurance for 2 thousand a year. Oh yes, I am lucky, you bet. I did everything right to move here and provide a safe, sound home that I constantly demanded have to"no water issues" for me and my battered children. I began reaching out to all of Council after 8/2011, nonfeasance sums that up:...
    Nonfeasance is to ignore and take no indicated action-neglect.

    At present the terms misfeasance nonfeasance are most often used with the reference to the conduct of municipal authorities with reference to the discharge of their statutory obligations; and it is an established rule that an action lies in favour of persons injured by misfeasance, i.e. by negligence in discharge of the duty; but that in the case of nonfeasance the remedy is not by action but by indictment or mandamus or by the particular procedure prescribed by the statutes

    xxxxx, (Laurie),

    As I have told you, I can't demand maps on your behalf that I am being told do not exist, and of which I have no knowledge. The City Manager knows what maps are in existence. He is an attorney, and is very scrupulous in complying with any requirements that the City must meet.
    The neighborhood meeting is an opportunity for your neighbors to view the erosion, and if others share your concerns, you have a much stronger case to make.
    Marina
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    Hi Laurie,
    The meeting has been scheduled for Friday, August 26 at 9:30 AM. Wayne will give me a copy of the letter and a list of the recipients of the letter.
    xxxx, I highly encourage you not to proceed further until the neighborhood meeting occurs, and you have given the City Manager a chance to respond to your requests. The City Manager is very busy, especially because he has been away, but I'm sure that he will have responses by the time of the neighborhood meeting. I can assure you the takes this matter very seriously, but his time is also limited.
    Any other action that you take before these two things have occurred I do not believe will be helpful to your cause.
    Marina
     Mike Hurley 11/22/11
    To 'LAURIE ALLEN'
    Hi Laurie/ I take it you’d like to try to solve your problem? If so: let’s try calming this sown and see what the actual issues are and if there are any possible solutions that the City can help with. Burying people with multiple emails do little to help. From now on: all communications go through Jennika Lundy. Thanks/ Mike

    From: LAURIE ALLEN [mailto:laurieallen55@msn.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:45 PM
    To: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: FW: Seaview Terrace Request for Freedom Right to Know







     Mike- I was hopeful that you would take the reins here and do what is right. The City Council is not responding to my request for their intervention with the City Manager and City Planner. In fact, after a month of requests for 3 items, where the answers are clearly known, The Council is violating their duties with nonfeasance.

    No surprise here, I didn't receive any response for the email below to Marina and Mayor Ash. I have been told that I should contact the Attorney General. The beauty of Maine is under siege from economic sharks where laws are not enforced to stop the assault. The Council is the only line of defense and you are selling us out. 


    From: laurieallen55@msn.com
    To: mpercival@midmaine.com; mayor@cityofbelfast.org
    CC: managersupport@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: RE: protocol for communication
    Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 07:02:24 -0400
    Marina and Mayor Ash,

    You are my councilor and Mayor. One your key area's of responsibility is to intervene for justice of residents in disputes with City officials. If you are not willing to perform your sworn duties then what is my next step?

    Why aren't you concerned with how hard Joe is making it on me- 6 months of torture- isn't that about the time the City Council, City Planners, City Officials were all able to get that massive Front Street Shipyard project full steam ahead, cooperating to the point of almost tripping over each other. Meeting after meeting and I was not allowed one meeting, looking the other way in this circus of unaccountability. Forcing the Seaview Terrace Residents into a useless meeting that Marina walked around stating, "I know nothing of storm water". No concern for the loss of time and money for residents to attend because City officials refused to schedule after business hours and slate on an agenda that I requested over and over to Marina, Mayor Ash and Joe Slocum. Many residents could not get the time off, and we the tax payers footed the bill to pay these officials to waste our time and tax dollars. How much of our tax dollars have been wasted in this vortex of corruption, how much does the borough attorney charge out of our tax dollars for advising City Officials how not to get caught?

    Please advise if residents have access to the Borough Attorney for advice.

    Marina, after all these months, you apologized saying you should have never gotten involved, it was a planning board issue. That is ridiculous. The City Planner is the one who forced this whole situation. The Planning Board was to do a site visit at my home for the stream in May 2011 in conjunction with the visit to the Annex. While in the Annex parking lot visit, one of the planning board members said to another, "How would you like to own that stream property?" pointing to my home. The other member did not hear him clearly and said "What?" it was repeated, he replied "NO WAY!" And then they laughed!!! I WAS STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO THEM, THEY KNEW IT WAS MY HOME THEY WERE LAUGHING ABOUT. I got sick to my stomach and it's been destroying my life since. The Planning Board did not visit my property and my pleas for an agenda ignored.

    Please respond to this email and be specific to advise on access to the borough attorney and what my next step is with a Joe Slocum intervention? No more rhetoric and no more direct dealings with any of his subordinates. Jennika and Nora are kind and respectful people. Their title is "Manager Support" in direct conflict with a Manager intervention.
    Sincerely,

    Laurie Allen

    From: mpercival@midmaine.com
    To: laurieallen55@msn.com
    CC: managersupport@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: protocol for communication
    Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:05:35 -0400
    Hi Laurie,
    Because it makes it hard for Joe to assist you if he has to go through me or Walter, you need to contact his administrative assistant Jennika Lundy, at <managersupport@cityofbelfast.org>. She is very helpful, and I'm sure that you will feel comfortable working with her.
    Best wishes,
    Marina Delune







    From: mike@pilut.com
    To: laurieallen55@msn.com
    Subject: RE: Seaview Terrace Request for Freedom Right to Know
    Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:10:01 -0500
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    Hi Laurie/ Jennika Lundy has been asked to be the single point of contact for you by the City of Belfast. She should be in touch with you soon. Thanks/ Mike Hurley

    Michael D. Hurley
    Belfast City Council
    93 Main Street
    Belfast, Maine 04915
    207-338-1975 PH
    207-338-2951 FX
    207-323-0881 CELL
    mike@pilut.com
    http://cityofbelfast.org/index.shtm city web site
    http://belfastmike.wordpress.com/ personal blog



    From: LAURIE ALLEN [mailto:laurieallen55@msn.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:05 AM
    To: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: FW: Seaview Terrace Request for Freedom Right to Know


     5th Request 11/22


    From: laurieallen55@msn.com
    To: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: FW: Seaview Terrace Request for Freedom Right to Know
    Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 08:46:18 -0500
    5th Request 11/21!! PLEASE RESPOND TODAY. I WILL BE REQUESTING EVERYDAY FROM HERE ON IN.
     


    From: laurieallen55@msn.com
    To: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: FW: Seaview Terrace Request for Freedom Right to Know
    Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:07:59 -0500
    4th request 11/17/11.
     

    I cannot afford to pay the fees charged by the agency or official to research my request or copy the records. Can I get a waiver?

    The agency of official may, but is not required to, waive part or all of the total fee if the requester is indigent, or if release of the public record is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. 1 M.R.S.A. § 408 (6


    From: laurieallen55@msn.com
    To: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: FW: Seaview Terrace Request for Freedom Right to Know
    Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:46:12 -0500
    3rd request 11/11/11, for direct response from council relating specific response, ie, per my email below dated 11/3- Seaview Terrace Freedom Right To know
    1a- response, 1b- response, 1c-response, etc. as it is written. Nonfeasance.
     


    From: laurieallen55@msn.com
    To: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: FW: Seaview Terrace Request for Freedom Right to Know
    Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 06:53:44 -0500
    2nd request 11/8. Aerial Views will not depict all storm water channels. Please, my request is clear and I refuse Mr. Slocum's communications of confusion. Respones are requested direct from council and should reflect each request, ie 1a-response, 1b-response,1c-response, etc. as it is written.
    Thanks. 


    From: laurieallen55@msn.com
    To: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org; laurieallen55@msn.com
    Subject: Seaview Terrace Request for Freedom Right to Know
    Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 09:12:46 -0400
    Dear Mayor Ash, Councilor's Delune,Lee,Sanders,Hurly and Hamilton,

    For clarity, this is the information requested. This email forward will begin my direct communication to the Mayor and Council. I will begin new with you, over riding previous communications as of 11/3/11. I respectfully request one concise factual response in writing to end the nonfeasance. Waiver of charges is requested for all 3 requests.

    1. Provide maps of
     a .all storm water channels draining into the culvert at the top of Seaview Terrace at Rte. 1,
     b. all storm water channels draining into the stream at my private property, 17 Seaview Terrace,
     c. all storm water channels draining in the culvert at the end of my stream, crossing under Northport Ave to WCGH.

    2. Provide all legal documents giving the City of Belfast permission to use my private property, 17 Seaview Terrace, as a public City Storm Water Sewer with out any City responsibility. Provide legal documents where I was notified of such.

    3. Correct, at City expense, all resident storm water drainage on Seaview Terrace.
     a. We are 40 years overdue in receiving City Storm Water drainage improvements and the City has directly contributed to the erosion of my stream and destruction of our road. After 1978, the City directly installed drainage pipes at 45 & 49 Seaview Terrace that are emptying directly into the stream that is eroding my property. See pipes on either side of the culvert by Rte 1.
     b. Within the past 3 years, the City using heavy equipment, enhanced the ditch between 27 and 23 Seaview Terrace to allow for increased flow of resident storm water to my private property and City owned? property behind 22 Seaview Terrace.




    Sincerely,

    Laurie Allen
    17 Seaview Terrace
    Belfast, Maine 04915
    Integrity Reports further on 9/4/11:

    Wikipedia defines " Cities generally have complex systems for sanitation, utilities, land usage, housing and transportation". City Building 101 for dummies is sewer, drainage and roads- pretending what was sufficient 50 years ago prior to City encouraged sprawl is stupid.

    Integrity, the low income,  single mom, took a beating and sold her home in NJ and relocated to the City of Belfast, 6/2010. Town and Country Homes of Belfast showed her this home on Seaview Terrace after a heavy snow storm during the Christmas break of 2009. Integrity asked if there were any problems with the home, why was it on the market for so long, why were there other houses for sale on the block, poor economy was the answer. During the showing, both realtor's from Town and Country, Jan Andrews was the buyers realtor and Bill Ingersoll for the sellers, never spoke of the stream. The snow covered it, the buyer unaware. During months of negotiations, Integrity in NJ complying with code and requirements of 24 Certificate of Occupancy to close the sale of her NJ home, was never informed of the stream on the property on Seaview Terrace, it was not on the survey, not on the tax maps, not on the Property/House Inspection by DJ Brown of China, the stream unknown and undisclosed to the NJ woman. Nor was she informed that the home was in a flood zone because she paid for the house in full. The woman purposely bought within City limits, paying the higher taxes because of the City services of sewer and drainage. NEVER would she have purchased this home with the last of her money knowing that HER HOME is the City's dirty secret of storm water drainage for which they do not have to maintain because they are dumping into private property and relinquishing responsibility. Her property is being swept away(over 600 ft in a month), her 8 thousand dollar fence approved and permitted by the City, now perilously in danger of falling into the stream, no money to repair or to stop, the City looking the other way, 2 thousand dollars for flood insurance that doesn't cover erosion, but she had to buy it after learning of flooding of several properties on Seaview Terrace.

    This past winter, Mike Hurley at a City Council meeting was commenting on the flood victims along the Mississippi, the horrors we  watched on the news this past winter/spring. He said the government has to help these people get up and or out of these floodplain, flood zone area's. Wayne Marshall gravely commented that people die... Belfast officials, elected and hired with our tax dollars, without conscience, are drowning the residents of Seaview Terrace. Shame on you. Every day is a an opportunity to do what is right. Bullying and flooding a low income,  single Mom.

    Almost a year ago, I naively sent this to my neighbors and I still don't have all the facts that the City is hiding. It is exhausting and disgusting.
    8/16/2011


    Dear Neighbors,

         Please give your support to stop the City from flushing City storm water to Seaview
    Terrace. I have been diligently working for 3 months to stop this and we are there. When
    ever this meeting is scheduled, your voice and support is all that is required. Due to my
    persistence and  fact focusing,  Joe Slocum (City Manager) has agreed that the City is responsible to correctly shed storm water from the road of Seaview Terrace (for the past 3 months, Wayne Marshall (City Planner) and Bob Richards (Roads) refused any City responsibility). The road is crumbling due to all the water underneath and the lack of
    drainage.

         The City’s refusal and lengths they have gone to stop me from getting basic City
    Storm Water drainage channels is red flag, high alert, full bells and whistles that this is 
    serious.  We do not know and apparently are not entitled to know the storm water that the City is channeling to Seaview Terrace. No one knows the volume that is escalating.

         In Fact, here is a direct quote in an email from Wayne Marshall dated Sunday, 5/5/11: “ The City has not made any changes to the stream….The City has no authority to perform work on private property…It appears that Maine is about 5+ years into a long-term trend that is resulting in Maine experiencing much greater volumes/levels of rain in the past. I can’t immediately put my fingers on a table that illustrates rain volumes, but I know that rainfall levels have increased from about 45 inches per year to about 60 inches per year. The increased rainfall is wreaking havoc on many areas in Maine and in Belfast.  Areas that didn’t experience flooding in the past are now experiencing flooding, areas that formerly experienced flooding are now seeing flooding more frequently or greater volumes of water, …”

         The City has added and perhaps is still adding to the stream, the City has performed work on private property, the increased rainfall and forced diversion of City storm water to Seaview Terrace is wreaking havoc on residents.  In May, Wayne Marshall highly advised getting flood insurance because the City was not going to divert their City Storm Water away from us. The City Planner predicts the chances of  flooding of  Seaview Terrace warrants flood insurance!!

        It is not “if” the flooding will occur it already has. Here are a few of many;
    A.  In 2008/2009 40 Seaview Terrace has reported that the culvert (and it is huge) could not handle the City Storm Water and overflowed flooding the yard, sweeping away landscaping and stone.  Joe Slocum said it could sweep 40 Seaview Terrace off its foundation.
    B.  in 2008/2009  27 Seaview Terrace has reported that the stream flooded over their yard, across Seaview Terrace and onto 26 Seaview Terrace.
    C.  17 Seaview Terrace has lost approx. 600 ft of property within 6 months of 2011, swept away in the rapid torrents of the stream.
    D. 3 Seaview Terrace has reported erosion and flooding form the stream in their back yard.

         I would think that 5 Seaview Terrace has valuable information being at the end of the stream and mouth of another huge grated culvert.  There is a very old shed there that is stilted over the stream and can easily be swept away, large trees with their roots exposed and dangling from the torrents in the past year will topple, clog the culvert.
    The pressure and velocity of the volume would make it humanly impossible to clear the culvert immediately. SEAVIEW TERRACE WOULD BE UNDER WATER IN MINUTES, top to bottom, no time to get out.

          Joe Slocum has admitted that the City is negligent in not providing proper drainage for Seaview Terrace residents. In this negligence it reasonable and understandable that  to get flooding out of residents home, they were forced to culvert, dig ditches into the stream or City sewer lines (note that the City has actually performed work on private property, installing piping to drain in to the stream from sumps at the 2 residences over the culvert at the end of Seaview Terrace- these drains are visible on either side of the culvert. The City also dug the drainage ditch deeper(on private property) with in the past 3 years between 27 Seaview Terrace and the lot with only a garage on it that is for sale).

       It is because of City negligence that amnesty should be provided and drainage should be corrected at City expense. Now is the time. Every year it is harder and harder to sell homes, buyers will demand that drainage be corrected at the sellers expense. Having recently sold a home, I had 24 requirements to meet for Certificate of Occupancy in NJ that were my responsibility. Maine is long overdue in requiring Certificate of Occupancy.

         The battle has been fought, all that is needed is your support.



    Sincerely,

    Laurie Allen
    17 Seaview Terrace
    Belfast, Maine 04915

    NOTE- AT THE 8/26/2011 STREET SHAM MEETING I WITNESSED THE RESIDENT OF 40 SEAVIEW TERRACE TELL WAYNE MARSHALL, CITY PLANNER OF THE FLOODING OF HER PROPERTY IN 2008-2009 FROM THE STORMWATER THAT OVERFLOWED AT THE HUGE CULVERT ABOVE HER PROPERTY AND SHE ALSO GAVE WAYNE A HAND WRITTEN ACCOUNTING OF THAT FLOODING.
    ONE YEAR LATER, I HAVE UNCOVERED MASS WITH HOLDING OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS SHOWING CITY DIRECT FORCED FLOODING, CITY WORK ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, CITY PLANNING DOES NOT ADHERE TO ORIGINAL PLANNING BOARD APPROVALS. WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY IT IS TOO LATE...IMPOSSIBLE TO GET CORRECTED. WAYNE MARSHALL, CITY PLANNER HOLDS ALL RECORDS AND WITH HOLDS FROM PUBLIC, OFFICIALS REFUSE TO HELP. PROVED IN THIS BLOG, THE ANNEX, RECENTLY UNABLE TO GET CAPTAIN ALBERT STEVEN SCHOOL FINAL APPROVED SITE PLANS...SEE SEPARATE PAGE ON SIDE "CASS Wayne Marshall ignores request for Final Approved Site Plans"



    In the 1960's, the development of Seaview Terrace was approved. Being a flood plain with a natural small stream, the City chose to dump the neighborhood storm water drainage into the stream and private property rather than properly shed water from the road with drainage ditches. Since then, the City has diverted most, if not all, of their City storm water through City trenches and culverts down to the private property of Seaview Terrace- flooding, eroding and ignoring us. Having the environmental ignorance and callous audacity to use this once small natural stream as their City sewer free for all, without the crucial responsibility of maintenance and monitoring because they are forcing it into private property and threatening our existence with every rain, every day, until the fast coming day that we will be under water and homeless.

    After 4 persistent months of badgering the City, unable to get  answers for  basic  City storm water drainage from Wayne Marhsall, the City Planner, automatically copied to the City Manager, Joe Slocum,  The City Council (with request to be sent to all of City Council and all of the Planning Board) ( Mayor Ash did state that Joe Slocum the City Manager was informed weeks and weeks prior to being forced to publicly acknowledge any issue.) Volumes of emails document the City refusal to inform and respond since April 2011 until the City Manager was cornered into a personal site visit to Seaview Terrace on 8/9/2011. On Tuesday, 8/9/2011, The City Manager, Joe Slocum advised that the crumbling of the road (Seaview Terrace) was due to improper drainage, a City responsibility to properly shed water from its roads. Repaving and proper drainage were advised. Joe said he has been looking at resident City storm water flooding for the past 4 (maybe 5) years and as he was touring the severe erosion of the stream, his strategy was clear.

     

     5/21/2012 SLOCUM AND MARSHALL CAUGHT LYING AGAIN- HOW MANY TIMES WILL COUNCIL LOOK THE OTHER WAY WHILE ENDANGERING SEAVIEW TERRACE????AT  5/8/12 MEETING SLOCUM OFFERS CITY ATTORNEY LEGAL ADVISE AGAINST ME TO MY NEIGHBOR, MR. HAND,  WHOM THE CITY ILLEGALLY ASSISTED IN 2009 TO DRAIN INTO MY STREAM ON OPPOSING PRIVATE PROPERTY. BELOW, SLOCUM DENIES LEGAL ADVISE TO ME, CITING CONFLICT. SLOCUM ALSO IS LAYING GROUNDWORK FOR WAYNE'S LIE TO AVOID CITING SIMPLE SPECIFIC STORM WATER ORDINANCE THAT I FOUND SHOWING CITY IS BREAKING THEIR ORDINANCE BY SENDING STORM WATER TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.  SEE SPECIFICS IN LEFT COLUMN UNDER PAGES, CLICK ON SLOCUM AND MARSHALL LIE AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.... SEE THE GARBAGE THAT WAYNE OFFERED IN LIEU OF THE TRUE ORDINANCE. SEE SLOCUM AND MARSHALL TELLING ME TO MEET PRIVATELY WITH MARSHALL FOR MORE TORTURE IN NOT GETTING THE TRUTH, TRYING TO AGGRAVATE ME FOR YET ANOTHER SMOKESCREEN. 


     SEE PAGE MARKED TIME LINE TRUTH FOR FACTS TO DISMISS COWARDLY AND CRUEL COMMENTS FROM THE BANGOR DAILY NEWS- BELFAST WOMAN FIGHTS CITY

     From: Joseph Slocum <citymanager@cityofbelfast.org>
    Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM
    Subject: City Staff will respond to information requests
    To: Jennika Lundy <jlundy@cityofbelfast.org
     Dear  Ms. Allen,

    Recently you sent Council Member Marina DeLune asking for a variety of information. This email has been referred to this office. These types of inquiries really should be sent to the City Manager as I have the full time responsibility for all City activity. Council Members do not direct Department Heads or their offices. That is the responsibility for the City Managers Office and the Council oversees the Manager’s office. I ask all Council members to send in all requests for information to this office so that we can manage the response. If this office acts improperly then our conduct can be reviewed by the Council.

    We will make a real effort to do our best to respond to you in a timely and accurate manner. To do this we are having your requests go through this office and the City Attorney is helping us make sure that our responses to you are legal and proper.

    In reviewing your email I want to let you know that the City does not provide legal advice to private citizens as that would be a conflict. It appears that your questions are best addressed to a private attorney who practices municipal law. If your attorney feels that we are not acting properly they may correspond with the City Attorney, William Kelly Esq..  Mr. Kelly will respond to your attorney as interpretation of local Ordinances and State law can be complicated and driven by case law.

    With respect to Noise Ordinance, I am attaching the standard in the Ordinance. However on the storm drain rules Wayne Marshall, City Planner will need to go through the various sections of the Zoning Ordinance as not ever rule or provision is in the same place. He will have that for you later this week. If you have a specific question about how something applies you can refer your question directly to Wayne.
    --
    Joseph J. Slocum

    Belfast City Manager


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    5/10/12 Plea for help to Governor, Press, Council, Mayor...
    from:LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
    Sent:Thu 5/10/12 9:34 AM
    To: ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org; mayor@cityofbelfast.org; wabi@wabi.tv; newscenter2@wlbz.com; news@pressherald.com; news@villagesoup.com; Jennika Lundy (managersupport@cityofbelfast.org); Governor (governor@maine.gov); LAURIE ALLEN (laurieallen55@msn.com)
    To All,

    Will anyone help with this corruption? The City Planner of Belfast, Wayne Marshall has devastated Seaview Terrace with proven, documented force channeled storm water to the private property of Seaview Terrace. After 1 full year of requesting storm water ordinance, and the history of Seaview Terrace from development  in 1965, officials (City Planner Wayne Marshall and City Manager Joe Slocum under watch of City Council) have (this is only a sampling, I have files of emails to prove more) ;

    1. Hidden Documents- Maps, Engineers Reports, Ordinance, Original Development Plans showing stream was moved and not stabilized.

    2. Lied telling me maps don't exist, stream is a 100 year old natural stream, natural runoff, the City has done nothing to add to storm water to Seaview Terrace, have refused to answer direct questions, have tried to force me into private meetings, have told other City employees not to help me, refused(by Todd Rosenberg, Code Enforcement) to let me see public documents (maps in planning office) that were directly in front of me on a roller and then went missing, forced my neighborhood into a sham street meeting to bully and intimidate us refusing to allow meeting in City Hall.

    3. Lied and wrote to me that the City does not perform work on private property. Testimony proved the did, then said OK it was 8 Years ago, proved wrong again with testimony , happened in 2009 on Seaview Terrace, then changed story to yes but it was done to protect roads. Lie- testimony that storm water was not draining into stream, accumulating across the street as well, City dug out ditch for illegal storm water draining. The road is high on both sides at 27, 23 and 26 Seaview and water was not accumulating roadside- that is at my house where NO concerns for crumbling road.

    4. Bullying and intimidating with police presence in meetings where I may be speaking, charging enormous amounts of money  to me for trying and get specific storm water affecting Seaview Terrace, pitting me against the City Attorney, attempting to prohibit me from speaking, reporting me as a threat to the Chief of Police, discrediting and disgracing me on public TV, endangering my safety and citizen rights, trying to break me mentally and financially... to name a few.

    5. It goes on and on the latest is this sudden appearance on the City's Website for this ordinance that Wayne refused to produce. Please, if anyone can save our endangered flood zone properties from the City of Belfast, we would appreciate any assistance or publicity. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Allen
    17 Seaview Terrace  

     http://vimeo.com/31506248 11/1/11 City Hall Meeting- After my wrenching public plea to stop flooding us 52 minutes into meeting City Manager Joe Slocum tries to deflect from missing map and discredit me, that was only the beginning of the missing documents that Wayne must have hid when you hear him give the history of the development56 minutes into meeting. I found later the original plans showing the City has manipulated and moved this not so natural stream and not public, no rights of ways, no easement. After that bombshell they try and blame it on the developer. A City Engineer Report on my property, done in 1987 was never known about until Bill Kelly, the City Attorney brought it out to use against me in the 1/3/12 City Council Meeting. They  use their power and positions to withhold public documents (how can one even know what is available, they bully you and intimidate you. They play ignorant and when forced to see the corruption, pay our City Attorney with our tax dollars to COVER UP for them and try and shut me up.) Wayne Marshall, City Planner states that local ordinance directs people to send their water to the nearest PUBLIC waterways-streams. Seaview Terrace is not PUBLIC and I want that specific ordinance- Wayne is not PROVIDING this ordinance but a slew of others. Wayne says stormwater is a known issue and stormwater sewers are inadequate. Mike Hurley comments that they can't keep building and sending the water down stream. That it is the City's problem to correct. In the 1/3/12 City Council Meeting it is finally put on the agenda and they vote to TAKE NO ACTION!! Bill Kelly sent me a letter telling me to stop harassing City Employees, they will not answer my questions (he claims they have but they haven't- instead I get a smokescreen reply that is not answering my question) and he says this has become a sport for me!! Really, I want to waste my time where my children and myself so desperately need peace and healing, to save my flood zone neighborhood from City Officials who are flooding and destroying our properties and making them worthless. You have stole one year and counting of this single, just making ends meet, Mom's time, strength, money and have shaken me to the core.
    4/21/12 DIANE ALLMAYER BECK, Chairwoman Planning, Approved Stormwater Exit of Annex WCGH into stream across from 5 and 11 Seaview in 6/2011. Construction began 6 months later, LOW AND BEHOLD THE stormwater is not draining to the approved exit. Wayne Marshall and Mike Hogan are sending stormwater to my property. CORRUPT PLANNING- PUBLIC/RESIDENT INPUT AT SITE VISITS/HEARINGS ARE A SHAM...APPEAL PROCESS IS CLOSED BEFORE PROJECT HAS EVEN BEGAN AND THEN WHEN YOU SEE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO, YOU ARE STONEWALLED/TOLD TO SUBMIT $250 TO CHALLENGE THE BOARD. OTHER RESIDENTS HAVE HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE AND AFTER 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THEIR MONEY IN LEGAL FEES TO FIGHT THIS CORRUPTION AND DEMISE OF THEIR PROPERTY, THEY HAVE SADLY PUT THEIR HOME UP FOR SALE AND ARE FLEEING THE EVIL. NOTE THAT WHAT WAYNE MARSHALL DID TO THEM WAS CONFIRMED IN SEVERAL AREAS TO BE "HIGHLY ILLEGAL" BY THEIR ATTORNEY. WAYNE AND THE CITY CAN DEVASTATE YOUR FINANCES AND JOY OF LIFE WITH THE POWER OF OUR CITY ATTORNEY AND OUR TAX DOLLARS AT THEIR CORRUPT HANDS.  I requested for City Council and Diane Allmayer Beck to be honest and step up...- no response from them. Wayne Marshall is communicating through Jennika ( I will not deal with Wayne anymore because I am threatened by Wayne's dishonesty and behavior) that involving the chairwoman, Diane Allmayer Beck IS NOT APPROPRIATE AND IS TRYING TO FORCE ME INTO MEETING PRIVATELY WITH HIM AND MIKE HOGAN!! BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, BEEN THERE DONE THAT SINCE 4/2011... NO MORE

    FURTHERMORE AT THE 11/1/11 CITY COUNCIL MEETING. MIKE HURLEY DIRECTLY ASKS WAYNE MARSHALL WHAT IS THE CITY'S STORMWATER ORDINANCE? WAYNE MARSHALL SAID IT SIMPLY STATES TO DRAIN INTO THE NEAREST STREAM. SINCE MAY 2011,  I HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN THE STORMWATER ORDINANCES AS REQUESTED AND AM STILL REQUESTING. RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN GIVEN VAGUE INFORMATION THROUGH WAYNE MARSHALL IN HIS LANGUAGE VIA EMAILS...I WANT TO SEE THIS SPECIFIC ORDINANCE THAT WAYNE MARSHALL IS USING AS LAW TO FLOOD AND DESTROY OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WITH THIS PRIVATE PROPERTY STREAM. IT IS NOT ON THE CITY WEBSITE'S VAGUE ORDINANCE RULES. ALL ALONG MARSHALL AND SLOCUM HAVE BEEN ADAMANT THAT THE STREAM  IS A HUNDRED YEAR OLD NATURAL STREAM WITH NATURAL RUN OFF, ACT OF GOD, THE CITY HAS DONE NOTHING TO ALTER THIS, THE CITY DOES NOT DO STORMWATER WORK ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, ONLY ROADSIDE OF CITY STREETS.... ABSOLUTE LIES, LIES, LIES, THEY HAVE MOVED THE STREAM, BUILT ALL AROUND US AND USE THIS STREAM AS A FREE CITY SEWER.  WE ARE A FLOOD ZONE, WE ARE HIGHLY ENDANGERED TO FLOOD AND THE CITY IS CRIMINALLY FLOODING US AND LYING. I HAVE UNCOVERED AND EXPOSED WITH MAPS AND PROOF. THEY WILL NOT TALK TO ME, ARE TELLING ME TO DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY AT MY EXPENSE... SUCH DISGRACE, SUCH WEASELS...  STOP BLOWING ALL OUR TAX DOLLARS ON RECREATION/WINDOW DRESSING AND BUILD SEWERS AND ROADS- YOU FLOOD THE CITY WITH INCOMPETENT AND CRUEL PLANNING!!! ALL OVERSEEN AND IMPLEMENTED BY CITY COUNCIL, CITY MANAGER- JOE SLOCUM, CITY PLANNER- WAYNE MARSHALL. THE CITY BEGAN SENDING THE SNEAKY STORMWATER TO SEAVIEW TERRACE AROUND 1987 AND THE SURROUNDING SPRAWL WAS YET TO COME TO REALLY SEND US UNDER... NO CONSCIENCE, NO INTEGRITY, NO COURAGE TO STAND UP AND MAKE IT RIGHT...

    3/28/12 City Council Not Responding- Committing Misfeasance/NON FEASANCE Again

    Scroll down to view links *** to abusive City Council meetings (4) erosion video of my property and an FYI for the enormously tax dollar expensive rail trail plan for a few to walk along while we drown

    LAURIE
    ALLEN
    Sent:Fri 3/09/12 9:52 AM
    To: Jennika Lundy (managersupport@cityofbelfast.org); mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org;





    To Anyone With Concern for Seaview Terrace,

    Confirming of Lie that the City does not perform work on private property.

    1. Per resident of 27 Seaview Terrace, called City DPW in 2009 to file complaint that ditch between 27 and 23 Seaview is not draining and infested with insects.

    2. City brought in heavy equipment to dig out ditch to allow flow from accumulating stormwater from 27 and 23 Seaview Terrace to drain into stream (which is illegal, hence the lie in #1 to eradicate for this illegal work by City Officials per City Attorney).

    3. Joe Slocum, Bob Richards, Wayne Marshall continually denied any City work.

    4. After many months of my pressing and protesting, Joe Slocum begrudgingly admitted that work was done between 27 and 23 Seaview but it was over 8 years ago. Now in this lie, he is saying over 8 years ago because of the 7 year statute of limitation. A City official had informed me of the "magic #7".

    5. After more protesting and pressing for logs, Bob Richards produced logs that the work was done on 10/1/2009. Joe Slocum is now claiming ,
    a. well, OK the work that Joe Slocum said never happened, DID!!
    b. well, where Joe Slocum now cornered said the work now happened 8 years ago, DIDN'T!!
    c. well, where Joe Slocum further cornered with the actual logs showing the work was done on private property, Joe now counters that it was done to keep the water away from the road. LIE!! See #1.

    Per City Attorney, Bill Kelly's letter to Council dated 12/27/2011;
    "I am significantly influenced by the fact that in 1987, an engineer was hired by the City as in referenced in the attached document, and he found no evidence of any obligation of the City to maintain the stream/drainage swale in that area at that time. That was 24 years ago. I have to assume that when the matter was freshly being discussed in 1987, they also looked at the historical evidence of the prior 20 years in terms of any control or maintenance over that drainage swale as exercised by the City. I have not found any evidence that the City was ever deeded any form of easement or took control of it."

    WHY WAS THIS "ATTACHED DOCUMENT" WITH HELD FROM ME UNTIL YOU BROUGHT IT OUT IN AN EFFORT TO USE AGAINST ME? This City Engineer Report was done per the original 1967 property owner's request for City accountability for the beginning of flooding Seaview Terrace in 1987. I requested the full history of Seaview Terrace drainage and development in May 2011. Wall maps went missing, vital information and more maps with held, and I was sent everywhere except to the holder of the information, the Tax Assessor's office where all is in a file. So shameful are these City Officials. Joe Slocum further defending(?) himself saying his system is a mess and how he went to 3 places to find information. Really, this is what we are paying him 90K for?? Does he do this daily or is this a ruse to avoid accountability? I'm sure all the records to do the Front Street Shipyard and Harbor Walk and any City wannado projects are front and center, clean as a whistle.

    Per that same letter to Council, 12/27/2011, Kelly states "City officials are legally precluded from improving private property with public money for any purpose including private drainage." Not. See #1 again.

    Finally, while you are cornering Wayne Marshall in your work shop, I request Diane Beck to confirm where she and the planning board approved the ONLY point of stormwater annex drainage into the stream between 5 and 11 Seaview Terrace at the site visit. Note that prior to the 8/19/12 City Planned, "Street Meeting" ( many prior requests to be placed on Agenda for a City Council meeting ignored)  I requested exact confirmation for this point of drainage. Instead I was provided with a proposed site plan (I requested 2, one for the Costello's), issue date 6/13/11. There was not any detail of the stormwater path- only 3 arrows pointing towards my property and Costello's where an unknown and unapproved path has been draining into the stream from the annex. I brought that map to the site meeting and showed it to Mike Hogan in the backyard of the Costello's where we were all gathered. I asked him to confirm that the stormwater would be draining ONLY at the approved spot between 5 and 11 Seaview where Diane stood. He said YES. It has been another next to impossible request for written confirmation of this exact stormwater exit because Wayne Marshall and Mike Hogan are not complying with the Site Approval. Frank Costello was also present at this site meeting.

    Mike Hurley and many saw me protesting yesterday. Support is overwhelming and empowering, I've only just begun. The Power of One. I'm working on a new poster.

    Something like the 4C's of Corruption
    City -------
    City -------
    City -------
    City -------y

    Immediate (complete this summer) stormwater diversion from outside our neighborhood
    Immediate (now) confirmation of Annex stormwater drain into stream at 5 and 11 Seaview
    Immediate (complete this summer) road repair and accompanying storm water drainage

    If you have the courage to visit Seaview Terrace today, you will see all the ponds and water roadside that put Joe Slocum's excuse for doing private property work to save the road untrue. The stormwater at that site is one of the only area's where the water isn't roadside and WAS not then.

    Haven't you tortured us enough?

    Sincerely,

    Laurie Allen

    PS- Bob Whitely could not reassess my deteriorating property/neighborhood. Currently, there are 3 properties for sale stream side. I was recently contacted by a buyer interested in 27 Seaview. The buyer was not informed of the stormwater issues from the realtor, Town and Country nor at a visit to Wayne Marshall. Makes my skin crawl to have Belfast represented this way. There are so many wonderful people here, volunteers galore- I would so rather be helping and spreading joy. It's nice protesting and talking with so many kind people. With warmer weather I could do that every day :) WABI TV was there yesterday but was busy for a court hearing- will come back another day.
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    3/6/12 City Hall Meeting  *** http://vimeo.com/38088562  I speak about 15 minutes in for about 2 minutes. Mayor Ash wants to be rid of me bad...not going to happen until they do their job and stop spending our money on window dressing.



    3/4/12- This is the way of our Council, City Planner, City Manager and City Attorney. Kissing *** for business, visible to all at sickening public Meetings and at these same meetings, Kicking and Kicking this battered Mom...  


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    Hi All,

    Ethan did a great job- please read, forward, and see that the City is abusive to residents and pro business. It has only just begun. The rail trail is going to break the bank and our infracstructure is in sad shape... grant after grant where our tax dollars pick up the balance. Officials playing "Monopoly" and residents "Do Not Pass Go" with our homes and lives. Slocum is forcing 26 trail residents to take 40k each (1 million 40 thousand tax dollars) to insure no one can stop their plans to build this trail regardless of the cost to us and demise to the trail residents....


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    LINK TO VILLAGE SOUP ARTICLE  3/2/12-  http://waldo.villagesoup.com/news/story/whose-problem-is-erosion-on-seaview-terrace/486073?cid=55421 paper closed  article can be viewed by going to the top of this page to home header and click


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    2/29/12 & 3/9/12 At the end of this blog is the map I made showing all the stormwater being forced to Seaview by the City. HOLY COW- I FORGOT TO PUT IN ALL THE RUNOFF FROM ROUTE 1 ITSELF FROM BEHIND HUNTRESS GARDENS ALL THE WAY UP TO THE NATIONAL GUARD- BOTH SIDES 1 NORTH AND SOUTH. HELP US, HELP US!!
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    2/28/12 Receive letter trying to ban me from speaking at City Council meetings... trying to imply that I am using for personal forum- NOT!!! TRYING TO STOP FLOODING OF NEIGHBORHOOD and advise public of corrupt tactics to deceive and avoid infrastructure responsibility and Planning ordinances pro business and nightmare smokescreen for unknowing residents, unable to get answers, work underway and appeals unanswered...

     2/11/12 STOP ALL ACTION FOR PLANNING THEY CANNOT BE TRUSTED

    *** http://vimeo.com/36961167 Rail Trail(FYI-I did not attend this meeting)- 40k  of our tax dollars to 26 residents comp. for  foot traffic on a proposed trail that is a safety nightmare and residents voice impossible task for building path 8 ft out over a ravine, angry over court threatening Council letter to waive rights, Hurley determined, regardless of our tax dollars needed for infrastructure/residents desperate to stop flooding...  Personal agenda's over ride civic duty. How can they do this while drowning us with force channeled stormwater from miles around?? Forcing it to private property in a stricken flood zone, without rights or easements... just flood us.

    TAKE OUR TAX DOLLARS AND BUILD STORMWATER DRAINAGE ON CITY MAINTAINED PROPERTY.

    Withholding public documents, withholding information, withholding communication, not allowing for rights, intimidation tactics, wearing me down, trying to break me financially, hire police presence at 2-3 City Council meetings where I would be speaking... Councilor Mike Hurley, City Manager Joe Slocum, City Planner Wayne Marshall publicly slandering and discrediting me, my Councillor Marina Delune reporting me to the Chief of Police as a threat, City Attorney used to speak for Council and runs away when challenged by me... greed breeds...tramples over the vulnerable and honest....

    *** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_MG7PCUD0 You Tube Video Erosion of my stream taken 8/2011
    ***  http://vimeo.com/31506248 11/1/11 City Hall Meeting- First time speaking of nightmare, holding back tears. I think I'm first up. Later, again after I am gone, the City Manager Joe Slocum and City Planner, Wayne Marshall, try to discredit me
     ***  http://vimeo.com/33314014 12/6/11 City Hall Meeting- I speak publicly about 15 minutes in- 4th person up. I let it rip with truth and maps. Later at the end of the meeting, long after I'm gone, Council member Mike Hurley slanders me with confidence and ease. Here is his rant against me
    quote as closely as possible, Mike Hurley’s public rant against me at the 12/6/11 City Council meeting “I want to respond during the discussion about water. I came to the entire subject early on when we stated getting copied here on everything, with a pretty open mind about it, well, is there a problem here? What’s the problem? I think that’s what we do here quite often is hey what’s the problem and try to fix it and if there is something we can do. I want to say I had an open mind to it but having had the avalanche of emails that we received and what we heard tonight again, I just want to say that, ya know, if anybody thinks the way to solve a problem is to insult people with things like, Wayne’s World, Ignorant, Dysfunctional, Shot to Hell, Deceiving, Corruption, Lies, Cover Ups, Bullied, I want to add one word…RIDICULOUS. I’ve worked with all these guys and I’ve been on the wrong side of government in the past and I’ve been on the wrong side of government while I’ve been in government. And ya know, it’s just ridiculous to listen to this stuff. I would not object to putting this on the agenda for us to talk about what we should do about this if anything. But, you know, to listen to these to these kind of character assassinations pf people who could really be bothered to do these things to this woman, I’m really sorry, nobody has any interest in doing any of these kinds of things that she keeps proclaiming and you know it’s unfortunate she takes it completely publicly and tonight even, I kept waiting for her, what’s the problem (out of quote for me to say, I clearly stated in the beginning what the problem, what I wanted done, and backed it up with facts for the ?? Time) How would we address the problem. I THINK SHE’S MORE INTERESTED IN FIGHTING, but I’m willing to talk about it and look at it and maybe, ya know, there’s something we can do, I don’t know. But anyway, I FEEL LIKE WAYNE AND JOE, IN PARTICULAR HAVE BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PINATA AND I APPRECIATE THEM BEING RESTRAINED. I am sure, I can tell from everything that the landowner is absolutely feels put upon by the water that runs in the stream in through her yard. I think, maybe there’s a way to solve this but constantly insulting the people you’re trying to talk with, at least it’s never worked for me at home.”

    *** http://vimeo.com/34563093 1/3/12 City Hall Meeting- Seaview Terrace 1rst on agenda (I also speak publicly about 15 minutes in- 3rd person up. Council remains silent and hires City Attorney, Bill Kelly with our tax dollars to try and deflect the forced flooding. KELLY REVEALS YET ANOTHER  PUBLIC DOCUMENT OF FLOODING ON SEAVIEW PURPOSELY WITHHELD FROM ME.(Who knows what else they hide? Impossible to know, I have been intimidated and refused information on my property for 10 months and counting. ) A 1987 City hired engineer report that...SURPRISE- does not hold the City accountable for flooding. In fact, even with residents complaints of flooding in 1987, begins the City Planning approvals for Capt Albert Stevens School, Volunteers of America, Tall Pines, MidCoast Mental Health to build, eliminating ground absorption, accumulating storm water in huge dug out pools and channel down to private property, Seaview Terrace. Clobber us further by taking the storm water across Rte 1 from the Armory, National Guard, down to Pray's Homes along the side, back towards the trailer park, meandering and to accumulate more stormwater from who knows how far back and back across Rte 1, culvert forced directly into Seaview Terrace.
    *** http://vimeo.com/36425936 2/7/12 City Hall Meeting- I speak publicly again, Gavel is banging- seems like Spanky's Club House Meeting...

    They(The City DPW, City Council, City Manager, City Planner) tried to hide that they did private storm water work on private property in 10/2009 on Seaview Terrace because it was illegal. They are responsible for the road and to properly drain. Per my attorney "Generally, surface water can flow from one person's property to another and that is not objectionable. An exception may be that if a person dams or funnels property in a manner to cause particular damage to another's property, there may be a cause of action for that. " That is just what they did, they cleared a ditch, lowered driveways to allow, did culvert work to allow for stormwater from surrounding neighbors to drain into my stream. If it was only the neighbors... they are also FORCE CHANNELING to US from half of Belfast. And since they are sneakily dumping it onto private property, they are not accountable for flooding/eroding us. Callous to the fact they we need them to divert as much water as possible, give our road drainage to get it our of our homes because WE ARE IN A HUD FLOOD ZONE!!

    The fact that they didn't care to even order the storm water away from me at the Annex after I lost 600 feet of property(see erosion video) from all the forced stormwater at the hands of the City Planner, Board and Applicants.... just dump more on US and walk away.  Per my attorney here is the law where The Annex should have had to keep storm water drainage on site "With regards to new site construction, most towns and cities have requirements of projects particularly larger projects keeping the storm water drainage on site or otherwise controlling it as to not impose burdens on the city, town or effect neighbors." However, if your Government is corrupt- good luck trying to get them."Maine does have the home rule concept which allows towns and cities through local ordinances considerable autonomy...The law with regards to water rights and issues is quite complex and as I mentioned before there are no absolutes and there are almost always exceptions and sometime exceptions to exceptions."


    BATTERING RESIDENTS 4 BUSINESS FAVORS
    At the WCGH site meeting May 2010, at my request for storm water runoff plans, Planning Board Member Diane Beck stood at the point and confirmed where all storm water was approved by Planning, (Wayne Marshall ignoring State law that would have helped me), into the stream between Costello's and Smith's. Since then (construction did not even begins until months after the appeal time ended), I am seeing a different runoff and have not been able to get answers. Slocum telling me the window to appeal was closed in June 2010, Marshall and Mike Hogan not answering my requests with specifics, sending me plans that do not show any specific points of exit. At the 2/7/12 Meeting, I read part of Wayne's irrelevant response. Now I have received a more detailed explanation that seems to have the storm water coming at me from the length of the Annex property?? I am not clear on what I am reading... can anyone to advise me. I asked for entrance and exit of stormwater water/runoff on the Annex site. Diane Beck stood at the point of exit at the stream but cannot not get that confirmed now that it is underway.

    Here we go again, our tax dollars wasted with City Smokescreens... what does this mean?? This is not what was approved at the site meeting in May 2011. Construction did not begin until 5 months later and Mike Hogan(Annex Architect) and Wayne Marshall dodging me over and over never to get a direct answer... Here is my request, followed by another evading response- I have yet to receive an answer. I am now on a 5th request to Marina Delune, my City Councilor and Gary Haslam, WCGH employee in charge of project.



    Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:29:03 -0500
    Subject: Re: FW: 125 NPA Project_ stormwater
    From: managersupport@cityofbelfast.org
    To: laurieallen55@msn.com


    Hi Laurie,
    I should have information for you on this by Friday, if not sooner.
    Thanks,
    Jennika

    On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM, LAURIE ALLEN <laurieallen55@msn.com> wrote:
    Hi,

    This is the other concern that Mike Hogan has not cleared up for me. Bob Whitely is aware of it too- I showed it to him and he called Mike Hogan as well. I just checked the undisclosed/hidden ditch from the annex to the stream between my house and Costello's. It is still draining storm water from the Annex property and was NEVER approved in ANY of the planning. We were all there when Mike showed the point of exit at the stream. That is between the Costello's and Smith's and currently, hardly any storm is coming down. Even though I am questioning the legality of draining there, that spot is where Annex storm water is to be draining.

    PLEASE ADVISE OF STORM WATER PATHS FROM THE ANNEX- WHERE ENTERING AND WHERE EXITING, IN WRITING. THREE TIMES NOW I HAVE BEEN SENT PLANS THAT DO NOT ANSWER THIS SIMPLE REQUEST.

    Sincerely,

    Laurie Allen ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  DOES ANYONE SEE THE ANSWER TO THE ABOVE IN THIS MESS???



    REQUEST FROM LAURIE ALLEN



    STORMWATER MANAGEMENT – WALDO COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL

    From Wayne Marshall, City Planner

    February 9, 2012


    Ms. Allen has stated that the information provided in my January 25, 2012 response to her request for information regarding certain stormwater improvements/facilities for the Waldo County General Hospital project did not respond to her request. I note that Ms. Allen requested information regarding stormwater improvements/facilities constructed by the Hospital located along the southerly property line of the Hospital (area located to the rear of the Hospital office complex and the stream located between the Hospital property and properties on Seaview Terrace).


    The City has provided Ms. Allen the site plan approved by the Planning Board for the Hospital project. This site plan identifies one active stormwater improvement; a drainage swale with a level lip spreader that is located to the rear of the former ‘annex building’. As noted on the site plan, this drainage swale was relocated as part of the 2011 – 2012 office building expansion. I have now visited the Hospital site on several occasions since the start of construction of the new office building and will note that most work associated with the relocation of the former drainage swale has been completed.


    The only other active drainage structure/facility associated with the original (Building #1) and the new office building (Building #2) is the 4” drain pipe I described in my January 25, 2012 response to Ms. Allen. This drain pipe was not identified on the approved site plan. I thought that this was the drainage facility Ms. Allen was asking about in her request because it is the only other active drainage improvement near the southerly boundary, and it is in the general location identified in her email. I have attached my January 25 reply to this February 9, 2012 reply.


    I believe the drainage outlet that Ms. Allen may be asking about in the question she posed to the City is associated with a buried drain pipe that was disconnected as part of the construction of office building #2. As best as I can interpret Ms. Allen’s question, I believe this formerly active drain pipe is located near the area referenced in her email. The remnants of the original outlet for this pipe remain; basically a depression in the ground near the outlet of the formerly active pipe. That said, this pipe is not now draining any area of the Hospital site or conveying stormwater to the southerly boundary of the Hospital property.


    Most stormwater from the Hospital property that flows toward the southerly boundary is sheet flow; meaning that the stormwater is not directed to any specific point or structure. The general direction of the sheet flow is shown on the approved site plan via the use of directional arrows. Per the Site Plan approved by the Planning Board, stormwater from a very limited amount of the developed area of Hospital property flows (sheet flows) across the road located to the rear of the office buildings and then across a vegetated area (grass, trees and natural vegetation) between the office building and the stream located near the southerly bound of the Hospital property. I note that stormwater from less than 15% of the developed area of the Hospital project sheet flows to the stream located along the southerly bound of the Hospital property.


    Further, as identified in the stormwater report presented to the Planning Board and as shown on the approved Site Plan for this project, the majority of stormwater associated with the developed area of the Hospital annex property (buildings and parking lots) is directed to the easterly bound of the Hospital property adjacent to Northport Avenue. For example, the underdrain system for the original and new office building conveys stormwater/groundwater to the public drainage swale adjacent to Northport Avenue.


    Continuing, I note that information provided to and considered by the Planning Board in its decision to approve the stormwater management system for the 2011 Hospital project identifies that the total amount of impervious surface area on the Hospital property has been reduced from

    90,748 square feet to 87,345 square feet; or from 2.08 acres to 2.01 acres. This reduction means that there will be no net increase in stormwater associated with construction of the new office building.

    The Planning Board, at its June 22, 2011 Board meeting, found that the stormwater management system proposed by Waldo County General Hospital for construction of a new office building (building #2) complied with all City Ordinance requirements. The Planning Board conducted 3 public hearings and a site visit as part of its review of this project, and also considered all public comment offered at the public hearings in making its decision. No party chose to appeal the decision of the Planning Board within the appeal period, thus, the decision of the Board governs how development of this site can occur. The Code and Planning Department will inspect project construction to ensure that it complies with the approved plans. If the Hospital proposes an amendment to the approved plans, the City Planning Board will consider if the proposed amendment satisfies Ordinance requirements.

    ________________________________________________________________________________

     This is so frightening to think that they are able to present planning and change without notice or accountability. The resident exhausted in trying to get answers, to be worn down and made a spectacle of for trying to save her property. Council hiding behind the law, knowing that the red tape to take to court will never get resolved and break the resident financially and emotionally....

    RESIDENTS MUST STOP THEM. IT MUST BE NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. ONCE IT BEGINS THEY WON'T STOP THE WHEELS OF CORRUPTION... THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND OUR TAX DOLLARS  PROTECT THEM.



    IT IS NOT AN ACT OF GOD THAT IS FLOODING US IT IS FAILURE OF MAN
    WAYNE MARSHALL JOE SLOCUM AND THE CITY COUNCIL


    Emails from City Council and City Manager defending and initiating intimidation because they are funneling half of Belfast City Storm Water/Runoff to my private property and relinquishing any responsibility- cost to restore destruction of past year estimated by Gordon Construction between 45-75 Thousand Dollars....

    Rather than discuss this email with me, it was sent to the Chief of Police. Previously, I had tried to protect Marina by sending my concerns to the Council as a whole. After no action was taken, I was advised to deal with my Councillor one on one by the MFOIC (Maine Freedom of Information Coaltion) Formed because of corrupt dealings in local government witholding and lying of documents. Additionally to this corruption, City Official also are guilty of Malfeasance-malfeasance is the doing of an act which an officer had no legal right to do at all and that when an officer, through ignorance, inattention, or malice, does that which they have no legal right to do at all, or acts without any authority whatsoever, or exceeds, ignores, or abuses their powers, they are guilty of malfeasance."

    NOW MY COUNCILLOR IS ABSOLUTELY SENDING ME DOWN THE "STREAM", REFUSING TO DEAL WITH THE CORRUPTION.... SEE THIS EMAIL FROM MY COUNCILLOR, MARINA SENT TODAY 2/8/12 AFTER 9 MONTHS OF GIVING HER FACT AFTER FACT.

    Laurie, as I have told you, this is not my role. I do not have the time nor the expertise to know whether Wayne has adequately addressed all of your questions and concerns. Most of your questions are of either a technical or legal nature. During our very first phone conversation, I told you that I have no knowledge of drainage issues. Often I do not even understand what your questions mean or what you are asking for.
    I will be directing both Wayne and Jennika to reply directly to you.
    Marina
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    To: ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: Failure of Man
    Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:45:51 -0500

    Marina,

    Just now on Sunday Morning, Brad Pitt spoke about his help to New Orleans. He said nothing makes him angrier than hearing that the devastation was due to an "Act of God" when it is the "Failure of Man". Deja Vu.

    Looking the other way through rose colored glasses is open invitation for those who have other ways. Someone has to fight back- you are not willing to see it and that is dangerous since you are Council. It is difficult and crushing while you support evil dealings and that has happened to other residents. However, they don't have the money to fight back or the strength. You will see, I hope you will try before it blows up.

    Sincerely,

    Laurie
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    Dear Chief and Marina,

    I wanted to thank the Chief for reaching out to me on 1/30/12 in regards to the email below. I want to clarify the email and put Marina at ease. I meant that it is dangerous for ME that Marina does not see or acknowledge that I feel threatened because of the verbal discrediting/slander broadcast on TV from Mike Hurley, Joe Slocum and Wayne Marshall.

    I meant that I will continue to make this very public until resolution ( hence, before it blows up). I have been trying since May to handle this with dignity and honesty. At minimum, it would have been professional and ethical for the slander and discrediting against me to have been publicly retracted as I requested and was denied. For the record, I will forward those communications from Mike Hurley and me. I did express concern for my safety yesterday to the Chief.  Mike Hurley had no right to place me in jeopardy.

    I should have contacted the Chief of Police immediately but didn't want to cause further friction.

    Sincerely,

    Laurie
    _________________________________________________________________________________
    From: mpercival@midmaine.com

    Subject: Re: Failure of Man
    Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:22:06 -0500


    Hi Laurie,
    Thank-you for your email.
    I feel a little guilty and embarrassed now about what was clearly an overreaction to your email, but I did feel threatened by the language and was truly afraid that things had escalated out off control and might end in violence.
    I have been fully reassured by the Chief that there is no danger of physical harm from you, and I hope that you can have that same reassurance for yourself in regards to the Council. We have no desire to keep you from having your say. Nobody has any plans or desire to have you intimidated from having your say, and I'm quite certain that the Chief did a good job at conveying that. (Laurie's Response) - Marina, you felt threatened by an innocent email from me? You don't think I am threatened with all that is happening because of City Planning? Rather than Council have an honest conversation with me, Council has allowed me to be slandered, has hired police protection in meetings where I may speak, has brought in the City Attorney to support Council/City and was another sham, not giving me time to see that nothing was resolved, was asked in for conversation with the Chief of Police ( which probably gave authorization to do a back ground check on me and create a video and file), have had documents with held, hidden altogether, lied to by the City Manager and Planner that stream was natural, even though a blind man could determine it wasn't, lied to that City work has not been done on private property and then when caught, lying again about when it was done, and then when caught again, lying about the reasons it was done, claiming routine maintenance when it was initiated by residents complaint therefore making the City accountable and responsible and breaking the storm water state law, therefore Belfast can fix private property and has, so another lie, Belfast has taken a flood plain that was over 240 acres of ground absorption, built it up all over, and funneled (even from across rte 1 up and down) all the storm water runoff to my yard and I'm lectured on rainfall and Act's of God, resident's have been protesting against City Planning's lying and deceiving ways for a very long time and this will be made public. You are naively putting me in danger by allowing public slander of me.  

    (Marina's Response)- I have been insulted several times, quite outrageously, by Mike Hurley, as have many, many other people. It's almost a rite of passage living in Belfast, and anyone who has lived in Belfast for awhile is very aware of this. Rather than damaging your reputation, you are much more likely to have gained sympathy from the public (Laurie)- Rite of passage- what are you thinking? Take all of this to a mediator, therapist, someone unbiased because Belfast has been conditioned that this treatments is acceptable. It is not.
    (Marina)-He rarely apologizes. But he will often turn right around later and do something kind and helpful.
    Believe it or not, after his rant, he tried to find a way that we could help you to reinforce the banks of your stream inexpensively using some kind of wire netting system. We were told that the City can not selectively help out in matters involving private property- that in matters concerning drainage if we set a precedent it could cost millions and millions of dollars to help everyone else.. But Mike did sincerely make an effort to help you, doing research as to what was out there that could do the job inexpensively. He does really care about people, he just has a very short fuse, But once he's blown off steam, he doesn't hold on to his anger. Physically, I can assure you, he wouldn't hurt a fly, and you are in no danger. (Laurie)-This is acceptable behavior of a City Official, year 2012 with the only public movie theatre in the area?? FOR THE FINAL TIME, THE CITY HAS HELPED MY NEIGHBORS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ILLEGALLY WITH STORM WATER NEGATIVELY AFFECTING MY PROPERTY.

    (Marina)- Laurie, at the neighborhood site visit, I heard both Chris Cabot from the DEP and Mike Hogan say that your drainage and erosion problem was not a serious one, and that it could be adequately addressed with $2000 to $3000 worth of work. (Laurie)-Wrong- try 45-75k per Grodon Contracting I don't know how you heard this because it was not said to me and I should have been the person it was told to.It is not true.( Marina)- I know that you are very hard up for money, so perhaps there is little comfort in that for you. But I also I know that you feel your house is in imminent danger, but that is not the impression that I got from them at all.(Laurie)-Why don't you hear ME, acknowledge my information on the flooding that has happened- almost taking Becky xxxxx'x car down the road, flooding out her yard, flowing over the xxxxx's across Seaview Terrace into the xxxxx's, the road cracking from all the water underneath- ponds for front yards because of flooding us and no storm water drainage in place, 600 feet of my property being swept away, (Marina)_Perhaps Mike Hogan would be willing to talk to you about that and have some helpful suggestions.  (Laurie)- Please read up on Wetlands stabilization. Gordon Contracting is expert and accurate in their knowledge. Mike Hogan is not reliable or credible. I don't want to insult you. You are my representative and are you not representing me professionally or ethically. You are obligated to intercede and respond to me. I cannot understand Joe Slocum or Wayne Marshall, they lie to me and don't answer my questions. I will come to meeting after meeting until you give me direct, understandable answers to my direct questions from this email;
    From Laurie Allen
    Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:48 AM
    Subject: Stormwater/Noise Ordinance vs State Law

    Marina Delune,

    Last night at the MFOIC meeting at the Belfast Free Library, I learned that you must answer my questions in regard to local ordinance vs State Law.

    Your response will dictate direction of District Attorney assistance.

    1. Does the City of Belfast site construction storm water draining ordinance over ride Maine State law for site construction storm water draining?

    2. Does the City of Belfast ordinance for resident storm water draining by accumulating and draining to another, enhanced by the City of Belfast on 10/1/09 with heavy equipment on private property, over ride Maine State Law stating it is illegal to accumulate/puddle storm water and send to another?

    3. Please provide the City of Belfast ordinances for all storm water rules.

    4. Does the City of Belfast noise level ordinance provided to me at 75 dBA over ride Maine State law of 60dBA and below?

    Previous responses of not knowing anything about storm water or unable to request records are unacceptable. I am requesting for this information to be reviewed and deemed acceptable by you before forwarding to me.

    Please provide a reasonable time frame that I can expect these answers before I am forced to appear before the Council for such.

    Please respond on your ward 1 email, not your personal email address.


    Sincerely,
    Laurie 



    12/09/11 Request to Council for Retraction and Peace. See emails with in pleading to resolve before being forced to go public...8 long months later, I had to, I didn't want to, so sad....
    From:xxxxxx
    Sent:Fri 12/09/11 9:34 AM
    To: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward2councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward3councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward4councilor@cityofbelfast.org; ward5councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Mr. Mayor and Council,

    I had to come out swinging to end this, I tried every avenue to resolve this honestly and internally. After hearing Mike denounce me, I think a public retraction is in order. I would be willing to come to the 12/20 meeting and accept a preapproved apology with grace. Saying I just want to fight is all I have been trying to get away from and am desperate to live the rest of my life with joy and integrity. Otherwise, I will be back to defend my honor and this can continue to fester into.... hard to know.

    __________________________________________________________________________________
    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 11:03 AM
    Subject: Flood Zone Maps Gone

    Dear Marina and Mayor Ash,

    I went down to City Hall to get the map that Mr. Slocum left for me. He assured me that he knew exactly which map I wanted. I thoroughly explained the flood zone map that was 1 of several flood zone maps on the wall that Mr. Marshall showed me. He traced the visible channels where the City was diverting stormwater to Seaview Terrace. Many were on the other side of Rte 1. He began to show me one map and the wall and than said this one showed the channels better. I have requested a copy of that map since May and from Mr. Marshall over and over, and after months, was sent the general flood zone map, which is the same map that Mr. Slocum left for me.

    I went up to City Planner office with Jennika, and sure enough, the maps have been replaced. There were maps on a hanger that I requested to see. Todd would not let me see them and said he was instructed not to help me.

    I am advising the City Council to come and see the "ravine" that was once a 2-3ft wide stream. Mr. Slocum's inspection in email is clearly and visibly a bullying tactic. He and Mr. Marshall have gone too far. This can be resolved and repaired by the City. The City storm water that is being diverted through that culvert on the top of Seaview must be rerouted to City maintained ditches. The ravine can be restored properly and quickly with the City's heavy equipment. Another would be to authorize the construction outfit that will begin the extension of the annex. Mike Hogan said construction would begin towards the end of August. They could come right through the woods that are part of the Mental Health and dump all eh DEP required materials to shore up and replace lost land properly. The Mental Health should authorize access because of severe erosion on their side as well, especially exposing the root system of a huge tree that will fall into my yard.

    Please have all members come and maybe even the City Planning Board before I am forced to take drastic measures that will hurt the reputation of the City of Belfast. I do not want to hurt anyone or all the hard work so many have done in promoting and improving Belfast. I want to be active in the community and want to move past this gross treatment. This will be resolved privately or publicly.
    I have cleared away the brush so that you can easily walk through and easily see the destruction. When I showed each of you the stream, you were not able to come down into the stream and growth was not allowing for you to get a good visual of all the erosion. It's clear and alarming. The contour from a year ago will show how it went from the 2-3 ft across, 1-2 ft high, to 8-12 ft across, 4 foot high...all ground continually crumbling in.

    These maps are public record and I was denied access by Todd in front of Jennika and another woman working at her desk. What are you going to do about this?

    Please advise within 24 hours;
    1. If anyone will be visiting.
    2. The status of the map.
    3. Confirm that this meeting that Mr. Slocum said may be around the 24th is slated on the agenda and mailed to residents. Mr. Slocum was given this request by me but is not advising. I do see a City Planning meeting is scheduled on the website.

    Sincerly,

    xxxxxx
    ------------Sent on 10/01/11------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dear Mayor Ash,

    I am asking for you to personally step up and help us. Right now many of us have water at our driveways which is City Property.

    1. With in City Lines, ditches to allow for proper shedding of water from the road are everywhere except Seaview Terrace. Please provide ditches.

    2. Storm water channel maps are public documents. The City Manager and City Planner refuse to provide. Please provide ALL storm water maps for Belfast.

    3. The City has used my property, free of charge, as a sewer, eroding my property. I was shown this property when I drove up here on Christmas Break 2010. Snow covered the yard, the stream was not in the listing, not visible, not on the tax maps, I did not know it was there and I told Town and Country Realtors over and over, I did not want a home with ANY water problems. I rejected several homes because there was water in the basement... do you think someone should have told me that this yard was part of a City storm water drain for many and that they would lie and lie about it, making my life hell? NEVER would I have bought this property, I was desperately trying to get out of hell. Please stop and stabilize the banks.

    My next step is to make this very public and not stop until. I have to, this home is all I have and I am at poverty level. Please advise if you will help by Friday, 10/7/11. People all over the country have had enough, I have had enough
    Sincerely,
    xxxxx

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    11/11/11-  3rd request to Council to respond directly to my 11/3/11 Freedom Right to Know email below. City Manager, Joe Slocum, disgracefully avoiding truth and honesty, playing the ignorance card, using his "scrupulous" City position to try and diminish this resident, using subordinates as scapegoats to deflect his total lack of professional and integral City Manager responsibilities.City Planner, Wayne Marshall states he has given me "outstanding" service, at 11/1/11 meeting. He has not told the truth, has removed public documents, his office refused me access to visible public maps that an hour later were removed,  he wastes our time showing the same stream map over and over, refusing to produce any maps showing "CITY PLANNED and CITY CHANNELLED" stormwater drainage to Seaview Terrace, refusing accountability and solutions for visible City installed stormwater drainage ON SEAVIEW TERRACE to my private property, his  reasoning is this is how it was designed 50 years ago (note- prior to the City taking  the liberty of sneakily sending stormwater throughout Belfast to my private property and turning their heads as my land gets swept away), more educated City Planner reasoning saying the original ordinance calls for residents to use streams for diverting stormwater...HELLO this is our City Planner in 2011, where we have a World Class Shipyard and call ourselves a City, and he refuses to stop flooding residents with City diverted stormwater to private property!! Diminishing my quality of life, diminishing my health, without conscience, there is something very wrong with this behavior. Driven in grant applications, business glory, uncaring for the plight and demise of Seaview Terrace tax paying residents. Bullying Tactics!!  Files full of emails... Joe Slocum, inundating simple requests with rhetoric that I cannot decipher, to the point where I have requested his communications to go through Council prior to the 11/1/11 meeting. Yet he continues to flood my life with his corruption and rhetoric, emailing me directly to cover his ***. The Council not responding, allowing the abuse, 6 months and counting.

    My dream was to live here since my parents bought a summer cottage (on our way home from the Worlds Fair Expo '67 in Canada, we stopped at the Colonial Gables in our beat up Ford with those nasty puckered plastic seat covers, back seat only) in Bayside in 1967, fully furnished, food in the fridge for $3700. Every vacation, every long weekend, every chance, for 45 years I have made the 9 hour drive for a few days of heaven. My father, a veteran, my mother, a Rosie the Riveter, and my sister are buried here. My brother inherited the Bayside cottage, I built my own year round home in Bayside and lost it. For 5 years prior to moving here, I was trapped in NJ, and took a huge leap and went for the dream, solo, no one helping, and I did it against crushing odds. I will not allow the City Manager and City Planner to rob me of my rights and my life.

    I agree with Mayor Ash, there is no better place to be. Please, I want this resolved and to give myself to children and their well being.
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    BATTER RESIDENTS 4 BETTER BUSINESS
    SEE 11/1/11 City Council Meeting at City of Belfast Website Or on Ch 7
    11/3/11 See email below this paragraph, to Council and Mayor to get this CLEARLY back on track.
    11/4/11 6pm No acknowledgement from Councilor's or Mayor. Per Right to Know, must respond withinn 5 days.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_MG7PCUD0 Click here to view erosion that Joe Slocum says is still a natural stream, that the City is not diverting City Storm Water to private property, has for 6 months refused to provide City Storm Water channels public maps that Wayne Marshall showed me in May 2011, on the wall in the planning office where 5-6 storm water channels were coming into my private property. Wayne Marshall with a smirk, would not even offer City help to shore up my stream with boulders, just told me "Get flood insurance". Now those maps are gone. See email posted below dated 8/15, with holding information to Marina Delune and Mayor Ash advising them of the horrible illegal treatment I received in City Hall. No response, no comment from Council, City Officials, Planning Board members. Identical to observers not intervening when someone is being bullied. Joe Slocum saying the erosion is not severe and performing some sort of supporting test with his "loafer shoe" ??  Joe Slocum and Wayne Marshall trying to finish the job by sending me down the path of further hell to their insurance company...front and center Council and Planning Board members contributing to the corruption by not taking a stand and in some cases, supporting, applauding and rewarding Wayne Marhsall and Joe Slocum.

    11/3/11

    Dear Mayor Ash, Councilor's Delune,Lee,Sanders,Hurly and Hamilton,

    For clarity, this is the information requested. This email forward will begin my direct communication to the Mayor and Council. I will begin new with you, over riding previous communications as of 11/3/11. I respectfully request one concise factual response in writing to end the nonfeasance. Waiver of charges is requested for all 3 requests.

    1. Provide maps of
    a .all storm water channels draining into the culvert at the top of Seaview Terrace at Rte. 1,
    b. all storm water channels draining into the stream at my private property, 17 Seaview Terrace,
    c. all storm water channels draining in the culvert at the end of my stream, crossing under Northport Ave to WCGH.

    2. Provide all legal documents giving the City of Belfast permission to use my private property, 17 Seaview Terrace, as a public City Storm Water Sewer with out any City responsibility. Provide legal documents where I was notified of such.

    3. Correct, at City expense, all resident storm water drainage on Seaview Terrace.
    a. We are 40 years overdue in receiving City Storm Water drainage improvements and the City has directly contributed to the erosion of my stream and destruction of our road. After 1978, the City directly installed drainage pipes at 45 & 49 Seaview Terrace that are emptying directly into the stream that is eroding my property. See pipes on either side of the culvert by Rte 1.
    b. Within the past 3 years, the City using heavy equipment, enhanced the ditch between 27 and 23 Seaview Terrace to allow for increased flow of resident storm water to my private property and City owned? property behind 22 Seaview Terrace
    Sincerely,
    Integrity
    17 Seaview Terrace
    Belfast, Maine 04915

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    ****10/29/11 REQUEST FOR A CITY MANAGER, JOE SLOCUM INTERVENTION TO MARINA DELUNE, WARD COUNCIL, AND MAYOR ASH************
     See email below from Joe Slocum to further detour me from STOPPING THE CITY FROM ILLEGALLY USING MY PROPERTY AS A FREE FOR ALL CITY STORM WATER DRAIN FROM MILES AROUND!!!! Knowing I'm a single, unemployed Mom just trying to provide for her children, the hundreds of dollars already spent, 6 months of City induced stress and anxiety....YOU ARE ROBBING FROM MY CHILDREN. PLEASE PLEASE STOP.  On advisement that cost me $150 I was told to request all storm water channels. I did revise that request to all storm water channels draining into the into the culvert at the top of Seaview Terrace at Rte 1, and all storm water channels draining into the culvert at the end of my stream, crossing under Northport Ave to the City Park. Also requested was a waiver of charges per the Freedom Right to Know FAQ (posted below)

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    FROM: JOE SLOCUM A PARTIAL EMAIL DATE 10/18/11, TOO MUCH RHETORIC TO POST ALL.

    To comply with your request and to get you copies of "all storm water draining channels throughout Belfast" ,would I estimate take at least 30 to 40 hours of work across all of these various Departments and potentially more. A single copy of a single page of a 26 X 36 blue print map could cost $5 to $10 a page to reproduce at County Copy. Imagine for a moment how many pages of blueprints there are relating to the development of the MBNA properties.

    The law requires us to give you access to information but we are also allowed to charge you for the search work it will take to meet your request and the copying cost we will incur to comply with your request. I am forwarding you some more information on the legitimacy of these charges that is directly copied from a work book for Maine municipalities that was written to legally guide us in the application of these State laws.

    If after reviewing this communication you still want me to locate and provide you with a copy of "all storm water draining channels in the City" then I will first ask you to provide the City with $250 in advance to cover the anticipated minimum hours at $10 an hour and copies at actual cost. I estimate that it will take about 30 days to complete but I would have to update that estimate after we actually do 10 hours of work. I am sorry that we just do not have a comprehensive record of all of this in one place that is nicely organized but we don't. That is a reflection of years of effort by many different people with many different styles under a broad variety of conditions.

    Your request is the broadest request this City has seen in the 4 years that I have been here. I will copy the City Council on this communication so they can better understand your needs and our capabilities.

    You can indeed narrow your request but in truth we will likely need to look in quite a few places to make sure we get you the "All" you require. I welcome anything that you could do to narrow this request. For example do you really want information on the East Side of Belfast in as much as your home is on the West side? We have no secret documents here. Anything you can do that would narrow this request would help us all.

    We will await hearing from you before commencing this search.
    Thank you
    Joe Slocum

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    To citymanager@cityofbelfast.org, ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org, mayor@cityofbelfast.org
    From:Integrity
    Sent:Wed 10/26/11 3:12 PM
    To: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org; mayor@cityofbelfast.org

    Marina, Mayor Ash, Mr. Slocum,

    I want the storm water channel maps that drain into the culvert at the end of my stream at Northport Ave., and WCGH.They are the maps that should have been provided on my first request for this information on 5/5/11. I am requesting for these fees to per waived per The Right to Know Act FAQ;

    I cannot afford to pay the fees charged by the agency or official to research my request or copy the records. Can I get a waiver?

    The agency of official may, but is not required to, waive part or all of the total fee if the requester is indigent, or if release of the public record is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. 1 M.R.S.A. § 408 (6)

    Sincerely,
    Integrity


    Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:40:53 -0400
    Subject: Fwd: Public Records Doc
    From: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org
    To: Integrity
    CC: councilors@cityofbelfast.org

    Ms XXXX,

    Here is the excerpt from the City Clerks Manual on the charges associated with having government employees search through public records and copy records when requested from the public. Obviously if the records were readily available there would be no need to search for them and all we would be addressing is the copying cost. I hope this is helpful.

    Sincerely,

    Joe Slocum

    Joseph J. Slocum
    Belfast City Manager

    ****RIGHT JOE- IF WAYNE SENT ME A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL WALL MAP LIKE HE AGREED TO DO THEN I STILL WOULDN'T BE PAINFULLY TRYING TO GET IT 6 MONTHS LATER. I SUPPOSE YOU  WERE TOO ARROGANT TO THINK I WOULD KNOW THAT THIS MAP PROVED HOW ILLEGAL YOUR PRACTICES ARE. SOMETIMES PEOPLE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO BRUTAL TREATMENT BUT WHEN NEW EYES ENTER, THE CORRUPTION IS BLINDING AND ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE TOLERATED ANYMORE
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    %%%%%%  HERE IS THE ABUSIVE TREATMENT I RECEIVED FROM CITY EMPLOYEES THAT ARE PAID WITH MY TAX DOLLARS...ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL%%%%%%

    ----- Original Message -----
    From:xxxx
    Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 7:01 PM
    Subject: With Holding Information

    Dear Marina and Mayor Ash,

    For the record, this is what transpired today;

    1. The copy of the map that is being with held is the map that shows the channels of the City Storm water draining into Seaview Terrace.

    2. Mr. Marshall showed me this map on the wall in the Planning Office in May, and traced the channels and flow to Seaview Terrace. Several crossed over Rte 1.

    3. I have been requesting a copy since that visit. Mr. Slocum assured me that he knew the map and that I could pick it up today from Jennika.

    4. The map Jennika and Nora gave me was the same map that shows the stream only, not the channels that are draining into it.

    5. Jennika walked upstairs with me to see the map on the wall and that map was gone, replaced by others. There was another woman employee working at the desk. It was 9 am.

    6. Todd Rosenberg, Code Enforcement, said the maps on the wall have been there for 2 years.

    7. I saw many maps laying on top of each other on a rolling floor arm as well as on an arm above attached to the wall.

    8. I requested to look at these maps and Todd refused. Jennika and the woman at the desk were present and witness.

    9. I was informed me that he had instructions not to help me. Wayne Marshall also confirmed this.

    10. I came home and called Marina. Marina said this was not legal to refuse public documents.

    11. I went back to City Hall asked the woman employee to see the maps.

    12. Mr. Marshall came out and insisted that the maps on the wall were what he showed me. He denied that he showed me channels draining into Seaview Terrace.

    13. I requested to see the maps that Todd refused to give me. The maps on the arm roller where gone. I looked at the maps that were on the wall arm, none of them showed any water channels/drains/ditches. Mr. Marhsall went into his office and quickly came out with a map from approx. 1957, showing the stream. I NEVER SAID OR IMPLIED THAT I THOUGHT THE STREAM WAS MAN MADE. I have been consistent in all previous communications that the City has been diverting storm water to my private property via the huge culvert crossing under Seaview Terrace since Mr. Marshall showed me the map and explained this to me in May. Why would I know this and keep asking for that map?

    14. I told Mr. Marshall that I wanted to see maps showing the water channels/drains/ditches. He said there were not any maps of these. I said I did not believe him. It would not be feasible to be out there randomly digging channels with no record for the City. He said I called him a liar and he was done talking to me. I told him he was a City employee and that he needed to curb his ego.

    15. I saw this map, there are maps showing these channels, the City is withholding them. These maps will clearly support the severe erosion to my property from improper diversion of City Storm Water and alert the residents of Seaview Terrace the importance of this meeting.

    16. I have been methodically and patiently chasing the City for answers and the map since May. The City Manager, Joe Slocum, over 3 months later, claiming he has just been notified, has ruled that the severe erosion is not severe and he has other matters to attend to.

    17. I followed Marina's direction to get the meeting slated on the agenda and requested such. Marina said the Hospital, Mike Hogan, The Mental Health Facility would be invited, I requested all residents of Seaview Terrace be formally notified and Chris Cabot from the DEP. Marina said Wayne Marshall told her he would be sending it out.

    18. Apparently, this is not being allowed either. Joe Slocum had sent me an email on Friday, August 12, saying it will be stream side, some time around the 24th, Wayne Marshall will be getting in touch with me.

    19. If this isn't bullying, lets put it out to vote in the community.

    20. The tax paying residents of Seaview Terrace have the right to know all the channels of City storm water being diverted Seaview Terrace, increasing flood potential immensely on an already water soaked flood zone plain. The City should be helping us not endangering us.

    Joe Slocum notified me that he would forwarding my emails to the City Council, I request that this email get forwarded to the City Council and City Planning Board.

    Sincerely,

    xxxx
    Seaview Terrace

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    In the 1960's, the development of Seaview Terrace was approved. Being a flood plain with a natural small stream, the City chose to dump the neighborhood storm water drainage into the stream and private property rather than properly shed water from the road with drainage ditches. Since then, the City has diverted most, if not all, of their City storm water through City trenches and culverts down to the private property of Seaview Terrace- flooding, eroding and ignoring us. Having the environmental ignorance and callous audacity to use this once small natural stream as their City sewer free for all, without the crucial responsibility of maintenance and monitoring because they are forcing it into private property and threatening our existence with every rain, every day, until the fast coming day that we will be under water and homeless.

    After 4 persistent months of badgering the City, unable to get  answers for  basic  City storm water drainage from Wayne Marhsall, the City Planner, automatically copied to the City Manager, Joe Slocum,  The City Council (with request to be sent to all of City Council and all of the Planning Board) ( Mayor Ash did state that Joe Slocum the City Manager was informed weeks and weeks prior to being forced to publicly acknowledge any issue.) Volumes of emails document the City refusal to inform and respond since April 2011 until the City Manager was cornered into a personal site visit to Seaview Terrace on 8/9/2011. On Tuesday, 8/9/2011, The City Manager, Joe Slocum advised that the crumbling of the road (Seaview Terrace) was due to improper drainage, a City responsibility to properly shed water from its roads. Repaving and proper drainage were advised. Joe said he has been looking at resident City storm water flooding for the past 4 (maybe 5) years and as he was touring the severe erosion of the stream, his strategy was clear. Attached is his summary email along with a video of the stream, erosion severe, enough City insult and bullying.


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    Below-  Email from Joe Slocum on Friday 8/12/2011 after hours to pick up bogus map on Monday when he is gone, and although Joe Slocum instructed his employee, Wayne Marshall, the City Planner not to help this resident, Joe Slocum is sending that very employee who treats this resident with disrespect and ignorance, to represent the City in this long awaited and crucial meeting. Beautiful.
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    Ms. xxxx,

    Your Maps are ready and you can pick them up in my office on Monday from Jennika Lundy my assistant. I have a new family emergency and I will be away for about a week. I will come to take pictures after I return.. It is my understanding that Wayne Marshall will be conducting a neighborhood meeting at the stream around the 24th. Please contact him for details as we will hear from all the neighbors on these concerns. I spoke with DEP today and agreed to send them copies of photographs when I get them and to share what I have with them.

    Joe Slocum
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 8:42 AM, xxxx wrote:
    Dear Mr. Slocum,

    Thank you for your time to give me this lengthy response. Please understand that my inquiries are not new, I gave them to Mr. Marshall on 6/7/11, today is 8/12/2011. Another season of City Storm Water raging through my yard will bring down huge trees and erode the last foot of land out of the original approximate 6 feet that I had last year, and take my fence with it. The shed at 5 Seaview Terrace, stilted over the creek, that you approximated to be 20 years old, is hazardous and can clog the culvert immediately, flooding expansively. The 8 feet across at this time last year was 2 feet. That may seem small scope to you, if it were your yard would you feel the same? What do you mean no threat? This is a flood plain and the City is diverting volumes of storm water to private property to tax paying residents of Seaview Terrace. The huge culvert at the end of Seaview could not handle the volume, overflowing and washing away the residents yard (you commented it could knock it off it's foundation), then the xxxx had it come over their yard, across Seaview Terrace and into the xxxx property and home. As I told you, the resident called the City and said that Roads and Parks were actually "nasty" to them. I'm told that the xxxx made complaints to the City as well. The xxxx have had it come up and into their yard, xxxxx, a local realtor and previous owner of my home, said the City has got to correct the problem but refuses, the erosion never seen like this since the xxxx were the original owners from 1967.

    Certainly, one can understand that I have been waiting for answers since 6/7/11, that the Mayor has told me that he personally notified you when the Mayor received my email from 6/29/11. Mayor Ash came to my home on a AAA call for a dead battery 1 1/2 weeks ago and it was then that he learned you had not contacted me. I never said that I expected you to "resolve all your issues in a day and a half." This is what I wrote " You said you would respond back within 1 1/2 days, that time has passed.". I am reading your words and I am shocked. Bullying sums it up.

    For the record, again and again, the map that Mr. Marshall showed me on the wall in the office, where he specifically traced the channels with his finger, at least 5 paths throughout the City, draining into my back yard. Please make sure that is the map I receive ASAP. Every time I have requested this map from Mr. Marshall, Mr. Rosenberg, through Ms. Delune and lastly face to face with you, I have been told yes, never an indication of how this map is so difficult to provide. Why is that?
    Please stop insulting me.

    Sincerely,
    xxxx




    Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:59:13 -0400
    Subject: Re: FW:  seaview/city storm f/u
    From: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org


    To: Ms. xxxx,

    I am taking your concern seriously but unfortunately it is not the only concern that I have to address right now. I am taking the liberty of sharing this email with Belfast City Council.

    I spent over an hour at your house Tuesday and walked the stream and listened to every concern that you have raised. I see no sign of imminent danger to your property and as such I can not justify treating this matter as though it was an emergency and push my other responsibilities to the side. The stream itself is about 4 feet deep and about 8 feet wide and was essentially dry. It has the same shape and level of erosion along its banks at every point where I observed it. It is essentially dry and I saw one - one inch puddle in a 100 foot walk that I took through it You identify no damage or threat to your house but you are very upset by the erosion in your back yard. I saw this erosion and while there is some there, the scale and scope of it was far smaller then I imagined from reading your emails.

    You have raise multiple concerns and it is very clear that you are extremely focused and upset by both the erosion situation itself as well as the treatment you feel that you have had at the hands of the City in responding to your concerns. Your letter today is indicative of your anxiety and expectation of immediate need for answers which is not consistent with what I said to you on Tuesday. I advised you that I was going to look into this and that it would take some time. I told you that I would attempt to summarize your concerns in the next day or so. That is -I was going to make sure I had a complete list of your questions and concerns. I never said I would resolve all of your issues in a day and a half. I said I would get back to you and I am sorry if 48 hours is worse for you than 36 hours.

    When I told you that I would get to the bottom of this and that I would be thorough-you asked me how far I had to go in terms of information gathering to get this resolved. I said right there that I could not see anything-- based upon my visit that day-- that suggested to me that the City had done anything to harm you in any way. I absolutely did see some erosion along the stream bed which in my personal opinion is the same condition I would see along any stream bed and which in my experience such erosion often happens if there is an unusually large storm or runoff like the ones we have had in the last several years. Secondly I told you that would have to go deep into City records to find whatever I could that would help bring all the truth to this issue that I could find. I said that no City record was a secret and I would try to find them and make them available to you. I also reiterated what you said Wayne had mentioned to you previously--- If you feel that the City has in any way caused you damage then please send me a letter or note identifying what you believe to be the extent of your damages and I will be pleased to promptly send your claim in to our insurance carrier who might also investigate this claim and provide their perspective.

    Here is where I am on your issues:

    1. The Culvert under the road which brings the stream from one side of the road was simply installed to allow the road to go over the stream.

    2. I do not believe the City created this stream. Before I left I suggested to you that it looked like a natural stream to me and the fact that DEP has jurisdiction -as you advised me -over this stream means to me that this is a natural stream. Natural streams have flows that vary with the weather which based upon conditions can cause erosion. This is true of every river and stream I have ever seen.

    3. I have now seen aerial photographs of your area before the road and houses were built on your street and the stream is clearly visible. I can show them to you at any time.

    4. I am working on getting you a copy of the framed map in the Planning Office that you have asked for which shows this and other protected streams. I may have to have it professionally reproduced and I will do that at City expense and get it to you as soon as I reasonably can but that could take some time- I do not know at this point. In the meantime the copy we have is not going anywhere and I can give you access to it at any time until you get your own copy.

    5. I have not had the chance to meet with Bob Richards on this matter from Public Works since I met you Tuesday to find out whatever he can tell us about culvert history etc. I will let you know everything I find out. This relates to your concern that the City has taken a series of actions which have unnaturally increased the flow in this stream that you believe is the reason you have some erosion. The stream is about 75 feet behind you house. The only indication of potential City contribution you showed me is a couple of culverts crossing underneath the road which would clearly carry some surface water from the south side to your north side and which if significant in volume would reach the stream by following what appear to me to be human made ditches that run along the westerly line of your property and to along another property uphill and west from you. I did step into the ditch along your property in my loafers and found no evidence of water or even mud in this ditch. I do think we have to ask ourselves where this surface water all went before there was a subdivision? My thinking is that it puddled where flat or ran downhill into the lowest point in this area which upon my inspection is this stream.

    6. You told me that all the houses on your street have water issues, This tells me that the ground water is close to the surface so when it rains there is more surface water to address because less can be absorbed. I would expect both groundwater and surface water to work their way into this stream.

    7. Regardless, I will inquire about any information the City has about letting people ditch or drain to the stream or of people just doing it themselves. When you told me that your house was nice and dry because you had a good drainage system and sump pump I assumed that since there are no storm drains on Seaview Terrace that your building and property drains also go into this same stream.

    7. I do not know what all the rules are for private people sending their surface or ground water into natural streams but I do not think the City is responsible for what private people do. I do think the City has the right to maintain its road and to use its right of way to get water away from the road in order to protect it.

    8. Where to from here? Speak with Bob Richards, identify any records we have that you want a copy of and get them to you. Identify anything I can which leads me to agree with your assessment. Presently I am unable to do this and if that is where my review concludes then I will not support the City doing remediation on any private property for harm or damage that we did not cause. I want to speak with the State DEP. They called me likely at your suggestion but I have not had a chance to speak with them yet. I welcome their inspection, input and perspective.

    9. Seaview Terrace is a City road and I need to find out how wide our right of way is. The City does have the right to shed water away from its roads to protect them from the kind of damage we saw Tuesday. I may also call the City Attorney to secure his advice.

    10. I did not plan on taking any pictures of your stream or your erosion but I am thinking that now that would be a good idea so that we can have a good record of the extent of your concern. I will call and find out when there is a time that will work for you. I am not going to send xxxx based upon what I saw with my own eyes and what a regular camera will readily confirm.

    I understand that in not immediately agreeing with your concerns that this is causing you some distress. It may well be that given the intensity of your frustration and concern that I may not be able to meet your expectations.

    If you need an answer today as to whether the City will pay or fix the erosion in the back of your yard then my answer would be "No" for all the reasons recited above. If you are willing to be a little more patient then I will continue to investigate for any City activity which makes us liable for you damage.


    I will talk to Wayne Marshall about some site visit that he had previously scheduled and perhaps we can make that happen in the next few business days to clear up as much as we can. Next Wednesday I have to attend a family emergency in another state where I plan to stay for a week. After that I have a training conference when I get back. If we can't conclude this matter by Tuesday I will be unable to get back to it until the 29th.

    Again I will leave it to you as to whether you wish to file a claim with our insurance company.

    Thank you.

    Joe Slocum

    ______________________________________________________________________


    On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM,xxxx wrote:
    Dear Mr. Slocum,

    Please advise of your findings with my backyard property erosion. You did not bring a camera as I requested. During the road tour, you were thorough in observations, asked many questions, and took notes. When we toured the stream, I was pointing out the severe erosion spots, trying to push the brush out of the way for you to see, but you were not participating, I'm not sure if you were even looking because I had my back to you holding the brush back. You were anxious to bypass my property and inspect the stream 2 lots down saying you wanted to compare. You seemed to be only interested in the area from where the culvert at xxxx property draining into my property at the stream. You did not ask questions, did not seem to hear me when I tried to how much property was lost, did not seem concerned with all of the dangling roots and erosion up and down the stream. The only questions that I recall you asking was which side of the stream belongs to Mid Coast Mental Health in The xxxx's area and asking why I thought that the Planning Board was to visit during the site visit for the addition to the Annex.
    I think I heard you say something to the effect that you didn't see anything out of the ordinary with the erosion.

    Please send the City video employee, xxxx to film the stream erosion for the record and viewing at the meeting. xxxx, cannot view the erosion in the creek because he is disabled, currently under physician care for his legs. Marina Delune and Mayor Ash were also unable to view the erosion from the creek. Other residents cannot view the erosion from the creek. The erosion is alarming and can easily block the culvert and flood the neighborhood. We all must view the same video for clarity and truth.

    xxxx has said on the piece that he did with Mike Hurley about the street party, that he has ample time because the City meetings are light. I am available all week for xxxx the weather is good, the creek is very accessible now.

    You said you would respond back within 1 1/2 days, that time has passed. I respectfully request a response to my request for xxxx to video the erosion by the close of business today. It is now 1:30 pm. If approved, xxxx may contact me directly at xxxx and I will accommodate his earliest opening.

    Sincerely,
    xxxx


    From: xxxx
    To: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org
    CC: mayor@cityofbelfast.org; ward1councilor@cityofbelfast.org
    Subject: FW:  seaview/city storm f/u
    Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:55:51 -0400


    Dear Mr. Slocum,

    1. Per Mr. Marshall's email below- paragraph 2, last sentence;

    "The 1966 Plan and a subsequent 1978 amendment...", what is the 1978 amendment?

    2. Paragraph 5, first sentence;

    "In short, the road storm water improvements that exist in the SeaView Terrace Subdivision were constructed by the original property owner, and location of such were determined and constructed by the original property owner...THE CITY HAS NOT TAKEN ANY ACTION TO RE-ROUTE STORM WATER OR TO CONSTRUCT NEW DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS."

    3. Paragraph 6, 2nd sentence;

    "THE CITY, HOWEVER, BELIEVES THAT IT HAS NOT TAKEN ANY ACTION TO ALTER THE STORM WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CONSTRUCTED BY THE ORIGINAL PROPERTY OWNER, AND WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE (FROM STORM WATER) ON YOUR PROPERTY."

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    This response prompted my findings that I gave you yesterday, showing that the City has re-routed storm water and has constructed new drainage improvements (new being after the original property owner was done). This is where I hit a brick wall with Mr. Marshall. There wasn't any point in having him come out here with Mr. Richards and aggravate me if I couldn't get basic information on visible storm water diversions prior. I did not request all types of documents as you were led to believe, only that map that Mr. Marshall showed me. I was specific to changes done after the original owner, they are clearly visible from the road, as we saw yesterday, and yet he refused to acknowledge the changes, wanting a verbal discussion with Mr. Richards to support him. Mr. Marshall has refused to give me a copy of the map he showed me in his office. Please advise when I will receive this map and copies for the residents of Seaview Terrace.

    The difficult communications and non-communications with Mr. Marshall have me on high alert and concern. The offer from you and Mr. Marshall to submit a claim to the City insurance is not the solution. My request for a public meeting slated on the agenda, notifying all Seaview Terrace residents, Chris Cabot (DEP), Mike Hogan and WCGH, and any other affected parties at City Hall still stands.

    The crumbling of the Seaview Terrace road due to water underneath and improper ditch drainage as noted by you is an issue. Diverting the City storm water from draining into my private property and into City managed drainage area's is key. The potential for the shed at 5 Seaview Terrace to be swept into the stream, blocking the culvert and flooding Seaview Terrace is serious.

    My research on habitated floodplain area's is civic and City consciousness to help these residents by diverting storm water away from these taxpayers. Rather, The City of Belfast is channeling City storm water to private property and relinquishing responsibility. The City Planners advice was to get flood insurance and not any assistance or accountability on the continuing loss of my land and frightening erosion within 6 months of this year, exposing root structures of huge trees that will fall onto my fence and also block the culvert.

    Thank you for your visit yesterday. I am cautiously hopeful.

    Sincerely,
    xxxx

    Below- Sketchy information from Wayne Marshall, City Planner that prompted investigation.

    Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 16:34:05 -0400
    Subject: Re: 17 seaview/city storm f/u
    From: planner@cityofbelfast.org
    To:

    Dear Ms. xxxx:

    I wanted to ensure that I spoke with Bob Richards, Superintendent, Belfast Public Works Department, before I responded to your email regarding the concerns you expressed regarding stormwater management on SeaView Terrace. I also want to address what I believe may be a misconception on your part regarding who constructed SeaView Terrace and the accompanying stormwater system.

    As background, the subdivision plan of the Wendell MaCleod Housing Development (SeaView Terrace) was approved in 1966. This plan is recorded in the Waldo County Registry of Deeds, Book 6, Page 23. Like many subdivision plans prepared in the 1960's it mostly identifies the location and dimensions of the lots in the subdivision,and the location of the new access road and accompanying right-of-way (SeaView Terrace). The recorded plan for this subdivision also identifies two other features; the natural contours for the property, and the layout of the houses proposed to be constructed on lots 1,2 and 3. Unlike subdivision plans that the City now requires a developer to prepare, it does not include information such as but not limited to: areas within the flood zone, areas that qualify as wetlands, stormwater management systems that will be constructed, the location and depth of water lines and sewer lines, and the location of power poles. The 1966 Plan, and a subsequent 1978 amendment, are the only two documents of record on file in the Registry.

    As is the case in all subdivisions, the developer/owner of the subdivision is responsible for constructing all road, water, sewer, power, drainage/stormwater and similar improvements. This occurred with SeaView Terrace as Wendell MacLoed built the original road and stormwater improvements. It appears that the stormwater improvements on SeaView Terrace largely consist of 3 small culverts under SeaView Terrace, a larger culvert near Route 1 and a drainage swale that is located between the house and garage located on your property. I also specifically note that City, through a vote of the Belfast City Council, will not take ownership of a new road (and the accompanying road right-of-way) as a public road until the original owner constructs all road and drainage improvements.

    In short, the road and stormwater improvements that exist in the SeaView Terrace Subdivision were constructed by the original property owner, and the location of such were determined and constructed by the original property owner. The City, by accepting the road, assumed the long-term responsibility to maintain such improvements (they are now a City responsibility as publicly owned improvements and land). As such, the Department of Public Works periodically performs maintenance; for example replacing culverts, digging out drainage ditches/swales and resurfacing the road. All City work has involved maintenance. The City has not taken any action to re-route stormwater or to construct new drainage improvements.

    I recognize and understand that you are concerned about how stormwater is affecting your property. The City, however, believes that it has not taken any action to alter the stormwater management system constructed by the original property owner, and we believe that we are not responsible for any damage (from stormwater) on your property.

    I also will note that if you believe the opinion I have stated may be wrong, you do have the right to prepare a claim for property damage and to submit this claim to our insurance carrier. Our insurance carrier can make a decision regarding your claim and any City liability. If you would like to submit a claim I can obtain and provide you information regarding how to file such.

    On behalf of the Department of Code and Planning



    _________________________________________________________________
    On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 8:04 AM,  xxxx wrote:
    Dear Mr. Marshall,

    I am following up on the next step for the diversion of City storm water to my backyard. We began discussing this in the beginning of May and you advised me that it would be approx. 2 weeks before your scheduling would allow for review. We are at that mark and I want to be sure that I am adhering to protocol and am requesting that you advise me of any hearings or paperwork that I must attend to.

    I want to avoid another tail chasing event and hope we can deal with this honestly. The culvert that the City installed at the end of Seaview/Rte 1, diverting the storm water to private property is issue for immediate action to close and channel to City property away from the floodplain of Seaview Terrace. Compensation for property loss, labor and associated costs are requested.

    Sincerely,
     xxxx
    Seaview Terrace



    --
    Wayne Marshall
    City Planner
    City of Belfast
    131 Church St
    Belfast, ME 04915
    207-338-1417 x 25 (phone)
    207-338-1605 (fax)
    wmarshall@cityofbelfast.org
    ______________________________________________________________________--

    9/4/11 Integrity reports:
    The small stream has been altered from natural to an often torrent, rapid City diverted storm water dumping for countless heavy equipment dug ditches channeled to private property on Seaview Terrace.This once small, quiet stream is quickly resembling the massive ravine in City Park that carries this City Storm Water out to the bay. The City maintains the Park Ravine and all other roadside drainage. Seaview Terrace, a main artery for this City inflicted flooding and erosion, is victim of Bully Officials from the City of Belfast refusing to be accountable for destroying our property, dumping unmeasurable volumes of storm water, and claiming that there are not any maps showing City constructed storm water channels . A Senior Citizen Seaview Terrace resident was shown these maps depicting at least 5 channels draining into her private property on the wall in the City Planning Office at City hall by the City Planner, Wayne Marshall. After months of requesting a copy of that map, it is missing, the resident was refused access to the public maps visible on a rack in the office by Todd Rosenberg on 8/15/2011, the Code Enforcement Officer and advised the resident that he was not to help her. Todd Rosenberg stated that Joe Slocum, the City Manager, gave these instructions and Joe Slocum was out of town, return unknown. Attached is a summary of the abuse to this resident, sent to Mayor Ash and Council woman Marina Delune requested to copy all of City Council and the Planning Board.

    After touring with flood fearing residents on 8/26/2011, Wayne Marshall, the City Planner deflected any City responsibility for City verified storm water diversions to Seaview Terrace and overturned the City Manager's credibility by loudly and clearly stating for all in attendance to hear that road and drainage improvements would not be forthcoming regardless of what his superior, the City Manager, Joe Slocum observed. The Mayor, City Council, and Planning Board were invited to this meeting that was requested to be public and slated on the Agenda at City Hall, requests ignored. Marina Delune attended but has chose to remain uninformed on City storm water drainage practices, verbally voicing ignorance throughout this circus of disgrace. Below are communications to and from City Council, Marina Delune (no response from Mayor Ash) and the bullying tactics encouraged and enforced at City Hall.

    "Scrupulous" indeed.
    __________________________________________________________________________
    xxxx, (To me from Marina Delune)

    As I have told you, I can't demand maps on your behalf that I am being told do not exist, and of which I have no knowledge. The City Manager knows what maps are in existence. He is an attorney, and is very scrupulous in complying with any requirements that the City must meet.
    The neighborhood meeting is an opportunity for your neighbors to view the erosion, and if others share your concerns, you have a much stronger case to make.
    Marina
    From:xxxx
    Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:50 AM
    Subject: RE: With Holding Information

    Hi Marina,

    This is not what I requested for the meeting, you told me to request it to be slated on the agenda, I gave the City Manager a chance, sick of hearing how busy everyone is when I have been at this for 3 months and counting, would have hoped that during this time you would have looked into storm water channels and advised rather than saying you know nothing about it, it's basic.

    Your support is clearly towards the City, even after I have shown you time and time again where I have have been lied to, denied public documents, denied to be put on the agenda, bullied, and I wish this weren't so. Truly, this is such a disgrace, it's sickening.

    Take Care,
    xxxx


    From: mpercival@midmaine.com
    To:xxxx

    subject: Re: With Holding Information
    Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:11:03 -0400


    Hi xxxx,
    The meeting has been scheduled for Friday, August 26 at 9:30 AM. Wayne will give me a copy of the letter and a list of the recipients of the letter.
    xxxx, I highly encourage you not to proceed further until the neighborhood meeting occurs, and you have given the City Manager a chance to respond to your requests. The City Manager is very busy, especially because he has been away, but I'm sure that he will have responses by the time of the neighborhood meeting. I can assure you the takes this matter very seriously, but his time is also limited.
    Any other action that you take before these two things have occurred I do not believe will be helpful to your cause.
    Marina
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



    **********************************UPDATES**********************************************

    9/7/11- The Belfast Maskers were successful with their public agenda at City Hall. Joe Slocum has announced that The Belfast Maskers may lease the building through April of 2012. 

    Please understand that the intent of this blog is to bring public awareness for unfair treatment and denial of a public agenda.

    9/9/11-Final rhetoric of unaccountability from City Manager, former lawyer, Joe Slocum for using private property as the City's personal storm water dumping grounds.

    To citymanager@cityofbelfast.org, councilors@cityofbelfast.org, planner@cityofbelfast.org, publicworks@cityofbelfast.org
    From:xxxxx
    Sent:Sat 9/10/11 7:57 AM
    To: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org
    Cc: councilors@cityofbelfast.org; planner@cityofbelfast.org; publicworks@cityofbelfast.org

    Dear Mr. Slocum,

    The State has taken pictures, and my direct dealings with you are ending for the time being. Please, do not enter my property.

    Sincerely,
    xxxxx


    Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 16:50:47 -0400
    Subject: Re: FW: 17 seaview/city storm f/u
    From: citymanager@cityofbelfast.org
    To: xxxxx
    CC: councilors@cityofbelfast.org; planner@cityofbelfast.org; publicworks@cityofbelfast.org


    xxxxx
    Good afternoon. I regret that I have been away for two weeks because of two family emergencies.

    The road could indeed use some work and will be addressed in conjunction with our regular road program which calls for attention in areas about every 10 years. The road has alligator cracking because the ground underneath is wet. The present existence of a couple of culverts underneath the road which transfer some water from the higher land across the street to your land on the North side are an attempt by the City to have the road not act as a dam to the natural flow of gravity and also to preserve the asphalt on the road itself by eliminating standing water on the road edge or underneath it.( Out of quote for me to respond-This is a lie to avoid their stand that the do not do work on private property. The road at my driveway(and many other residents) is a pond at every rain/snow- no culverts, no road side drainage)( back to original quote fro Joe Slocum) We have these culverts all over the City and you will indeed find them all over the State.I will ask my Public Works Director, by copy of this email to let us know in what year your road might see some resurfacing. . It will not be this year. At this time there are no funds or plans to install storm sewers along your road We like many municipalities have have many roads without these amenities. (ME SPEAKING- NO FUNDS?? ARE YOU KIDDING- YOU'RE GIVING 40K  TO SOME 24 RESIDENTS FOR FOOT TRAFFIC ON A RAIL TRAIL THAT WILL DRAIN OUR TAX DOLLARS THAT ARE SO BADLY NEEDED ON SEAVIEW TERRACE. THIS WHOLE TRAIL IS ANOTHER CITY SCHEME TO AVOID ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS UNTIL IT WILL BE TOO LATE AND TOO COSTLY BUT COUNCIL IS "DETERMINED" REGARDLESS OF THE SAD SHAPE OF ROADS AND SEWERS. GUESS THEIR HOMES ARE NOT IN DANGER).

    BACK TO JOE AND HERE IS WHERE HE DOWN AND OUT LIES ABOUT THE STREAM BEING HERE FOR 100 YEARS- THIS IS ALL TRASH- HE IS NOT CREDIBLE WHATSOEVER
    My observation suggests to me that the stream behind your house has been there for a hundred years and has acted as the watershed for everything above it including your entire street. The City is not responsible for changes to the land or for the constructions of buildings, the expansions of lawns or cutting of vegetation done by every home owner- including your predecessor which has had an impact on surface and sub surface water in your neighborhood. The very ditch that is maintained between you and your neighbor is a good example of how you and your neighbor channel your water to the stream behind your house that is the natural drainage way. This stream and the water the water your entire neighborhood adds to it, simply goes behind other peoples houses down grade from you and in fact goes right into our City Park where it empties to the Sea. Some of your neighbors across the street want more surface water drained toward your side. The State suggested allowing more plantings to grow and absorb some of the water. The City noted that if we were ever to get involved we would want the neighbors to be cooperative and provide legal easements to the City so our actions are not seen as improper as you have suggested they were in the past.

    While I was away I learned that there was a meeting held on site by Wayne Marshall from the City, and we had State DEP representative Chris Cabot there along with a member of our City Council. I understand that you were there as well. To my knowledge-nothing came from that meeting to suggest that the City has somehow caused all this water to be in your area. Since I do not see the harm caused by the City I have no plan to enter upon your property to do any bank stabilization that Mr. Cabot said he would be receptive to permit if requested by the individual neighbors.

    ANOTHER HUGE LIE-THIS IS ILLEGAL AND HE KNOWS IT- FIRST THEY SAID THEY NEVER DID THIS, THEN I PROVED THEY DID, THEN THEY TRIED TO SAY IT WAS 8 YEARS AGO AND OVER THE 7 YEAR LIMIT, THEN I PROVED IT WAS DONE IN 2009 AND NOW HE IS USING ROAD MAINTENANCE,  DISGRACEFUL LYING CORRUPT BULLIES
    It appears that in the past the City crews did indeed enter upon a neighbors property to clear growth from an existing ditch with permission to get water away from the road. As far as I know this is not a City owned ditch anymore than the one which runs along your property.

    As for the drainage:


    1. I will come and take pictures to document your concern and I will share them with the State. Please let me know whether you wish to be present when I take them . I am presuming that you are going to allow me access through your property so I can do this properly. If this assumption is incorrect please let me know. Otherwise the pictures will be taken next week.


    2. I have not seen anything in the erosion or in City practice which suggest to me that the City is responsible for your erosion so there is no practice for us to terminate. I can not and I do not plan on spending City tax dollars to provide drainage controls for private property.


    3. There is indeed some signs of erosion within the stream sidewalls and I did see an area about 2 square feet in size where you placed large stones to fill in a part of your bank where some erosion apparently occurred. I do not see anything in this erosion which would indicate it is anything other than a natural occurrence associated with seasonal and unpredictable weather conditions. It appeared to me to look like every stream bed I have ever walked.


    Finally, if you continue to believe that the City is the party responsible for your damage then please send me your reasons and I will present your legal claim to our insurance company to see if they see this matter differently than I do.


    Absent new information this is my final response to this matter. I am sorry that I could not find a way to agree with your conclusions.


    Most sincerely,


    Joseph J. Slocum


    City Manager

    On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 6:55 AM, xxxxx> wrote:
    Dear Mr. Slocum and Mr. Mayor,

    I have not received any further response from you, the City Manager with the erosion/ City storm water dumping into my property or with your acknowledgement of the crumbling road due to improper drainage, a City responsibility.

    Please confirm today, via email, of your full decision. Will the City of Belfast resolve the problems above?

    Sincerely,
    xxxxx
    9/12/2011
    ****PROVIDE THE PUBLIC MAPS THAT CITY OFFICIALS HAVE WITH HELD,SHOWING ALL THE CHANNELS OF WATER BEING DIVERTED TO SEAVIEW TERRACE BY THE CITY AND AND THEN TELL US HOW THE CITY IS NOT ADVERSELY AFFECTING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WITH THEIR CITY STORM WATER RESPONSIBILITY*****

    9/13/2011

    Infrastructure is basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise,[1] or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function.[2]
    The term typically refers to the technical structures that support a society, such as roads, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, and so forth, and can be defined as "the physical components of interrelated systems providing commodities and services essential to enable, sustain, or enhance societal living conditions

    1. Time to hire a City Manager and City Planner who are dedicated into building this City properly. Window dressing with harbor walks, granite art sculptures to mark grangeways, using City money (at least 40k) to buy property from owners to make more walking trails, endless discussion on City signs....too much to list.

    2. Time to elect City Council members committed to the infrastructure of the City. Through experience, the City is infamous for ignoring flooding issues.This very blog is proof of a small sampling of the arrogance and ignorance that is forcing and costing the tax paying residents with in City Lines to fend for themselves to drain water away from their homes. Many thousands of dollars on drainage systems that have nowhere to properly drain. Forcing residents to tie into City sewer lines or drain into neighbors property and then the City Manager blames residents, is this for real? Time to commit and make Belfast City worthy of tax paying residents, rather than spending our money on window dressing for tourists.

    Add onto that, the City's own secrets for storm water drain with ditching and culverting to where?

    TO PRIVATE PROPERTY ON SEAVIEW TERRACE WHERE CITY OFFICIALS TRY TO IGNORE WITH THEIR ORDINANCE OF B&B....BULL AND BULLYING !!! DISGRACEFUL, UNETHICAL AND EMBARRASSING

    10/28/11


    Since Joe Slocum speaks of his personal life in conjunction with business, it is relevant to post this communication. Furthermore, Marina Delune, months after she pushed me into this rabbit hole, informs me in another email that she should never have been involved with this, she can't demand maps on my behalf that the City Planner has refused to provide, that she does parking issues and such. She said that this is a planning board matter!! Wayne Marshall is the City Planner , was my first contact in April 2011. The planning board agreed to do a site visit at my home to view the erosion on the same day they did the site visit in May 2011 at the Annex of WCGH per my concerns. One of the members stood in that Annex parking lot, with me right next to him. He said to another member, "How would you like to own that stream property?" The member's repsonse was "NO WAY" and they laughed about it. They knew I was the owner and they knew I heard them. I was appalled, shocked, speechless, and sick to my stomach. I crawled to Belfast from NJ in 6/2010 and arrived in the state of "look what the cat just dragged in" to heal from trauma's well beyond the cancer deaths of my immediate family. Please, please, let me have peace, stop flooding me and fix the erosion.


    After the Annex visit was over, they never came to my house as verbally scheduled in the prior meeting. One of the women members had asked in that prior City Hall meeting if she should wear wader boots to view the erosion. Why didn't the board visit? They have not responded to any further communications and refused to allow me a public agenda that I requested over and over to Marina, the Mayor, and The City Manager. Request ignored.

    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 9:12 PM
    Subject: RE: Joe Slocum

    It is not any of my business and I cannot allow that to interfere with the business at hand. I am drafting another email because Joe has gave instructions that he is the only one to deal with me and by doing that has made Wayne Marshall and Todd Rosenberg treat me even more disrespectfully. I will not deal with Wayne, Todd or Bob Richard's. If Joe is not back by the meeting, who is second in command?


    Joe has committed to be at the meeting and has contradicted Wayne Marshall's and Bob Richard's continuing denial of any storm water responsibility. Joe has committed that the City is responsible for properly shedding water from the road with proper drainage ditches. That will also mean that all the improper draining that the City has done on personal property will have to be corrected and drain into the ditches. All drainage into the stream will have to be rerouted to the ditches that the City neglected to do in the first place. Therefore, that rerouting will be at City Expense. I want a date that this work will begin, I see new drainage and culvert over on Wight St. That is where the meeting will begin discussion because Joe has committed to this verbally and in email. That is the starting point forward and the to identification of all channels draining into Seaview Terrace and at the end of stream at the culvert of Northport Ave.


    The City Planner lied to me, refused to communicate , the Mayor received my email on 6/29 and notified The City Manager. The City Manager chose not to address it unbeknownst to the Mayor. The City Manager chose this delay regardless of my suffering. I have lost my father, sister and brother to cancer, this horrible 4 month ongoing abuse is not helping my health. This is personal and devastating for me, business and heartless for them. This was their choice, not mine.


    Sincerely,


    Laurie

    _________________________________________________________________________________
    HERE IS MY HAND DRAWN MAP OF THE FORCED STORM WATER SLIDE FROM HALF OF BELFAST THAT WILL DROWN SEAVIEW TERRACE IN MINUTES. THERE ARE NOW 3 PROPERTIES FOR SALE STREAM SIDE..WHO WOULD BUY ANY PROPERTIES ON SEAVIEW TERRACE...ALL OUR PROPERTIES ARE WORTHLESS AND IN DANGER FROM THE GLOVED DIRTY HANDS OF THE CITY!! 9/17/12 update- Like me, 2 out of staters bought via on line the stream side homes, the lot listed at 100k 2 years ago, reduced to 25k.