You had to get a written hall pass to go the bathroom in school.
But if you're St. Johns County Public Works Director Neil Shinkre, you can ask St. Augustine Port Waterway and Beach District for permission to do $500,000 in work under your Summer Haven River permit with the Army Corps of Engineers and get "permission,: with no written request, and get it orally.
The lackadaisical Board Vice Chair, THOMAS J. RIVERS, born in 1942, is guilty of mocking constitutional rights on Constitution Day (September 17), denying public comment and ignoring other Commissioners' requests to allow it, broke the law,
As a result, the "permission" is illegitimate.
Illegitimi non carborundum.
How can one government agency give another government agency permission to work under its U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit, orally, with nothing presented in writing, and no written document authorizing working under its permit? I have referred this slapdash, sleazy arrangement to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Inspector General, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Inspector General, and the hired-hand, non-independent "Inspector General" of St. Johns County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller Hunter S. Conrad.
St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners and St. Augustine Port and Waterway District Commission both need real lawyers.
Not mere cat's paws.
Enough flummery, dupery and nincompoopery in St. Johns County. It's our money.
Here's my e-mail sent to St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach District this afternoon:
From: Ed Slavin
Sent: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: Request No. 2019-397: ORAL purported "permission" for St. Johns County to work under Port District USACE permit?
From: Elyse Kemper
Sent: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 10:02 am
Subject: Re: Request No. 2019-397: Purported authorization of St. Johns County to work under Port District USACE permit
1. Please send me any document(s) from the St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach District or USACE or otherwise purporting to authorize St. Johns County to work under its USACE permit.