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Boca Raton: No money forthcoming until lawsuit is resolved

By Steve Plunkett 

    Boca Raton will not send money to pay for the inspector general until a lawsuit by it and 13 other municipalities is resolved challenging how the office is funded. 

    The cities filed suit two years ago saying the county’s proposed method of funding the Inspector General’s Office — billing each municipality based on the dollar amount of contracts awarded — amounts to double taxation of their residents. They want the county to impose an “oversight…

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Added by Chris Felker on October 30, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Ocean Ridge/Manalapan: Cost of participation in lawsuit rankles

By Tim O’Meilia



Elected officials in Ocean Ridge and Manalapan questioned the legal fees they are paying in a dispute over who pays for the Palm Beach County Inspector General’s Office.

While Ocean Ridge is considering reducing the fees or bailing out of the lawsuit, Manalapan took no action to leave the suit.

Ocean Ridge is spending more than three times the legal fees that other coastal communities — including Delray Beach — are paying in the 2-year-old…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 4, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Remodeling approved in O’Boyle lawsuit settlement

Just before the settlement, nearly 20 signs had been painted on the walls and shutters of Martin O’Boyle’s home. Most had been removed by July 30. Jerry Lower/ The Coastal Star

By Tim O’Meilia

    

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 31, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Lawsuits and lamplights put stress on budget

By Tim O’Meilia



If Gulf Stream residents want new street lights and street signs, they’ll pay for them with a 24 percent increase in town property tax that will stretch over the next two years.

    That tax hike was also slated to pay for the town to defend 21 lawsuits filed by resident Martin O’Boyle, who sued over the denial of his home renovation, public records requests and the town’s sign code. But O’Boyle and the town settled their dispute July…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 31, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Judge rules town can proceed in efforts to wipe out protest paintings

By Thomas R. Collins

    

The town of Gulf Stream can move forward with its efforts to get resident Martin O’Boyle’s murals of protest off his waterfront home, a federal judge has ruled.

O’Boyle filed an emergency request to stop the proceedings, saying his free-speech…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 3, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Suit argues ‘unauthorized signs’ are protected speech

By Thomas R. Collins

    

That Tweedle Dee, that Tweedle Dum, that Ku Klux Klan-esque hood labeled “satire,” and a mule labeled “Mayor” on the side of Martin O’Boyle’s house?

    They’re “not just paint.”

    They’re constitutionally protected free speech, O’Boyle says. And he’s filed a federal lawsuit to keep town officials from making him paint over the cartoons.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Town sets up finances for legal wrangle

By Tim O’Meilia



    Gulf Stream town officials are girding themselves for a long battle with unhappy resident Martin O’Boyle by dipping into town reserves for an extra $100,000.

    Eight O’Boyle-related suits have been filed against the town since April 15, including a federal suit in late May over his paintings of town officials as cartoon characters, monsters and KKK-like members on the sides of his house.

 Although they didn’t announce it publicly,…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Manalapan: Commission seek solution to fee-refund lawsuit

By Tim O’Meilia

    

The Manalapan Town Commission will try to settle a lawsuit over $158,000 in building permit fees for an oceanfront mansion that was never built.

    Commissioners indicated they would likely return the bulk of the fees paid by the owners of 1020 S. Ocean Blvd, listed as Cielo Madera Land Trust, after Town Manager Linda Stumpf calculates the town’s building and legal expenses on the project.

    The trust is seeking a $120,000 refund…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 29, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Resident wages public battle for renovation variance

The ‘Commissioner Thug’ artwork was replaced in late April with a painting of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (below) at Martin O’Boyle’s home in Gulf Stream’s Hidden Harbour neighborhood.…

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Added by Scott Simmons on May 2, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Along the Coast: Residents use legal help to have objections heard

Ralf Brookes

By  Tim Pallesen

Residents alarmed by massive new rental housing projects in Boca Raton and Delray Beach turned to a Cape Coral attorney to be heard.

Ralf Brookes has filed lawsuits…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on January 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Caron client sues over facilities

By Tim Pallesen

A man who signed up for the swank Ocean Drive drug and alcohol recovery program just as Delray Beach erupted against it has sued the Caron Foundation.

Scott Dickenson claims he arrived from Atlanta on Dec. 18 expecting the “luxurious beachside setting” with amenities such as the house chef, yoga, paddle boarding and quiet walks on the beach that Caron advertised on its website.

Instead, Dickenson says he was housed in a west…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on October 3, 2012 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

Highland Beach: Former manager starts anew in Lake Park, while town settles dispute costs

Dale Sugerman

By Steve Plunkett

Former Town Manager Dale Sugerman ended the Highland Beach chapter of his career and started a new one the next day 28 miles to the north. Highland Beach commissioners grudgingly approved paying Sugerman and his…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on July 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Judge grants injunction until Caron's lawsuit goes to trial

 

By Tim Pallesen

     A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to stop Delray Beach from enforcing its controversial transient housing ordinance against the Caron Foundation.

    U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas stopped short of ordering the city to grant Caron’s request to open a sober house at 1232 Seaspray Ave.

  But he said Delray Beach must…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Judge hears arguments in Caron vs. Delray suit

By Tim Pallesen

   The Caron Foundation can’t sue Delray Beach for denying a Seaspray Avenue sober house because the request hasn’t been officially denied, an attorney for the city argued Monday.

    The surprising twist came during a…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Caron sues city over sober house restrictions

Neighbors of the home Caron purchased stand in front of portraits of former Delray Beach mayors and wear white to protest the rehabilitation center’s request to turn its property into a sober house during a meeting at City Hall. Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 1, 2012 at 1:58pm — 3 Comments

Along the Coast: Discrimination lawsuit filed by Caron against Delray Beach

By Tim Pallesen

The Caron Foundation has sued Delray Beach after the city denied its request to operate a sober house for seven recovering alcoholics and drug addicts at 1232 Seaspray Ave.

    City commissioners also had responded to outrage over sober houses near the ocean on Feb. 21 by approving three ordinances to make it more difficult for treatment providers to operate in the city.

    “The city might not like it, but our rights are well…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 29, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Highland Beach: Town offers settlement to former manager Sugerman





By Steve Plunkett

The town has offered to settle former Town Manager Dale Sugerman’s lawsuit out of court and is waiting for his answer.

“At this point, all I can tell you is a lawsuit is going on, but…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Legal battle looming over recovery houses

Kelly Barrette and Raymond Jones distribute…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 2, 2012 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Along the Coast: Coastal cities object to county billing for new department

By Steve Plunkett

Coastal communities are banding with their mainland counterparts to brand as an illegal tax the county’s plan to bill municipalities for the new Inspector General’s Office.

“This suit would not challenge the vote in regard to having an inspector general. That’s water over the dam and we have an inspector general,” Town Attorney John “Skip” Randolph told Gulf Stream commissioners.

“We feel the funding is really unfair to…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on November 2, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments

Highland Beach: Suspended manager sues town following email flap

Former Town Manager Dale Sugarman

 

For an article on Town Attorney Tom Sliney resigning, click here.

 

By Steve…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on November 2, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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