Billy Shreve

Frederick County Councilman Billy Shreve

Former Commissioner Billy Shreve had adopted a system for accessing his county office: His badge admitted him to most areas of Winchester Hall, and he stashed his office key in his county mailbox so he didn't have to tote it around with him.

Then on Dec. 1, his job as county commissioner vanished. And his key along with it.

By the time his replacement key arrived, Shreve was several weeks into his term as a county councilman and had even found himself locked out of his office on one occasion. The experience left him shaking his head about the recent changeover in county leadership.

"I can't believe I'm even dealing with this," he said Friday in a phone interview.  

Before the county's government changed shape in December, many onlookers predicted that the new charter system would struggle or thrive based on how effectively the elected officials could communicate. The first county executive and seven-member council would have to work together to figure out how to set up charter government, pass a budget and establish a direction, difficult feats for officials operating at cross purposes. 

About a month after it took effect, the new system is running well, its leaders say. County Executive Jan Gardner has instituted an open-door policy for council members and set up regular meetings with Council President Bud Otis and Vice President M.C. Keegan-Ayer, D-District 3. She has offered staff from her office to help the council do legislative research and record keeping. Otis, R-At large, and Gardner, a Democrat, say communication has been plentiful and free-flowing.

But Shreve, R-At large, said the reality of the council's relationship with Gardner stands in sharp contrast to this rosy picture, referencing day-to-day annoyances like parking space assignments and keys that are slow in arriving. He agrees that officials shouldn't be wasting their time with petty issues. However, he said that's the point — difficulty with the small things doesn't bode well for the future.

"She won't even give us parking spaces. Do you really think she wants anyone to have oversight on other decisions she makes?" Shreve said of Gardner.

Shreve's early declaration of discontent with Gardner's management style dismays Otis, who said he wants council members to get off on the right foot with their new county executive. 

"I think that when you go on about these types of things, it poisons the well. And then when you have a big issue, it just causes further friction," he said.

Otis and Gardner also said Shreve might be struggling with the adjustment from a commissioner to a charter form of government. As a commissioner, Shreve could direct county employees. Under the new system, Gardner is in charge of county staff, while the council handles legislation and zoning changes. 

The council meeting next Tuesday will include a briefing on the roles of officials inside charter government, hopefully clearing up some of the confusion, Gardner said.

Shreve says he's very focused on the new form of government and making sure that the council has the resources needed to fulfill its responsibility as a balance to the county executive. For one thing, the council should have more support staff, he argues. Currently, they're sharing three secretaries among them. 

Shreve has suggested hiring a legislative staff person, a liaison to municipal governments and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, a lobbyist to state government, a budget expert and a charter analyst. Only with additional staff support will the council be able to do its job, he said.

"Right now, all the checks and balances are being eliminated," he said.

The council might need a budget expert to help prepare the county's fiscal plan each year, Otis said, adding that they will discuss this issue next Tuesday. Gardner agreed that the council will probably require additional staff support in the future. However, Otis and Gardner said they want to get a better sense of what the council needs before making new hires.

"This is supposed to be more efficient government," Gardner said. "It seems like the majority of the council thinks it makes sense to share some staff at this time."

Councilman Kirby Delauter, who is also a former commissioner, has joined Shreve in concern over parking for elected officials. Gardner has reserved three parking spots at Winchester Hall for council members, since the part-time officials will rarely all turn up simultaneously. 

Seven spaces will be available to council members on designated meeting dates, when they are all expected to be present. The county will also pay for the council members to use the parking deck if the Winchester Hall spaces are full.

But Shreve says officials might show up for a board or commission meeting, a discussion with a business executive or another event that isn't necessarily a designated council gathering.

"You're elected to represent the entire county. We should at least have a parking space," he said.

Delauter, R-District 5, has asked Gardner to take parking spaces away from her government affairs liaison and her chief administrative officer and designate them for the council. She has declined to do so, but is working to identify a fourth spot for council members, she said.

And Shreve doesn't know whether to blame Gardner for his missing key, though he insists someone took it from his mailbox. However, he didn't appreciate her email stating that she understood he had lost his key and asking him to pay the $10 fee for a new one, as county policy requires. The councilman fired back that Gardner wasn't getting his point.

"Obviously you didn't take the time to understand the problem. I have been without a key for 21 days and physically had to come to the office today and sit as the phone call was made to have my key made," Shreve responded.

In a phone interview, Gardner reiterated that Shreve had lost his key and declined to pay $10 for a new one. He says he refused to pay because he had asked for two keys and only received one.

Otis said issues like this can be ironed out through communication. 

"It doesn't have to be a crisis. The key was not a crisis," he said.

Gardner says Shreve is "welcome to come talk to me whenever he wants," but has not requested a meeting. In addition, Shreve has never requested information that she has refused him, she said.

He acknowledges this to be true but noted that he has urged her to attend Tuesday's council meeting to review the way county government is operating. 

Follow Bethany Rodgers on Twitter: @BethRodgersFNP.

(140) comments

sofanna

Fredericktonians voted in a Charter Government. Then they voted Jan Gardner as the County Executive.

What do the former County Commissioners not understand about this? (Not mentioning any names, of course.)

byounggoaway

For those who voted for this little "man," you voted for a "man" that can't determine a way to carry one extra key with him. And for another four years - or until, hopefully, he's indicted - he votes on major issues regarding Fred-ick County.

shiftless88

I'm starting to think that if Shreve had realized that Jan would be the boss he wouldn't have ever put his name in the hat this time. He though it would be a few more years of power in Blaine's shadow. Now he's irrelevant but stuck in office wishing he could quit.

MAVRICKinc7

BUT, human nature and politics as usual doesn't see Shreve gone or his allegiance to Blaine Young and his DEVELOPMENT partners. He and Delauter remain the same conduit to Blaine Young's strategic maniuplation of governance for the next 4 years. Simply said, Shreve and Delauter are the public pawns and puppets of the Young administration and will remain so while they continue to do Blaine Young's bidding. Young isn't going anywhere. That's the basis of his strategy and to use Shreve and Delauter to open up Charter governance with more Blain Young's crony's. Why not ask OTIS to stop being so naive about what's going on when he already does? How much more dirty laundry do you hope to find?

DickD

I don't think Otis is being naive', he is a realist. [beam]

DickD

He can quit at any time, nothing is stopping him. [beam]

shiftless88

I suspect he might once he is completely outmaneuvered and can't accomplish anything he wants.

evedrifter

Now our former commissioners know just some of the smaller inconveniences that county agencies and staff have been having to deal with for years! Sharing a secretary? Please! Not only does our office share a secretary with the front desk but when the secretary leaves for the day, takes lunch, calls out, etc. the office staff have to fill in at the front desk because we haven't had "the budget" for a front desk receptionist for years. How unprofessional and inefficient for any agency let alone a government agency. These yahoos need to suck it up, grow up, and be professional.

MAVRICKinc7

What is it about strategic manipulation, as found in the last 4 years, don't you understand?

public-redux

FNP, Please remember to include this on your list of biggest local stories in 2015 when you publish that article 11 1/2 months from now.

MAVRICKinc7

Another credible visionary on what's coming next in Fredericks MD.

matts853

Billy doesn't understand that the key to good government is...well, keeping the key to your office in a secure location.

Hey Mr. Realtor - get a lockbox.

yogib

Sorry Bethany but you must be a mouth piece for Shreve and Delauter. Every little pissant complaint by these guys seem to be your story of the week.

Wake up young lady. You are expected to know what is a story and when you are being used

MAVRICKinc7

This story goes well beyond anything Bethany could come up with and repeating her EDITED version of findings that FNP stands for in the face of DEVELOPMENT strategies that dictate only what 4 years of past governance has brought to the bargaining table and ringing in high density housing and expansion of tax dollars that are expected to come with Frederick's new and invited guest.

Nothing is special about this struggle. Federal, State and local planning have been on the boards for decades. We're just the consequence of being lied to for so many years, WE don't even know the difference.

Why did FNP post an editorial from the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg VA under the heading of "Spotsylvania County, VA housing development story has familiar ring?" Anyone read it? Try the FNP December 23/24 2014 editorial page. What does it say about the future of Frederick MD?

pdnsen43123

When Shreve took office as a commissioner, he said he did not need a secretary and eliminated her position. Why does he need one now?

BstD59

He doesn't.

His hypocrisy is showing in his demand for a secretary....he claims he is wanting to save the taxpayers money out of one side of his mouth and demands a new hire out of the other.

Such a pathetic little man.

b1sellers

And yet he was elected. Along with Kirby. Why you ask. Well they had the R next to their name. There is no surprise in the way they are acting unless you weren't paying attention and just voted for the party. Stupid voters. Thanks.

MAVRICKinc7

He doesn't. TODAY, its all about regaining market share in Frederick governance. He'll plan and say anything by connivance to regain what Blaine Young has sold to the Frederick citizen population for the last 4 years and running to the next. This isn't over. To believe otherwise is to be as naive as we were 4 years ago. How many times do YOU have to be lied to before you wake up and smell the roses?

Nicki

Tea party Tony.

Discovered early on from a meeting video clip posted in comments, that Tony is now the 3rd member of the gang this go 'round. Had a good laugh at this article and comments, but really, this is not even funny. This is a disgrace for our county. Jan will earn her pay 3x over or more just for dealing with this non-sense. Geez....

bukweet

i agree! billy makes a fool of himself AGAIN & his temper tantrum is in the FNP - while kirby posts his on the faux council-watch facebook page.... these 2 man-boys have taken up the blaine young tempertantrum mantle. grow up already!

MAVRICKinc7

DITTO!

KellyAlzan

Bethany Rogers - please tell us how you maintained your composure and refrained from busting out laughing while you interviewed Billie! Thanks in advance.

MAVRICKinc7

The interview was not person-to-person. It was by phone and Billie was merely reguritating fom scripted text. Isn't that how most reporting is done these days. Bill Schreve calls up, speaks into the phone recording mechanism of FNP, goes into the editing PRErecorded mix and comes out the other end as false pretense?

KellyAlzan

correct, I know it was not face to face, I read the article.

You can still crack up laughing via telephone.........

You have got to be kidding me. Get to work Shreve and stop leaving keys laying around. Most of us learned in elementary school how to place a key on a ring and carry it with us. As for parking, do what the rest of us do. Jan is not going to waste her valuable time, or our dollars on your non-sense. I said it to Kirby before and I'll say it to you, it may be best for you to be quiet, watch and observe professionals around you, learn how to respect authority, and stop making a fool of yourself in the FNP before you totally ruin any chance you have left of making a living. As for Tony, if he is smart he will stop playing the game as well. We expect you to do your job~ no more, and no less. You, Kirby, and Tony are already creating inefficiencies in our Charter govt. Enough! Grow up!!

MAVRICKinc7

Ain't going to happen. Far too much at stake.

whodouthinkithinkiam

Lanyard, Big Wheels Bike, Pacifier.
Problem solved.

hawbottom1

How about some nice brie with that whine

rton213

well blaine can't do it anymore look who turned in to his puppet

lewisantq

Billy, When they start laughing at you, you're done. You are now officially over-done.

MAVRICKinc7

ASk yourself whether Billy Schreve cares one way or the other what you think or believe. What is it about corruption you don't get?

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DickD

I agree, but aren't you being awful hard on a fellow Republican? But yes, he deserves it. Gives me hope that others will see as you do.

MAVRICKinc7

Doesn't this article speak to how petty Frederick has been in the past and surely in the future by the likes of past commissioners; Smith, Delauter, Shreve and Young and their development partners? When Shreve drew this picture of available parking spaces, at Winchester Hall or the parking deck who, in this audience, are looking at the caveat he supplied "that OFFICIALS (who ever that might be?) might show up for a board or commission meeting, a discussion with a business executive or ANOTHER event that iISN'T necessarily a DESIGNED COUNSIL MEETING" Isn't this a strategy that allows Delauter and Shreve to go AROUND the executice office of Jan Gardner's administration so as to further undermine the scope of Charter governance and return it to the days of the Young dynasty by connivance, and stealth that Blaine Young still speaks to? What is it about INTENTIONAL DYSFUNCTIONAL government we apparently don't get?

DickD

You are right and it is scary that we have young children, instead of grown men on the Council.

MAVRICKinc7

You should have thought about that BEFORE you voted your conscience.

LeBlancp01

Is Smaller Government one with a smaller number of parking lots. It would seem so. Especially for part time and temporary individual. Why any privileged parking spaces at all? Let them park with everyone else and pay for same as other citizen do.

DickD

They have $2,500 per year allowance for expenses and can park across the street in the garage. Billy is just to lazy to walk across the street.

MAVRICKinc7

THis is not about how lazy Shreve is. It's about political MANIPULATION ans has been for decades.

MAVRICKinc7

Smaller Government is a Republic ideology. After all, isn't current government anything more than PART-TIME governance being led by by the forces of the DEVELOIPMENT community?

galbak1

Have you seen my baseball?

richardlyons

Billy and Kirby, you just don't get it and likely never will.

MAVRICKinc7

NO, they get it and have for more than four years, to their credit. It's the voting public that doesn't get it. What , if anything of consequence, has been said by this blogging audience. What's so scarry about the bigger picture WE continue to avoid so as to DENY what is really going on in County governance? This isn't rocket science, SO why make it so?

richardlyons

Please enlighten me.

Nicki

Oscar - regarding:
"The voting public saw thru the B.S and voted accordingly. "
But they voted him in again. I guess party lines mean more than common sense.

DickD

No, it means ignorance is bliss!

MAVRICKinc7

If you're looking for market share why wouldn't you be willing tolie. After all, isn't this what democracy has become; the BIG LIE?

tish3101

I just cannot get my head around the fact that Billy is sitting there rather than either Linda Norris or Susan Reeder Jessee.

DickD

You got that right. Have you left for S.C. yet?

tish3101

January 8

cmenzel2

Ditto Tish!

MAVRICKinc7

It's called money and ideology. What is it about dictatorships don't YOU quite understand?

magnumrn2

I am glad to read that Bud Otis appears to disregard Billy's temper tantrum. Otis doesn't want to be connected to the Shreve/Delauter comedy hour, it seems. Jean

MAVRICKinc7

Don't be too sure. This is politics and not common conversation that is at stake. Stick with "what APPEARS" as a guide-line and not the truth of the matter. How many times do YOU need to be fooled AGAIN with only half of the story line?

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DeDeuceCoupe32

Deer Park? Billly is a Evian fan.

BstD59

When the Charter was first proposed I complained that it had no provisions for a recall. Those in authority apparently didn't think one was necessary.

I regret their decision because I think it is pretty evident that neither Shreve or Delauder will do the job they were elected to do. Further I believe that they will make every effort to derail the workings of the County government....and there isn't a darn thing anyone can do about it.

bukweet

wish we could do a recall... but i believe essentially recalls are prohibited by maryland state law... shucks!

the no-recall provision in md state law is just another self-protecting safeguard put in place by corrupt legislators in this state - http://www.stateintegrity.org/maryland
from above link:

Maryland
Corruption Risk Report Card
Rank among 50 states: 40th
Overall grade: D-

DickD

They will still have to get four votes and they cannot count on Otis. To early to tell where Tony will stand, but I think he too will tire of Billy and Kirby's nonsense.

MAVRICKinc7

Don't be too sure. Under Charter governance YOU are the one, if not the many, who are now in control of who serves US and our best interest. If you accept the sharade.being played out today, you ar nothing more than a follower than a leader to the the future of Frederick and its citizen population.

lewisantq

Jan is on top of her game and Billy can't figure out what the game is.

bmclearen

Billy, don't you remember when you and the other Blaine Boys removed the checks and balances when you changed lowered the standards of the Ethics Committee which allowed the commissioners to do pretty much what they/you wanted to do without being called out for violations of the then standing & regulations of the committee? Now you are complaining about your parking space!!! MAN UP and begin to represent the citizens and not just yourself.

lewisantq

This article should have been in the comic pages.

BstD59

Everyone has the right to stupidity but some people abuse the privilege....

jerseygrl42

shreve is way beyond stupid, that is excusable in some cases... he is a LOSER who should NEVER hold public office

Oscarpot14

What a laugh friggin riot>>"Right now all the checks and balances are being eliminated"-What a delusional statement. The wonder years of the former board have FINALLY come to a close. The voting public saw thru the B.S and voted accordingly.

Man up Mr Councilman, you are an elected PUBLIC SERVANT-remember?? What about that "Compasion for the taxpayer" and doing "More with Less?" Somewhere somehow you will adjust to these radical changes that no longer favor you as royalty and can find the gumption to fall in line and understand your new role.

As for parking, that short little walk from the parking garage will help keep you in
shape and allow for a clear humbled mind. Do you know what humbled means?
Ask the city to paint up a crosswalk with the pretty yellow warning dome for a safe crossing. We taxpayer will be sending a key holder for you so we dont have to read about this silliness again. Peace be with you.

Nicki

With all the new housing, we may get smarter voters.

DickD

I guess that means Billy and Kirby are in for a rude awakening.[beam]

PatrickW

"She won't even give us parking spaces."

Then park somewhere else and walk to work. People do it all the time.

Or, Napoleon can do the same thing with Council Meetings that he did with BOE meetings ... just don't show up!!

grania

If Mr. Shreve himself admitted his comments were petty, why did he make them? And guess who else chimed in- the other former commissioner, Delauter...Petty also means irrelevant...

MAVRICKinc7

Don't be too sure. Delauter has no intentions of becomeing irrelevant with the cards he is currently holding.

Positive

During the interview, Jan should have pulled $20 from her purse, handed it to Billy for his key and an ice cream cone, so that he can settle down to...you know...work?

cj7guy

At ease everyone, I'm pretty sure this FNP story is an April Fool's Day joke!

public-redux

Fool, yes.

April, not so much.

quemzeee2

How about we all get together and do a film about the last commisionors. Kind of like the show "Portlandia" We could call it the " Fedick Follies"
We have a great aray of unique persons, Minister/ attourney [ argh, think about that one } Developer as the "God father of low pay workers/ high profit excusses. The young realestate hustler, [ playboy of the neighborhood] and the extremely talented talker [ creator of realities as sees fit]
We need to contact a producer, you cant make this stuff up,,, well ,, maybe in old Frederick you can.

shiftless88

Billy, your pettiness is showing.

b1sellers

When has it ever been hidden?

Sallyforth

Did you mean petticoat?

MAVRICKinc7

BUT, it's a strategy and pettyness plays a major role in public opinion. Isn't this how shallow WE have been for the last 4 years?

FrederickFan1

Next time he will leave it under the Winchester Hall front door mat for safekeeping.

KellyAlzan

I have set up a 'Go Fund Me' account to raise $30 so Billie can get 3 new keys.

DeDeuceCoupe32

BMW Break My Wallet

Dwasserba

Possibly hopelessly tacky and definitely unwelcome.

johnnyboy

There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys me most is a lazy argument. (Chris Hitchens)

And this kerfuffle is about as lazy as it gets.

KellyAlzan

Most likely The BAlane took billie's key.

DickD

Or Billy gave it to Blaine so Blaine could attend the PC meetings.

johnnyboy

I've spent many years watching and laughing at the Three Stooges in films and on TV but this bunch is much more entertaining. The original Stooges made themselves look stupid on purpose....... I wonder???

I like Christopher Hitchens quote: There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys me most is a lazy argument.

And this kerfuffle is about as lazy as it gets.

BlueDawn666

"annoyances like parking space assignments and keys that are slow in arriving. He agrees that officials shouldn't be wasting their time with petty issues. However, he said that's the point — difficulty with the small things doesn't bode well for the future."

I agree with you Billy boy...you are a small thing and we are having difficulties with you already and no it does not bode well for us Frederick County citizens...I still cannot believe the audacity of your complaint...you keep your key to your office in an unsecured location because you didn't want to "tote it around with you" and then blame Jan when it goes missing, we can see just how important accessing your office was, that you kept your office key in your county mailbox.

See that doesn't make sense to me, that even you would be that stupid to keep your office key in your county mailbox, are these county mailboxes locked, I am assuming they are, and yet you had carried your mailbox key around with you but not your office key. ??

See I am not buying Key-Gate here, because even you Billy are not this dumb that you would keep your key to your office in an unsecured location..Hopefully this isn't how you do things as realtor?

Something tells me this was just another ploy so you could get your mug in the paper again.

DickD

Hate to diagree with you, but just possibly, Billy is that dumb!

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public-redux

What century are you living in, KellyAlzan?

Sallyforth

Billy Shreve, the gift that keeps on giving. Billy, with his youthful, porcine features and bedeviled with his monk like hairdo is like a characterization of what one would imagine a corrupt and immoral politician would look like.

bzkaufman

Seems like a big fuss over a key...
He should be more upset 'bout his missing integrity

Sallyforth

[thumbup]

DickD

Do you really think it is missing? Wouldn't you have to have integrity to lose it?
[beam]

magnumrn2

I burst out laughing when I read this article. Billy is throwing a temper tantrum because he lost his key and a parking space. He wants a staff member who is there every day to be denied parking because Billy may want to drop by his office and doesn't want to walk across the street. Obviously, he thinks he is more important than ordinary people. That sort of thinking is repulsive. Jan, DO NOT give in to this spoiled brat. It will only make him demand more privileges and special treatment. I wonder if Billy has any clue as to how childish he so frequently behaves. Jean

Tigerzord

[thumbup]

hazel

Now children, can't we play together better? I lost my key and it's someone else's fault. I don't have the parking spot I want, and it's someone else's fault. I suggest Billie and Kirbie growup! You both act like you're in elementary school. Bullies, in elementary school.

public-redux

I have a suggestion. Snowboarding season is upon us -- Billy's favorite time of year. Let's send him string mittens -- the ones that are attached to each other -- so he won't have blame Jan for losing his mittens.

public-redux

String mittens can be sent to:

Billy Shreve
Winchester Hall
12 E. Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

kimberlymellon

[beam] Best Comment!

WSITIM2001

[beam]

Tigerzord

[thumbup]

DickD

The strange part, before you wrote this and while I was writing mine, I thought the same thing. [beam]

mikec

Wow...'lil Billie getting all huffy puffy. He must be hanging' out with Curly Delauter too much.

threecents

Billy, Just to clarify, you are not really accusing Jan of taking your key, are you? Jan, Did you take Billy's key? Did Blaine take it? Kirby, do you know who took Billy's key? Billy, Did you check the laundry? Maybe you left it in your pocket.[unsure]

DickD

Do you think Billy is getting senile?

BlueDawn666

Former Commissioner Billy Shreve had adopted a system for accessing his county office: His badge admitted him to most areas of Winchester Hall, and he stashed his office key in his county mailbox so he didn't have to tote it around with him.....What idiot does this???? Then complains when the key goes missing? This is almost as good Kirby reimbursing the "taxpayers" for his inauguration expenses so he could make like he was being all fiscally responsible and "governing like a Taxpayer"

So now Billy, poor little Billy, gets to have his little tantrum on the front page of the news paper as well, another attempt to try and paint Jan in a bad light..

Then Kirby has to whine about the parking space, wants Jan to kick out two of her key staff people just so on a per chance on a whim Kirby decides to tool on over to Winchester Hall he can pull right up....REALLY? Kirby your butt is not made of gold nor should Jan be kissing it.

Say Jan does do that, gives in to Kirby's tantrums, Kirby will make sure he never uses those open parking spaces, then will make it a point to point out that out and lay the blame back onto Jan and how she is wasting "taxpayer dollars"...

Kirby is too lazy to park across the street and walk over? REALLY? He really thinks everyone should just bow down to him doesn't he?

This key-gate issue is just another sad attempt by Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest, Dumb has already been banned from the building, to discredit Jan. Make her seem like the bad guy, the thing is these Morons need to realize is that they are the bad guys, we have had 4 years of their crap...there is nothing that they can do to discredit Jan that will ever make "us" regret voting her into office.

"It doesn't have to be a crisis. The key was not a crisis," he said.....and yet Key-gate made the front page of the FNP..???

I wonder if Jan has hard time not laughing when she is around Dumber and Dumbest..me I would be laughing at them. ..well I do laugh and their lunacy..


[wink][wink][wink]

hazel

I believe you nailed it! Good comment!

b1sellers

Dumbest are the others who elected these buffoons.

DickD

I really like; "REALLY? Kirby your butt is not made of gold nor should Jan be kissing it." [beam][thumbup]

MAVRICKinc7

Laugh all you want but this current and past circumstances are not going away.

KellyAlzan

I suggest Billie and Kirbie call Frederick Cab and share a ride to Winchester hall and split the fare.

DickD

I think Blaine should give them free transportation, he gave trhem campaign money, didn't he? Besides, they are still his cohorts and in spite of all their noise about not using County funds for their expenses, they expect free parking and will not pay for a lost key? How cheap and petty can you get? Billy is showin us!

...LOL....LOL..LOL......can't breather LOL so hard......tears running down face.....LOL......LOL

DickD

The Blaine gang continues to keep us entertained! I can't help wondering if Billy wasn't using the County office and parking space for his real estate office. If not and he was only going their occasionally, why all the ruckus? Otis is absolutely right, this is a petty issue, one you might expect from the Blaine gang. But the bright spot is Otis is keeping his promise to be statesman like. I didn't vote for Bud, but I am pleased with how he has been acting.

Was the key lost or taken? Who knows or cares, except for Billy. And why the big deal? He did get a new key and it makes you wonder why he didn't have a back up key to begin with, all of my keys have back ups.

Let me see, Mama Gardner didn't put Billy's key on a string around Billy's neck, so now it is undoubtedly Mama Gardner's fault. Children can be so difficult and now Billy is over in a corner pouting. Grandpa Otis needs to take Billy aside and explain the facts of life to Billy.

BlueDawn666

[thumbup][thumbup]

norrisoilers

you people need to grow up!! Each and everyone of you.

quemzeee2

I cant believe we are looking at someone concerned over such nonesense after creating such a financial mess here.

armillary

Welcome! This is what keeps us young! DCG's 86!

MAVRICKinc7

DITTO!

Nicki

So Kirby reimburses the tax payers for 1/8th of the cost of the swearing-in ceremony, but they want free parking and additional staff?

Why does he have an office if he only comes to Winchester Hall for meetings?

MAVRICKinc7

What is it about paying $281.36 that makes Delauter any different than the rest of current governance? Was his swearing-in any different than called for by government policy? Is $281.36 going to make him any better a politician than he is, BEFORE he was sworn into office?

johnnyboy

The five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with something we lost, in this case their relevance as public officials. I think Shreve and Delauter are still in the denial phase. Jan is handling them just as any parent, teacher or drill sergeant would, ignore their petty complaints. If it's below Shreve's self perceived status to park in a city garage for free maybe he can have Moe send a cab for him.

armillary

"I suffer from pride and conceit,"
"I'm no longer the office elite,"
"lost my key, won't replace,"
"want my own parking space,"
"I get nervous when crossing the street!"

PatrickW

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FrederickFan

The world wide standard for determining if a leader or elected official is worthless = whining about parking spaces. This is especially the case when the person(s) doing the whining, BIlly Shreve and Kirby Delauter, already have parking spaces assigned to them.

It looks like Billy and Kirby just want to increase the size and burden of government with all the people they want to add.

I don't know about you, but I am shocked to find out that "govern like a taxpayer" was just a load of hooey. After both of these fools voted for the $160,000,000 government handout to residential developers, I thought they were really telling the truth. I'm shocked!

cctjr64

1) Billy looses Blaine
2) Billy looses Kelly to Larry Hogan
3) Billy looses parking spot
4) Billy looses his key

If this is how Billy is going to operate in the new council by whining about the above, he should resign.

PatrickW

[thumbup] ... yep

dcg326

Gee look what all these democrat whiners on Blaine each day have the shoe on other foot, yes parking for them a first. Nasty jan has her space why not the others you brainwashed democrats.Oh blaine gone ,not running smooth oh really with Jan the charmer,not,just a rude democrat like these who comment, get the republicans while you may Jan our hero. happy 2015, got what you wanted now live with it. I do and don't care if Jan and the others need to walk 10 blocks, she won't believe me , she has a parking place for sure.,Typical democrat me first for now.

bzkaufman

dcg-"there you go again" with your unintelligible, impossible to understand comments. Perhaps someone,...anyone... would listen if you took enough time to write in actual sentences.

Not a democrat. Name calling is childish....who are you? Shreve,Billy, or Blaine?

threecents

Billy and others who do not want to use a key ring: here is a nice alternative: a badge holder with a zippered pouch for storing keys or other small items. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058DPWK2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

WSITIM2001

The FNP did you a favor, Billy, by running this story on a Saturday when many subscribers have other things to do than read about your whining about losing your keys, parking issues and your adolescent approach with getting along in life. Your silliness shines through with this piece of reporting and begs to be shared through additional media sources.

regina clark

awh,maybe you can pay for your parking!

public-redux

Shreve left his key in an unsecured location ... and he doesn't know whether to blame Gardner that it went missing!? Unbelievable.

melbell75

The county should be charging him for having the locks changed.

b1sellers

I agree.

byounggoaway

Shemp Shreve and Curly Delauter don't have Moe Young to look out for them anymore and they're suffering separation anxiety.

And they don't know how to function without being able to simply appoint a job to a supporter, political or personal, like they did with Ron Tobin and Moe did when he promoted his county employee girlfriend.

That they're already whining about Ms. Gardner is great! Clearly, she must be doing something right!!!

phydeaux994

Shreve and Delauter are just going to find something to whine about. When will they stop being concerned about themselves and start looking out for the citizens? Two spoiled little malcontents.

DogCatcher

To answer your question, probably never. To them, these are VALID complaints and show that Jan is a poor leader. Typically, the opposite is true but they can't see it.

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