New Lake Park Police/Fire Chief
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8enDov3r

Valdosta, GA

#21 Jan 18, 2012
There are way more people IN Lake Park that applaud the council’s decisions and their choices concerning Chief Baker then there are that are apposed. All of these people Support and Respect Tim Baker for all that he does and for all that he is, completely. We believe in him. It is my hope that he ignores the ignorance of these topics, the misinformed ignorant negative statements that are written as fact, and that he fully understand how few there are that spew this negativity.
The Facts

Leesburg, GA

#22 Feb 14, 2012
Fact: Ben Futch, Sandy Sherrill and Russell Lane broke Sunshine law when they collaborated on
all the replacements for the city.
Fact: Councilman Schindler and Mulkey resigned because they were intentionally and illegally left out of that decision. Werent you listening when they resigned? Or were you not even there?
Fact: Tim Baker was already in a Lake Park police uniform before being appointed at the first council meeting.
Fact: Tim Baker did a horrible job as Fire Chief in the past. Equipment was missing, rotted, or no longer relevant. Tim Baker never showed up at a council meeting or filed any reports.
Fact: The City of Lake Park was ready to be audited and would have scored a 10 on ISO
Fact: With David Browns guidance, the city lowered the ISO from an 8 to a 6 only becuase the city had two trucks, and was well on its way to reaching a 4
as confimred by an ISO agent saving every home owner in Lake Park a WHOLE LOT OF MONEY.
Fact: Most of you so called Educated People have such a narrow field of vision, the only thing you can see are the walls of your colon.
I Have A Concern

Valdosta, GA

#23 Feb 15, 2012
I would like to ask a few questions here… because, I Have A Concern.

How did three people that were just sworn in break the sunshine act? And further more leave two other people that were just sworn in out of any decision making process?

Did Schindler and Mulkey REALLY resign because they felt they were left out of that ONE decision? I have heard of thin skin before but, wow.
Do you think all those that casted a vote for them are really proud that they just quit because they got their little feelings hurt?

Why is it that neither Schindler nor Mulkey had prepared anything for that meeting? Not one motion for re-appointments nor appointments? Is it that they thought just like in all the years past that they have served on council that the mayor would make all the decisions for them as far as just re-appointing everyone at the start of the meeting and then everyone would just agree and go back to business as usual? Did they really think that when the new mayor and the two new council members were elected because the MAJORITY of the voters were tired of business as usual in Lake Park, that it would stay business as usual?

As far as Tim Baker being the former fire chief doing such a poor job… why is it that Mr. Brown was given so much more consideration in the budgeting process and chief Baker was shunned at ever turn when he ask for things to help the dept and the city?

You say that Tim never showed up at a council meeting or filed any reports… then tell me how he personally made recommendations to council and budget proposals to council in front of several witnesses at city council meetings if he “never showed up” to any of them?

You say fact, I say Crap… lol there is a game called that. Anyway, as far as your claim of fact that “EVERY home owner in Lake Park” saved “a WHOLE LOT OF MONEY” because of David Browns guidance is a LIE. There are several residents of Lake Park that are smart enough to shop their home owners policies with reputable companies that honor the county rating because they live within the 3 mile umbrella of the county service area. I know for a fact that it didn’t save me or several others one freakin dime. So, Where did you get this information that it saved EVERY home owner??? I have a strange feeling it was from David Brown… but please feel free to correct me.

I love the comment about all these so called educated people having the narrow field of vision, that the only thing they can see are the walls of their colons… lol… that was a good one, I will have to use that one.

I believe you to be a smart, well educated person. I haven’t made these remarks to be confrontational or to put you down… I just think that there are things that you and several others have been lead astray on… myself included.

Looking forward to your answers to the questions that have brought about so much Concern.
The facts

Leesburg, GA

#24 Feb 17, 2012
Perhaps sunshine law was not broken, but the fact reamains there was a collaboration between Futch, Lane and Sherrill. Why else would Tim Baker be at the first council Meeting in a Lake Park Police uniform. Are you telling me it was coincidence? No, he was told to report in uniform by Ben Futch, Sandy Sherrill and Russell Lane. So while Sunshine Law was not technically broken, you did have one sworn in offical "Sandy Sherrill" working covertly with two elected officals, "Lane and Futch" while not including the other two councilman. Is that in your eyes ethical? Wasn't it Sandy Sherrill who said " I will run every major decision concerning city matters past the people". Did she do that? NO!
And what about Ms Peterson being let go? You realize that the current Clerk has no clue how to run the city software that was purchased last year. Now I hear Futch wants to purchase new software? At what cost? The Financial report that Futch read to the citizens was put together by him, and read by him and interpeted by him. Why? Becuase there was no city clerk at the Feb council meeting "Weird" and Ben doesn't have a clue how to use the city software. He doesn't know how to interpret the financials and he is pointing fingers at people who can't defend these accusations because Futch ,Lane and Sherrill dismissed them. Sounds like "guilty till proven innocent" politics.
Look, sometimes change is a good thing and sometimes it's not. But it takes a real leader to learn the ropes and become knowledgable of the situation rather to tear apart an orginization and then try to clean up a confounded mess. Furthermore when you have an audit done by a accounting firm that Ben Futch uses persoanlly, you have to question the bias. I found out there was only one firm brought to the council to do the audit. Thats wrong. There should have been a bid on Auditing firms to do these internal control audits as the Georgia Code of law States. But there is Georgia law and Ben Futch law.
The problem with alot of folks who are opening their mouths is that
you aren't being given all the information. Seek the truth,ask questions, read the minutes. Oh and Ben, stop using city equipment on private property and get your wife out of city hall. I hear there are photos.
dewayne

Valdosta, GA

#25 Feb 26, 2012
I just wanted to inform the citzens of Lake Park that thinks Tim Baker is so great. If you would have had a call for the police department yesterday afternoon,your chief would not have been there. He was riding around Valdosta in the LakePark police vehicle wasteing tax payers money. I know it couldn't have been police business because he had on his regular clothes. If that is what everyone wants than I guess he is the person. I think if he is on personal business than he should be in his personal vehicle not the police vehicle.
dewaynethestalke r

Mount Pleasant, IA

#26 Feb 27, 2012
just because he was not in uniform does not mean that he was not conducting business... you really are just trying to start crap... get a life are you mad because you didnt get a position you wanted or something personally i think that david brown was a waste of tax money but i didnt go stalking him like you are baker
abc

United States

#27 Feb 27, 2012
why do you think david brown was a waste of tax paying money?
dewayne

Valdosta, GA

#28 Feb 27, 2012
off of madison hwy and david was a vol fire cheif and i know tim to and tim baker is all talk
AnitDewayne

Leesburg, GA

#29 Mar 3, 2012
Yes, what exactly was wastefull about anything David Brown did for the community by putting his blood and sweat into the fire Dept.Building it up from the ruins that it was. Hey why dont we see how long it takes to return our fire dept back to the conditionit was in before.
Dewayne, your hate is so apparent. Your words are without merit and you make Lake Park look bad when you slam and try to demoralize good People.
I dont know what personal mishap you had in your early life to make you such a sour vengefull blind egotistical moron? What if any help did you volunteer to the previous council? None. You are a very shallow man with no real purpose other than to degrade people. I just pray you don't reproduce.
Concern101

United States

#31 Nov 15, 2012
What a joke the Police Dept. has become. I hope we can get a new Chief of Police that is a professional not a slopy joke like we have now. Hay city council wake up! Maybe a new mayor will make the changes need to turn our city around we have become a joke to everyone here in our county. Get us a real CHIEF OF POLICE!!!!!!!!
JustMe

Newburgh, IN

#32 Nov 16, 2012
Concern101 wrote:
What a joke the Police Dept. has become. I hope we can get a new Chief of Police that is a professional not a slopy joke like we have now. Hay city council wake up! Maybe a new mayor will make the changes need to turn our city around we have become a joke to everyone here in our county. Get us a real CHIEF OF POLICE!!!!!!!!
I'm not sure what kind of crack you are smoking. Tim has done a wonderful job and has the back of many of the local citizens. Keep up the great work Tim!
Curious

Valdosta, GA

#33 Mar 11, 2013
Yep I can see that local politics are good here in Lake Park, GA. Can someone please tell me what TAC certification or a TAC officer is?
Captain Duh

Conyers, GA

#34 Mar 11, 2013
Answer Judge

Valdosta, GA

#35 Mar 11, 2013
Captain Duh - Today's Winner for most insightful answer award.
Longworth Pondman

Live Oak, FL

#36 Mar 11, 2013
Sadness. Lake Park.Rednecks. Crack-heads. Meth-heads. Nascar idiots. Obesity. Poor hygiene, physical and dental. Mexicans. Five cops per citizen.A giant suckhole of pathetic humanity, bitter, brazen and deranged. Sadness.
TAC 1995

London, KY

#37 Mar 29, 2013
For the Curious- A TAC is the Terminal Agency Coordinator. It is a position that has to be filled by every agency that has a computer capable of accessing the Georgia/Federal Crime Information Center.
The TAC is responsible for maintaining the custody and integrity of Criminal History Records Information.
Some things are, by law, Public Record (within limits,)but some things (such as birthdays and SS numbers,) are not.
mustardandbiscui t

Loganville, GA

#38 Mar 15, 2014
Hey, didn't y'all use to have a Chief there by the name of Sammy Banks?? I think he's working for the Newton County Sheriff now, y'all should hire him back. To hear him tell it, he could clean that place up right quick! He knows JUST what's wrong and who's doing it.
Something about he was railroaded out of his job and run out of town, I don't know, all I know is what his diarrhea of the mouth says. Sounds like he's SuperChief.
R0LLC4LL

Valdosta, GA

#39 Sep 29, 2015
mustardandbiscuit wrote:
Hey, didn't y'all use to have a Chief there by the name of Sammy Banks?? I think he's working for the Newton County Sheriff now, y'all should hire him back. To hear him tell it, he could clean that place up right quick! He knows JUST what's wrong and who's doing it.
Something about he was railroaded out of his job and run out of town, I don't know, all I know is what his diarrhea of the mouth says. Sounds like he's SuperChief.
If we did have a chief named Sammy Banks it would have been so long ago that he would have to be very old in age...
The last 45+ years here in Lake Park has seen Talmadge Sandlin, Burt Rutland, Tim Baker, and now Chief Bree as he is called. My appologies for not knowing his real and/ or full name.
Good luck with your SuperChief.

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