Editor’s Note: Folks, don’t believe a word I say in this article. The truth is all in the Cleveland Community Colleges own records. You can read it for yourselves.
The Cleveland Community College Board of Trustees are holding a Regular Meeting this Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in the CCC BoT Boardroom at 11:00 AM. These CCC BoT regular meetings are held every OTHER month on the second Tuesday. The 11:00 AM Meeting time is set at 11:00AM for two reasons. Reason Number 1 is to set a meeting time that is most inconvenient for members of the public to attend. Reason Number 2 is to finish up the meeting at about noon so the Board of Trustee Members can have a fancy catered meal brought in at taxpayer expense.
The first very CCC BoT meeting that I attended several years ago was held in a small room just outside the President’s Office that was set up with a big table and a sparkling white table cloth, fancy china plates, silverware and crystal goblets. The actual BoT meeting was actually held during the fancy meal. There was a big scandal just breaking at that time and there were several of us members of the public there that got to watch the BoT members eat their meal as we were cramped up around outside periphery of the room. I vowed to come to the next meeting armed with a brown paper bag lunch of a can of sardines, Beanie-Wienies, eat my lunch with a plastic spoon and a bottle of water and a paper towel for a napkin. The next meeting, well attended by members of the public, was moved to a much bigger room. Although the BoTs eventually would go into an adjoining room after the regular meeting was adjourned for some food. Perhaps I will attend this coming July 13th meeting armed with my very own brown bag lunch and join the BoTs in their “other room” experience. Legally they can’t stop me as they still have a quorum of BoT members all gathered together. But laws don’t matter much to this crowd. They might still try to have me arrested as they did one time before. The Law Enforcement Officer they called wasn’t having any of their foolishness-which pissed off Wes Westmoreland, Dennis Bailey, Robert Queen, Lamont Littlejohn and Jason Hurst to no end. I urge any member of the public that wants to see how their government operates to join me at CCC this coming Tuesday morning. Read on folks. You ain’t heard nor seen nothing yet!!!
The following link will take you to a “Board Docs” webpage run by the CCC BoTs. The CCC BoT Notice for this meeting states that you should click on this link for the agenda. I clicked on the link and it did NOIT take me directly to an agenda. What it did do was provide some instructions on getting to the agenda and also listed the CCC Board of Trustee members.
The list of CCC BoTs included both Robert “Luke” Queen as well as philanthropist Betty Carrigan. This appears to be an old list prior to the Commissioners kicking Luke Queen off the CCC BoTs and Senator Ted Alexander doing whatever he has done. Alexander seems to be ashamed of whatever he has done and refuses to say a word about anything. The newly appointed member the Commissioners appointed at their June 15th Commissioner’s meeting is NOT included on the list.
That webpage above will eventually take you to the July 13, 2021 Agenda. However, for your convenience, I will provide that agenda at the end of this article.
The agenda appears long but the BoTs will make short work of it as they have already agreed on everything prior to the meeting. There will be motions to approve, no objections or discussions and then a bunch of unanimous votes to approve.
My interest, and YOURs too, should be what is NOT on the agenda that SHOULD be on the agenda.
AS previously explained in previous articles, the term of a CCC BoT member begins July 1st in the year they are appointed and lasts for four years to June 30th of that fourth year.
In the year 2021 both Robert “Luke” Queen’s term as well as Betty Carrigan’s term expired on June 30, 2021. In Luke Queen’s case, the Commissioners-for serious reasons-did NOT reappoint Luke Queen. Instead they appointed Jimmy Hensley to take Luke Queen’s place on the CCC BoT Board effective July 1st 2021 or at the earliest time the BoTs hold a meeting after July 1st when Hensley is supposed to be sworn in and take HIS place on the CCC BoTs Board.
Betty Carrigan’s reappointment (or the appointment of someone else) should have been handled by the General Assembly (Senator Ted Alexander) in exactly that same way. And both should be sworn in at this upcoming July 13th CCC BoT Meeting. Along with Alan Langley who was reappointed by the Commissioners in the same vote that Luke Queen was NOT reappointed.
Now, concerning the possibility of a ”gap” that a CCC BoT Board member might find themself. Like when their term has run out on June 30th and they or another have not yet been sworn in-and something special comes along, it is “custom” that the outgoing BoT member could legally fill in during that “gap” under those special circumstances and cast a vote on something or the other.
What appears to have happened for the July 13th 2021 BoT Board meeting is that the “Old” Board members-especially Wes “Taliban Dan” Westmoreland, Dennis “Beetle” Bailey, Robert “Luke” Queen, Chairman Rev. Dr. Lamont “No-Pay” Littlejohn, as well as Board Secretary and CCC President Jason “Yeti-Brain” Hurst and Senator Ted “Lap Dog” Alexander have conspired to conduct a MUTINY. THEY have illegally taken control at CCC and THEY don’t have to obey the laws of North Carolina or the appointments by the Cleveland County Commissioners that THEY do not like. And, they especially don’t care for the opinions of us “little people.” Us taxpayers.
There is no special circumstance that keeps Robert “Luke” Queen on the CCC BoT to fill any such “gap” in service. Luke was NOT reappointed at the June 15th Commissioners Meeting. Jimmy Hensley was appointed by the Commissioners and the July 13th CCC BoT Meeting agenda-right at the start, should be sworn in. Along with Alan Langley who the Commissioners reappointed at their June 15th meeting. Robert “Luke” Queen has no business attending the July 13th CCC BoT Meeting, except as a regular citizen. Much less having his name still on the list of CCC BoTs.
And, if Senator Ted “Lap Dog” Alexander has used a nomination by the General Assembly to appoint Luke Queen back on the CCC BoTs Board, then Luke would then be sworn in at the July 13 CCC BoT Meeting and philanthropist Betty Carrigan should be off the list.
No matter what, there is NO “Swearing-In” process on the July 13th CCC BoT Meeting agenda and something illegal and corrupt is going on!!! Below is the July 13th CCC Bot Agenda. Look for yourself folks. There is a Mutiny going on by the CCC Board of Trustees against the Laws of North Carolina and YOU and ME!!!
What I recommend the Commissioners do is take note of the CCC BoT members that vote to accept this agenda as is and declare a State of Emergency at Cleveland Community College. Then freeze all funds and accounts at CCC as well as all County tax dollars the County is going to provide CCC this fiscal year. Then, demand that all CCC BoTs resign immediately. Then the Commissioners can appoint eight (8) new members and the General Assembly appoint four (4). All making sure that all the Mutineers are gone forever from CCC. Perhaps, for his part, the President too.
As for us citizens and Voters. WE must demand that Senator Ted Alexander resign immediately from the NC Senate and end the Civil War between themselves and the Republican Party. Then we hold a special election this year (2021) to elect a replacement for “Lap Dog” Alexander.
That is what I recommend today. I am sure that in about two weeks when the new tax bills come out, Taxpayers (voters) will consider what I am suggesting today will be minor and of no consequence in comparison to what will be running through their mind on July 30th 2021. I predict bad government and bad governmental actors, elected or appointed, will be hunting a place to hide in two weeks. Unloading the wasteful and corrupt Cleveland County School Board under Robert “Luke” Queen as well as the wasteful and corrupt Cleveland Community College BoT members (and maybe the Commissioners too) will be the talk of Cleveland County around the first of August 2021. Folks, keep those thoughts until election days roll around.
Stay Tuned folks!!!CCC July 13 2021 BoT Meeting Agenda--BoardDocs® Plus