Posted December 7, 2011
Spike Lynch Revokes Promise
To Newberry Springs Organizations
Spike Lynch, the mesmerizing billboard king of Newberry Springs, has now
established a "Super Committee" for the dispensing of
billboard revenue for his Rural Community Income Sharing Billboard Program; a program that
was never accepted nor approved by the county Board of Supervisors, as previously
revealed and published by the Newberry Springs Community Alliance. The county
refused to participate in the wrong-doing.
To date, public figure Spike Lynch has failed to provide any legally binding
documents or bonding to guarantee the continuous billboard payouts that he has promised.
Furthermore, the payout charade of the bribe money that is currently being distributed is not
the program that Lynch promised to four Newberry Springs organizations, and the county, in
his bribe for their support of billboards that despicably foul the Newberry Springs landscape
and negatively impacts Newberry Springs economic growth.
Lynch's billboard payoff committee, as currently being tasked, will be
to presumably take monetary requests from local organizations and recommend dispersement of
the funds to whoever kisses-up, and to whom the committee decides is worthy.
Spike Lynch, himself the czar behind the Newberry Springs-Harvard Real
Property Owners Association, inappropriately recommended that his desired close friends and
cronies be appointed to the committee's job in a solicitation
dated June 27, 2011. Lynch wanted the Newberry Community Service District to post
to sit on the panel; that the local Chamber of Commerce front Paula Deel;
that the senior center select Brian Fisher; and that his
personal Newberry Springs-Harvard Real Property Owners Association would have his choice of
Linda Lingren on the political payoff committee.
Well, guess who sits on the committee? Yep.
The inside influence manipulates the payola. The common citizens and
property owners of Newberry Springs will realize little benefit to offset the billboards'
depreciation of their property values and disparagement of future economic and job growth.
If Spike Lynch had kept his earlier promises, then such a committee would
not be necessary.
As earlier designed by Spike Lynch and promised to four organizations of
Newberry Springs and county officials, and included at the bottom of
to General Outdoors' proposed Development Agreement presented to the county, the billboard
bribe monies were to be simply divided by a preset percentage formula; a method that does not
require a committee.
The four organizations were promised that they would directly receive the
payoff monies and be free to do whatever they wanted with the funds. No begging before
a committee or qualifications required.
Spike Lynch appears to have now reneged on the delivery of these promises after
the acquisition of the county billboard permits. Lynch has established his
committee for controlling the billboard payouts in which the four organizations
must now apply to and supposedly justify their funding requests. This is totally different
and far from what crafty Spike had earlier promised the four organizations; as shown in
A judgment committee controlling the payouts was not a part of the deal.
Why the broken promises? What appears to be underhanded weaseling
could be an attempt to cover-up the impropriety of payout bribes by routing the money through
a laundering committee. If so, the intent and motive for the distribution of the political
payoff monies have already been well documented; even stupidly paraded and
with the county.
The laundering of the payoff money through a laundering
committee would only further support the growing questions of billboard political corruption.
Since the bribes and payoffs for billboard support has been so blazen at
the local level, some citizens are questioning whether there was a similar sharing at the county
level? Abnormalities in the county permit process, which are now before a civil court,
support such questions.
The Newberry Community Service District formally approved of its kickback
participation in the alleged laundering scheme by its official appointment of Director Robert
Royalty to the "Super Committee" during the CSD's November 2011 general meeting.