State vs. Boatner


This is the second of the exact same criminal complaint Lee County Attorney Mike Short filed against me on Mark Conlee’s behalf. The first one Conlee had not included the last sentence. With this sentence the charges became harassment. What a joke, City Deputy Karl Judd and County Deputy Dave Hunold were literally laughing about this when I saw them both chatting at Casey’s. Until they asked me about what happened in the case I didn’t even realize there were two of these same complaints being charged against me. Had they not brought it to my attention I would have not shown and been held in contempt. Conlee did not show but he was on vacation in Florida, Judd knew that before the court date but did not tell me till after it was over. I never even got to see the judge either time. Conlee is a pathological liar, his textbook traits allow for him to be able to convince anyone of anything. Such as just his word is good enough evidence to compel criminal charges against me. Photo evidence and an EPA report are not compelling enough evidence to get a trespassing complaint filed against him on my behalf. Bullshit, how much did he pay these guys to insult their intelligence to this level?  Did these people really commit criminal offenses on Conlee’s behalf for no financial reward? We know for a fact that Mayor Dinwiddie did receive a financial reward for selling the otherwise worthless legally nonconforming lot to Mark Conlee. Dinwiddie knew the lot could not be redeveloped with any structures larger than the existing structures. Dinwiddie implicated himself on public record of his knowledge. But why was Mark Conlee exempt from complying with any written law in every illegal action he committed? The building administrator Mark Holland, has no history of not following standard procedure. Only in the illegal redevelopment of Mark Conlee’s lot did he act as a conspirator to violate the law and most importantly Boatner’s Federal private property rights. Mark Conlee was not just a little out of compliance to State building and drainage laws, he was so far out that he could not get the redevelopment recorded on the county plat map. Conlee has to little land and to oversized structures. 

This meeting minutes seems so relevant in the dumbing down of the citizens it in my opinion is ridiculous.

March 3, 2005                                                                                        PAGE 196

MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MEETING

The Montrose City Council met for Regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of March 2005.  Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present: Brisby, Holland, Junkins, and Slater.  Roberts was absent.

Call to Order. Regular meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Agenda. Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to approve Agenda without Item No. 2 under New Business. All ayes. Motion declared carried.

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Ordinance No. 191. Councilwoman Brisby says we had a building inspector at one time.  Dinwiddie says we don’t have one now because the City didn’t want to be responsible if they inspected a home and something happened. Brisby also states the City had a building code at one time. Dinwiddie says that code was from the 1980’s. We are now adopting the International Building Code. He says even if we don’t have a building inspector, if someone has a complaint the City could enforce the International Code.  Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO CHAPTER 50 SO AS TO PROVIDE A NUISANCE CODE FOR NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT. Roll call voting 4-0.  Brisby, aye; Roberts, absent; Slater, aye; Junkins, aye; Holland, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 192. Moved by Holland, seconded by Brisby to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE. Roll call voting 3-1. Junkins, aye; Slater, nay; Brisby, aye; Roberts, absent; Holland, aye. Motion declared carried.

Ordinance No. 193. Moved by Holland, seconded by Junkins, to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE UNIFORM CODE ON ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS.  Roll call voting 4-0.  Roberts, absent; Brisby, aye; Holland, aye; Slater, aye; Junkins, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 194. Councilman Holland says the Fire Department doesn’t have the Fire Code books. They do not do inspections because of the liability. He says the City can ask the State Fire Marshal to inspect a building if needed. Moved by Holland, seconded by Brisby to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE UNIFORM FIRE CODE. Roll call voting 4-0.

Slater, aye; Junkins, aye; Holland, aye; Roberts, absent; Brisby, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 195. Dinwiddie says the City is responsible for the trees between the sidewalk and the street. Moved by Holland, seconded by Junkins to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY AMENDING TREES. Roll call voting 3-1.  Holland, aye; Brisby, aye; Junkins, aye; Roberts, absent; Slater, any. Motion declared carried.

Hiring Police Chief. Clerk/Treasurer Cirinna says she received ten applications. All had been notified of the physical given by the Sheriff’s Office on March 10, 2005 at Central Lee. Council will meet at 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2005 to review applications of the persons who have passed.

Dinwiddie went to the ILEA Records Requirement School. He says they realize not all towns hire a Police Chief the proper way. The City will now follow ILEA hiring standards. First there is a physical, the first interview, the MMPI and a second interview; all the while weeding out applicants.

Hiring Reserve Officers. Dinwiddie says we should wait. Kent Rubey concurred, saying we should wait until a Chief is hired.

Authors Note: The City ordinances code does include nuisance drainage ordinance. That code was never recognized when Mark Conlee’s illegal property redevelopment was diverting a significant amount more of stormwater onto my property, causing adverse effects to my property. Including uncontrollable flooding and loss of value.   The Mayor states the city could enforce the State uniform building code if needed. There was no effort to do that when Conlee was in violation. The Mayor is mistaken, the city is responsible for any damages due to negligence of the city. Any city who issues building permits, has an appointed building official (in this case Mark Holland) is obligated to oversee compliance to State building code and drainage laws. It is my opinion the Mayor was making this statement to dumb down the citizens attending this meeting. Are people really ignorant to believe these falsehoods? Are there no experts that have access to my posts. Nobody has an educated opinion. WTH is wrong with people who are silent when a brutal intentional attack has taken place against a neighbor, friend and fellow citizen? Any opinion is welcome. If anyone has evidence that a City can legally issue a building permit, have an appointed building official and not be responsible for damages occurred due to the building officials failure to address the concerns of a neighboring property owner, not review the building plans and assure compliance to State building code the show me what I do not know about. Just say something about any of the information I have and will continue to post. I believe the actions of my local government officials are criminal. In violation of my State and Federal Constitutional Rights. I am angry that nobody locally has answered even one of my questions. Now I am posting it publically and nobody has an opinion. GRRRR.

Evidence based on hearsay, “Mark Conlee says”

WITNESSES on my behalf

Evidence based on hearsay, “Mark Conlee says” when my evidence was hard copy documents, photos and witnesses described as “experts in their own right” and compelling list of witnesses in its own right.

APRIL 7, 2005,   PAGE 204     MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING                           PAGE 2        

1. Drainage ditch. Mark Conlee spoke with Council regarding runoff from his property  into a  neighbor’s yard. He says Craig Junkins dug a trench and all is well now.

a.  Standard procedure would be that the complainant would confirm whether an issue has been resolved.

b. Mark Conlee saying all is well now was far from the truth. Nothing had changed at all.

c. There was no excavation of a ditch in front of the Conlee property. Easily detected with the naked eye

d. The drainage problem was caused by the non conforming in size of the new structures and illegal change of the frontage of Conlee’s property. Easily detected with the naked eye.    

May-5-2005      MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING

2. Councilman Junkins said he talked to Mark Conlee and according to Mr.    Conlee his lawyer told him there wasn’t a problem.

a. Jeff Junkins has an existing conflict of interest as he is a fellow employee of Mark and Linda Conlee.

b. Junkins made this statement at a public meeting as if it were a fact, possibly giving the general public attending a false opinion of the law.

c. The lawyer Conlee is speaking of, is not a lawyer at all, he is misrepresenting his brother, Lee County Detective Bob Conlee to be a lawyer. Conlee did not seek legal advice from a licensed attorney until later in the year.

OCTOBER 6, 2005                                                                                                              MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING                                            

3. He (Mark Conlee) said her fence blew over during a recent storm.

a. Mark Conlee is lying about my curtain blowing over, had that of happened he would have had pictures for evidence

4. Conlee says there is a lot of traffic there.

a. Mark Conlee has no view of my driveway  from any spot on his property.

b. He fails to mention there is a 4 way stop on my corner. Everyone stops at that corner from any direction.  

c. He is defaming my character to be involved with illegal drug activity to collude with his brother’s, Lee County Detective Bob Conlee’s, defaming statements about my character.

d. The fact that I operated a successful upholstery business does bring clients to my home, however it’s not a lot of traffic. 

5. Conlee stated Mark Holland told him he could put a fence on his side of the line he shares with Melody Boatner.

a. By making this statement Conlee indicates Holland has responded to his questions.

b. In my complaints against Conlee’s redevelopment, Holland refused his appointed duty.

c. Holland stated that he had no intention of addressing my concerns about the nuisance drainage caused by the illegal redevelopment.

6. He  (Mark Conlee) says he has put weed killer on his side of the fence.

a. Photo evidence proves this is a false statement made by Mark Conlee

7. He states Melody Boatner has put a black curtain on an insecure structure.

a. I did put a privacy curtain up, however it was not insecure. I was well within my rights to install a privacy curtain. I have the right to enjoy my own property. However what I could control on my own property was very little without taking up arms. I have the right to take up arms to defend my property and my person. Being a reasonable person I expected the law to intervene they did, but not upholding the law, what they did was in violation of State and Federal law.

b. Mr. Conlee made a habit of hollering across the yard at me telling me that he was over the setbacks and such. Out of sight, out of mind. 

c. He would make sure my customers saw him by walking to the center of his yard by giving them an intense look of disapproval. This made my customers uneasy. His actions were not that of a reasonable normal person.

d. Had Conlee not been allowed to violate the law and change the frontage of his property to be the alley he may not have had the impression that my backyard was his backyard.  It is actually his side yard. He committed perjury in his  civil case against me stating he did not change the frontage of his property.

e. Conlee has no backyard to speak of as his entire property lot is filled with oversized structures that overfill his allotted space.

8. Conlee says Boatner has broken the law with her wording.

a.This is another false statement made in a public forum for the purpose of giving the community an unfavorable opinion of my character.

b. I was well within my right to post “Do not spray weed poison on my property.

c.The sign was on my property

9. Conlee says the black plastic on the lawn is a nuisance.

a. There is no ordinance stating black plastic is a nuisance, the material was not black plastic it was commercial landscape fabric.

10. The Conlee’s say they have never had words with her and they have done  nothing wrong. 

a. He has had words with me such as hollering across the yard to inform me that he was over the setbacks.

b.He along with the police chief acting as a witness advised me that he was going to violate the civil court ruling that cited my right to enjoy my property, by physically moving the landscape timbers I had placed on my side of the common boundary to divert the excessive stormwater runoff that he intentionally diverted onto my property.

c. They have violated every law in the book regarding redeveloping a legally nonconforming property.

d. However it is the duty of the City of Montrose to oversee that the redevelopment is compliant to State law.

e. The false statements he made to the public defaming my character were enough to give an unfavorable opinion of the general public, I was unable to wear clothes and was unable to function enough to publicly challenge him on his false statements. Not that I have the duty to hold him accountable to the law, that is the duty of law enforcement and the city.

 11. They were attacked with the writing on the curtain and are emotionally upset.

 a. This is not even debateable, I had every right to post “do not spray” and to install a      privacy curtain

b. At the time there was no city fence ordinance.

c. I was physically and emotionally and financially destroyed by the intentional terrorist acts committed against me by Mark Conlee and his conspirators of local government authorities. Using chemicals as a weapon is according to law an act of terrorism.

d. My right to equal protection of the law was violated by the criminal offenses                 committed by Conlee and the other officials who acted on his behalf.

e. Evidence shows Conlee was actually advised by Mayor Dinwiddie not to encroach      on the property line, to set the fence back from it. Conlee did not take Mayor                Dinwiddies advice. Conlee installed his wooden fence with the wrong side out,              however no person ever made him do it correct and compliant to State building          code.

e. Conspiracy against rights and Deprivation of rights under color of law. Both of             which are violations of Federal law.

 Authors note:

 12. According to Chief of Police Brent Shipman the reason he acted as a witness that                Mark Conlee gave me advance verbal notice that he was going to violate the civil                court order was because “Mark Conlee told him” that the wooded staubs I had put as        markers  36″ away from the common boundary were survey markers. 

  •   a. Police Chief told me this several hours after he acted as a witness for Conlee       giving me advanced verbal notice
  •         b. Who would take a man’s word for something knowing there was a civil                        dispute between the parties involved
  •         c. Police Chief also advised me that Mark Conlee told him that I had paid for                   half of the survey. Complete fabrication, Conlee stated in court that he was                 going to have a survey done, he never did. I certainly did not pay for half of               it.
  •         d. How ignorant for any reasonable adult to believe a survey marker is made                 from wood, wood rots. Survey markers are metal and do not rot away.
  •        e. It is hard to decide if Shipman is fabricating this information about Conlee or            if Conlee actually told his this fabricated story. Chief Shipman had issues with            being truthful early on in his short career as City of Montrose Police Chief. He            was given the option of resigning and the City would give him a favorable                  recommendation at whatever department hired him next or he would be                    terminated for ethical violations.  He slipped his resignation under the door                of City Hall. He was hired as an officer in the Quad Cities, I believe Davenport            but not positive. The staubs are 1½” X 8″ commonly used by construction                    companies. 
  • f. On one of the occasions when the city charged me with frivolous charges Officer Shipman was in the courtroom and made the statement that “he was       wrangled into filing the complaint against me.” The city attorney immediately   requested the judge to dismiss the case and the City of Montrose, Ia would pay   all court fees. I never had to utter one word.

 

 

City of Montrose web page taken down

Unfortunately any links on this site to the City of Montrose web page will not be available. According to newly elected Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber. Weber advised me that he would stand for justice in this case of public corruption. He advised me that he warned City of Montrose clerk Celeste Cirinna that there was an investigation into the case. I asked him what her response was and he told me that she said “I don’t know what you are talking about”. By the weekend the original web page had been taken down. I would like to know why Sheriff Weber believes giving Cirinna a warning about an investigation, one that I was unaware of, resulting in the suppression of evidence of public record is standing for justice. This is not unusual for the local authorities to do however. About Lee County Detective Robert (Bob) Conlee contains events in which warnings were made public that are generally confidential within the dept. Questionable conflict of interest exists between Sheriff Weber and the former members of the Lee County Sheriff’s dept and City of Montrose former authorities. Good job Sheriff Weber. I have an unofficial page that I will add the minutes of the meetings that are relevant to my case.

5-9-2005 Follow up letter to State Rep. Phil Wise stating outcome of meeting.

5-9-2005 follow-up letter to Phil Wise

3-3-2005 Dinwiddie claiming the City doesn’t have an inspector because of liability issue

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MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING

PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MEETING

March 3, 2005

The Montrose City Council met for Regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of March 2005.  Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present: Brisby, Holland, Junkins, and Slater.  Roberts was absent.  

Call to Order. Regular meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.  

Agenda. Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to approve Agenda without Item No. 2 under New Business. All ayes. Motion declared carried.

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Ordinance No. 191. Councilwoman Brisby says we had a building inspector at one time.  Dinwiddie says we don’t have one now because the City didn’t want to be responsible if they inspected a home and something happened. Brisby also states the City had a building code at one time. Dinwiddie says that code was from the 1980’s. We are now adopting the International Building Code. He says even if we don’t have a building inspector, if someone has a complaint the City could enforce the International Code.  Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO CHAPTER 50 SO AS TO PROVIDE A NUISANCE CODE FOR NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT. Roll call voting 4-0.  Brisby, aye; Roberts, absent; Slater, aye; Junkins, aye; Holland, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.  

Ordinance No. 192. Moved by Holland, seconded by Brisby to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE. Roll call voting 3-1. Junkins, aye; Slater, nay; Brisby, aye; Roberts, absent; Holland, aye. Motion declared carried.  

Ordinance No. 193. Moved by Holland, seconded by Junkins, to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE UNIFORM CODE ON ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS.  Roll call voting 4-0.  Roberts, absent; Brisby, aye; Holland, aye; Slater, aye; Junkins, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 194. Councilman Holland says the Fire Department doesn’t have the Fire Code books. They do not do inspections because of the liability. He says the City can ask the State Fire Marshal to inspect a building if needed. Moved by Holland, seconded by Brisby to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY ADOPTING THE UNIFORM FIRE CODE. Roll call voting 4-0.  

Slater, aye; Junkins, aye; Holland, aye; Roberts, absent; Brisby, aye. Motion declared carried unanimously.  

Ordinance No. 195. Dinwiddie says the City is responsible for the trees between the sidewalk and the street. Moved by Holland, seconded by Junkins to pass on first reading AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MONTROSE, IOWA 2003 BY AMENDING TREES. Roll call voting 3-1.  Holland, aye; Brisby, aye; Junkins, aye; Roberts, absent; Slater, any. Motion declared carried.

Hiring Police Chief. Clerk/Treasurer Cirinna says she received ten applications. All had been notified of the physical given by the Sheriff’s Office on March 10, 2005 at Central Lee. Council will meet at 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2005 to review applications of the persons who have passed.

Dinwiddie went to the ILEA Records Requirement School. He says they realize not all towns hire a Police Chief the proper way. The City will now follow ILEA hiring standards. First there is a physical, the first interview, the MMPI and a second interview; all the while weeding out applicants.

Hiring Reserve Officers. Dinwiddie says we should wait. Kent Rubey concurred, saying we should wait until a Chief is hired.  

        

1-6-2005 min nuisance abatement discussion,

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MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING

REGULAR MEETING

January 6, 2005

The Montrose City Council met for Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the 6 th day of January 2005. Council met at City Hall, 102 S. 2nd St. pursuant to law with Mayor Ronald Dinwiddie presiding and the following Council members present: Brisby, Holland, Junkins, Roberts and Slater. PAGE 186

MONTROSE COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 6, 2005, PAGE 2

He also says there is a boat parked on the corner of Cedar and 1st St, Di Anna Chamberlin’shome. He says there was nearly a wreck. First Reading of Ordinance No. 191 regarding nuisance and junk vehicles. Cirinna is waiting to hear from the City Attorney regarding “Notice to Abate”. No action taken at this time. Tabled to February 3, 2005 meeting. Ralph St. Clair wanted to know what rules the City was using; State, County or City. Did Bob Conlee have to pass the pre Academy physical? Dinwiddie says State rules. He says Bob Conlee knew he had to be certified within one year. John Farmer was certified in Missouri, so he didn’t have to go to the Academy. 

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Consider hiring process for Chief of Police. Dinwiddie says he will speak with Sheriff Buck Jones about working something out with the Sheriff’s Office. It is proposed that the City pay the Sheriff’s Office a certain amount (to be determined) and our present police officers will take care of the day to day business. This way, City ordinances will be enforced. Brisby says we need to look at everything. Roberts says the local police can keep a problem small. Jason Dinwiddie says presently, a deputy can do everything but bookingThe Mayor, Holland and deputies will speak with Jones. Brisby asked how the officers are currently paid; are they paid for on call? While home? On the job? She says they should be paid only if called. Dinwiddie says they are being paid for on call. Dinwiddie says from now on, they will be paid one half their hourly wage for on call time and full hourly rate if called out.Hiring Reserve Police Officers. No action taken at this time.

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Employee Comments. Cirinna, Junkins and Hoenig had no comments. Dale Sanders says he has called Don Smith at Huffman’s about rust on the sign, but has not heard back from him. Dinwiddie says he will contact Smith. Holland wants to know where Kent Brisby stands at being on duty. Can he be a backup? Jason Dinwiddie says it doesn’t hurt to have someone to help out. Holland says we don’t want to have burn out, such as when Jason was working alone while Rubey and Smith were out sick. Mayor Dinwiddie says Brisby has an application in for Reserve. Brisby says he has to certify with a gun at the Sheriff’s Office. Dinwiddie says he has to be rehired. Holland says Council would have to go through other applications. He wants the matter on the February 2, 2005 Agenda. Holland also wanted to know if the Police Dept. had bought Stop Sticks yet. Dinwiddie says no; they will use the money received from the Lee County Narcotics Task Force for this purchase. Holland and Judy Brisby say Kent Rubey needs to be at the Council meetings. He needs to come to the budget workshop if the Police Dept. needs something budgeted. Roberts says she asked the State if they would please approve the signage coming into Montrose so drivers can better see it and was told they have their own standards and the signs won’t be changed.

Adjournment. Moved by Holland, seconded by Slater to adjourn at 8:55 p.m. All ayes. Motion declared carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ronald L. Dinwiddie, Mayor

Attest:

Celeste L. Cirinna

Clerk/Treasurer