Todd Setzler from Connecticut found FFC on the internet, and after reading the article “Fauquier County’s False Statement about Birthday Parties and the Boneta Bill”, he sent an email to Renee Culbertson in the Fauquier County administrative office; Renee sent it out to the BoS at large, and Supervisor Sherbeyn responded.
We hope this is not that ‘Fun Thing’ that Supervisor Sherbeyn did today.
After the exchange is the email apology I sent to Mr. Setzler.
Mr. Setzler’s comment on FFC:
I live in CT and came across this story online as many have. Knowing the internet, I searched for other stories and the local government website for information before taking action I rarely do. I sent an email to Renee Culbertson expressing my feelings on the matter. I just received a reply from Lee Sherbeyn whom my email had been forwarded to. Below are my email and the response. I feel bad for anyone living there.
Mr. Setzler’s email to Ms. Culbertson:
From: Todd Setzler [mailto:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 8:56 AM
To: Culbertson, Renee
Subject: Birthday party?
From: Culbertson, Renee
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 4:54 PM
Subject: FW: Birthday party?
To whom it may concern,
Birthday party??? Are you serious? Single out one person? Just letting you know that people have read stories about your unfair treatment of your resident(s) and are not happy about it.
Todd, (the one whom seems concerned).
It really is not my intent to make anyone unhappy. Perhaps if you and they knew the complete story they wouldn’t feel so sad. Had you taken the time to get all the facts it may have been less traumatic on all of you.
It is the free choice of all individuals to be happy or sad.
It is also their choice to get the whole story or only one side.
I can not be responsible for the emotions of everyone. At sometime in your lives you need to take responsibility for that.
The ones that choose to NOT BE HAPPY ABOUT IT and you, should understand that they and you are in charge of your own emotions, and you made those decisions.
Stop blaming everyone else for your shortcomings.
It was Your choice not mine.
I am sure that if it was on TV or the internet, it had to be true and the whole story.
Do something fun today. I am.
Lee Sherbeyn Cedar Run District
Editor’s Email to Mr. Setzler:
Please do not think the citizens of Fauquier are all like this, it is mainly just the Supervisors, and a couple “Environmental Organizations” who are running the show.
They are the ones who write all these Ordinances and Regulations to prevent birthday parties and such.
The average run of the mill Fauquier County resident is easy going, friendly, and could care less about what their neighbor is doing on their property, in other words they respect the rights of others.
We hope you and your friends from CT will come on down and enjoy our county once we get this mess cleaned up.
It may even be business and tourism friendly by then, so if you like what you see when you come down, you might want to consider relocating to Fauquier County, Virginia.
Editor, Fauquier Free Citizen