sendNotificationToContacts always logs to Notifications

Executing sendNotificationToContacts always logs to Notifications when [event: false] is coded.

Anyone have a solution or workaround?

Sample code below when “theLog” is true two notifications are logged, when false one notification–should be no notifications

// log, send notification, SMS message	
def doNotifications(message)
	{
	def localmsg=message+" at  ${location.name}"	
	if (theLog)
		{
		sendNotificationEvent(localmsg)
		}
	if (location.contactBookEnabled && recipients)
		{
     	sendNotificationToContacts(localmsg, recipients, [event: false])	
    	}
	if (thesendPush)
		{
		sendPushMessage(localmsg)
		}
	if (phone)
		{
		def phones = phone.split(";")
//		log.debug "$phones"
		for (def i = 0; i < phones.size(); i++)
			{
			sendSmsMessage(phones[i], localmsg)
			}
		}
	}