Special Treatment for Some City Employees?

My two cents.
I have been told that Warren Pike was driving a city lawn mower, cutting grass the day when Ken Parker was hired as City Manager.  Mr. Pike jumped off his mower and was the first city employee to shake Parker’s hand, as a result, Parker made him the Public Works Director. The Good O’l Boys club hiring practice may have been OK 27 years ago when Port Orange was a sleepy little town.
However, now that Port Orange is a mature city with many complex engineering challenges  the Director of Public Works should be a licensed Professional Engineer as a minimum.  Is Ms Anderson a licensed PE?
Now that the former City Manager is retired, perhaps now his hiring policies should also be retired.

Special Treatement ??? September 27, 2013 11:25 AM
“Ted Noftall” <Ted@TedNoftall.com>
To: “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org> REALTORCOR@aol.com
Cc: “City Council” <CityCouncil@port-orange.org>

This situation with the Public Works director not changing her auto tag in
accordance with State law is very disconcerting.
How is it that neither you or your executive assistants OR THE POLICE
noticed this in her 10 months of City employment ??
Doesn’t she come to City Hall on a regular basis, and do you all not
likewise visit Public Works on occasion ??
Has she been receiving special treatment not afforded ordinary citizens in
Port Orange ????
Ted Noftall

—–Original Message—–
From: Kisela, Greg [mailto:gkisela@port-orange.org]
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 10:19 AM
To: REALTORCOR@aol.com
Cc: City Council
Subject: Re: An employees license plate photos attached
Corey: I spoke to Ms. Anderson this morning.  She is handling this issue
Greg Kisela
City Manager
Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 27, 2013, at 10:04 AM, “REALTORCOR@aol.com” <REALTORCOR@aol.com>
> Greg I have a question and included some information I have obtained.  If
we have a city employee who is violating the law how do we handle this?  Can
we get this corrected immediately?  Is this employees Drivers License also
not changed to being a Florida License?  Once again we are having
accountability issues and this does not make any of it look better to us the
> Corey


2 thoughts on “Special Treatment for Some City Employees?

  • September 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Kisela, Greg via port-orange.us
    5:13 PM
    to Ted, REALTORCOR, City
    The Public Works Director tag was transferred today. I have visited the Public Works yard on numerous occasions and candidly didn’t pay attention to the different personal vehicles parked in the compound.
    When the Public Works Director and I visited work sites we either used my personal or her City vehicle.
    I am not aware of any “special treatment”.

  • September 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Your website states, “advancing the principle that THE GOVERNMENT WHICH GOVERNS BEST GOVERNS LEAST.” However, you are concerned that a US citizen has not registered their private vehicle in their new state of residency. It appears that you are in favor of more government regulation and interference in our private lives. Please explain how your position on the license plate issue does not contradict your position on less government.


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