Vice Mayor Burnette,
I have 2 concerns with this transmission from Manager Kisela and would request your immediate attention to same .
1) Kisela Cover Letter of Jan 31st 2014
What is wrong with your Greg Kisela. Are the phrases “ intended to provide guidance” or “ we have to comply with” or “ we need your cooperation” foreign to his vocabulary.
Does he only know how to bark imperial commands.
- *- “Members shall utilize only……”
- *- “ Members shall immediately forward ……within seventy two hours…..”
- *- “Members shall within 5 business days …. forward ..… full and complete copies of all documents, papers …..”
Does he not understand he is addressing volunteers who donate their time willingly …… and not a bunch of prison inmates.
Rarely have I seen such disparaging and dismissive comments directed at volunteers and elected representatives of the people by an employee, AND make no mistake Council is as bound by his transmission as are Advisory Board Members, AND Kisela is most defiantly Council’s employee.
When do you intend holding Kisela and his staff accountable for their indiscretions ?
2) Policy 1-44 Electronic Info ……For Board Members ( Effective 1/1/2012 Revised January 2014 )
By Charter, the Manager is responsible for supervising his employees only. Revisions to the City’s Administrative policy that effect those employees, Council, and the advisory Board volunteers who serve at Council’s pleasure, must be approved by Council. Did that happen in this instance ?
I suspect it did not, AND I would tell you that once again Council has been remiss in its failure to more properly define the limits of the Manager’s authority since at least the sweetheart $ 500,000 bonus retirement deal the former manager brokered with his CFO.
This “board member policy” and the Manager’s authority to direct the actions of Council’s appointees is in need of serious clarification, And if his actions have not been approved by Council them I would ask that it be held in abeyance and those copied in his transmission be so advised.
I am sick and tired of the Manager and his staff ignoring City Policy with impunity whether it is: Finance applying for and accepting grants without Council approval, or failing to reconcile City bank accounts for most of last year, Community Development with their willful ignorance of the disappearance of a forest from under their noses, Public Works failure to observe Florida driver license, vehicle registration and insurance statutes, or their willful abandonment of the City’s street resurfacing program without ever advising Council, to Parks and Recreation’s failure secure the City’s parks and recreation facilities at night.
Vice mayor Burnette exactly when will enough be enough ??
From: Fenwick, Robin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
To: Laney, Sonya; Joe Fazzie; Mark Schaefer; Ted Noftall; Corey Berman; Jack Wiles (email@example.com); Ivan Cosimi; Debbie Connors; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; TroupFinSv@aol.com; Mellon, Mike (email@example.com); Luther Davidson (LDavidson@qlha.com); Newton White; Sean Maroney (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; James Meadows (email@example.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com; Suzanne Grubbs; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Mark Bowling (firstname.lastname@example.org); John R. Cameron, Jr. (Sjj821@bellsouth.net); email@example.com; Aimee Bischoff (firstname.lastname@example.org); ‘Maria Mills Benet’ (email@example.com); Michael Collins; Ben Talluto; Suzette Blahnik; firstname.lastname@example.org; Kristy Kim; Carli Turngren; Courtney Fenwick (email@example.com); firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; john bogdanoff (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com; dexter copp (firstname.lastname@example.org); email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Jim Wetherell (JimW@donbellsigns.com)
Cc: Kisela, Greg; Lewis, Shannon; Gutierrez, Theresa; Abbate, Barbara; Roberts, Margaret; Jones, Matthew; Steinebach, Donna; Green, Allen; Burnette, Don; Bastian, Drew; Kennedy, Dennis; Ford, Bob
Subject: New Email Addresses for Board Members
Good afternoon all:
You may go to: http://mail.port-orange.org to log into your e-mail box. Once logged in, it is extremely important that you change your password. You can do this by clicking ‘Options’ in the upper right-hand corner, and selecting ‘Change Your Password’ in the drop down box. The password will be required to meet our complexity requirements (Minimum 8 characters, upper case letters, lower case letters, digits and/or symbols). Please contact me directly for your password. Please do not hit Reply All.
Please be advised that the email you all received from HR with a similar Policy and acknowledgement form is incorrect. That one was the employee policy. Attached is the correct policy for Agency, Board, and Commission Members. Please read it, sign the acknowledgement form and return it to me along with any public records you may have in your possession pursuant to Mr. Kisela’s letter.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Have a great weekend.
ROBIN L. FENWICK, CMC
CITY OF PORT ORANGE