The Ghost of the Former Rogue Public Works Director Returns?

from :  Nomen Nescio   <>  March 30, 2014

beliveRE: Concerned says: March 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm
“I strongly disagree with Mr. Kisela. City Council keeps chanting we want the City to look like it used to 10 years ago. 10 years ago Port Orange was undoubtedly the most beautiful City in Volusia County. Mr. Pike ran the Public Works Department and most work was done in house and outside contractors were regulated and treated with respect. We were the most beautiful City for many years.
The old recipe worked great. It is the new team of dysfunctional managers that landed us here. If we contract everything out there won’t be much need for managers. Take a look back when the medians were meticulous and the City buildings were clean and attractive. Run a little time line and it is very clear to see when our level of services deteriorated.

My take: Is this the old recipe by Mr. Pike that Concerned was talking about??  Doesn’t sound to respectful of the contractor to me!!!!        -Nomen Nescio

ghostThe Ghost of the Former Rogue Public Works Director Returns.
incoming / September 9, 2013
TuffTurf   … Mr. Pike proclaimed. ‘I will cut your throats before I fire another one of my employees’ ….
” It was clear that Mr. Pike was making reference to the fear that private contract vendors could provide landscaping service cheaper than the City could do them in house, which could ultimately result in the layoffs of Public Works employees ……”
“… I attempted to discuss this problem rationally with Mr. Pike and his response was  ‘I don’t care. ….’
”… I decided to speak up and address the City Council directly in regards to this obvious and blatant breakdown in the process of fair bidding and awarding of contracts by the city …”

One thought on “The Ghost of the Former Rogue Public Works Director Returns?

  • March 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Not so much a ghost I think as a echo bouncing back from the last time there was some semblance of competent leadership in Public Works.
    Ted Noftall


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