to: City Attorney
from: Ted Noftall.
Thank you Margaret,
Perhaps a meeting is in order because I have no earthly idea as to what you are referring by “ prohibited discrimination “
Nor do I understand your comment (“ To the extent that you are acting on your own accord and not as a member of the Audit and Budget Advisory Board, then your actions are beyond the scope of your authority as a Board Member “) unless it contains a typo,
BECAUSE to my knowledge if a person is operating on their own accord, as your supposition proffers, THEN their protected 1stAmendment speech is neither limited nor extended by any authority from any membership on any Board.
I will be available for that meeting starting the week of August 4th 2014
In the mean time do you think we could get some meaningful disclosure regarding the conjectured $1,050,000 payment.
Maybe you could start checking to see if the City was paid in fill dirt that it never received ???
From: Roberts, Margaret [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 10:34 AM
To: Ted Noftall; ‘nelan’; Hank Springer; City Council; Steinebach, Donna; Lewis, Shannon
Cc: Kisela, Greg
Subject: RE: The $1,050,000 payment should not be a matter of conjecture Mr Mayor.
The City of Port Orange has a policy of not tolerating prohibited discrimination. On behalf of the City Council, I am advising you that you are a member of the Audit and Budget Advisory Board and that you are required to adhere to the policies of the City pertaining to prohibited discrimination. To the extent that you are acting on your own accord and not as a member of the Audit and Budget Advisory Board, then your actions are beyond the scope of your authority as a Board Member and a City defense of your conduct is compromised. Please conduct yourself accordingly. If you have any questions regarding this email, I will schedule an opportunity for you to discuss it with the city manager. Thank you.
Margaret T. Roberts
City of Port Orange, Florida
Phone 386 506-5525/
Fax 386 506-5530
From: Ted Noftall [mailto:Ted@TedNoftall.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:38 PM
To: ‘nelan’; Hank Springer
Cc: email@example.com; Margaret Roberts
Subject: The $1,050,000 payment should not be a matter of conjecture Mr Mayor.
The first contract with Halifax Paving was for hauling fill from the first retention that had been excavated by another contractor, AND Halifax was to pay the City $ 1,050,000 ( 500,000 cu yds @ 2.10 per yd. ) This contract spanned Jan 2000 thru May 2005
Whether that $1,050,000 was paid should not be a matter of conjecture as the Mayor proffered at the Thursday night special meeting. Rather this matter needs to be answered through a simple forensic audit request to our current audit firm.
IF THIS $1,050,000 was paid prior to change order # 1 in 2005 which was the illegal maneuver Green and the former manager used to circumvent competitive bidding requirements, AND flip a simple hauling contract from the 1st lake into a full blown excavation contract for 2nd lake, THAT MEANS the current $ 1,050,000 referenced at the Thursday special meeting is a whole new $1,050,000 that coincidently just so happens to equal the original $1,050,000 right to the penny.
FOR THAT TO BE THE CASE, after all the change order irradiations surrounding the 2nd lake construction including missing fill dirt, increased depth, raised berms, and penalties for tardy work at the lake itself and at the Corraci fields, THIS IS ONE HELL OF A BIG COINCIDENCE.
AND WHOSE assurance would the Mayor have us believe that everything is on the up and up with this 15 year taxpayer screwing. WHY WE HAVE peg-leg from Utilities who misplaced 100 dump truck loads from the Ruth Street pond earlier this year and who only last year was helping himself to ill gotten administration time hand over fist, AND WHO owes his job after those debacles to none other than the wizard behind the curtain Mayor Green.
It would appear from this early vantage of what most certainly will be investigated at some point, that this series of improprieties more than anything else is the reason for the rapid departure of the Manager, Finance Director and Comptroller. This is the first instance of where we have more than incompetence at play. We are talking well in excess of a million cu yds of fill dirt valued in excess of $3 million dollars that no one is in a hurry to provide an accounting for. I wonder why ??