Oops – More Poor Planning at the Y

From: Lovallo, Susan
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 3:20 PM
To: Rivera, Cynthia
Subject: Re: Closed for Renovations
Cindy, last Thursday our city sent a notice to all employees notifying us of the closure for renovations, the notice also indicated that they would be holding classes on the patio at city hall.  This was a red flag for me since I had not been notified that this was occurring so I inquired with staff to see if they had reserved the area and paid the fee and provided the insurance associated with the rental and to be sure we had no conflicts as this was to begin the Monday after Family Days.   Staff indicated that they had not heard anything from the Y. I then sent Lori from the Y a email stating that we did not have them booked and that there was a fee associated with the area and that only city council could waive that fee.  Lori emailed me back and apologized and said they would move it to their site.  Not long after Lori’s email we received an email from Randolyn at the Y saying she would contact our staff to get everything worked out. They then notified staff and said they could not afford the fees of $100.00 for eight classes. To my knowledge they have not inquired with my department as it relates to indoor space.  Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
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On Oct 7, 2014, at 2:40 PM, “Rivera, Cynthia” <CRivera@port-orange.org> wrote:
Do you have any info on this?  Please see below.
Thank you,

From: Burnette, Don
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 2:29 PM
To: Harden, David
Subject: Fwd: Closed for Renovations
I wanted to follow up with this email on what Karen White sent below concerning the YMCA moving some of its classes during renovation this week.  I spoke to her yesterday and she stated that they couldn’t get any indoor space because of permit problems?
I don’t know how much of this was how the Y planned things, but if there is any indoor space available that they are not using because of permit problems with us?
Don Burnette, MBA
Vice Mayor, City of Port Orange
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8 thoughts on “Oops – More Poor Planning at the Y

  • October 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    So the Y never asked for permits, or to use inside or outside facilities. If the Y had done so in time they could have asked council to waive or work out fees, so they could keep continuity and participation for it’s members. Their may have been an opportunity to use the lakeside pavilion indoors, amphitheater stage, open patio space, or the gym indoors, but that has past at this point as the council meeting is tonight nobody is ready to ask. This is another example of why I keep cautioning our council members that thought needs to be given about someone else to run the facility.

  • October 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Great, another true embarrassment once again.
    What is the relationship between the Y and the city ? Why should the Y have to pay a fee ? I thought they were partners of sorts ?

    • October 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      The y rents from the city. Insurance and fees would be just like anyone else who rents from the city.

  • October 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    It sure is to bad Newt didn’t have more to say when he was a candidate. He would probably still be in the election if he ever told anuone what his position was on any of the issues.

    • October 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Newton: who are you endorsing? Who do you want to take your votes ?

      • October 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

        I am supporting Bob Ford and Scott Stiltner.
        I do not have time to write more right now, but after meeting with all the remaining candidates I feel they are the best choices for the future of our city.
        Newton White

        • October 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

          Good answers. It says a lot that you are willing to take a stand and not waffle around on an opinion. We need guys like you.

    • October 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      I had every questionnaire on my campaign website. Including the PBA/PEA, NJ interview, all the chamber forum questions, my radio appearances, Dianne Gardner’s list of questions. league of women voters. I had more issue content than any candidate. Perhaps if I had the thousands necessary to send mailers, advertize in the paper, radio and clutter the landscape with signs we would have had a different outcome. As it happened I spent the least of any candidate and did not finish last. Thank you for your support.


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