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Reading the below from Mr. Rosen is disturbing. He writes “Tad indicated this was due to the fact that neither he nor his subcontractor had enough need for the dirt” and “Tad believes that once this commences, they will
be able to haul 50,000 cubic yards per month until the job is complete”. This shows part of the attitude that has left the lakes unfinished for over 10 years, as well as the wetlands outfall and other modifications such has the filter system and aerators that hopefully will bring the intended functions of the lakes to our reclaim system.
Clearly the contractors have in the past put off digging when they did not have a need for the dirt. I did not read in any of the contracts that digging would only take place when there was a need for the dirt. This has brought our city to a consent order, fines, been an embarrassment, and forced the dumping of millions of gallons of water into the river and more fines for that on top of the further harm to the environment we set out to stop in the first place.
Council, please at the next meeting make it clear that failure is not an option and that no excuses will be taken no more extensions given. This project cannot stand to linger as it has in the last decade. I urge the members of council to clearly by vote, and state that come hurricane or flood or lack of a buyer for the dirt we are giving away the contract shall be fulfilled, or the full consequences will be imposed. Can we get three votes to send this message?
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——– Forwarded Message ——–
Subject: Lake A Progress
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:24:56 +0000
From: Rosen, Alan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: City Council <CityCouncil@port-orange.org>
CC: Harden, David <email@example.com>, Neff, Andrew <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mayor and Council,
Some councilmembers had a request for an update on the Halifax paving issue. Utilities staff and I met with the President of Halifax Paving, Tad Durrance today at the excavation site. He did confirm that he had only hauled approximately 17,000 cubic yards of dirt in February. Tad indicated this was due to the fact that neither he nor his subcontractor had enough need for the dirt at other locations during February. In addition, Mr. Durrance indicated it would be more expensive to haul to one location and hold the dirt there until it needed to be hauled again to a second location.
However, as Tad stated, “Our sub has what they’re referring to as a “substantial haul” starting next week selling fill dirt to another firm. They’re doing so while they await test results from the FDOT which they expect next Tuesday. Once those results come back, they anticipate hauling mass quantities to their I-95 project.”
Tad believes that once this commences, they will be able to haul 50,000 cubic yards per month until the job is complete (within the given deadline of September 30th).
Tad also reiterated that he will provide the agreed upon surveys on the 15th of the month beginning in March. Staff is currently and will continue to visually verify this survey. If staff receives this information on the 15th, we will be able to provide Council a more accurate number of cubic yards by the March 17th meeting. In addition, staff will be able to verify if excavation work has indeed picked up between now and then.
Interim Assistant City Manager
CITY OF PORT ORANGE
1000 City Center Circle
Port Orange, FL 32129
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From: Neff, Andrew
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 3:55 PM
To: Rosen, Alan
Cc: Wilson, Rick; Griffith, Fred; Marsh, Pat
Subject: FW: FW: Lake A Progress
From: Tad Durrance [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 3:36 PM
To: Marsh, Pat; Neff, Andrew
Cc: Griffith, Fred; Tad1@mindspring.com
Subject: Re: FW: Lake A Progress
And for a quick synopsis of what updates were provided during today’s meeting:
Our sub has what they’re referring to as a “substantial haul” starting next week selling fill dirt to another firm. They’re doing so while they await test results from the FDOT which they expect next Tuesday. Once those results come back, they anticipate hauling mass quantities to their I-95 project.
Quotas aside, I have a signed contract from them stating they will remove the dirt by date certain. I have a bond in place to the city stating that I will move the dirt by date certain. My relationship with our bonding company is too important to put into jeopardy. The pond will be completed.
Halifax Paving, Inc