Thanks for getting the berm investigative report last night. I have to say that I am a little underwhelmed by the information provided, as it seems to be somewhat basic and cursory.
I have a few follow-up questions:
1. Is this the final report from Mr. Meyer?
2. Is he scheduled to formally present the report to council so that we can ask questions?
3. Did he make any inquiries as to why the close-out report presented to council did not include a line-by-line reporting of the work completed?
4. He recommended a review of specific archived emails and meeting minutes. It seems he could have easily requested this from the clerk to achieve thorough results. Was this not in the scope of his investigative authority?
5. Did he request any documentation from Quentin L Hampton showing who in the city communicated approval of the berm’s removal? The QLH project manager indicated that he communicated with one employee. Was this by phone? Email? I was wondering if there is a corresponding email to complete the paper trail of this authorization, and if it contained an email tree of who the city employee communicated with and received authorization from.
6. I was also curious if it was discovered what the time gap between the request from QLH’s project manager and the city’s confirmation to QLH that it was okay to remove the berm. Whether it was asked and answered immediately or whether there was a gap of hours or days would indicate how much consideration and discussion had to be given to the request by other individuals in the chain of command.
7. Was there an examination of who prepared the closeout paperwork for council?
These just came to mind after reading the report, and it is my hope we can get sufficient answers for council to discover the facts.
Don Burnette, Councilman District 2
City of Port Orange
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