Ted Noftall via gmail.com
to David, fred.costello, Bob, don, Drew, Scott, Alan, Albert, Bill, Bob, Cammie, Hank, Ron, Noranne, Perry, Vincent
Good morning Manager Harden,
In light of a the attached letter from QLH who designed, inspected and administered the Dunlawton Avenue Drainage Improvements project I would ask on behalf of myself and on behalf of thousands of other City taxpayers who have paid QLH handsomely over the years that you clarify the following.
1) Minor deviation
If in the opinion of QLH the un-authorized deletion of a 2,000 ft earthen, steel and concrete structure on the east and west sides of the Halifax Canal by the post office constitutes a minor deviation,
Then would you or they please clarify with examples how deviations are classified.
2) Continuing involvement
Considering the Dunlawton Avenue Drainage Improvements project, constructed as it was without the needed berm in non compliance with the permitted plans, failed miserably in a heavy rain event of short duration last September, and
Considering the I Know Nothing police investigation you commissioned to determine who decided and under what circumstance to not inform Council of this deletion, AND your subsequent lack of action since its release is little more than a bad joke on city residents, and
Considering that even the severely limited Pegasus Engineering Review of the missing berm you commissioned concluded that construction of the berm would have prevented flooding on Dunlawton Avenue, and finally
Considering that you have still not produced the long promised forensic review of accounting records so poorly maintained that you stated you were unable to determine the amount of the credit taxpayers received for the berm deletion if they received any credit at all.
Then please explain to the people why QLH has any continuing involvement with the oversight of this project.
3) Citizen oversight
The suggestion by QLH that SJRWMD and Council have not handled this matter quietly which is to say sweep it under the rug, is because of citizen oversight to be an insulting representation of the low esteem in which you, your staff and your consultants hold Council and the people they were elected to represent. If Council excepting Bob Ford is unable to detect the insults they are repeatedly handed, the people suffer from no such limitation, AND if this assessment is too harsh,
Then please explain the softer inference the people should draw from QLH’s reference to them.
for responsible government – 2016
Please Bury The Evidence
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