From: Ted Noftall [mailto:Ted@tednoftall.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:42 PM
To: Harden, David
Cc: Bob Ford; firstname.lastname@example.org; Drew Bastian; Scott Stiltner
Subject: FW: Giannini emails
I have 3 questions arising from the attachment above and from last evening’s Council workshop.
1) Why, considering all the consternation surrounding the accounting for the Dunlawton Ave. Drainage Improvements Project, did you not share the attached correspondence from QLH with Council and with those concerned citizens who have repeatedly inquired about this accounting ? Normally correspondence of this sort is distributed to Council automatically without any action on my part. If this was not distributed, I do not know why. It may have come in when Cindy was out of the office and whoever was filling in for her did not realize it should be distributed.
2) In an e- mail dated Novembers 13th 2014 you responded to my question as follows
Several individuals have told me that you advised them that you have found the money to construct the berm should Council feel it is necessary. What cost estimate do you have to construct that berm, and where did you obtain that estimate ? At this time there is only a very crude verbal estimate from QLH of $100,000 to $200,000.
YET at last evening’s Council meeting QLH advised that the cost of the berm was in the $22,000 dollar range.
Can you please clarify this rather large discrepancy ?? This is a question you would have to ask Mr. Gianinni. I would expect it to cost more than $22,000 now because a contractor would have to mobilize and dirt would have to be hauled in from off site, but it should still be well below $100,000 in my opinion.
3) At last evenings Council workshop QLH disclosed that they did not prepare any change orders on this project ( other than the final deductive change order ) because they had heard from a second hand source that Manager Kisela did not want to see any change orders on this project. This is beyond preposterous, AND I would ask I have not seen the documentation yet, but I am told that actually one or more change orders were prepared earlier and Mr. Kisela directed that they not be taken to Council, but that they would all be rolled into one final change order at the end of the project.
Where are you with the forensic accounting review that has been in one stage of inactivity or another since last December, AND how many instances of failure to provide proper contract administration by virtue of not preparing and presenting timely change orders for Council approval has that forensic review uncovered to date ??? The forensic accountant expects to finish her work by the end of next week. Our internal review, which is not yet complete, has verified that the project was sloppily administered and change orders were poorly documented.
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From: Fenwick, Robin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:43 PM
To: Ted Noftall
Subject: RE: Giannini emails
Here is the document Cindy just received from Mr. Harden to fill your request.
ROBIN L. FENWICK, CMC
CITY OF PORT ORANGE
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