Point That Finger Where It Belongs

I didn't do it

We all know by now that the berm was first modified and then deleted entirely from the Dunlawton Drainage Project under very murky circumstances. We all know that Quentin L Hampton designed the project, administered the contract and inspected the work of Masci Corp so they knew exactly what was going on. We also know that Fred Griffith was the project manager and eventually gave his approval to the whole mess but it’s hard to believe he was actually “in charge.”
We also know there was at least one other person who actively participated in the events that led to the berm deletion and that person is none other than our own beloved Mayor Green (aka “T-fal Al” because dirt never seems to stick to him).

The following short video clip is from the November 19, 2014 Special City Council meeting where the berm was discussed and the engineers from QLH repeatedly put their feet in their mouths. And where they eventually admitted that the berm was deleted not because of engineering concerns but because the Grubbs family had a 1920’s-era document that they claimed gave them title to the land on which the berm was to be located.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWz3LVA1vDA?rel=0]

Mayor Green, as you can see, admits that he played a very active role in discussions with members of the Grubbs family. Yet, when questioned by former police investigator David Meyer at Manager Harden’s request, the mayor said he was “not notified regarding the decision to delete the berm.” He would have us believe, I suppose, that he was as much in the dark as the rest of Council about the whole deal. Possible? Maybe. Likely? No way. Our construction mayor probably knows more about what has gone on and is going on in this City than any man alive. Why aren’t any fingers pointing at him

Green-Meyer Report

He has to stick to the story that he knew nothing about the berm deletion or it would mean he failed to inform the rest of Council about things they should have been told. Not a good way to treat your colleagues.

7 thoughts on “Point That Finger Where It Belongs

  • June 6, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you Mike of reminding us of all this. If anyone wants a summary of things Mayor
    Green never told the city council about, but should have, just let me know and I will post it here. I do not respond to anonymous comments or requests.
    Again, an important meeting with city council members not held in city chambers but somewhere else where there are times the meetings are not recorded. I am starting to be suspicious about these meetings not held in city chambers. Accoustincs are always poor in the pavilion.
    In the investigative reports I have read, no one ever interviewed a member of the Grubbs family. Is that true? — hank

    • June 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Yea, Hank,
      The list of things Mayor Green has hidden from Council is extensive indeed. The question I’ve always had and still do is: “Why don’t they do anything about it?” It’s four to one. Are they afraid….lazy….bought off? The only opposition the mayor ever gets is from the audience and occasionally Bob Ford from the dais. No one else seems to have what it takes to speak up, even when he’s wheeling and dealing behind their backs. I’ve been a little afraid that the other three might start bringing their knitting to the Council meetings and just hand their votes over to the City Manager.

      • June 7, 2015 at 6:52 pm

        Most likely I am wasting my time with this comment because it will not be displayed on this site
        Your buddy Hank if full of shit. He says he does not want to deal with any anonymous bloggers.
        But following a Port Orange Police shooting of a few weeks ago a local resident leaving her real name posted on Hanks site that it was an unjust shooting.
        What does Hank do the next day. He displays a comment on his site from an anonymous person most likely an officer that it was a justified shooting.
        Then he writes a gobbledygook explanation that it was ok because the anonymous person may be telling the truth.
        Hank is a two-faced hypocrite just like the rest of your gang

        • June 8, 2015 at 7:09 am

          So what is it ‘Anonymous’ ?
          This post addresses the UN-explained deeds or mis-deeds of Mayor Green regarding the UN-authorized removal of the berm and you want to use it as an opportunity to take a whack at Henry Springer.
          Are you part of the senior City staff who considers itself ENTITLED and who could care less about instances where taxpayer interests are screwed over as long as you and the rest of the mayor’s cronies are taken care of ? or am I not understanding some greater purpose of yours ?

  • June 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Mike, did you write that one sober or is half the bottle peeled off already?

  • June 6, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Rumors among city staff are that Harden was all set to fire Fred when the Mayor jumped in and admonished the City Manager big time and forced him to reverse his plans on the dismissal.
    The Mayor had realized that Fred would not be going down alone and the Mayor and QLH and others were at risk if Fred decided to talk . Fred knows who ordered the deletion of the berm and were a lot of the city’s dirt from the Lakes & well fields was delivered over the past 10 years.
    The community may have lost the benefit of berm because the Mayor hates the Gardners.
    Observers are sure the council knows about the above and if true it is obvious the council is complicit if they continue to remain silent.

    • June 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      I guess Mayor and his buddies should have been more respectful to the Gardners and their neighbors back in 2014. They probably woulda just faded away. I can’t wait to see how the Bonk’s landing neighborhood will handle being shut down by him. I hear they are a feisty bunch and they are coming to a council near you!


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