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.
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
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.