Masci Corporation in Trouble Again

Masci Corp Debarred

Masci Corp is in trouble in Port Orange again, or perhaps I should say, still.  City Manager Jake Johansson has sent a Notice of Intent to Debar to Leonel Masci, President of Masci Corporation, informing Mr Masci of his preliminary determination that cause for debarment has been found.  Mr Johansson’s action seems to follow from a similar action taken by the Central Florida Expressway Authority against Masci Corp.  Apparently Masci reported, under oath, paying a subcontractor approximately $1.4 million when they had only paid $230,000.

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Masci Corporation’s troubles in Port Orange began when they were caught delivering 84 truckloads of fill dirt from the Dunlawton Drainage Project to a job site in South Daytona.  The dirt belonged to the City and was supposed to have been delivered to the City’s storage site off Shunz Rd.  Masci Corp ended up reimbursing the City for its “mistake” and no further action was taken.

It was later questioned, on the same Dunlawton Drainage Project, whether Masci had reimbursed the City a sufficient amount of money for deleting the berm from that project.  The dollar amount returned to the City seemed low compared to the amount of work deleted, but accounting on the project was so confusing that no definitive determination has been made.  To date, the simple question asked in writing by then-City Manager David Harden of the current Finance Department Director, Tracey Riehm, remains unanswered:  When Mr Gianinni recommended approval of Change Order No 1 (Final), on behalf of Quentin L Hampton, did QLH have proper documentation to assure themselves, as representatives of the City, that Masci Corporation had given the City the correct credit for deletion of the berm?

Manager Johansson deserves a pat on the back and a “hubba, hubba!” for his actions regarding Masci Corp–here’s hoping he looks at the rest of the Dunlawton Drainage Project mess and insists on some long-overdue answers.

8 thoughts on “Masci Corporation in Trouble Again

  • April 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Somewhere I envision the Mayor in this ?

  • April 5, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Why all this scrutiny on Masci now? As stated by Mike Gardner there have been a series of jobs with questionable accounting issues and performance failures FOR YEARS involving both Masci and Quentin L. Hampton. Maybe the mayor has a new pet contractor waiting in the wings he would like to see replace Masci?
    The mayor is now pushing son Lance to replace him, leaning on all the vendors, cronies, Chamber types who have so mightily benefited from decades of the Green machine in the COPO to support Lance financially and with their votes. Burnette thrown under the bus. And Masci no longer among the favored.
    Obviously the mayor owns Johansson. Is this some attempt to cast Lance Green as the “transparency” candidate? Possibly steal Ted Noftall’s mantle as the candidate insisting on accountability and displaying concern for residents against special interests?
    It’s a strategy boys and girls. Something’s up.

  • April 5, 2016 at 11:26 am

    “…..Masci reported, UNDER OATH, paying a subcontractor approximately $1.4 million when they had only paid $230,000 ….. ” and there in lies the difference.
    The Central Florida Expressway wanted real answers to their questions and accordingly they placed the participants under oath.
    Port Orange under the leadership of our long serving developer friendly Mayor and his complicit Managers have never wanted real answers to any of its scandals and accordingly HAVE NEVER PLACED ANY OF THE LIKELY SUSPECTS UNDER OATH FOR ANYTHING.
    Not Green. not Parker, not Shelly, not Barnhart, not Smith, not Kisela, not Saunders, not Harden, not Masci, not QLHA, not CSI, not Halifax, …. not not not anyone ever. .
    I am so very sick of the taxpayer fleecing that the Port Orange insider cabal consider to be their birth right AND NOW they want to pass this arrangement on to the next generation of insiders.
    I am committed to making sure that does not happen by placing the common interest ahead of the special interests who have feasted on over taxed residents for long enough.
    City Manager David Harden’s question of Finance Department Director, Tracey Riehm, remains as unanswered today as it did when it was asked nearly 18 months ago.
    ” When Mr Gianinni recommended approval of Change Order No 1 (Final), on behalf of Quentin L Hampton, did QLH have proper documentation to assure themselves, as representatives of the City, that Masci Corporation had given the City the correct credit for deletion of the berm? “

  • April 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Yea; and now the city of port orange is constructing a riverfront park and walkways for the sole or at least the major benefit of a developer {mayors buddy} that is about to build a riverfront restaurant within that park.
    While the people of port orange have their collective heads up their asses.

  • April 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Don’t blame the people, blame council because they are the ones who have approved the mayors buddy give a way.
    They should all be up on charges.

  • April 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    They’s been dirty deals in this town for a long time and Green knows where every shovelful went to. The first human sacrafice in this dirt deal was Fred Griffith, Now Masci is getting scapegoated. That only leaves Quentin L Hampton as one of the three dirty dealers in hiding the truth about the berm plus mayor Green of course. Quentin has been working real hard on presenting a clean facade to employees in Public Utilities lately and obviously hopes to keep there seat on the gravy train. This is not happening by accident now so people need to be watching there backs.

  • April 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    There’s a lot of dirt involved here.
    Both the 84 dump truck loads as well as the dirty dealings involved in Mayor Green’s long term in office.
    Anybody who even considers the Junior Green to replace the old man is crazy.

  • April 10, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Would love to put ‘ em all under oath, Buddy La Cour, Andrew Giannini, Brad Blais, Freddy Griffith, Allen Green and Leo Masci, Margaret Roberts, Tracey Reihm, Sonya Laney and several others..
    Might find out what happened to the berm for starters…then we could move on to River walk, our bizarre accounting procedures in the Finance Department, rationale for continuing the insane subsidizing of the Cypress Head Golf Course, how Lance Green came to endorse Don Burnette, then ran himself, Don Burnette and his appalling attack on Ted Noftall and his work on the Audit and Budget board..Don knew Ted only wanted the truth…the tactics used by Sonya Laney against her opponent in the last election, aided and abetted by her benefactor Allen Green and many other elites in the city….lets just have a frenzy of truth telling and see who the taxpayers might choose then…..just think how spiritually liberating it would be for all these folks to just tell the actual truth for a change….what must it do to one’s character to have to constantly justify these choices and actions?


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