Former City Councilman Pohlmann would like to return the Good O’l Boys club cast of characters to City Hall and start over. If he ever gets elected to the city council again he plans to return Ken Parker, Warren Pike, Roger Smith, Shelly, Burnhart, and several other fired former employees to City Hall and start the taxpayers recent nightmares all over again from the beginning.
Less we forget, this former rogue Public Works Director was fired when the Police found stolen city property including stolen police equipment in his home & garage He is the same person that told his son to go back and burglarize the Public Works facility one more time to return some of the stolen items that the Police were looking for.
With this type of thinking, we now know why Mr. Pohlmann was fired by the voters in the last election.
Hello Mr. Harden.
My name is Bob Pohlmann. I am writing this letter of recommendation for Warren Pike for the position of [Port Orange] Director of Public Works.
I have know Warren on many levels for the past 30 years. First and foremost I know Warren from the 9 years I served as a member of the Port Orange City Council. I can tell you there is not an employee who knew more about the entire city operations than Warren. His institutional knowledge of the city would be of immense benefit to our citizens. He was, and would be, the go to person to get any job accomplished. I have personally witnessed Warren complete tasks in short order. A tree falls across a roadway on any day, night or day, and Warren has a crew there getting it off the roadway. I have seen bags of concrete fall off trucks just before rain storms and Warren has it removed before the rain comes. There might be an emergency hurricane approaching and Warren has not only his crew ready to spring into action, but also all the local contractors and their heavy equipment ready to remove debris from roadways to allow emergency vehicles the ability to pass through. Ask any citizen in Port Orange who lived here during the 2004 hurricanes what kind of job Warren and his crew did clearing the streets. Warren has saved the city millions of dollars in the past by his quick actions. His paperwork to FEMA in 2004 allowed the city to be reimbursed for their costs and contractors were paid immediately. There are no Public Works Directors in Volusia County who can match his record. [You got that right ]
Aside from providing an outstanding service to our citizens, the loyalty he commands from the Public Works employees is like nothing I have ever seen before. I personally know many of the employees who work there. The morale was at its peak when Warren was the director.
His knowledge of the roadway system, the sewer systems, drainage canals, vehicle maintenance, public safety equipment, is unmatched by anyone.
The bottom line is Warren provided a tremendous service to the entire city operation and most importantly to all the citizens of Port Orange. We were very fortunate to have his services for a long time and he played a key role in developing the city to what we have today.
I would, without a doubt, highly recommend the City of Port Orange retain his services as Director of Public Works. [ But don’t give him any keys ]