Who really owns Cypress Head Golf Course?

From: Tom Menocal <tommenocal@gmail.com> Date: September 1, 2014 at 10:43:36 AM EDT To: Allen Green <agreen@port-orange.org>, Bob Ford <bford@port-orange.org>, Dennis Kennedy <dkennedy@port-orange.org>, Donald Burnette <dburnette@port-orange.org>, Drew Bastian Subject: Cypress Head Golf Course: Who is the current owner? Before expenditures proceed in 2014 for Cypress Head golf course, it should be disclosed that this is property…

Whose idea was THAT!?

  Last Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 the City Council heard oral presentations from four engineering firms that each wanted to be named the City’s Engineering Consultant for Water, Wastewater and Reclaimed Water Services.  A lot of money is involved and our very own Quentin L Hampton is among the four firms vying for this continuing contract.  According to their…

Too many crooked irons in the fire?

Why is Port Orange assisting in the sell-out of a pristine area of NSB east of I-95 IF NSB wanted an interchange at Pioneer Trail they could have supported one at TPO. NSB  did not and Port Orange gladly agreed to carry the water for PCDD and its one shareholder. Mayor Green and Vice Mayor…

Port Orange Council Race Vote Results

City of Port Orange – District 1 . Votes % of votes counted Bob Ford 2930 35.4 Sonya L. Laney 3353 40.5 Jim Meadows 1995 24.1 Totals: 8278     City of Port Orange – District 4 . Votes % of votes counted John Anthony Junco 1525 18.8 Larry McKinney 1717 21.17 Scott Stiltner 3215…

Greater Transparency Needed in Port Orange Chamber of Commerce Proceedings

Ray Donadio President PO/SD  Chamber of Commerce C/O  Debbie  Connors Executive Director PO/SD  Chamber of Commerce President Donadio, Thank you for your correspondence of  August 21st 2014   Including providing a copy of the BY-LAWS and confirming  that no additional rules have been adopted by either the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee of the…

Hundreds of beachgoers treated for jellyfish stings in Volusia

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — More than people were stung by jellyfish in Volusia County Saturday. “They were all over and all in multiple sizes,” said beachgoer Michelle Craycraft. Officials said about 257 people were treated for stings in Daytona Beach on Saturday and 184 swimmers were treated for stings in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday.…

A Little More About Ted

Submitted on 2014/08/23 at 6:58 am | In reply to Stacy Jax. . Thanks Stacy Jax…we too agree that one’s method of presentation can be as important to the listener as the content… My goal is always to be appropriate…and have my facts straight….. and to be somewhat coherent……and yes…..I agree…Ted Noftall is engaged in a noble cause…his…

Mistakes are not what happened.

 Mayor, Your candidates and their supporters  are characterizing what has happened in Port Orange government over the past ½ dozen years as MISTAKES   —  as in   “ Sure we may have made a few mistakes,  but it was really no one’s fault  and the important thing is to move on  “  or  “ get  back…

Port Orange City Council Q&A | News-JournalOnline.com

Port Orange City Council Q&A   Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:04 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:04 a.m. . The candidates: The District 1 race features incumbent Bob Ford, a former Port Orange police chief who was elected in 2010; Sonya Laney, a CPA who serves on several city boards; and…

RE: Turning Sunshine on its head in Port Orange.

Thank you for the attempt at clarity Robin, By my understanding the only Port Orange “public records “  I possess would be those records  that are “public” by virtue of the fact that they were either e-mails sent to me from the City,  OR  e-mails that I sent to the City.   In either instance those…

“Mayor, HUD has determined that Port Orange is not carrying out its CDBG program in a timely manner”

From: Coates, Gloria L [mailto:Gloria.L.Coates@hud.gov] Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:06 AMTo: Green, AllenCc: Lewis, Shannon; Donahue, Kent; Johnson, Steve; Laswick, John A; Coates, Gloria L; Dela, Ester F; Causey, Gary ASubject: Port Orange, FL Invitation to Participate in An Informal Consultation Mayor Green,  pursuant to a review, HUD has determined that Port Orange is not…

Is There 4th Amendment Violations by City of Port Orange?

(Sent this morning) Dear Mayor and City Council, I just read Ted Noftall’s letter to the News-Journal in which he says he will be turning over many of his personal emails to you. I believe your intent is to then send those emails to your former City Manager, Greg Kisela, or at least read them…

Turning Sunshine on its head in Port Orange

News Journal  Editor Daytona Beach,  FL Your 08-14-14 editorial ” Keep Sunshine strong in Port Orange “  noting  my distain regarding City policy requiring volunteer board members to use  city-issued accounts “when conducting city business “   fails to inquire as to the motivation for that  policy,  its practical consequences, or indeed even what  constitutes  city business. This…