Did The Mayor Balk?

.Mayor cancels meeting with Hank …. I got up this morning prepared to go to the mayor’s office. looked at my e mail and saw a message from him that we can reschedule our meeting “if it works” for me. I e mailed him back no, let’s go ahead with our meeting today, I will…

Greg, Yours is a Tragic Situation

. from: Ted Noftall …. Thank you Manager Kisela,  I was not aware that a citizen’s right to question or criticize  public officials in this country was dependent on the  ‘constraint or responsibilities ‘  of those public officials including yourself. Yours is a  tragic situation.  Unlike most who come to Port Orange in search of…

Halifax Paving Settlement Agreement

  Re; City’s counsel’s trust account Dear Margaret, I recently received from the City of Port Orange a copy of the October 6, 2009 Settlement and Modification Agreement between Halifax Paving and the City.  Prior to this agreement the City had paid Saboungi Construction Co over $109,000.00, in large part because Halifax Paving was late in delivering fill dirt…

Email Exchanges Between Mayor Green and Hank Springer

email exchanges between Mayor Green and Hank Springer: Henry Springer 12:51 PM To: Green, Allen Cc: poimges@outlook.com Fair enough Mayor.  I look forward to a frank exchange about the issues.  Please phone me at your convenience and we will set up a meeting date, time and location.  Because my wife is an invalid and is…

Halifax Paving FOI

.Follow the Money Dirt ….  Good morning Robin, . Theresa sent over some documents from my Public Information Request regarding Bid B05-04 with Halifax Paving.  She says more are to follow, but thank you for what has been delivered so far. . You may have already noticed the fairly detailed requirements for measurement and verification…

Kisela Amused /// Purchasing Manager Screwed

The Manager seemed most amused with my advice to Council last evening that persons who do not suffer the consequences of their decisions should not be making those decisions. If anyone is confident that Kisela is making good decisions today consider that if he had any such ability  starting 15 months ago he would not…

Riverwalk: LaCour/Anatasoski Swap Cypress Head & Create A East-West Port Orange Experience

A Brainstorm email – Not Ridicule …  Riverwalk + Riverwalk Golf Course f/k/a ‘Cypress Head’ = Total Port Orange Experience For Desirable Demographic Personally, the 3-2 vote on the LaCour/Anatasoski proposal was disappointing. It’s unclear, and apparently in dispute, whether the vote was binding. According to CoPO bond counsel, I am under the impression that it was a non-binding vote,…

BUDDY LACOUR THREATENS TO ABANDON RIVERWALK

What happened in the CRA meeting of 7 22 14 reminds me of two tactical approaches I have witnessed in the past. In 2002 Joan and I went searching to buy a van.  We went to a Chevy dealer in New Smyrna Beach and I told the salesman what I was looking for. I saw…

City Golf Course Commitments

golfers are not bad people but do they work for a living? I jest. lighten up — hank from hank springer It always distresses me to hear the financial report from the Cypress Head Golf Course.  The course is losing money and owes a million or so dollars to the city of Port Orange.  I…

Hank Requests to Meet with Mayor Green

Dear Mayor Green, cc to city council and City Manager. Mayor I would like to take you up on your offer to sit down with anyone and discuss issues.  You made that offer during the Port Orange City Council Meeting of July 22 2014. I agree to discuss with you any issue of your own…

Consent Order & Fines to the City of Port Orange’s Violations for Exceeding the Daily Effluent limit, i.e. Discharge into River

. Dear Mayor, Council, Taxpayers: A portion of the Consent Order related to the City of Port Orange’s violation for exceeding the daily effluent limit, i.e. discharge into the Halifax River, the calculation of related fines and remedial action required below for your review.  PDFs which have these documents in their entirety also attached.  This is…

“Hank is part of the group that starts trouble”?

Hank is part of the group that starts trouble – From a reader to Hank: reading some of your postings, I thought u had more objectivity. sounds like u want to be part of a group that wants to create chaos in a city I really care about, also a 32 year resident. SHAME ON…

IS THIS ONE HELL OF A BIG COINCIDENCE?

.The $1,050,000 payment should not be a matter of conjecture Mr Mayor. The first contract with Halifax Paving was for  hauling fill from the first retention that had been excavated by another contractor, AND Halifax was to pay the City  $ 1,050,000  (  500,000 cu yds  @ 2.10  per yd. ) This contract spanned Jan…

Interim City Manager

TO:  Ted Noftall RE:  Your recent letter to Shannon Lewis Dear Ted, You are correct in your assessment of the current state of affairs regarding the Port Orange City Manager position.  We need an interim City Manager until the post can be filled permanently and the logical choice for that interim appointment is the current Assistant City Manager,…

Shannon your position is unacceptable.

Good afternoon Shannon, All organizations have a number 2 person in place to ensure a safe and smooth transition  should something happen to the number 1. If something happens to Obama tonight we get Biden.  We don’t  go to Biden and ask him if he wants to be POTUS. If something happens to Green tonight…

Port Orange residents furious at city for contractor debt

. PORT ORANGE, Fla. —  Some furious residents are asking Port Orange leaders why they’re not fighting to recover money the city is owed from a contractor. The contractor admits it owes a million dollars for a pile of missing dirt and an unfinished construction project at the intersection of Shunz and Tomoka Farms roads…

OMG ! More Bad News For Port Orange Taxpayers

. Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:38 AM Subject: Agenda Item #7 Amendment of Agreement with Halifax Paving for excavation and of stockpiling of fill material at the City Wellfields   Dear Mayor Green, Vice Mayor Burnette, Councilman Bastian, Councilman Ford and Councilman Kennedy: Jason Yarborough, former director of Port Orange Public Utilities, received a warning letter from the Florida Department of…