Come on, seriously?

. Submitted by FiddleDeeDee on 2014/07/17 at 11:11 am . Manager Kisela, . Given the short time you have left as CM, I find it absurd that you are hiring or placing anyone in any position! Professional upper management positions should only be filled after posting those jobs for at minimum a month and then choosing vetted…

A Plea To City Council

. Vice Mayor and members of City Council, Coming before you tonight is a request to approve an agreement with Halifax Paving, Inc.  I urge you to vote to table this item and bring it back to City Council when a full report on this project can be presented to City Council. The amount owed…

Interim Finance Director / Interim Fire Chief

.from:  Kisela, Greg      6:11 AM Mayor and City Council: we are in the final steps of vetting the candidates for the Interim Finance Director position as well as for the Interim Fire Chief.Assuming all goes well, the Interim Finance Director should be in place on a part-time basis next week.  She will be…

What Is Going On Here? Reeks of cover-up!

Promised Information Not Forthcoming Good afternoon  Robin and Margaret, This information Mike Gardner is requesting the was previously requested back on June 30th . This delay in what we were advised would be received “ any day now “  nearly a month ago reeks  of cover-up,  AND  word on the street is that it is linked…

Did Port Orange Lose More Of Our Money via another covert project?

Submitted Mike Gardner on 2014/07/15 at 8:56 pm  . … A few of us first noticed the Halifax Paving issue after reading about it on the agenda for the June 30th “mini-meeting” (a much shortened 15-minute special meeting of the Port Orange City Council). The Halifax agenda item was billed as an Amendment to a previous Agreement…

Again? PO City Government Loses Our Money?

To city council Port Orange From Hank Springer. First, I take a deep breath, count to ten and try to temper my remarks. Following my comment is a report of findings by Mike Gardiner.  You know, the bad citizen , shark, who you have yet to defend. For a moment, put aside the issue of…

Bad Citizen: Bad Mayor

. CITIZEN WHO WANTS TO KEEP TAXES DOWN:  ARE BAD To City Council From Hank Springer Subject Ted Noftall and Citizen Audit /Budget Committee Dear Manager and Council members, It appears to me that the Mayor does not approve that Ted Noftall and the Budget Committee have been making known more revelations about finance problems. …

ABAB and Where To From Here ??

. . Since the Audit and Budget Advisory Board was  featured prominently and somewhat inaccurately in a recent News Journal article some additional clarification is required. The ABAB was established over the reluctance of the Mayor and outgoing Manager in the aftermath of the serious internal control deficiencies that were revealed in the spring and…

SONYA THE LAZY VOTER

.from : Constance Dogood <constancedogood76@gmail.com> Is Sonya anything more than a laughable characterchure of Mayor Green ?? I mean come on, her father has a job at the City complete with health insurance benefits because of the Mayor’s intervention, and the Manager’s acquiescence.  She has no practical accounting experience beyond what she obtained working for her father,…

Water Plant Receives Another Award

. On Jul 11, 2014, at 9:14 AM, “Miller, Steve” <stmiller@port-orange.org> wrote: I am pleased to announce that I have been informed by a representative from the Florida Rural Water Association that the Port Orange Water Treatment Plant has been selected to receive the FRWA Florida State Award for the 2014 “Public Water System of the…

No U-Turn citation cost $166.00 and three points

.View blog comments from several weeks ago about this  here  “New Regulatory No U-Turn Sign Installed” In an effort to facilitate reduced traffic congestion in the 1700 block of Dunlawton Avenue, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has recently installed a regulatory “No U-Turn” sign at the median break directly in front of the Chick-Fil-A restaurant/Target Plaza. Traveling eastbound, only a left…

End run around State Statute?

. Good morning Margaret and thank you for your fine efforts in ensuring that full deference is given to the Statutory  provision affording the people the opportunity to address Council on specific issues  prior to any vote on those  issues  — as regards the School Tax endorsement and the new accounting Manager position. As regards…

COMPARATIVE: Ormond Renaissance Village v. Port Orange Riverwalk

. COMPARATIVE: Ormond Renaissance Village v. Port Orange Riverwalk Currently no known request for $10+ million TIF [Tax Increment Financing] from the City of Ormond Beach to develop Ormond Renaissance Village. So why are we even considering this $10+ million taxpayer funded proposal?   FYI Concurrent to Riverwalk, LaCour/Anatasoski, proposes to develop a 286 condominium project k/a…

Halifax Paving

. Submitted on 2014/07/10 at 4:10 am R, Woodman—Thanks for the information.  …….. I think you are right, that FOI requests will be the only way to get any facts on the matter. In a May 3, 2005 Change Order, referenced in the current City documents, Halifax Paving agreed to build a second, 100-acre lake with…

Distressing and Alarming

. Dear City Council Members, …… . It appears to me that the city council is being steered, perhaps by Mayor Green, to skirt the legitimate right of citizens, regarding opportunities for input.  In addition, the deliberate scheduling of special important meetings while one member who is not a team player for Mayor Green is…

Oops again ?

. Submitted by Mike Gardner on 2014/07/09 at 8:25 am to: Ted,Noftall I just reread the Halifax Paving documents the Mayor referred to at the 15-minute “mini-meeting” on June 30th. WOW! That’s a lot of missing dirt–about 7,000 trucks worth at 20 yards a truck. What’s even more interesting is that the new agreement with Halifax reads more like…