What’s really going on here?

Good morning Robin, Would you please provide a copy of all correspondence in connection with the recent  suspension, resignation or termination of the following employees in connection with the $411,000 unauthorized spending debacle. Julia Wiggins Jason Yarborough Tom Cinefro What is going on here. Are the blogs correct in that meaningful communication is being diverted…

No Accounting Skills? No Moral Reckoning?

, City Manager of Port Orange, responsible for any failures of his Finance Director. …. Posted  www.popdradiolog.com  by:  Hank Springer  8:43:07 PM  June 21, 2014 ============================= by Jacob Soll, SOMETIMES it seems as if our lives are dominated by financial crises and failed reforms. But how much do Americans even understand about finance? Few of us can…

Go Along to Get Along

Hank in reply to your recent post: Today there is a entrenched mindset in city hall that it is OK to continue to have secret 1 on 1 meetings with and amongst council members because someone found a loop-hole in the Florida Sunshine Law and find no reason not to exploit it  As you know…

The fight of elected politicians to skirt transparency

Recently on POGTV, a video of former Mayor Jim Ward was shown. Mr. Ward gave a presentation at the Port Orange Library and reminisced about the old days in Port Orange and his experiences when he was Mayor of Port Orange. In the presentation he mentioned how nice News-Journal reporter John Wisnewski had been to…

“Hug-em while you Got-em”

Constance Dogood <constancedogood76@gmail.com>   7:40 PMIn an effort to bolster the image of the Mayor’s incompetent manager,  the Mayor’s  pet Chamber of Commerce recently announced  Hug-a-Port Orange Employee Week.  Unfortunately  Hug week got started too late for the Utilities director and Purchasing manager who didn’t survive the Kelton white wash report.Connie’s advice —  Hug-em while you…

“The report was commissioned for the sole purpose of ….. “

So Dick Kelton, the range riding ICMA  hack who short listed Kisela into his present position believes there was a “lack of forthright communication from the Purchasing Office to senior management“  I’ll bet he does. This report was commissioned for the sole purpose of     assigning all responsibility to mid level employees and below, …

Is a second ICMA award pending for Greg posthumously?

Manager Kisela recently received the prestigious  “ Lifesaver Award “  for saving Manager In Trouble Wayne Saunders.  This is no trifling matter. The disregard Kisela displayed regarding his personal job security in hiring a washed up and disgraced ICMA hack from another town and installing him in a $120.000 CFO position for which he is utterly un-qualified…

“… no response since the original email on June 10th! “

On Jun 17, 2014, at 8:34 PM, “Burnette, Don” <dburnette@port-orange.org> wrote: …. Greg, Can we get this answered?  …. Thanks, Don Don Burnette, MBA Vice Mayor, City of Port Orange   from:  Nancy Kendrick          3591 Sugarplum Lane          (386) 304-3384 From: adamsny@adamsny.net [mailto:adamsny@adamsny.net] Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:06 PM To: Kisela, Greg; Lewis,…

Walmart Junior

I am very concerned about this project for my friends whose neighborhood abuts this Wal Mart installation.   Hope the city protects those folks with adequate buffers as proscribed in the LDC. One of the non-negotiables I want to see in the Property Owner’s Bill of Rights. Best, Dianne T. Gardner   —– Original Message…

Getting on council is a very good career move

Positions Can Change..but Character is a Constant..…  I am anxiously awaiting the completion of the Council Candidate’s “under construction” format on Port-Orange.us so our community may have a full and focused discussion on your excellent blog about our various candidates. And, yes..I, like Floki and Don Juan Matus, also want to know their positions on the many and varied critical…

” No Disciplinary Action Taken .. No Disciplinary Action Planned “

Which of these statements is  the more offensive THE  8 short words    No Disciplinary Action Taken …. No Disciplinary Action Planned     that  once again confirm  the  complete lack  of responsibility and accountability in  Port Orange government.  NO DEPARTMENT HEADS ARE  HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANYTHING.    NOT EVER    UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES       DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT TRYING. OR…

Wide range of candidates seeking Port Orange council seat.

Wide range of candidates seeking Port Orange council seat By Lacey McLaughlin lacey.mclaughlin@news-jrnl.com Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 6:58 p.m. PORT ORANGE — Heading into qualifying week, a former chamber president, citizen activist, general contractor and retired police lieutenant are competing for the open District 4 council seat on Nov. 4. District 4 Councilman…

Why is water line report referred to as “Final Report”

Good afternoon Shannon, Now that the “final” report on the water line break has been made public can you advise:   If any disciplinary has been taken or if any has been planned.   Why the consulting engineer refer to his report  as the “ Final Report” ………    Was there an interim or  preliminary report…

Port Orange Wastewater Treatment

. Collection System Inflow and Infiltration … Jason & City Council, …. Your memorandum report of I&I is a good start, but really all it is, is a start.  My intent s not to be critical of your report but to have us take this start and complete a report and proper recommendations so that…