Spruce Creek Preserve Park in Port Orange – Ridgewood Avenue

« Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve in Port Orange May 30, 2014 via: Volusia County Moms Spruce Creek Park in Port Orange – Ridgewood Avenue Spruce Creek Park in Port Orange, located at 6171 Ridgewood Ave., is part fo the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. It’s one of five entrances to the park. At this entrance…

“Did the City Council perform their due diligence?”

Submitted on 2014/06/01 at 12:45 am by:  The Messenger Of Judgement ….  . WE all know that the power to do anything about the continuing debacles and the impending implosion of the organizational structure of the City of Port Orange lies in the majority of the City Council. These individuals are the fiduciary representatives of the…

Rub-a Dub-Dub ….. Three Managers in a Tub

Good afternoon  …. At the last Council meeting I asked the Manager if there was an intent to deceive with the way the agenda item regarding the $411, 000 un-authorized over spending had been presented.  He answered that he did not know. Perhaps if he were to ask his Utilities director to credibly explain why the Agenda…

“The Mayor’s BUDDY” & “True Intentions”

Riverwalk Appraisals & Legal Analysis ….  . Good morning Vice-mayor Burnette, In recent days it has become apparent that the Manager is up to his eyeballs facilitating a dog and pony show where-in the political waters are continually being tested to determine exactly how much largess the Riverwalk Promoter can obtain at taxpayer expense. It…

More Wheeling & Dealing Land Swaps at Riverwalk

  From: Dianne Gardner  Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2014 9:32 AM ….   Dear Mayor, Council, Mr. Talluto, Dr. Blahnik, and Susan Lovallo: This is a follow up to my comments before Council on May 27th, 2014 about the land swap being promoted by LaCour and Partners in the Riverwalk development whereby the city forfeits the funeral home property square…

“We are worried about the continuing long term financial damage to our city”

From: Dianne Gardner [mailto:dtgardner@cfl.rr.com] To: Ted Noftall Subject: Re: A $35 million dollar disaster waiting to happen . Dear Ted,  Good observations!! I too am very worried about the continuing long term financial damage to our city and the long term taxpayer commitments that are being made by this council and this mayor before an election can occur to save us.…

A $35 million dollar disaster waiting to happen

by:  Ted Noftall   May 25, 2014   8:56pm ….. Council and Candidates, The Port Orange Utilities operation is a very large  $35 million per year business.  It should be run as such And it is not.   It should employ a top shelf CEO, CFO and Production manager And it does not.   What it does employ are…

“Bless our courageous employees, if they had not come forth, we have no idea how much longer this debacle would have continued”

Submitted by Bob Ford on 2014/05/25 at 3:49 pm | In reply to Newton  …. Newton, please do not drink the “koolaid”. The city rate payers have been investing substantial funds in upgrading our public utilities. I do not consider $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 a year in recent times and more in earlier years, neglect. If the investments made…

Another Oops! $411,000 Spending Error

Item 18 on Tuesdays agenda deals with The discovered “error” of spending nearly double the authorized amount and the purchase of items not authorized by council.Staff has by error not verifying the spending limit of $500,000 and thinking it was $1,000,000 just went on spending and not clearly understanding the scope of the authorization purchased…