Second Major Award this Year for the Port Orange Garnsey Water Plant

  PORT ORANGE, FL – Port Orange’s Charles B. Garnsey Water Plant has received the “Most Improved Class A Water Treatment Plant” award in the State of Florida from The American Water Works Association. This award was presented at the 2014 Florida Water Resources Conference on April 7, 2014 at the Coronado Springs Convention Center…

City’s Manager’s Electronic Information Systems Ordinance Results In Cat Fight

. From:  “Ted Noftall” <Ted@TedNoftall.com> To:   “Margaret Roberts” <mroberts@port-orange.org>  City Attorney Good afternoon Margaret, Can you help me understand which specific  “public records “ Manager Kisela is requesting that I forward to the City clerk pursuant to the “City’s newly adopted Electronic Information Systems ordinance” The e-mail in question was sent  to Manager Kisela,…

Is Something Corrupt in City Hall?

From hank: I have 99 percent of the time found Ted Noftall’s criticism to be valid. It is sickening that there is no incentive to apply inspections into every day operations for the purpose of control of governmental affairs. The city council might just as well go home and play baseball and soccer. Are they…

RE: Not so fast Mr. Kisela

RE: Not so fast Mr. Kisela     April 22, 2014 9:53 AM From:   “Ted Noftall” <Ted@TedNoftall.com> To:   “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org> “Robin Fenwick” <rfenwick@port-orange.org> Thank you Manager Kisela, You have made clear that you are operating under the same misconception as the former manager and finance director  …… namely internal control is something…

Definition of Administrative Officials in Port Orange

from: Ted Noftall <Ted@tednoftall.com> to: “Roberts, Margaret” <mroberts@port-orange.org>  City Attorney cc: Robin Fenwick <rfenwick@port-orange.org> date: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 9:43 AM subject:  Definition of Administrative Officials in Port Orange . Good morning Margaret, In the attached e-mail Manager Kisela has asserted that  (a)   the Port Orange Charter empowers the Manager to  “Appoint, and when he deems it necessary…

Unsafe Sidewalks

Mr. Kisela: Can you please advise the city’s LEGAL OPINION as to their responsibilities and where the line is drawn. If memory serves me correct, at our meeting you advised that the city has the responsibility from the edge of the front lawn to the street as city owned (and maintained) right of way and maintenance. What…

Oops: More Contract Problems?

Payment to Hunter Knepshield for Sports Lighting/Spruce creek   April 21, 2014 2:14 PM From:  “Rick Mucciaccio” <rmucciaccio@qualite.com> To:  “Susan Lovallo” <slovallo@port-orange.org> “Sandra Woodman” <slwoodman@port-orange.org>   Susan,  It is my understanding that the City of Port Orange has decided to “charge back” $4000 to Hunter Knepshield for issues that were encountered on the Spruce Creek…

All Children’s Playground Re-Opened In Port Orange

All Children’s Playground Re-Opened In Port Orange     Port Orange, FL – Port Orange held a re-opening ceremony for the All Children’s Playground at All Children’s Park on April 10. Around $230,000 worth of new features was on display in a ceremony on Thursday, April 10 at the playground location on 5959 South Spruce…

‘Bringing Nothing To The Job’

                From:  Palmetto Pal (palmettopal95@gmail.com)                 Sent:                 Thu 4/17/14 5:24 PM                 To:                  (port.orange.us@gmail.com)  …..  Finance director Saunders is giving new meaning to the expression  ‘bringing nothing to the job’.  Not only is he using old schedule templates prepared by the former disgraced Finance director he is…

Vehicular Homicide (Dunlawton & Yorktown)

UPDATE- regarding the double traffic fatality that occurred on October 27, 2013 at the intersection of Dunlawton Avenue and Yorktown Boulevard in Port Orange, where Port Orange residents Teresa C. Shinaver (born in 1955) and her husband James H. Shinaver (born in 1943), were both killed as a result of a traffic crash involving Patrick…

The First Children of Port Orange

by: Ted Noftall   I am embarrassed to admit this – but for as long as I have been a close observer of the Port Orange council,  for as  well  as I understand  that the Mayor’s favorite expression   We Are All Family  refers to Mommy the Manager,   Daddy the Mayor,  and the Mayor’s crony contractor…

Amazed and Confused

Submitted on 2014/04/17 at 12:33 am by: Amazed and Confused ….. “Essentially Our Elected Officials in Collusion With The City Manager Shut Down Any Controversial Sunshine Dialogue”  …. I watched the council meeting last night and after all of the outfall on this blog about the Woodman Report and the Yarborough discrepancies coupled with Ford’s emails to…

Short Notice

from: Newton White  ,,,,, Friends, As you know I am running for council, the campaign is moving forward but has long past the point to get an organization behind me. The competitors will be fierce and well equipped and funded by big interests.  Their will be opportunity for any help you can give in any…

Not So Fast Mr. Kisela …..

Not so fast Mr. Kisela      April 16, 2014 2:50 PM From:   “Ted Noftall” <Ted@TedNoftall.com> To   :”Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org>  cc: City Council …..   Manager Kisela, The following comments are in follow-up to our conversation at the  A&B Advisory board meeting on April 14th Your  suggestion  that my posts on blogs and elsewhere…