Can The City Council Approve Roger Smith’s Agreement ?

My two cents. For the sake of debate, lets say Roger writes a book about his life and makes millions.  In the preamble of the proposed Rodger Smith agreement, it appears that all former and current city employees may be prohibited from pursuing any claim against Roger for loss of any income they may have…

Thanks Roger

Thanks Roger September 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm (Edit) So let’s get this straight Mr. Smith. You grant us employees administrative leave. You even provide to us in WRITING that you have the authority to do so. Mr. Kisela grants you a get out of jail free card. He then charges our time to the tune…

GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SERVICE

    My two cents. Seems like the Department of Public Safety (Police & Fire) may be the only viable department performing at 100% for the citizens of Port Orange   GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SERVICE September 27, 2013 1:02 PM From: scott@lockershield.net To: “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org>   Mr. Kisela, I just wanted to send you…

Special Treatment for Some City Employees?

  My two cents. I have been told that Warren Pike was driving a city lawn mower, cutting grass the day when Ken Parker was hired as City Manager.  Mr. Pike jumped off his mower and was the first city employee to shake Parker’s hand, as a result, Parker made him the Public Works Director.…

Does This Sound Like Another Lame Case of Passing The Buck?

    From: scott@lockershield.net To: “Mary Anderson” <mjanderson@port-orange.org> Thanks for your reply Mary. Surprised to hear that the County takes care of trees planted in the parking lot of Fire Station #74 and inside the Airport Road Park, but Ok.  Please let me know their response.  Hopefully they get them trimmed up soon. Thanks, Scott…

Inflated Pension Expenses.

My two cents ….. I am of the opinion this scheme may be:…   By unnecessarily  inflating the total bottom line, on this years budget, they will have an extra milliom dollars to play with, within the 2015 budget.   While telling the taxpayers they are holding the bottom line total to the same as this…

Ford, You Don’t Mean a Tickler File, Do You?

By: hank | September 24 2013 23:06 Good Evening Dr. Ford, I saw and heard your response in the city council meeting of 8 24 13 to the following item: Item 20 –        Extension and Amendment of the August 28, 2007 Agreement with QLHA The City’s contract with Quentin L. Hampton Associates, Inc. for…

Is That It ?

Ted Noftall 9:55 AM to Don Don, Is that it Don.  “Thank you Manager” for removing grass and weeds that have been growing in Fire station gutters for months and we are done. No one to be held responsible, accountable or suffer any consequences for that obvious neglect.   Not the  Deputy Fire dept director,  Not…

Does The City Have An Open Door Policy?

September 22, 2013 1:50 PM Re: city yard unlocked. From: “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org> To: “Bob Ford” <bford@port-orange.org> Will do. The crew leader believed some crew’s gate code closes the  gate automatically and some require them to close the gate by punching in their code.  If this is correct I don’t understand why we would have…

My Two Cents

My two cents. While viewing the recent city council meeting, I watched in total amazement as the Public Works Director spoon feed the council with some of the biggest lines of Double Talk I ever heard. Below are some of the B.S the Director gave the council with a smile on her face, and no…

Did Council Violate Sunshine Laws?

Palmetto Pal <palmettopal95@gmail.com>  10:49 AM Did Council violate Sunshine laws meeting as they did at Halifax Medical to have their spines removed ? Is there any other explanation. I mean come on folks last week we were treated to the embarrassing medians episode and the most outrage Council was able to muster was councilman Ford…

The city deserves better than this rehashed plan

from: Newton White <NWhite0@cfl.rr.com>2:56 PM to Allen, Dennis, Don, Drew, Bob, Greg, Teresa Attached are the agenda item from 1/15/13 and the current drawing from the RFP given to the A&B board this month that is apparently what the current RFP is being based on. They are nearly identical.  the final pages of the 1/15…

All Does Not Appear Well in the City of Oz

Confusion in Commentary: Item 20 September 24th Agenda September 20, 2013 1:23 PM From: “Bob Ford” <bford@port-orange.org> To: “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org> The tale of woe recounted in Item 20 on the September 24th Agenda is distressing, making it worse however, is the commentary notes that at the September 24th meeting the Council would be also voting on…

Here we go. More Blight Signs.

From: Tom Menocal Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:30 PM To: Green, Allen; Ford, Bob; Kennedy, Dennis; Burnette, Don; Bastian, Drew; Kisela, Greg Subject: LED Signage – Chapter 15, Section 7(c)3 TO: Allen Green – Mayor Gregory Kisela – City Manager Donald Burnette – Vice Mayor Bob Ford – Council Drew Bastion – Council Dennis…

Have We Lost Some Port Orange Neighborhoods To Drug Dealers?

Just another evening in the neighborhood From: “Bob Ford” <bford@port-orange.org> To: “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org> While exercising last night I was stopped by residents in two different areas to address complaints about drug dealing. At Fleming and Riverside, residents pointed out drug dealing at the stop sign. One of the individual involved I recognized from earlier complaints.…

Riverwalk grant Map

September 20, 2013 2:55 PM “Robin Fenwick” <rfenwick@port-orange.org> To:“City Council” <CityCouncil@port-orange.org> Cc:“DeptHeads” <DeptHeads@port-orange.org> “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org> Attached please find additional information for the Riverwalk Phase 1 Launch and Boardwalk item on Tuesday night’s agenda (Item #29). Thanks, Robin ROBIN L. FENWICK, CMC CITY CLERK CITY OF PORT ORANGE 1000 City Center Circle Port Orange, FL…