Good for the Gander – Good for the Goose

from: Ted Noftall Hank and Pat, In an earlier e-mail I protested mightily about the Manager’s office pimping for  promoters  by arranging secret meetings where The whole expectation  of such meetings is to reach a consensus in private and do a show presentation for the public at a later date.  I objected to secret meetings…

Volusia County School Board Approves Budget, Lower Tax Rate

DeLand, FL – Volusia County property owners could pay less taxes for schools starting this coming fiscal year. By unanimous vote, the Volusia County School Board approved a millage rate of $7.36 cents per $1,000 dollars of taxable property value, which is 6.7 percent lower than it was during the last fiscal year. The drop…

City Discharged to the River

    From: “Steinebach, Donna” <dsteinebac@port-orange.org> Date: July 22, 2013, 2:22:01 PM EDT To: Ted Noftall <ted@tednoftall.com> Cc: “Kisela, Greg” <gkisela@port-orange.org>, “Troutman, Tom” <ttroutman@port-orange.org> Subject: RE: Discharge to the River Good Afternoon Ted, In my earlier response to you I did not fully explain that we also had the valve turned off on the reclaimed…

City Discharged into River

Good Afternoon Ted, In my earlier response to you I did not fully explain that we also had the valve turned off on the reclaimed line that flows to the reservoir for several hours on Saturday. This was done to assist utility field crews locate a line break in the Williamson Boulevard and Willow Run…

Reform In P.O. City Government, new category at www.port-orange.info

    Hank Springer 12:01 PM to agreen, bford, dburnette, dkennedy, Drew, Gerald, Greg, poan, wmiller, Corry, Mark, Newton, me, Ted, Ted, joan, john, Linda, Linda, robert Good Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen and Helpful Daughter, Yesterday I had a conversation with Mr. Kisela about presenting to the public,  accomplishments by the city in its efforts to…

Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free in Volusia County – Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange Want to dine out without breaking the bank? Check out one of these places around town that will let the kids eat free. Age restrictions may apply (usually age 10 or 12 and under) and most do require an adult purchase(s). Some…

PORT ORANGE POLICE HOST THE 2013 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    PORT ORANGE POLICE HOST THE 2013 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME BLOCK PARTY The Port Orange Police Department will be hosting its 8th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” Block Party on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Port Orange City Center Complex. National Night Out Against Crime…

MAJOR DERAILMENT IN PORT ORANGE

  Constance Dogood <constancedogood76@gmail.com> 4:35 PM BREAKING NEWS ! The grand climate survey strategy to have the poor souls at the city recite complaints real and imagined in return for higher wages and benefits has ended in disaster. After Saturday’s budget bloodbath it was confirmed that the Pity Party Express derailed at the intersection of…

Un-authorized Payments Hank and Bob Ford

Ted Noftall 3:06 PM to Hank, Pat, Bob, Dennis, don, Drew, Mayor Hank, Pat, Interested, Allow me to clarify somewhat. The Civil Service regulations regarding sick and vacation buy back  that were changed in 2010 only applied to annual buybacks.  Buybacks at separation were not changed  ……possibly because  the former Manager was only a year…

Well Said Hank !

port-orange.info poimages@cfl.rr.com Submitted on 2013/07/18 at 6:03 pm It is disappointing and amazing that there is no one on the city council, and I include the city manager in my observation, who is ready to take the bull by its horn and turn the city government of Port Orange upside down on its head. That…

Woman bitten by police K-9 during search for missing child

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — A Port Orange police K-9 bit a woman behind shrubbery during a search for a missing child, investigators said. Police said they responded to a home on Nasser Lane regarding a missing 4-year-old child. As officers searched the house and area, they noticed the rear of the home unsecured. In close…

Un-Answered Administrative Leave Questions

    Ted Noftall 9:15 AM (0 minutes ago) to Wayne, Greg Wayne, The CRI auditors were surprisingly  ill equipped to answer a simple question at the last Council meeting. They did however agree to subsequently answer that question by providing  the dates on which the un-authorized leave time was granted in FY 2012. Have…

Will Misappropriated City Funds Be Returned ?

  Ted Noftall 9:43 PM to Hank, me, Greg, Bob, Dennis, don, Drew, Mayor Hank, Even by Port Orange snafu standards I believe 2 watersheds were  crossed at last evenings Council meeting. The Auditor from CRI who conducted the payroll fraud investigation stated that she was unable to find legislative authorization for the special ICMA…

9 Investigates unearned time off at Port Orange public utilities

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — 9 Investigates has uncovered more mismanagement of money by Port Orange leaders. City officials have been under fire since last fall, when a major water-billing mistake was discovered. An audit shows that the public utilities director gave his employees and himself lots of paid time off they didn’t deserve. Channel 9’s…

Water and Sewer rates on agenda tonight

From: “Newton White” <NWhite0@cfl.rr.com> To: “Allen Green” <AllenG@port-orange.org> “Dennis Kennedy” <DennisK@port-orange.org> “Don Burnette” <dburnette@port-orange.org> “Drew Bastian” <dbastian@port-orange.org> “Bob Ford” <bford@port-orange.org> “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org> Reading my notes from past council meetings the city is looking for a consultant to work on reducing our rate tables from over 700 to 30 or 40. Talk from both council…

Unauthorized leave

  Lori: The report is being reviewed tonight by the Mayor and City Council.   I anticipate the option of referring the payroll audit to the State Attorney for review is  one of the many alternatives to be discussed.  Roger Smith leave balances include 240 hours of sick leave and 326 hours of vacation leave.…