Man caught on camera breaking into Edgewater home

EDGEWATER, Fla. —   New Smyrna Beach police and Port Orange police are interested in the crooks, because they think they may be responsible for break-ins there as well The Edgewater police department released surveillance pictures taken right before they say the man broke into a home. Residents in the community are high-tech. Several of…

Auditee Responses must be grounded in reality

Ted Noftall 8:14 PM (12 hours ago) to Bob, Dennis, don, Drew, Mayor, gkisela Mayor and Council,   These Auditee Responses are long on promise and short on specifics……… as has been the case in prior years. 2012-02 Utility Billing Adjustments (page 181)    (   The City will establish a policy for Utility Billing Adjustments that…

Ted Noftall on TIF money

  From Ted Noftall, Those entities including the City, County and Hospital districts  that contribute a portion of the  property tax they would otherwise receive,  to specifically  defined CRA’s,  do so for one reason and one reason only  –  To Eliminate Blight  within those specifically defined geographic boundaries,  AND before that earmarking can even begin…

The Dynamics of the River Walk Project

By: hank | June 11 2013 20:56 by Hank Springer The Riverwalk Project has been in the works for 18 years. Tonight, 6 11 13 there was another CRA meeting about the lack of progress in negotiations with the Grand Master Developer. Let me not proceed with my essay, without thanking the city council and…

TIF for TED

Ted Noftall 9:03 AM (2 hours ago) to gkisela, Mayor, Donna, don, Dennis, Drew, Bob, Wayne Greg, If I understood the Mayor correctly at last evening’s CRA discussion about giving TIF revenue to Buddy Lacour   I believe he agreed to chair a meeting between you myself and Donna to work on my application to also…

Is a Property Tax Increase In Our Future?

  From Ted Noftall, Did the Mayor and Council just get smoked by the Property Appraiser or what !!! Back on the 3rd I asked Council if they had given the Manager the green light to be counting on increased property tax revenues from other than new construction that is to say from existing properties…

The Buddy deal is only good for Buddy

  Palmetto Pal <palmettopal95@gmail.com> 6:40 pm Kudos to councilman Ford for pointing out that the up-stairs meeting room was selected to keep the latest  Buddy give-a-way attempt as far away from the public as possible,  and  for pointing out that this latest deal brokered by Manager Kisela is anything but  a good deal for city…

Non-Budgeted Expenditures

  Ted Noftall Jun 6 to Bob, Dennis, don, Drew, Mayor Mayor and Council,   I am increasingly concerned with the amount of non-budgeted funds that are being spent at what appears to be every other Council meeting.   Would it be possible to get a  tally of such expenditures by item  thus far in…

River Walk meeting

  Newton White <NWhite0@cfl.rr.com> 12:20 PM to undisclosed recipients As I read the land swap plan for River Walk I have concerns that are not answered, some are old others new. The largest concern for me is the lack of a complete plan. As I have said before I think it is wrong to approve…

Council Candidate’s

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Is Port Orange Property Tax Increase In Our Future ???

  Bob, The preliminary numbers released by the Property Appraisers office as regards Port Orange are as follows. Total increase in value of $88.7 million or 2.7%   comprised of $24.5 million in new construction and $64.2 million in increased assessed value of existing properties which represents a  1.95% increases in those assessed values. The  Manager’s…

Who Is Really Behind This Delaying Scheme?

Why did the Mayor decide to revise the Ordinance after the Board was already selected?   Why did a Assistant City Attorney give an opinion and not the City Attorney? Why did the Attorney give a political opinion and be silent on the legal merits of proceeding forthwith? Why do some at City Hall always…

While Bob Ford Was Out Of Town, Hanky-Panky Returned to City Hall

On Jun 2, 2013, at 4:55 PM, “Ford, Bob” <bford@port-orange.org> wrote: Greg: I was surprised on my return, to hear that the Audit and Budget Advisory Board’s implementation has been delayed. It is crucial that this advisory body begin functioning as soon as possible.  They can play a crucial role in assisting council in responding…

RE: Accurate Reporting ?

      Ted Noftall     7:23 AM to Ray, gkisela Ray, Re Audit: No utility fraud News Journal June3,2013   Why did your article, the lead story on the local page start out with the word Audit: ?? You sat through all the Council debates regarding the need to investigate recent happenings in the Port…

The Port Orange Forensic Fraud Report is itself a FRAUD

      Hank, Is this all there is to the Carr, Riggs & Ingram forensic investigation, or is  someone putting me on.   WAS  the Manager given the real report because the copy I was given   is scandalous in its brevity.   If Churchill were given a copy  he would likely say that   never in the…

Is There Still Corruption At City Hall?

  Is There Still Corruption At City Hall?   Is The Mayor Stone Walling On The Audit Committee ?    Is the Mayor showing arrogance in his shrewd jovial way, when he condescendingly,  jokingly, puts public speakers at Council Meetings down?   Hank, You have made several apt observations that  would be hard to refute.  Let me…