COMPARATIVE: Ormond Renaissance Village v. Port Orange Riverwalk

. COMPARATIVE: Ormond Renaissance Village v. Port Orange Riverwalk Currently no known request for $10+ million TIF [Tax Increment Financing] from the City of Ormond Beach to develop Ormond Renaissance Village. So why are we even considering this $10+ million taxpayer funded proposal?   FYI Concurrent to Riverwalk, LaCour/Anatasoski, proposes to develop a 286 condominium project k/a…

Halifax Paving

. Submitted on 2014/07/10 at 4:10 am R, Woodman—Thanks for the information.  …….. I think you are right, that FOI requests will be the only way to get any facts on the matter. In a May 3, 2005 Change Order, referenced in the current City documents, Halifax Paving agreed to build a second, 100-acre lake with…

Distressing and Alarming

. Dear City Council Members, …… . It appears to me that the city council is being steered, perhaps by Mayor Green, to skirt the legitimate right of citizens, regarding opportunities for input.  In addition, the deliberate scheduling of special important meetings while one member who is not a team player for Mayor Green is…

Oops again ?

. Submitted by Mike Gardner on 2014/07/09 at 8:25 am to: Ted,Noftall I just reread the Halifax Paving documents the Mayor referred to at the 15-minute “mini-meeting” on June 30th. WOW! That’s a lot of missing dirt–about 7,000 trucks worth at 20 yards a truck. What’s even more interesting is that the new agreement with Halifax reads more like…

Is the Public Works Dept. off the reservation again?

from: Nelan <inbox@port-orange.us>to:    Robin Fenwick <rfenwick@port-orange.org>cc: CityCouncil@port-orange.org,  “Kisela, Greg” <gkisela@port-orange.org>date: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM   Hi RobinToday, July 8. 2014  a Public Works crew is clearing land of Bambootrees on private land ( parcel A – common area of River Oaks PUD )This area is outside a drainage retention ditch on…

Riverwalk Condo Switch

From: Tom Menocal <tommenocal@gmail.com>Date: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 9:15 AMSubject: Riverwalk: Bait & Switch For The Worst? Let’s Hope Not.To: Planning Commission CoPO <planningcommission@port-orange.org>Cc: “Cruz, Penelope” <pcruz@port-orange.org> LaCour/Anatasoski Proposal: Bait & Switch – Mixed Use to Massive Condos The Riverwalk is no longer Riverwalk. The original Riverwalk plan/bait called a mixed use, low rise similar to the…

Do as I say, Not as I do – Mayor Green

Submitted by Rod Gozinya on 2014/07/07 at 3:33 pm . R. Woodman the irony of the following quote from a previous poster is amazing…….. “Green has been overheard saying he will fire any employee, no questions asked, and no consideration of legal ramifications that communicates with council members or participates in transparent and open governance. ” It…

Political Signs

.From:  “Sonya Laney” <laneyforportorange@gmail.com>To:”Robin Fenwick” <rfenwick@port-orange.org> “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org> Good afternoon! . The political signs up around the City are great but they are not in compliance with the state statute. An individual who requested a sign just brought this to my attention via email and I am pleased that my signage is accurate however,…

Time Is Running Out

from  Palmetto Pal   <palmettopal95@gmail.com>  6:13pm There is not much time left before Greg  Kisela and Wayne Saunders will be leaving with the near½ million they received from Port Orange taxpayers in exchange for the accomplishments they showered on us all. We will be forever indebted to Howard Tipton the Dean of the local  ICMA  for…

Meeting to discuss the Interim City Manager Position and City Manager Selection Process scheduled for July 15th, at 5:15 PM

from: Dianne Gardner to:  City Council July 6, 2014 Dear Mayor Green, Vice Mayor Burnette, Councilman Bastian, Councilman Kennedy and Councilman Ford in absentia: RE: Meeting to discuss the Interim City Manager Position and City Manager Selection Process scheduled for Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:15 PM I respectfully request that what appears to me to be a hastily scheduled meeting…

Relationships With City Hall

  Activists do not have to be angry but concerned. …   To Port Orange City Council from Hank Springer:   “. . . .A study by the Kettering Foundation (1989) indicated that public administrators want relationships with citizens but found that they create delays and increase red tape. In turn, citizens felt that when…

WHY THE CURRENT RIVERWALK CONCEPT?

Submitted by Don Matus on 2014/07/02 at 9:45 pm WHY THE CURRENT RIVERWALK CONCEPT . .Has anyone ever questioned the present Riverwalk concept, its history and its evolution?. Have there been any competing or alternative visions on how to develop that part of the Port Orange US 1 corridor? Who’s vision is this anyway? Have we…

Volusia taxpayers to spend $50K more in Waverly campaign…

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County taxpayers are about to spend $50,000 more on an investigation into whether some candidates knowingly received illegal campaign contributions. An investigator was hired by the county to look into Waverly Media’s donations, but Channel 9’s Lori Brown learned the county has already spent $100,000 on the probe, so she…

City of Destin Rehires Kisela

Kisela re-hired as city manager Special to The Log By Matt Algarin Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 16:42 PM. . After resigning as city manager in 2011, Greg Kisela is on his way back to the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” after agreeing to a contract. “When I first got the phone call, I was…

Want to shut us up?…. Fix the problems…

Dianne Templeton Gardner July 3, 2014 . Dear Hank, . Thank you Hank…I am tired of being labeled a “citizen activist”…I am not engaged in some frivolous act of self aggrandizement here…my tax dollars are being misspent and wasted by this city…  Repeatedly. And yep..there is a back story. . I had a specific event…