” Orchestrated whitewash is in the works”

Submitted by Tony Clifton on 2014/06/24 at 10:55 pm . By watching the city council meeting tonight and listening to Kisela and Green’s comments about the large meter replacement debacle you can bet an orchestrated whitewash is in the works. A whitewash that will take advantage of the council’s lack of technical knowledge bolstered by Kennedy’s…

Cover-up alleged in Port Orange faulty water meter controversy WFTV

. PORT ORANGE, Fla. —  The saga of mismanagement involving faulty water meters in Port Orange will continue Tuesday night. WFTV broke the story about the faulty meters that likely cost the city millions of dollars in 2012. But Channel 9’s Lori Brown found there’s been another mistake and an attempted cover-up as the city…

What! Is This Another Oops ? And More Of Our Money Wasted?

Mr Woodman, Interesting to read your and Mr Clifton’s comments on the large meter replacement project. If I am reading the current Project Manager Report and the Danus Utilities contract extension (withdrawn from the current City Council agenda) correctly, the large meter replacement project is almost complete!! I seems that all but $6.00 of the…

(Part III)

. Part III Don, The below email will give you insight as to what the purchasing division is facing. Wayne never responded to my request for guidance in the email. Thanks, Tom On Thursday, May 29, 2014 5:11 PM, “Cinefro, Tom” <tcinefro@port-orange.org> wrote:     Tom Cinefro Purchasing Manager City of Port Orange Office: 386-506-5704  …

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Part II . Don, I would like to provide you with information you may not be aware of concerning the Sunstate investigation. I am very concerned that City Council may not have receive all the facts and in my opinion Mr. Kelton’s report may be bias. As you will see in my email below to…

What’s really going on here?

Good morning Robin, Would you please provide a copy of all correspondence in connection with the recent  suspension, resignation or termination of the following employees in connection with the $411,000 unauthorized spending debacle. Julia Wiggins Jason Yarborough Tom Cinefro What is going on here. Are the blogs correct in that meaningful communication is being diverted…

No Accounting Skills? No Moral Reckoning?

, City Manager of Port Orange, responsible for any failures of his Finance Director. …. Posted  www.popdradiolog.com  by:  Hank Springer  8:43:07 PM  June 21, 2014 ============================= by Jacob Soll, SOMETIMES it seems as if our lives are dominated by financial crises and failed reforms. But how much do Americans even understand about finance? Few of us can…

Go Along to Get Along

Hank in reply to your recent post: Today there is a entrenched mindset in city hall that it is OK to continue to have secret 1 on 1 meetings with and amongst council members because someone found a loop-hole in the Florida Sunshine Law and find no reason not to exploit it  As you know…

The fight of elected politicians to skirt transparency

Recently on POGTV, a video of former Mayor Jim Ward was shown. Mr. Ward gave a presentation at the Port Orange Library and reminisced about the old days in Port Orange and his experiences when he was Mayor of Port Orange. In the presentation he mentioned how nice News-Journal reporter John Wisnewski had been to…

“Hug-em while you Got-em”

Constance Dogood <constancedogood76@gmail.com>   7:40 PMIn an effort to bolster the image of the Mayor’s incompetent manager,  the Mayor’s  pet Chamber of Commerce recently announced  Hug-a-Port Orange Employee Week.  Unfortunately  Hug week got started too late for the Utilities director and Purchasing manager who didn’t survive the Kelton white wash report.Connie’s advice —  Hug-em while you…

“The report was commissioned for the sole purpose of ….. “

So Dick Kelton, the range riding ICMA  hack who short listed Kisela into his present position believes there was a “lack of forthright communication from the Purchasing Office to senior management“  I’ll bet he does. This report was commissioned for the sole purpose of     assigning all responsibility to mid level employees and below, …

Is a second ICMA award pending for Greg posthumously?

Manager Kisela recently received the prestigious  “ Lifesaver Award “  for saving Manager In Trouble Wayne Saunders.  This is no trifling matter. The disregard Kisela displayed regarding his personal job security in hiring a washed up and disgraced ICMA hack from another town and installing him in a $120.000 CFO position for which he is utterly un-qualified…

2014 National Night Out with Port Orange Police Department

June 19, 2014 Good Morning, The Port Orange Police Department would like to extend a cordial invitation to you and your business to participate in our annual “National Night Out Against Crime” event.  This event will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  We will be joining communities from…

“… no response since the original email on June 10th! “

On Jun 17, 2014, at 8:34 PM, “Burnette, Don” <dburnette@port-orange.org> wrote: …. Greg, Can we get this answered?  …. Thanks, Don Don Burnette, MBA Vice Mayor, City of Port Orange   from:  Nancy Kendrick          3591 Sugarplum Lane          (386) 304-3384 From: adamsny@adamsny.net [mailto:adamsny@adamsny.net] Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:06 PM To: Kisela, Greg; Lewis,…