Port Orange Street Sweeper contract | Trust but Verify?

. . For the past several years, it was my understanding that Port Orange had hired a contractor to mechanically sweep every street in the city at least 4 times a year.  That contract includes a clause that major streets within the city such as State Highways & County Roads would be swept more often.   .…

Who is digging up the the Dunlawton Ave. Medians?

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” … We were told it takes a couple weeks for you to return phone calls …”

More Flooding Woes ” We were told it takes a couple weeks for you to return phone calls ” ” Well It’s not Fixed ; and  Its been about 14 months ”   [google-drive-embed url=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bznby4cJhHWTS2RwVWM2b3dBVWM/preview?usp=drivesdk” title=”536 Virginia Avenue.pdf” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_12_pdf_list.png” width=”100%” height=”1300″ style=”embed”]

Were Some Public Works Employees Threatened?

Were some Port Orange Public Works employees threatened to be fired if they discussed mold problems at the DPW facility?     If true, the city supervisor(s) that made those threats should be fired.  Or as a minimum re-trained on the mandate’s of the 1st Amendment and Florida whistle-blower statues.   from: Ted Noftall <Ted@tednoftall.com>…

Well? We’re waiting ….

. Ted Noftall <Ted@tednoftall.com> Attachments12:54 PM to Branford, Jake, David, Bob, don, Drew, Mayor, Scott Branford, I have not received a response to the 5 questions posed in the e-mail below. Will you be providing those answers including information relative to the size of the work crews you deploy for various tasks, AND how it…

Dept. of Public Works Reports | 7 Year Maintenance Backlog ???

. —– Original Message —– From: Dianne Gardner To: Branford    Department of Public Works Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 1:51 PM Subject: Questions about pond maintenance   Dear Branford, I read your recent attached memo which states “the current maintenance backlog of retention ponds is at least 7 years”. Pursuant to that statement, can…

FW: FY2016 Budget – Public Works Personnel Reassignments

. Ted Noftall via bounce.secureserver.net Attachments3:57 PM to Branford Good afternoon Branford, As regards the attached memo can you please advise: Where are the locations and sizes of the respective parcels that constitute the 15% your department will continue to mow ?? Have you prepared a budget in terms of manpower, equipment and costs required…

New Visitors in Town?

Are Tent Caterpillars Moving into Port Orange? The below images were taken yesterday (Thursday) on Spruce Creek Road across the street from the Park    I have not seen these nasty critters in this area since I moved here from the Northeast 20 years ago.  These little suckers can completely defoliate a tree within one or two weeks.…

Was City’s Sidewalk Repair Program Poorly Planned??

Councilman Stiltner and Mr. Harden, There are approaches to the issue that are available in the code and policy. Approach One: Budget once and contract once. Plan your work and work your plan. Approach Two: If the estimate for the contract at the beginning of the year is low, the city manager may approve a…

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…