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Lake Worth Utilities
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$50,000
... for an arc flash study that Mr. Reyes was qualified to do in house and at no cost to taxpayers.
$200,000
... the estimated engineering cost of the express feeder which could also be done in house at no cost to taxpayers.
$591,898
... wasted when insurance requirements were circumvented by the city manager and utility director.
$123,098
... wasted when plant manager Dave Mulvay’s first attempt at writing a scope of work contained a defect that cost taxpayers an extra $123,098 for tainting the bidding process and giving unfair advantage to one bidder over another. - April 2009
$64,000
... wasted when the Matrix organizational study to save taxpayers money was scrapped in favor of higher cost outsourcing by city manager Stanton.
$450,000
... wasted engineering design cost of water piping and tanks (original county water deal) that will never be built.
$59,975
... wasted when additional costs were incurred for not following insurance procedure on transformer repair.
$82,620
... wasted when the commission unanimously voted to order transformers when we had equivalent replacements already in stock since the upgrade. - 15 Sep. 2009
Total Taxpayer Dollars Wasted:
$1,621,591
 
 

 
 
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  Making Things Look Nice
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 @ 10:20:40 EST by admin

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Cary North Carolina - Talk about respect for maintaining a pleasant appearance in your city... we stumbled onto this when we got lost and I couldn't help getting out and snapping a picture. It's located about 150 feet from the main road. It's a transmission tower that has been made to look like a tree!

 
 

 
 
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Re: Making Things Look Nice (Score: 1)
by ILoveLW (ILoveLW@att.net) on Monday, August 06, 2007 @ 10:41:13 EST
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That is just too cool!




 
 

 
 

Re: Making Things Look Nice (Score: 1)
by Walter_B on Monday, August 13, 2007 @ 21:02:50 EST
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Now this is a concept that can be utilized in the city, to generate more money in revenue by leasing the tree towers for radio and cell trasmitters. You could have one in Bryant park, by the beach property, say in Old Bridge Park, along the I-95 corridore standing by the city side of the sound walls. A small building for the equipment can be easily hidden by bushes and real trees, the tower, if it looks like this one in the picture could fit into any area that has existing trees. Do you realise how much money and demand for tower space is being sought after? I'm sure we could use the extra revenue, and I do not think it pocket change, for the city coffers.




 
 

 
 
 
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