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... for an arc flash study that Mr. Reyes was qualified to do in house and at no cost to taxpayers.
... the estimated engineering cost of the express feeder which could also be done in house at no cost to taxpayers.
... wasted when insurance requirements were circumvented by the city manager and utility director.
... 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
... wasted when the Matrix organizational study to save taxpayers money was scrapped in favor of higher cost outsourcing by city manager Stanton.
... wasted engineering design cost of water piping and tanks (original county water deal) that will never be built.
... wasted when additional costs were incurred for not following insurance procedure on transformer repair.
... wasted when the commission unanimously voted to order transformers when we had equivalent replacements already in stock since the upgrade. - 15 Sep. 2009
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  Investigative reports Helicopters now complying with County

July update - Lantana Airport & helicopters

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Find out what's been going on since the petition signing began on April 24th and how effective the 227 signatures were at improving the situation with helicopter training schools.

Statement made to the County Commission July 20th

in behalf of the communities surrounding Lantana Airport

July 20th, 2010 Tuesday
Statement made by William Coakley/Lantana Airport Agenda Item 8, matters of the public

I’m William Coakley (5934 Lake Osborne Dr/Lantana) and with me today is Larry Silver who is also a Lake Osborne Estates resident and is Chairman of the board of Directors of that Civic Association.

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  Investigative reports For the County Commissioners - parts I, II & III, IV

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  Investigative reports Where the helicopters were always supposed to be

"Helicopter training must remain within airport boundaries or west of 441..." from the 90's

From the very beginning in the 90's to this day, the County has never approved helicopter training over any populated areas. Above, is the NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES from the 90's.

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  Investigative reports WHY THIS PETITION IS NECESSARY

Why there is no compliance

First a few facts… at times during the week, Lantana Airport may have a much as two and a half times more flight operations than PBI in an area one quarter the size.

During the fifteen year presence of helicopters at Lantana Airport, at no time did the County ever approve helicopter flight training over ANY populated areas around the airport.

In the mid 90’s when helicopter schools applied for tenancy on the airport, the County Commission recognizing the clear threat to the neighboring communities, formalized its intent to protect the public by authorizing and publishing NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES issued through its DOA (Department of Airports).

It is clear the County Commission had anticipated ‘a good faith effort’ and compliance from helicopter training school tenants. But during the past decade and more specifically the past FIVE YEARS, the DOA (Department of Airports) failed to gain any compliance to these relief measures.


By December 2004, after years of non compliance with these PROCEDURES by training schools; the County intentionally added airport boundary definitions to the PROCEDURES to beef up its efforts to gain compliance and once again confined training operations to that area above the boundaries of the airport.

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Posted by admin on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @ 06:10:25 EST

  Investigative reports BOAT PIX - the child behind the controls and what he is saying

BOAT PIX - Helicopter Training Academy - investigation continues...

Every resident knows BOAT PIX N220DM caught here on camera buzzing a home at 100 feet MSL (mean sea level) ie about 30 feet above the pine tree he flew over to get to the home. Buzzing homes, marinas, restaurants and businesses at half that altitude are documented througout the area.

BOAT PIX INSTRUCTOR Martin Sintov in a helicopter crash March 28, click this link for story

"Aren't we glad that engine didn't pop off when they were buzzing our houses..." Osborne resident.


"Reckless Endangerment is a crime consisting of acts that create substantial risk of serous physical injury to another person. The accused person isn't required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard for the foreseeable consequences of the actions." (from

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  Investigative reports Helicopter pilots behaving badly



The video on the following page is just a random day out of many and shows what it's like not knowing when the next assault on your neighborhood and your home will occur... an assault on your concentration, your peace of mind, the peaceful enjoyment of your property, your health and safety, and on your quality of life. And no one knows how long the assault from the air will last, or at what moment it will return or cease.

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Posted by admin on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 23:53:41 EST

  Investigative reports airport out of control

HELICOPTER PILOTS BEHAVING BADLY - the dark secret putting the public at risk


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Posted by admin on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 11:07:38 EST

  Investigative reports Open Letter to Lake Worth concerning the beach

Open letter to city management & Greater Bay regarding our beach and pool

This letter was received in the mail from an anonymous source. After careful examination of its contents, LWM felt that it deserved recognition because of its relevance to an important issue regarding one of our most important assets, our beach. Protections for anonymous speech as well as anonymous sources used on this web site are vital to democratic discourse and allows writers to express their views without fear of retaliation.

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