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Money Wasted

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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Lake Worth Media: July 2007
 
 


 
 
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· On File: Lake Worth Utilities ''bungle in the jungle'' outage management07513.662007-07-26Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· On File: NEWS FLASH - Lake Worth Media stats exceed all expectations158702007-07-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· On File: McCauley McNamara suit - commentary188152007-07-21Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· The Way Forward081152007-07-18Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· UTILITY REFUND WITHHELD?532933.872007-07-17Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CORRUPTION - BLACK FRIDAY Video re-released053252007-07-14Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· UTILITY VIDEO FOR DUMMIES - from the air062252007-07-13Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· COAKLEY RESPONSE TO PLAKAS LETTER0133842007-07-12Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· UPCOMING VIDEO COVERAGE OF BEACH ISSUE054102007-07-11Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· TO GOVERNOR CRIST by Lynn Anderson0154552007-07-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· COMMISSION SUBVERSION by Laurence McNamara090552007-07-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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