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Money Wasted

Lake Worth Utilities
Waste Meter
$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: September 2007
 
 


 
 
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· Lights out across the city681202007-09-29Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Tom Ramiccio answers tough questions6315652007-09-29Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· On File: 36 Chevy pickup and a 1921 Harley1945002007-09-28Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Commission workshop - misinformation and confusion abound1165332007-09-26Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CRA board member changes his mind695932007-09-26Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· The RO project... from the record and interviews199552007-09-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Letter to the Commission - More government waste1110352007-09-22Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· What we now know about the LW landfill - a summary by William Coakley364352007-09-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· A Long Tradition of Honor1100952007-09-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· VETS PROTEST AT COMMISSION MEETING468352007-09-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Sun Recycling forced to pay $254,000 for RSM violations491852007-09-18Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Government waste in your city183952007-09-18Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· SUN RECYCLE CLAIMS CLEAN FILL214334.662007-09-17Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· LW CORAL REEF STILL IN JEOPARDY163102007-09-15Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CRA Chair fails to rally board for ethics violation690652007-09-14Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· What RSM looks like before and after399452007-09-12Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· SUN RECYCLE CONTRIBUTES TO CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT389902007-09-11Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· QUESTIONS ARISE AS CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS IS TRUCKED IN TO THE LAND FILL583852007-09-08Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CRA Property in question081252007-09-07Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Tourists don't like LW beach plan either198852007-09-06Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CITY SNEAKS FMPA DEAL ONTO AGENDA WITHOUT LOOKING FOR BETTER DEAL274152007-09-04Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· LAKE WORTH DUMPING ON CORAL REEF - don't miss this one5114552007-09-02Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· GENIUSES AT WORK - opinion0152902007-09-02Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· It's time to know when to count our losses - by Lynn Anderson130184.182007-09-01Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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