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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: February 2008
 
 


 
 
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· SLAPP Suit Dismissed379352008-02-29Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Stanley Engineering/wrong values070252008-02-27Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Sun... to keep dumping for another 4 months3194452008-02-26Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Complaints investigated - report184002008-02-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Calls for censoring board member487902008-02-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Geniuses at work188052008-02-22Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Lantana Airport Helicopter operations in question61041402008-02-21Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Will our water rights be signed away298202008-02-21Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Commission takes back CRA - irresponsible spending the issue8103352008-02-20Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Rinaldi speaks out378052008-02-16Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Political Action Committees vs. Special Interest Groups1482602008-02-16Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Don't lecture me!697852008-02-14Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· RFQ wired to suit foregone conclusion077002008-02-12Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CRA in action - from the video archive182852008-02-09Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Whose tag is this...?1184052008-02-06Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CRA mindless spending prompts recall meeting285952008-02-05Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· $8,000 paid to move utility director... has he moved yet?168052008-02-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Letter shows city never questioned inflated RO price088452008-02-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· What to look at in the PBC water contract399102008-02-01Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· A Slippery Rope0149502008-02-01Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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