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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: April 2008
 
 


 
 
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· Outsourcing the city... the solution to everything1159652008-04-30Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Open Letter to Lake Worth concerning the beach14316152008-04-29Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Notice to city management682652008-04-27Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· PAC fights back with request1491202008-04-26Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Mayor's response sparks sharp criticism5103152008-04-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Faried forced to leave Lake Worth job191952008-04-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· MY VOTE IS MY VOICE593152008-04-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· What city management doesn't want you to know379652008-04-21Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Faried and Mulvay proven wrong again176302008-04-21Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· The manipulation and control of information068902008-04-20Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Buggs and Junior become Lake Osborne hits overnight471902008-04-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Manipulating information to mislead the public370552008-04-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Are Vespo and the mayor covering for Mock Roos?271702008-04-18Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Robert Baldwin responds to comments1113652008-04-17Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Herald editorial wrong on some points4348102008-04-17Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Corrupt process stripping city of assets270452008-04-16Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Finance Director gets figures wrong177302008-04-16Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Commission trio outsources yet another asset173952008-04-15Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· JUST SAY NO490652008-04-15Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Code enforcement out of CODE!074402008-04-15Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Open letter to the city292052008-04-14Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Why giving up our wastewater rights is stupid180852008-04-13Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· County or RO water... at what cost?378302008-04-13Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Desperate Times12106302008-04-11Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Vagrants hang at LW Cultural Plaza181402008-04-11Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Broke city still has money to give away6101002008-04-11Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Vero Beach Victory!3114152008-04-08Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Losing local services - privatization986632008-04-06Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· What happened to taking back the CRA?675152008-04-05Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Are you really Anonymous?074502008-04-05Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· VERO ANNOUNCES APRIL 8th168302008-04-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Utility bill stuffer about rate increases - fact & fiction3226202008-04-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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