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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: May 2008
 
 


 
 
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· Committee selects group for pool opening... but who selected the committee??18114652008-05-31Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Of Rats and Roaches81097952008-05-29Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· New Quick Poll is up068802008-05-28Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· What a dirty political ambush really is6164352008-05-26Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Water, Water Everywhere585552008-05-25Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Does city management inspire trust?3149602008-05-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· SPEAKING OUT391152008-05-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· RO docs show 8 million (33%) unrelated to RO591852008-05-22Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Check list for water issue576752008-05-22Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Mayor lashes out at report570702008-05-21Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Baldwin unprepared to present least cost option268902008-05-21Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Stinging report exposes corrupt process1106202008-05-20Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Another generator down in LW power plant3112402008-05-15Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Boiler blew at LW Power Plant291802008-05-15Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· PANDEMONIUM AT OUR PLANT488602008-05-14Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CM recommends contract to friends company without going out to bid4167252008-05-10Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· The Casino pig sty30451902008-05-08Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· A few minutes with GT575452008-05-08Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Second anonymous letter19147952008-05-08Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· City memo reveals 14 million waste4188552008-05-07Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Police Chief flip flops on his alcohol ordinance579452008-05-07Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· BENCH AT THE BEACH364202008-05-07Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· On File: Go Daddy Web Hosting... is it what they say?4188052008-05-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Commissioner Jennings' correction of Post article292552008-05-02Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Pool reopens479102008-05-01Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· A message To the 82...18122002008-05-01Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· On File: Samy Faried leaving Lake Worth Utilities173902008-05-01Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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