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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 2008
 
 


 
 
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· Absentee Ballots are out....0105002008-09-30Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Candidate Suzanne Mulvehill interview 29 minutes0136802008-09-29Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Vespo campaign video on location1113752008-09-27Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· What is this?088802008-09-27Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Saving and Restoring the Lake Worth Casino5137552008-09-26Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· It's time for a change!4232352008-09-26Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Don't let Pogo be right0188402008-09-25Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· FMPA, Sue Hersey, 3 years later, the story0449952008-09-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Meet candidate for district 4, Rene Varela0115502008-09-23Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Vespo Reality Check5163752008-09-22Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Commissioners' votes prove they're OK with 'pay-to-play'5211102008-09-21Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Ballot 37 results184202008-09-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· HOODOO Voodoo on 11th Avenue N2208802008-09-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Post reporter writes propaganda piece4134252008-09-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· On File: Ballot 37 Results0104502008-09-18Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Leadership is Raising the Bar5699752008-09-17Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· DEP says - rumor is false6113002008-09-12Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Documents show millions in fudged water costs2125102008-09-11Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· May we never forget4182002008-09-11Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CRA board member Lynch attempts to squelch media coverage9131352008-09-10Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Here's someone everybody likes...6137602008-09-08Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Ballot 35 Results and Commentary293302008-09-08Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· DILEMMA IN DISTRICT 28349752008-09-07Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· VOTE on how you feel about city284602008-09-05Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Bates & Baldwin blasted on budget3126402008-09-05Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· How gossip and a false rumor helped sink a 15 million dollar taxpayer project0100702008-09-05Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Water Math - how taxpayers got shafted for millions4114402008-09-04Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· VOTE NOW - Rate City's Performance184902008-09-04Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Ballot 34 results/analysis083302008-09-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Black & White7270152008-09-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Mary Lindsey on the Resource Center1410202008-09-02Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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