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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: December 2008
 
 


 
 
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· How waste is created - the culture of spending vs economy0150102008-12-22Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Lynch brushes off criticism for calling renters "locusts"0111802008-12-20Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· More mindless CRA spending099402008-12-19Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Thanks Jo Ann0145002008-12-16Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· If we get out and do nothing... we still save millions1111902008-12-16Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Part of the problem097102008-12-15Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· The Price of Progress0161102008-12-14Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in ethics issues again2280502008-12-13Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Mulvay & Bates screwup installation of a half million dollars worth of breakers0112002008-12-13Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CRA director orchestrates pay raise by controlling information to the CRA board098402008-12-12Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Sharper Pencils Needed0175602008-12-07Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· CRA director appoints reviewer who in turn recommends a pay increase for her3116352008-12-06Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Did Sun Recycling Pay to Play... on our landfill?2348252008-12-04Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Commissioner Retha Lowe charged with 5 campaign violations0165552008-12-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Red Light companies - the new wave of carpet baggers1107602008-12-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Will the new commission break the death grip on employees?089652008-12-02Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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