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Money Wasted

Lake Worth Utilities
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$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: March 2009
 
 


 
 
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· Commission consensus... back to the county to negotiate/amicably terminate0111402009-03-31Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· 24 million or nothing... you choose0108002009-03-31Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Utility director selling us out... again0100102009-03-29Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· LWM energy vision for the future086602009-03-28Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Are these the pimps?0168902009-03-23Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Why is there no Palestinian state?0155002009-03-20Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Is she working for us... or the county?096302009-03-11Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Plant manager - reckless disregard for safety - utility director covers for him0122402009-03-05Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· City attorney Karns gets the axe0383602009-03-03Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Utility director's report misinformed commission0113302009-03-02Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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