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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: July 2009
 
 


 
 
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· NERC docs show city manager wrong... again0108452009-07-31Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· The document0133752009-07-30Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Former IT director weighs in on security issue update: comments coming soon087752009-07-30Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Product Reviews: Review of BlueAnt V1 and Plantronics Voyager Pro - the two most expensive blueto0684802009-07-29Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· no record of city investigating anything0217052009-07-28Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Three points to understanding the Security issue at LWU0171852009-07-27Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· What's going on with the security breach investigation096852009-07-25Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Here's what happens to employees who tell the truth0118652009-07-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Security issue quick update083152009-07-24Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Howard Jordan statement0235852009-07-23Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· The FBI part in the investigation of LWU0148252009-07-22Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· City manager tries to scuttle homeland security issue0297502009-07-22Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Utility Director Mattey claims...0164602009-07-18Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Arrogance and defiance waste $591,8980151102009-07-17Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Commissioners...0130502009-07-16Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Is she more of the same?090702009-07-15Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· Reality check - this is not a gag order??0153302009-07-09Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend
· LWM tries to save taxpayers a half million but commission votes FOR the waste0136502009-07-08Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend




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