Search and Categories

Here’s The Scoop …. I Think She’s Got It? ………

September 26, 2009 by Barbara

ESTHER COLON AND “PROFESSOR” DODD……

“AND WILL BE  PUBLICLY OPENED AND THE BID AMOUNTS WILL BE READ ALOUD”…..

Dear Readers…Did Town Manager Esther Colon do her “Eliza Doolittle” and finally get it?…Did “Professor” Dodd finally return the Town to pre- July 29th, 2009 opening of the bids?…It certainly looks that way from the ad(s) in the Saturday Sept. 26, 2009 Sentinel Public Notices…BUT …while it was nice to see a “proper” size ad placed vs the ridiculous one inch variety we saw the Town use for the IT and Parking RFPs (prev. posts)…both….these two and a half inch ads were for “CASH FOR CLUNKERS”!… YIKES!…Two of the same ad were printed for selling the old municipal trucks the Town just replaced!…. One with 40,000 miles on it with a starting bid of $10,000 and the other with 50,000 miles, bid to start at $2,000…The header says…”Notice of Sale of Surplus PROPERY”…OOPS!… (not once but twice)…Double OOPS!…

Let’s hope this continues for the next RFPs and Bids…per the new change in the purchasing manual page 19 4 a…..(prev. post) Thank you, “Professor ” Dodd…

ONLINE AD…(only one appears online)….  9/26/09…

“TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERY BID 09-09-01

* Posted: 17 hrs ago
* Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
* Event Date:

Description:
TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERY BID 09-09-01 The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will be accepting sealed bids for the following vehicles: 1) 2003 Ford F-250 4×4 Super Duty Super Cap with approx 40,000 miles – minimum bid $10,000 2) 2000 F-150 4×4 with approx 50,000 miles – minimum bid $2,000 Vehicles are being sold in as-is condition and are without warranty. Arrangements for vehicle inspections can be made by contacting the Municipal Services Department Director Don Prince at 954-776-0576. Sealed bids will be accepted by the Town Clerk at Town Hall until 2:00 p.m. on October 6, 2009 and will be publicly opened and the bid amounts will be read aloud. Bidders are welcome to be present during the opening, or the winning bidder will be notified. September 26, 2009

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ad id: 13796563

Publication date: 9-26-2009

On the other hand…Not so fast to Ascot…”Eliza”… Although the Commission per a motion made by “Professor” Clottey asked that all jobs for Town employees be published in the Sentinel as well as put on the Town board…the Administration is clearly still playing the  “lack of fully spelled out direction” game…..They did put the ad in for a “Code Compliance Officer” in the Sentinel…BUT…for 1 day only! Sept. 13, 2009…One day…while it’s left on the Town board… What are the chances a perspective employee saw it on just one day?… Pretty slim!….Looks like the Manager..is in need of  a few more lessons……Perhaps from her “English Professor”?…..

Salary for the 30 hr. position $35,788- $44,735 …

more to come….

Post Division