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Here’s The Scoop … West Park Florida …. An “External” Connection?…

DID HE OR DIDN’T HE ?…..

Dear Readers…no response yet from West Park Florida Finance Director Christopher Wallace to verify his role in the LBTS 2010 Audit Committee for the RFQ for a Auditing Services …. The RFQ was the wrong way to go according to the Town Purchasing Manual (prev.post)…and is “null and void” according to the Town Manager at the 4/13/10 Commission meeting…But the question remains…was there an Auditing Committee and was Mr. Wallace on it?…

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PUBLIC RECORDS REQ. TO TOWN OF LBTS….

Public Records Request
Friday, April 16, 2010 1:07 AM
From:
“Barbara Cole”
To:
[email protected]
Cc:
[email protected]
PIO D’Oliveira:
I am making a Public Records Request for any correspondence with West Park Florida Finance Director Christopher Wallace and the Town Of Lauderdale By The Sea Florida, Town Manager Esther Colon, Finance Director Kaola King concerning the 2010 RFQ for Auditing services for Lauderdale By The Sea by Finance Director Christopher Wallace participating as “external Finance Director ” on the LBTS Auditing Committee. Also any prior exchanges between Mr. Wallace and Town Manager Colon, any staff/administration employee of the Town Of LBTS prior to or after the 2010 RFQ.
*PLEASE ADVISE WHEN READY AND ADVISE IF CHARGE EXCEEDS $20.
*Please acknowledge this request.
Barbara Cole

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PUBLIC RECORDS REQ. TO WEST PARK …..

Follow -up to email of 4/13/10 and PRR
Friday, April 16, 2010 12:59 AM
From:
“Barbara Cole”
To:
[email protected]
Cc:
[email protected]
Dear Mr. West, I have sent the following Public Records Request in via mail and await any response from you as well concerning your participation as the external Finance Director on the LBTS Audit Committee for the LBTS RFQ 2010.
Thank you, Barbara Cole

CITY OF WEST PARK RECORDS REQUEST FORM
PO Box 5710, West Park, Florida 33083
(954) 989 2688 Office
(954) 989 2684 Facsimile
www.cityofwestpark.org
Name Barbara Cole
Names, Titles, Dates of Record Requested
Any correspondence with the Town Of Lauderdale By The Sea Florida, Town Manager Esther Colon, Finance Director Kaola King concerning the 2010 RFQ for Auditing services for Lauderdale By The Sea by Finance Director Christopher Wallace participating as “external Finance Director ” on the LBTS Auditing Committee. Also any prior exchanges between Mr. Wallace and Town Manager Colon, any staff/administration employee of the Town Of LBTS prior to or after the 2010 RFQ.
*PLEASE ADVISE WHEN READY AND ADVISE IF CHARGE EXCEEDS THE ENCLOSED $20. PLEASE SEND TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS./OR E-MAIL TO [email protected]
Notification will be made by telephone or facsimile as to when records are ready for pickup.
OFFICE USE ONLY
Request Completed By_____________________________________________________
Date____________________________________________________________________
First Notification _________________________________________________________
Second Notification_______________________________________________________
Third Notification_________________________________________________________
FEES*
Paid By Cash Check Money Order Other
Checks and money orders should be made payable to the “City of West Park”. If copies are requested by
mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope is required.
One Copy Single-Sided Paper_____ @ 0.15
Double Sided Paper_____________ @ 0.20
Certified Copies [email protected] 1.00
Compact Disk [email protected] 8.00
Extensive Clerical, Information
Technology or Supervisory
Assistance per [email protected] 2.50
Other_________________________
*These fees are established according to Florida State Statutes Chapter 119.
Revised 2006

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WEST PARK FLORIDA ……

West Park Florida was incorporated in 2005…

On their website were some interesting finds… including their PRR (much better than ours)…

http://www.cityofwestpark.org/

West Park contracts out with Calvin, Giordano and Assoc. in Ft. Lauderdale for services …

“Calvin, Giordano & Associates provides the City of West Park with community development, planning, zoning, building code services, geographic information systems, design services, code enforcement, community services, website design and other miscellaneous services, encompassing approximately two dozen professional staff.”
Contract Government
Projects

City of Dunwoody, GA

City of Pembroke Pines, FL
Project Details

City of West Park, FL

A significant area of growth has been government contract services, which provide local government agencies with an ala carte selection of outsourcing options to more efficiently and cost-effectively deliver services to its constituent base.

Recognized as an industry leader in the sector with more than three decades experience, we have served dozens of cities, counties, state and special districts throughout the Southeastern U.S.”

“Working on an hourly, project or dedicated long-term “in house” basis, we provide government clients with handpicked teams of professionals in a cost efficient, yet technological effective support process matching talent to precise needs.

* The specific services include: Code Enforcement
* Building Code Services
* Public Administration Services
* Project Management
* Engineering
* Surveying
* Urban Planning
* Emergency Management
* Landscape Architecture
* Indoor Air Quality
* Data Technologies
* Construction
* GIS/Mapping

* A selection of government private contract clients include: Weston, Florida
* West Park, Florida
* Dunwoody, Georgia
* Pembroke Pines, Florida
* West Palm Beach, Florida
* Miramar, Florida
* Wellington, Florida
* Hollywood, Florida
* Surfside, Florida
* Sunny Isles, Florida
* Loxahatchee Groves, Florida”

They are also the contracting company  for the building  dept. in Pembroke Pines ….

“The City of Pembroke Pines is the second largest city in Broward County and at one point was the fastest growing, which meant the City had to maintain a sizable building and zoning department to accommodate the boom. Unfortunately, with the current recession along with major decrease in building activity, the City is forced to evaluate options to cut cost and still provide building and zoning services. The City came to a conclusion of outsourcing the building and zoning services. On June 18th the Pembroke Pines City Commissioners voted to approve a five-year contract with Calvin, Giordano & Associates to administrate the City’s building and zoning department.”…

“In July 2009, CGA signed a five-year contract with Broward County’s second largest city, Pembroke Pines, to administer the City’s Building Code Services department with a staff of 16, replacing an original department of 54 employees. Once of the fastest growing cities in the country, Pembroke Pines, like most U.S. municipalities was facing eroding revenues thanks to the recessionary U.S. economy and was forced to evaluate options to cut costs and still provide building and zoning services. It is estimated that Pembroke Pines will realize a first year savings in the area of $1 million by outsourcing to CGA.”

BC- Readers will recall that the previous commission wanted to have out own building dept. and TM Colon could not think outside the full-fledged Town dept….Maybe West Park has more to offer than an external Finance Director in the future of LBTS…Hmmmm….

http://www.calvin-giordano.com/Governmental-Services.aspx

more to come…..

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