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Price: $177.19
Manufacturer: MEK
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Metal: 14K YELLOW GOLD
Weight: 3.97g
Solid
Casted

Polished

$177.19

OR….
Friday, July 3, 2009 11:24 AM

[email protected]
PIO d’Oliveira:
4 Public Records Requests
1) A copy of the RFP for the parking -process services published ?…
2) A copy of the Manager’s resume with work experience /academic information given to the Town when she became Finance Director and/or updated since.
3) When available a copy of the invoices, costs,Town Staff hours and cost, all donations individual,contractors, business and organizations, and where proceeds are going to from the 4th of July event, with the final cost to the taxpayers.
4) I previously requested from Town Clerk White the cost to the Town for 3 Weiss, Serota Attys. at the Shade session., again when available from the monthly billing from the firm.
Thank You, Barbara Cole

From: Steve D’Olivera
Subject: Public Records Request
To: “Barbara Cole”
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 10:37 AM
Hi:

The Town Clerk’s office asked me to let you know that your PRR is complete. This is the one requesting information about the 4th of July and the shade session. The total is $127.19 with a breakdown below.

109 pages x $0.15 = $16.35
7 hours 25 minutes of staff time = $ 160.84

$160.84
+ $16.35
$177.19
– $50.00 Deposit
$127.19

Steve

public records req

Dear Readers …Hopefully the “hiccups” in transition to the new server will allow for a few posts to make it through… Here goes…

For $177.19 this writer collected from Town Hall the above 5 weeks later for #1-3 … and  over 2 months for #4….The answer to the #4 came via e-mail (below)….
The Town Clerk asked me to get this info to you, so I am forwarding it.

steve


Steve d’Oliveira
Public Information Officer
Town of Lauderale-By-The-Sea

Tel: 954-776-3611
Cell: 954-275-2801

————– Forwarded Message: ————–
From: “June White”
To: “STEVE d’OLIVEIRA”
Subject: Response to PRR
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:56:41 +0000
Steve,

Please respond to Barbara Cole’s original request on June 8, 2009 at 9:29 AM regarding an accounting of what we pay the Town Law firm for the Shade Session on 6/9/09. That request came directly to me so you probably don’t have a copy.

Thanks

****

Barbara:

As per your public records request dated June 8, 2009 at 9:29 AM

You requested “what we are paying out for the Town Law firm for the shade session on 6/9/09 …. There will be 3 attorneys…. I want to know if we are paying each an hourly wage” to attend. That shade session was conducted in the lawsuit of The Palm Yacht & Beach Club, Inc. v. Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea , Florida . While three attorneys attended the shade session, the Town was only billed for the attendance of two of the attorneys, at the Town’s billing rate of $204.75 per hour for 1.2 hours each, for a total of $491.40.

June White, Town Clerk
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
4501 N. Ocean Drive
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308
Phone: 954-776-0576
Fax: 954-776-1857

So the above response meant the Town Clerk needed to check the invoice from the Town Attorney…time requirement for doing this?

On August 11,2009 this writer went to Town Hall to collect items #1-3 and see just what the e-mail from PIO D’Oiveira could cost $177.19?…

I sat down in the conference room with Office Specialist/Assist. Town Clerk Nikki Smith… she brought to the table my paperwork….109 pages…

#1
1) A copy of the RFP for the parking -process services published ?…

RFP for the Parking Citation  Processing Service…51 pages…that included the RFP/Cash Distribution Report/ Meter Location Maps …

I asked for a copy of the RFP which was already available…staff time required?

#2

2) A copy of the Manager’s resume with work experience /academic information given to the Town when she became Finance Director and/or updated since.

I received a one page copy of the Town Manager’s Resume..(To be posted)…staff time required ?…

#3

3) When available a copy of the invoices, costs,Town Staff hours and cost, all donations individual,contractors, business and organizations, and where proceeds are going to from the 4th of July event, with the final cost to the taxpayers.

I received 57 pages …including page1- a copy of the expenditure recap dated 7/24/9 – previously provided to the Commission/ 50 pages including invoices which shows..Aruba Beach Cafe’ as Bill To/Ship To…with the Town paying US Foods directly on the expenditure sheet/ submissions for reimbursement from Marc and Cristie Furth/ submission for reimbursement from VM McIntee for volunteer pizzas/most purchases and agreements with vendors made by Marc  and Cristie Furth/ the following fun one…

TOWN HALL EAST….INDEED!!!!!

4 recpt

5 pages of donations-previously provided to the Commission…staff time required?/and 1 page with the total cost for staff from Municipal Services Kelli Dwyer to Nikki …

july 4, 2009 staff hours

A one line memo..staff time required?…. For item #3..it should have all been contained in one July 4, 2009 “folder”…so again…I ask staff time required?…

My 4 requests took 5 weeks to 2 months…and …again…

“The Town Clerk’s office asked me to let you know that your PRR is complete. This is the one requesting information about the 4th of July and the shade session. The total is $127.19 with a breakdown below.”

109 pages x $0.15 = $16.35
7 hours 25 minutes of staff time = $ 160.84

$160.84
+ $16.35
$177.19
– $50.00 Deposit
$127.19

The only reasonable conclusion in this writer’s opinion as to time and cost…to make it as difficult and expensive as possible and STOP the flow of public records requests…BUT sorry “GANG” that will not happen….deep pockets that are equal to a deep curiosity to how this Town runs!….

More to come….

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