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SO WHERE WERE WE?….ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL?

”The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, which is spending $3.2 billion nationwide, and $168.6 million in Florida.

The money can be used for a variety of purposes, including projects to reduce and capture methane and other greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, energy-efficient traffic signals and street lights, financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements.

Other cities in Broward that received grant dollars: Coconut Creek, $452,400; Coral Springs, $1.1 million; Davie, $841,200; Deerfield Beach, $715,500 HallandaleBeach, $164,800; Hollywood, $1.3 million, and; Lauderhill, $595,200. Also, Margate, $498,200; North Lauderdale, $161,800; Oakland Park, $180,800; Pembroke Pines, $1.3 million; Plantation, $804,300; Pompano Beach, $1,038,200; Sunrise, $840,700; Tamarac, $544,900, and Weston, $594,600.’

BC-Could have used it to retro-fit the streetlights…

full text link below…

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/news/fort_lauderdale/sfl-energy-grant-b0331sbmar31,0,3955309.story

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‘Congressional investigators are asking Americans to report waste and fraud associated with the Obama administration’s stimulus law.

The GAO will track stimulus spending in 16 states and issue bimonthly reviews of how the money is used.

To report information call 800-424-5454, fax 202-512-3086 or e-mail [email protected]

full text link below…..

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-gao-stimulus,0,5906883.story

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WE’RE IN THE BALLPARK ….The Sentinel has been publishing the notices for Waste Rates this past week of our neighbors…and with our new Choice Service…we are in the “ballpark” with our neighboring towns…all are around the $17-18 charge per single family home!….

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NO BID….FROM PLUMBERS …..FOR LBTS…..

BC- no plumbing companies bid on the LBTS RFP…the Town Clerk said either the Town will put out another RFP/”piggyback” of another town….

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TREE TRIMMING BIDS OPENED…3/30/09….

1. Grounds Group Landscaping- Davie- Reg hrs. Foreman $48 & Laborer $27.50/After hrs. Foreman $72 & Laborer $41.25/ Palm trees $19.50 per

2. Superior Landscaping- Miami- Reg. hrs Foreman $45 & Laborer $35/ After hrs Foreman $ 80 & Laborer $60/ Palm trees $24.50 per

3. BornamanTree Service- Pomp. Bch- Reg. hrs Foreman $150 & Laborer $ 75/ After hrs Foreman $50 & Laborer $25/ Palm trees $35 per

BC- note the Town Clerk checked the bid 2x to see if the costs were reversed on this 3rd bid…it was written this way…

4. Phil’s Expert Tree Service- Coral Springs- Reg. hrs Foreman $75 & Laborer $55/ After hrs Foreman $85 & Laborer $65/ Palm trees $18 per

5. Lawn Logic LLC- Plantation Reg hrs. Foreman $34.40 & Laborer $24.90/ After hrs. Foreman $39.90 & Laborer $29.90/ Palm trees $20 per

BC- At least the Tree Trimmers like us!…..

Next RFPs…landscape contracting 4/16/09…RFP was in Sentinel 3/28/09…and 4/4/09will post….

BC- Why do we contract out for landscaping?….

more to come

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