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They used the old Corporate Report 2013-018 trick. The oldest trick in the book. And the local Thunder Bay media just does not care. Just does not care.
It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper – US Navy I spent a bit of time today thinking about the Aquatic Habitat Pond that is costing us taxpayers an additional $400,000 plus. the pond is the part of the agreement signed with DFO in 2009 providing additional […]
Lots of remembering. Boy was it a difficult project. Lots of numbers. Kind of a shell game with money. Moving dollars from here to there. Very little explanation as to why things got to this point. Written by people who know exactly how to ask this Council for money. The report could have simply said […]
Robert (Greg) Alexander 2011 Salary – $142,419.86 Taxable benefits – $986.99 Robert (Greg) Alexander 2012 Salary – $168,319.15 Taxable benefits – $1166.00 Salary Increase 2011 – 2012 – $25,899.29 or +18% Value for money? Really…think about the man’s performance over the passed several years at City Hall. Did the man deserve a […]
“This is a vision that came about through the community, through the public, through the waterfront development committee,” Peterson said Friday at the formal celebration for the completion of phase one of the development of Prince Arthur’s Landing. Tbnewswatch July 20, 2012 (full article here) I was there. Big celebration. Lots of backslapping. Former mayor […]
Remember this? Council approved a single source contract to Manshield for $3.2 million to finish up Phase One of the waterfront construction Monday. But that work won’t begin until private development is finished. While the city usually has a tendering process for contracts like the one awarded to Manshield, in this case it was recommended […]
The resolution also allows the city to retain Brook McIlroy Architects for about $350,000. The company will design the rest of the Phase 1 work, and provide contract administration services for the remainder of the phase. – Chronicle Journal , March 26, 2013 ( see full article here) Really?
Some remuneration can be deceiving. Former mayor Lynn Peterson, who is on the low end of the TBayTel pay scale, charged more than $22,000 in expenses for 2012. An asterisk on the chart shows that $16,000 of this was for registration at the Institute for Corporate Governance where certification involves an interactive 12-day course in […]
The waterfront rink is closed for the season already. Even with daily highs hovering around freezing, workers were still having trouble keeping ice during the day. I have given this a lot of thought. The refrigeration system should be able to keep an ice surface solid at those temperatures. If the ice surface was a uniform […]
REPORT NO.2011.003 AND WHEREAS the additional funding required to complete the project and to address project scope changes and cost adjustments based on final detailed design is within the approved City budget for the waterfront, we recommend that with respect to Report No. 2011.003 (Waterfront Development) City Council approve a budget adjustment of $8,600,741 to […]