27 August 2011
I have recently been receiving lots more information about the
very dubious 'goings on' in West Vincent.
I hardly know where to begin. I'll start with DL Fleck.
On Monday, July 11, 2011, the West Vincent Supervisors opened
the bids for the annual Road Maintenance contract. Previously,
bids were solicited to be opened on June 27th. At that meeting,
no mention was made pertaining to the opening of the bid, if any
bids were received OR of the intent to re-advertise OR that the
bids were all rejected. Not one word was mentioned. It was as if
the bidding process never existed.
Apparently, there was a decision made to advertise the Road
maintenance bid again, without a formal motion, or with any
public discussion. There is a question on the legality of such
an action. If companies bid on the Road Contract to be awarded
on June 27, and did so on a timely basis, were they notified?
In the latest round of bidding (July 11), there were only two
bidders for the Roads Maintenance contract. DL Fleck and
Melchiorre construction. No others.
You would think that with the limited amount of work out in the
private sector today, more would have bid for this publicly paid
job. Other townships regularly get many bidders for their road
work. Perhaps the oddly specific listing of all the equipment by
brand name (I spoke about this in an earlier e-mail). Could it
be that in this economic climate contractors were squeamish
about posting the required Bid Bond (the township required bond
which guarantees you will fulfill the requirements of the bid)
which could be substituted with a Bank Check.
As convoluted as the above seems, there is plenty more to come
on this lucrative contract and it's awarding. Stay tuned.
Luckily we are not in Libya. We do not have to take up arms and
risk our lives to destroy the corruption. We can do it by the
ballot box, on 8 November.
As usual, if you want to be on or off my list, or have some
comments or suggestions, or know someone who would like to be on
the list, please let me know. Feel free to forward this email
on to anyone you think might be interested. Especially though,
if you don't want to continue to receive my mails, please tell
me. I'll take you off the list and confirm that I have done
so. Just hit reply to this email or write to email@example.com
To see all my
previous mailings including those you may have missed please go
to chickenman medianewsonline com. Replace the spaces with dots.
Sorry you have to do that bit of work, but if I had put in the
dots this mail would probably be blacklisted!!
West Vincent Infos - now in year two of publication