If falsehoods are given, the Blog will trust but verify

Well the Sunshine Law does not address in any way consultants or contract employees. Dale Williams the former County Manager of Columbia County, after he retired, was the contract County Manager of Baker County for almost a year. Yes having a contract employee is legal, especially until the Town hires a permanent Town Manager.

 

 

Dale Williams was never a contract employee of Baker County. He never had a contract and he never received a paycheck. If you continually lie to me, well I hate liars, enough said. Florida Statute 119 and 286.011 are beautiful things. Get the truth before you start questioning my knowledge.

The sunshine law does address in all ways consultants and contract employees when they do work for the governmental entity. Until some other LIAR presents me some accurate information I will consider Dale Williams case to be proof positive that there is a prohibition on contract employees being a Town Manager or a County manager, so sayeth the County Manager of Baker County. But hell what does she know. LIAR, LIAR, LIAR.

Thomas W. Brazil says:

You boast if it were you that you would follow the Town Charter and policies to the letter yet in 2014 when you applied to be Town Manager you offered to work for less salary if the Town would hire your wife as the Administrative Assistant a clear violation of the nepotism policy. But I guess that only applies to others.

I didn’t know as much 8 years ago as I do today. It is not nepotism if your wife works for free though. I’m glad that your wife is finding all of my past shrtcomings. I have purposely stayed away from your wife because if is not the gentlemanly thing too do. You sir are a cad.

  1. Karin Griffin says:

    The only time I ever applied for a position with White Springs was at the Time Rivers did. Joe was not involved except for the blog. My application was ignored by Helen Miller. In any event, since that time I have volunteered for free. I can tell you that when Lofton hired his son to do some computer work and purchased the software the Commission on ethics because of the small amount involved said it did not fall under Nepotism. So I cannot believe my volunteering for free is considered Nepotism to you when the Town needs all the help it can get and I offered my qualifications for free. Sorry but you are wrong. Only Joe considered a paid position for a very low amount and I would volunteer if needed to help the Town. Since I have been treated the way I have been throughout the years, I have learned, there is no way I would help the Town, only the people who need help. Karin

6 Replies to “If falsehoods are given, the Blog will trust but verify

  1. Ok, I don’t know about your application Karen but where I got my information based on a 119 request to quote from Joe’s resume filed with his Town application for the Town Manager position in 2014.
    “Salary Expected: Asking $29,000 per year – $27,000 per year if my wife gets hired as Town Administrative Assistant for $18,000 per year. No overtime or Medical for either husband or wife. Need Cell Phone Stipend and use of Town Vehicle to aid in the budget crunch will take $10.00 hour until the turnover of responsibilities.””

  2. Regarding Dale Williams the following is an excerpt from The Baker County Press Sept. 26, 2019 when Kennie Downing resigned. Dale was interim manager before her

    Now, commissioners must go through the same process they had to endure four years ago when former county manager C.J.Thompson resigned in October 2015, and former Columbia County manager Dale Williams stepped in as Baker County’s interim manager until Mrs. Downing was hired a few months later.Commissioner James Croft, one of three board members who voted in favor of hiring Mrs. Downing initially and one of three who supported an extension of her contract for another year in July, said he had contacted Mr. Williams to see if he would be interested in serving as interim manager again.

    I would never intentionally lie about something. Just do a 119 to the Baker County Commission if you want to confirm or Google the above referenced article it was in 2015.

    Nanny Nanny Boo Boo I did not lie to you,

    1. I got my information from Mrs. Downing directly. If you had thought this through you’d of talked to her before you started spreading lies.

  3. Hay check on this one Dale Williams is now a consultant for Ft. White working on fixing their issues after the City Clerk quit without notice. Understand he hired Connie Bechan the former Public Works Secretary for Columbia County who recently retired to run the office. Haven’t verified it all yet but that is the word.

    1. Does he have a contract? Does he get a paycheck? Did the Ft. White Council hire him? Is this the truth or just another pipe dream?

    2. BUT HE IS NOT THE MANAGER IS HE? THE MANAGER DIDN’T QUIT ACCORDING TO YOUR STORY. AND THE LADY FROM THE WATER/WASTEWATER JOB BECAME TOWN CLERK, IF I AM READING YOUR STORY CORRECTLY. WHY HAVE MR. WILLIAMS AS A CITY CLERK? i’LL FIND OUTTOMORROW. AND SHE IS AN EMPLOYEE IF I AM READING THEIR WEB SITE CORRECTLY. WILL KNOW MORE TOMORROW. I SEE THE MAYOR IS THE MANAGER. DID MR. WILLIAMS BECOME MAYOR?

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