The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Monday, July 23rd, Day 89 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
It’s that time of the year again. It’s budget time, Florida Statute, Title XII – Municipalities, Chapter 166 – Municipalities, Part III – Municipal Finance and Taxation, Section 166.241 – Fiscal Years, Budgets, and Budget Amendments require every municipality to prepare a budget each fiscal year (i.e., 1 October, 2018 – 30 September 2019) to include budget workshops, hearings and presentation during at least two Town Council meetings. This is your opportunity to stop the Red-face Ratt, the druggie Lapdog and the “Gang of Three” from stealing your hard earned funds for themselves and their “Cousins”. You must learn about the budget, attend meetings and participate in the discussion. Let’s take a look at one item, the sanitary sewer system.
Several years ago, then Town Manager, Bob Farley, noticed that when it rained, the White Springs pumping stations were working too hard and causing breakdowns and the wastewater treatment was processing five to ten times more fluid than average days. Simply, this meant something was broken and it was costing you and the Town a lot of money to unnecessarily treat the rainwater. It also meant that raw sewage was probably leaking from the sanitary sewer system. He contacted the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Water Resource Management for help. They agreed to a $3 plus million multi-phase project for which the State would pay nearly 95%. This meant the Town would be responsible for about $150,000 of the project costs and therefore the Town Council approved the project.The Town engaged Mittauer & Associates, Inc. as the Town’s engineer and project manager.
You may recall a year or two ago, the smoke tests that were conducted and the crews that ran video systems through the sewer system to identify problem areas. Based upon these data, Mittauer engineered a solution for White Springs. DEP approved the engineering design. Unfortunately, the Ratt, Lapdog and “Gang of Three” were so diverted finding ways to steal your money, they missed all the critical dates on this project.
Currently DEP may only pay 80% of the sewer upgrade project leaving you and the Town to cover the remaining $600,000.
Maybe the Ratt plans to go to Aunt Mary Lou and the Nepotism Authority to obtain the funds for this infrastructure improvement, otherwise you and the Town must cancel the project or determine how to pay for or finance the additional costs. Based upon the Ratt’s, the Lapdog’s and the “Gang of Three’s” lack of understanding about the Town’s infrastructure, they apparently will not have the competence to make the right decisions. They could cancel the project which would result in a bad situation getting worse, or make some other equally stupid decision.
The project needs to be part of the budget workshop and hearing discussions. White Springs, unless you’re interested in putting a septic system in your front or back yard, in the not so distant future, you need to be present for and participate in those discussions. White Springs needs this sanitary sewer system rehabilitation and upgrade, but it also needs to be financed intelligently.
Okay Folks, the ball’s in your court! Over the past couple of months, the Ratt, Lapdog and “Gang of Three” have been exposed. You know how they have tried to pull the wool over your eyes, cheat you and reward their “Cousins”. If you do not attend Budget Workshops, Hearings and related Council meetings, they will do it again. If your vision of the life in White Springs includes ridding the Town of nepotism, embezzlement, retaliation, pedophilia, nepiophilia, ephebophilia, drugs, bribes, fraud, and other corrupt activities, then you need to help. Start by getting involved and then supporting the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000 with information on any or all of their crimes.
White Springs needs infrastructure, not the Ratt. It’s Day 89 and the Red-face Ratt hasn’t resigned yet. The Rat Pack Watch continues!