Town Manager Ms. George continues to take down the balances owed our Contractors

CURT’S CONSTRUCTION

Our Town Manager, Ms. George you will recall, paid the remaining balance of the first invoice in the amount of 493,547.91 to Curt’s Construction on December 21, 2020.  This left a remaining balance of $141,802.52.

On February 4, 2021, the town paid an invoice in the amount of $93,547.91 leaving a balance of $41,802.52 which will be broken down into two payments.

ART WALKER, MITTAUER AND SEWER REHAB:

Mittauer & Associates, Art Walker Construction and the Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

The past due payments to both Art Walker for $445,468.22 and to Mittauer & Associates for $36,785.00 have been paid in December of 2020 and the Town was working on the next payment totalling over $600,000.   On February 4, 2021, the Town paid $445,468.22 to Art Walker and $36,785 to Mittauer & Associates.

 

MILL STREET – Mittauer Invoices/FDOT Reimbursement request – FDOT SCOP Mill Street Repaving & Drainage Improvements

Per Ms. George’s meeting with Mittauer, it was found we have an outstanding balance owed Mittauer & Associates on the Mill Street Project.  It is currently being researched  The e-mail forwarded to Ms. George is as follows:

“Per our conversation last Thursday, please see below a summary of our outstanding invoices and where we are at with billing and reimbursement on the FDOT SCOP Mill Street Repaving project.  Since this FDOT Agreement allowed for Advance Payment (No $ out of pocket), FDOT will allow for Construction to be reimbursed upfront (and has allowed the Town to request disbursement of funds for at least some of the past engineering invoices).

Outstanding invoices:

  • Invoice 19427 (09/03/19) =  $5,000

  • Invoice 20220 (04/28/20)=  $7,845.00

  • Invoice 20257  (06/02/20) = $2,835.00

  • Invoice 20258  (06/02/20)  = $100.00

  • Invoice 20397 (09/0120) = $1,500.00

  • Invoice 20451 (09/29/20) =  $3,000.00

                            TOTAL     =   $20,280.00

FDOT Reimbursement Request No. 3 – This was originally prepared and submitted to FDOT back in September 2019 and totaled $6,875.00, which included our invoice #19427 for $5,000.00 and a surveying invoice from J. Sherman Frier & Associates, Inc. for $1,875.00.  In June 2020, Mr. Jones confirmed FDOT had deposited/reimbursed the Town for this amount on 10/4/2019; however, we have not received payment for this.  

FDOT Reimbursement Request No. 4.  This was originally prepared and submitted to FDOT in June 2020, which included Invoice #20220 for $7,845.00.  The Town/Mr. Jones prepared Check #21361 dated 5/29/20 for a total of $18,245.00 (which is included in the attached email), to pay for our invoice #20219 for $10,400 (an SRF project invoice) and to pay for invoice #20220.  At the town’s request we held off depositing this check until we received confirmation funding was in the Town’s account.   We never received this confirmation and have since returned the check via a letter from Beth Brown dated 10/22/20.  The SRF Invoice #20219 for $10,400.00 was already paid through another check the Town sent, Check #14109.  Thus, we haven’t received payment on the Invoice #20220 for $7,845.00.  We have no confirmation whether FDOT had deposited the $7,845.00 into the Town’s account.  If they did, it would’ve likely occurred late June 2020 timeframe. 

To get these invoices resolved, we recommend going back through the Town’s accounts to verify these funds were deposited (for the $6,,875.00 on No. 3 and the $7,845.00 on No. 4) and then verifying if any of these payments were made by the Town.  If either of the payments were made, let us know so we can resolve on our end.  If not, the Town will need to check where this money is and then make payment for each as needed.

The remaining invoices (#20257, #20397 and #20451) totalling $7,335.00 have not been paid, but will be reimbursed by FDOT.  We can include all of these in the next FDOT Reimbursement Request No. 5.  We originally prepared a Reimbursement Request No. 5 back in July 2020 which included our invoice #20257 for $2,835.00 but it was never signed or processed by the Town.  As such we can update this request to include these remaining outstanding invoices once we get No. 3 and No.4 taken care of.

Invoice #20258 for the $100, as mentioned below was for SRWMD  Permit Application Fee reimbursement, should likely be paid for separately with Town funds since FDOT has not included this in their funding/budget.

Kellen Lindsey P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Mittauer & Associates

AS YOU CAN SEE, TOMMIE JONES OBVIOUSLY HAD NO IDEA AS TO HOW TO HANDLE THE JOB OF TOWN MANAGER, FOR WHICH WE CAN THANK FORMER MAYOR MILLER AND ATTORNEY LOGAN FOR THEIR LACK OF WISDOM AND LAW.   

WE ARE THANKFUL OUR INTERIM TOWN MANAGER, VANESSA GEORGE AND OUR AMAZING STAFF MEMBERS CYNTHEIA, AND AUDREY ARE ON TOP OF THE SITUATION.   MS. GEORGE IT APPEARS, DID MORE IN A WEEK’S TIME THAN TOMMIE JONES DID IN A YEAR BUT OF COURSE MR. JONES FAKED HIS CREDENTIALS APPARENTLY AND THE TOWN COUNCIL DIDN’T HAVE A CLUE.