More secret contract negotiations from the Munson administration. What a bunch of turkeys.

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While I think it is great that all of a sudden Rowenhorst and Munson are concerned about saving taxpayers money :), this couldn’t be more suspicious. Remember the last time Dave did things in secret? Does the $1.5 million dollar, $3 million dollar street to nowhere ring a bell? Or the $750,000 bridge to nowhere that is conveniently going to be located by Cherapa place? Anytime this administration does something in secret the results are never good. So what’s up with this one?

City administrators decided to award the contract to the Humane Society, and it was signed off by Mayor Dave Munson but the City Council did not vote on the matter as it has in the past.

City Finance Director Gene Rowenhorst said he decided to have city administrators make the selection through a typical bidding process.

“It tightens things up quite a bit,” he said. “We don’t have to go through the process of evaluating every little detail,” he said.

Sure, you betcha!

That made Councilor Kenny Anderson Jr. uncomfortable.

“I just feel that this has been a pretty quiet process. If there are issues to be raised, I would like to air them,” Anderson said.

Oh, I’m sure there is some ‘issues’ to be raised.

I have a feeling that someone in the city complained about Second Chance, told the Humane Society about those complaints so they jimmy-rigged a lower bid. Of course that is just my guess, but why else would they side step the council on such an important public safety issue? Good question.



4 comments ↓

#1 Mike on 11.26.09 at 7:18 pm

I have to agree something isn’t right here. Let’s see if the city Council take the Mayor to task on the issue. Somehow I doubt it.

#2 l3wis on 11.27.09 at 1:33 am

They don’t like it when Kermit asks questions because it usually results in a department head looking really stupid and at least 1-2 councilors throwing a hissy fit and leaving the room.

#3 Plaintiff Guy on 11.28.09 at 10:29 am

The council is powerless with home rule. They can fuss about but not prevent corruption. ‘Typical bidding’ is which of the king’s developer friends turn it is to rape the taxpayers. They’re deploying devious tactics to empty accounts before the next mayor is elected.

#4 l3wis on 11.29.09 at 7:35 pm

The next mayor is gonna open the cookie jar and find crumbs.