Wednesday, June 17, 2015

City Council Give Away; June 16, 2015; $188,280.87 of water and sewer for Roy Carroll hidden in item 9 of the consent agenda for Greensboro's City Council meeting

A consent agenda is a meeting practice 
which packages routine committee reports, 
Board meeting minutes, 
and other non-controversial items 
not requiring discussion or independent action as one agenda item.

9. ID 15-0469

Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Reimbursement Agreement with CIP Construction Company in an Amount Not to Exceed $188,280.87 to Upgrade an Existing Undersized Storm Sewer and Water Line Along Lindsay Street and Eugene Street.

Think John Hammer will report the give away
in this week's Rhino?

Bellemeade Village Construction Estimate, for Reimbursement for Upgrade to Existing Utilities

15-0469 CIP Reimbursement Agreement for Storm Sewer and Water Line Improvements.

"WHEREAS, CIP Construction Company is a developer that has received City approval to
construct Bellemeade Village...

WHEREAS, the City has requested CIP Construction Company to upgrade the existing 30” RCP public storm sewer system that runs along Lindsay Street. This storm sewer system is currently severely undersized for existing conditions and its upgrade to a 42” RCP and 54” RCP further downstream is necessary to alleviate existing drainage issues onsite.

Think the News and Record
will report a give away to Roy Carroll?
George Hartzman's words addressing the issue on June 16, 2015;

What's happening Along Lindsay Street and Eugene Street?

$188,280.87 to Upgrade an Existing Undersized Storm Sewer and Water Line, where a developer that has received City approval to construct Bellemeade Village.  Who is going to own Bellemeade Village?  Isn't it Roy Carroll?

Any City Council members who have not received campaign cash from Roy Carroll or the Roy Carroll funded Triad Good Government PAC, please raise your hands.

This is the height of political stupidity.

A few years back, Mr. Carroll received a benefit like this for the property he sold to American Express, who had just fired 1,600 Greensboro based employees.

The city spent more than two million dollars to get the sewer line installed under I-40 for Roy Carroll's AMEX backup data center project, which was just as underhanded and transparency lacking as this deal, buried in the consent agenda.

If anyone feels like Greensboro taxpayers have been misled on this item, don't raise your hands?

I believe those who feel that way are correct.

This is crooked and shameful.

We just gave Roy a million dollars worth of prime downtown street, and now he wants the city to upgrade his water and sewer at everyone else's expense, hidden in a consent agenda by Carroll stool pigeons and bought and paid for Council Members.

Congratulations Roy Carroll, Tuggle Duggins's Mike Fox and John Hammer.