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Compl ai nt Amendment II
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Vi ol a Davi s & Joel Edwar ds
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DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF ETHICS
c/oClerk of theGoverning Authority
Manuel J.Maloof Center
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30030
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overnightdeliveryservicetotheClerkattheaboveaddress. ComplaintsreceivedbytheClerkatleastten(10) days
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Restore Publi cTrust Ethi cs C ompla i nt"
Restore DeKa lb i s a coa li ti on of pri va te ci ti z ens wi th a mi ssi on to hold elected
offi ci a ls a ccounta ble a nd restore publi c trust. We joi n pri va te ci ti z ens tha t step
out onthe frontli ne to ensure tra nspa rency, ethi cs, a nd a ccounta bi li ty.
We joi n together a s a coa li ti on to submi t a second a mend ment tothe ethi cs
compla i nt a ga i nst Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll. Once a ga i n, we ha ve a mi ssi on to
restore publi c trust. We stri ve to hold elected offi ci a ls a nd government sta ff
a ccounta ble.
Vi ola Da vi s - Unha ppy Ta xpa yer a nd Voter &Restore DeKa lb
oel Ed wa rd s - Restore DeKa lb, Ki ng Ri d ge Homeowners Associ a ti on, a nd WORC I
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Hopi e Stri ck la nd - DeKa lb C ounty L SBEVend or a nd Busi ness Owner
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Re t or e Publ i c Tr ust Et hi cs Compl ai nt :
Amr ndment II
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The te~rea so ns DeKa lb Co unty v endo rs/c o ntra c to rs dema nd Kelv in W a lto n a ndNina Ha ll be f ired
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I, Vi ola l Da vi s, wi th Unha ppyTa xpa yer &Voter, submi t thi s 2nd a mend ment tothe ethi cs compla i nt to
restore publi ctrust a ga i nst Kelvi n Wa lton, former Di rector a nd C hi ef Procurement Offi cer of the
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng a nd Ni na Ha ll, former Executi ve Assi sta nUSecreta ry to
C EO Burrell Elli s, a nd former Project Ma na ger i nthe Wa tershed Depa rtment.
Wi th the support of Restore DeKa lb, we presented evi d enced i na Restore Publi cTrust Ethi cs
C ompla i nt, Amend ment I, tha t provi d ed evi d ence a nd testi mony of sworn sta tements byboth Kelvi n
Wa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll of lyi ng toa speci a l gra nd jury, ta k i ng moneya nd / or servi ce for persona l ga i n,
a nd enga gi ng i na lleged publi c corrupti on i npurcha si ng a nd contra cti ng wi thi n a DeKa lb C ounty
government d epa rtment. Tod a te, we ha ve submi tted over350 pa ges of wri tten d ocumenta ti on to
justi fy Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll's remova l from the ta xpa yers a nd voters pa yroll.
DeKa lb C ounty ha s recentlyreorga ni z ed the Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng Depa rtment tha t ha s
a lleged lyca used ten people, thus fa r, tolose thei rjobs. Yet, the ta xpa yers a nd voters conti nue to
fi na nce the sa la ri es of Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll. Why?
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It's ti me for us tocome tothe rea li tytha t ourloca l government ha s been i na cri si s forfa rtoolong. i
As a wa tchd og group, we ha ve compla i ned foryea rs a bout a " cloud of corrupti on" tha t gi ves
DeKa lb C ountya ba d reputa ti on a s well a s a bla ck eye hi nd eri ng economi c d evelopment a nd
d ecrea si ng publi ctrust.
Nowwe a re fa ced wi th the seri ous i ssue of ha vi ng loca l poli ti ci a ns i nd i cted fori llega l a cti vi tya nd
vi ola ti on of thei r oa ths of offi ce. Yet, a fewpoli ti ci a ns conti nue wi th the sa me excuses tha t i nterfer
wi th the qua li tyof li fe ourcommuni ty d eserves. Ourcountyemployees, poli ce a nd fi remen ha ve
gone overfi ve yea rs wi thout ra i ses oreven a cost of li vi ng i ncrea se unti l thi s la stbud get yea r. Wh n
wi ll thb cri si s end ? When wi ll a hi gh qua li tyof li fe a nd i ncrea sed publi ctrust begi n?
The ti tle of a na rti cle, " Ten Rea sons DeKa lb Vend ors Dema nd Kelvi n Wa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll B
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Fi red " , wa s wri tten toed uca te the publi c onfa cts theyma ynotbe a wa re of a nd toa pply" hea t" t
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Interi m C hi ef Executi ve Offi cer L ee Ma ytota k e a cti on a nd fi re twoemployees whoha ve clea rly
enga ged i na lleged cri mi na l a cti vi ty. The rea sons sta ted i nthe a rti cle tofi re Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na
Ha ll i nclud e:
1. Kelvi nWa lton funneled ca sh from vend ors toa countyemployee whoserved ona pproxi ma tely
fi fteen selecti on commi ttees for DeKa lb C ounty projects. The employee's na me i s Ni na Ha ll,
formerlythe executi ve a ssi sta nt/ secreta ry toC EO Burrell Elli s.
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2. Kelvi nWa lton hea d ed a d epa rtment tha t pra cti ced out-of-control nepoti sm a nd cronyi sm tha t
fueled a lleged cri mi na l a cti vi ty. Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll vi ola ted thei rjob d escri pti ons. Yet,
Interi m C EO L ee Ma ysuspend ed Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll wi th pa ya ta combi ned ta xpa yers' I
pa yroll costof a pproxi ma tely $228, 80 0 .
•:. Kel vi n Wal t on' s j ob descr i pt i on vi ol at i ons i ncl ude:
~ One - Revi ews procurement a cti vi ti es/ d ocuments forcompli a nce wi th esta bli shi ng
purcha si ng proced ures, fed era l, sta te, a nd loca l la ws. Kelvi nWa lton vi ola ted the esta bli shed
poli cya nd proced ure of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng a nd pla ced the ta xpa yers a nd voters of
DeKa lb C ountya tri sk forli ti ga ti on.
~ Two-Develops a nd ma i nta i ns good busi ness rela ti onshi ps wi th vend ors' personnel through
professi ona l, i mpa rti a l, a nd objecti ve d ea li ngs wi th a ll suppli ers, i nclud i ng problem resoluti on.
Hopi e Stri ck la nd a nd Alessa nd ro Sa lvowere d eni ed a fa i r hea ri ng toresolve thei r problems
tha t i d enti fi ed a lleged cri mi na l a cti vi ty.
~ Three - Di rects the C ontra ct C ompli a nce d i vi si on toensure efforts a re bei ng ma d e tofoster
economi c growth of MIWBE/ L SBEs byd evelopi ng Fi rstTi er a nd Second Ti erpurcha si ng
opportuni ti es. The a lleged cri mi na l a cti vi tya d versely a ffected the mi nori tycompa ni es a nd
forced ma nytoenga ge i na cti vi tytha t vi ola ted the poli cy, proced ure, a nd L SBE ord i na nce.
~ Four-Ma na ges the Invi ta ti on toBi d a nd Request forProposa l process forthe county.
Kelvi nWa lton's a lleged cri mi na l a cti vi tyma d e a mock eryof the bi d process.
~. Fi ve -Med i a tes d i sputes between end users a nd suppli es, when necessa ry. Hopi e
Stri ck la nd a nd Alessa nd ro Sa lvowere refused fa i rmed i a ti on.
•:. Ni na Hal l ' s j ob descr i pt i on vi ol at i ons i ncl ude:
~ One - Pla ns a nd orga ni z es speci a l events, publi c hea ri ngs, a nd meeti ngs. Ni na Ha ll refused
topla na meeti ng between Hopi e Stri ck la nd a nd C EO Burrell Elli s beca use she a lleged ly
k newtha t Stri ck la nd ma d e cla i ms of bi d -ri ggi ng, k i ck ba ck s, fa lse check s, etc. Ha ll wa s no
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hi red toserve onthe selecti on commi ttees whi ch a lleged lyena bled Ha ll toca rryoutthe wi .1
of Kelvi nWa lton i nreturnfor" k i ck ba ck " fund i ng.
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~ Two- Respond s torequest fori nforma ti on from C EO a nd BOC a nd prepa res reports
conta i ni ng fi nd i ngs a nd recommend a ti on. Reports onproblems wi thi n the Purcha si ng a nd
C ontra cti ng Depa rtment were wi thheld from C EO Burrell Elli s.
~ Three -Dra fts correspond ence fora pprova l of superi ors ( C EO, Executi ve Assi sta ntlC OO, .
BOC , etc. ) necessa ryfor respond i ng toci ti z ens i nqui res. Hopi e Stri ck la nd , a DeKa lb C ounty
vend or, went yea rs wi th hi s compla i nts bei ng i gnored .
~ Four-Acts a s li a i sontoci ti z en groups a nd speci a l tea ms crea ted torevi ewspeci a l projects.
Hopi e Stri ck la nd wa s d eni ed a meeti ng wi th C EO L ee Ma ybeca use of the close rela ti onf~i p
a nd a lleged cri mi na l a cti vi tyKelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll ma na ged toopera te und etected .
3. Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll enga ged i na cts of a lleged cri mi na l a cti vi tytha t prod uced confli cts of
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4. Kelvi nWa lton, und eroa th, wi llfully li ed multi ple ti mes d uri ng hi s Ma ySpeci a l Purpose Gra nd J ury
Testi mony a nd Wa lton a d mi tted und eroa th tha t he li ed tothe Gra nd J ury.
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5. Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll both refused toa nswer questi ons a nd plea d ed the fi fth, ci ti ng the
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self-i ncri mi na ti on rule. Kelvi nWa lton refused toa nswer 343questi ons forfea rof self-i ncri mi na tton.
Ni na Ha ll refused toa nswer 30 questi ons forfea r of self-i ncri mi na ti on.
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6 . Kelvi nWa lton a ssi sted elected offi ci a ls a nd hi gh sta ff offi ci a ls i nenga gi ng i na lleged cri mi na l
a cti vi tyca usi ng a ni nvesti ga ti on whi ch i nvolves the FBI, US Attorney Genera l, Depa rtment of
Revenue a nd the Inspector Genera l.
7 . Ni na Ha ll fi rst d eni ed everrecei vi ng gi fts orca sh from vend ors und eroa th. However, she
eventua lly confessed torecei vi ng ca sh from Kelvi nWa lton tha t a lleged ly ca me from Mi cha el
Hi ghtower.
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8. Kelvi nWa lton a ccepted a gi ft/ servi ce from a vend or of ca sh va lue wi thout pa yi ng forthe servi ce.
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9. Vend ors a nd employees' compla i nts tha t i d enti fi ed wa ste, mi sma na gement, a lleged i llega l a cti vi
bycontra ctors a nd Kelvi nWa lton were i gnored .
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10 . Boa rd of C ommi ssi oners a nd DeKa lb C ountysta ff members' confli cts of i nterest tha t were a
ca use of a cti onforma jor med i a i nvesti ga ti ons were i ncorrectly ba sed oni nforma ti on a nd a d vi ce I
gi ven byKelvi nWa lton.
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We a re a sk i ng the Boa rd of Ethi cs tosend a messa ge tha t we wa nt the ma d ness toend . The Id cfl
government should focus onthe need s of the publi c, provi d e a hi gh qua li tyof li fe, a nd restore publi c
trust.
We a re d epend i ng on the Boa rd of Ethi cs to a ct a nd fi re Kelvi n Wa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll i f Interi m
C EO L ee Ma yrefuses to d o hi s job bytermi na ti ng them i mmed i a tely from the ta xpa yers'
pa yroll.
Howca nDeKa lb C ountyreorga ni z e a nd ca use ten people tolose thei rjob whi le forci ng the I
ta xpa yers a nd voters toconti nue topa ytwoemployees tha t ha ve clea rlyenga ged i na lleged i i llega l
a cti vi ty? Whyha s Interi m C EO L ee Ma yconti nued tok eep Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll suspend ed
" wi th pa y" a ftersuch conclusi ve evi d ence a nd wri tten d ocumenta ti on exi sts?
We need a full forensi c a ud i t toexpose the " true" fi na nci a l pi cture a nd shortfa lls of Wa tershed a nd
Publi cWork s Depa rtment. We need a full forensi c a ud i t of the Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
Depa rtment. We need a na nswer tothe questi on, " Is there a nycri mi na l a cti vi tytha t should be
prosecuted " ? Vend ors a nd C ontra ctors ha ve requested a full cri mi na l i nvesti ga ti on bythe Fed era l
Burea u of Investi ga ti on i ntoa lleged cri mi na l a cti vi tytoi nclud e:
• Bi d -ri ggi ng ( See Exhi bi t A)
• Fa lse Documenta ti on ( evi d enced byfra ud ulent check s -See Exhi bi t B)
• Vi ola ti on of the Fa lse C la i ms Act -( See Exhi bi t C )
• Fra ud -( See Exhi bi t D)
• Ki ck ba ck , Up-C ha rgi ng a nd over-bi lli ng -( See Exhi bi t E)

Ta x Fra ud -( See Exhi bi t F)
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Unti l we pla ce restori ng publi ctrust a s a top pri ori ty, ta xpa yers, propertyowners, homeowners nd
busi ness owners wi ll ha ve i ncrea sed la ck of trust i nourloca l government. We a re tSk i ng tha t ti le
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Boa rd of Ethi cs recommend the Boa rd of C ommi ssi oners, those tha t rema i n, toi mmed i a tely
d emonstra te the va lue theypla ce i nrestori ng publi ctrust i nourloca l government byena cti ng the
followi ng cha nges:
• Esta bli sh a nd fund a n Interna l Aud i tor.
• C rea ti on of a newa nti -corrupti on uni twi thi n the DeKa lb Poli ce Depa rtment, i nconcert wi th
the FBI a nd GBI.
• Support the Boa rd of Ethi cs a nd ma i nta i n i ts i nd epend ence.
We a re aski ng our Boar d of Et hi cs t o demonst r at e t he val ue t hey pl ace i n r est or i ng publ i c
t r ust i n our l ocal gover nment by fi r i ng Kel vi n Wal t on and Ni na Hal l i f Int er i m CEO Lee May
r efuses t o i mmedi at el y do so as we have r equest ed.
There a re ma nyDeKa lb C ountyta xpa yers a nd voters tha t va lue restori ng publi ctrust a nd removi ng
thi s " C loud of C orrupti on" . We need the Boa rd of Ethi cs tota k e i mmed i a te a cti on torestore publi c
thrust byremovi ng thi s " cloud of corrupti on" .
Should C EO L ee Ma yconti nue toemploy Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll wi th pa y, we respectfully
request tha tthe Boa rd of Ethi cs exerci se i ts gi ven powertotermi na te Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ni na Ha ll
ba sed onourpresentments tothe Boa rd of Ethi cs, such a s:
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BID-RIGGING
SEE EXHIBIT A
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BID-RIGGING
• TWO C OMPANIES - EXAMPL ES OF BID-RIGGING
- C REATING SPEC IFIC REQUIREMENTS IN BID DOC UMENTS THATFAVOR A SPEC IFIC PRIME
C ONTRAC TOR ATTHE C OSTOF AL L OTHER PRIME BIDDERS IN PREPARATION FOR KIC KBAC KS FROM
THE SEL EC TED PRIME TO DEKAL B C OUNTY PERSONNEL IN PURC HASING AND C ONTRAC TING DEPT;
- MANIPUL ATING RAW DATA FROM L IVEBID PAC KAGES IN ORDER TO BL AC KBAL L SPEC IFIC L SBE'S AND
PRIMES AND REWARD OTHERS IN AN EFFORTTO SEC UREBID FOR SPEC IFIC PRIME AND/ OR PRIME-
C REATED L SBEIN PREPARATION FOR KIC KBAC KS TO DEKAL B C OUNTY PERSONNEL IN PURC HASING
AND C ONTRAC Ti NG DEPT;
• FEDERAL C ONTRAC TS - EXAMPL ES OF BID-RIGGING
- AWARDING PRIME IN NON-C OMPL IANC E OF THE L SBEORDINANC E AND IN BREAC H OF C URRENT
FEDERAL L YFUNDED C ONTRAC TS A THRID C ONTRAC TIN PREPARATION FOR KIC KBAC KS TO DEKAL B
C OUNTY PERSONNNEL IN PURC HASING AND C ONTRAC TING DEPT;
• C OMPL AINTS TO DEKAL B C OUNTY IGNORED
- SEVERAL C OMPL AINTS FIL ED IN C ONTRAC TC OMPL IANC E PUTTING DEKAL B C OUNTY ON NOTIC E
THATPRIME C ONTRAC TOR WAS SUBMITTING FAL SEDOC UMENTS, PRAC TIC ING KIC KBAC KS AND IN
VIOL ATION OF THE FAL SEC L AIMS AND REQUESTING DEKAL B C OUNTY NOTIFYTHE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT OF THESE ISSUES UNDER THE FEDERAL FAL SEC L AIMS AC T;
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FALSEDOCUMENTATION - EVIDENCED BY
FRAUDULENT CHECKS -SEE EXHIBIT B-
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FALSE DOCUMENTATION EVIDENCED BY FRAUDULENT CHECKS
• EXAMPL ES OF C HEC KS WITH C HEC K NUMBERS THATDO NOTMATC H,
TYPED-IN C HEC K NUMBERS AND BL AC KED-OUT ROUTING INFO TO
AC C OMPANY FRAUDUL ENT L IEN REL EASES TO BESUBMITTED TO THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
• FAL SE C HEC KS THAT\, AJ ERENEVER C ASHED.
• SUBMITTING BAC K-DATED C HEC KS TO L SBE'S TO SHOW C OMPL IANC E
WITH THE L SBE ORDINANC E INC L UDED IN AL L DEKAL B C OUNTY
C ONTRAC TS.
• PASS THROUGH EXAMPL ES THATVIOL ATE DEKAL B C OUNTY L SBE
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VIOL ATION OF THE FAL SEC L AIM AC T
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VIOLATION OF THE FALSE CLAIM ACT
•L ETTER GIVEN TO DEKAL B C OUNTY PURC HASING AND
C ONTRAC TING DEPARTMENTON J UNE 13, 20 11
HIGHL IGHTING VIOL ATION OF FAL SEC L AIM AC T.
•C OMPL AINT DETAIL ING VIOL ATION OF THE FAL SEC L AIM
AC TAUTHORED BYSTRIC KL AND & SON C ONSTRUC TION
( L SBE) AGAINSTS. GARRETTAND C OMPANY ( PRIME) AL SO
IN VIOL ATION OF THE L SBEORDINANC E INC L UDED IN AL L -
DEKAL B C OUNTY C ONTRAC TS.
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FRAUD
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FRAUD
•WE REQUESTED INFORMATION UNDER GEORGIA OPEN
REC ORDS AC TAND FOUND EVIDENC E THATPRIMES WERE PAID
FOR WORK UNDER THE L SBEVENDORS' C OMPANY NAME;
HOWEVER, THE L SBEVENDORS DID NOTREC EIVEANY
PAYMENTS. THE L SBEVENDORS C OMPL AINTS TO FEL TON -
WIL L IAMS IN THE C ONTRAC TC OMPL IANC E DEPARTMENT
UNDER KEL VIN L WAL TON WERE IGNORED.
• DOC UMENTATION WAS DEL IVERED TO THE DISTRIC T
ATTORNEY OFFIC ETHE SAME DAY. NO RESPONSEBAC K EVER
REC EIVED FROM DEKAL B DISTRIC TATTORNEY C ONC ERNING
THIS SUBMITTED DOC UMENTATION ( A FUL L BOX ) .
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KICKBACKS, UP-CHARGING, AND
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OVER -BILLING: SEE EXHIBIT E
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KIC KBAC KS, UP-C HARGING, PASSTHROUGH AND OVER-BIL L ING
• PRIME C REATED C HANGE ORDER ON SUBC ONTRAC TTO L SBE
REDUC ING THE AMOUNT OF THE 20 % L SBEPAYMENTIN AN
ATTEMPTTO C OERC ETHE L SBETO MAKE PAYMENTBAC K TO
PRIME AS A PARTIC IPANTIN KIC KBAC K.
• EMAIL WRITTEN TO PRIME AND C OPIED TO SHARON WAL KER,
KEL VIN WAL TON AND HAL EY KIM OF DEKAL B C OUNTY
C ONTRAC TING AND PURC HASING DEPTC OMPL AINING AND
REFUSING TO ENGAGE IN " KIC KBAC K" .
•VENDOR IS AN AC TUAL WITNESS TO SUC H REQUESTAND FIL ED
A C OMPL AIN-f-wtl-H THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
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•L ETTER FROM THE DEPARTMENTOF THE
TREASURY L OC ATED IN WASHINGTON, D. C . ON -
OC TOBER 24, 20 13 WITH C OMPL AINT NUMBER
55-1310 -0 0 48-C . .
•C OMPL AINT WRITTEN ON BEHAL F OF A L OC AL
VENDOR.
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• WE REQUESTA FUL L FORENSIC AUDIT OF THE WATERSHED DEPARTMENT,
PUBL IC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND PURC HASi NG AND C ONTRAC TING
DEPARTMENT.
• VENDORS AND C ONTRAC TORS REQUESTED A FUL L C RIMINAL INVESTIGATION
BYTHE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ( FBI) INTO AL L EGED C RIMINAL -
AC TIVITY.
• WE REQUESTTHATTHE PARTIC IPANTS KEL VIN L . WAL TON, NINA HAL L AND L ORI
BRIL L BE FIRED IMMEDIATEL Y TO REDUC E THE C OSTBEING BORNE BYTHE
C ITIZENS OF DEKAL B C OUNTY IN THE PAYMENTOF THEIR SAL ARIES. IN THEIR
C OL L ABORATION AS C O-C ONSPIRITORS, THESE PAID EMPL OYEES HAVE NOT
ONL Y BREAC HED THEIR FIDUC IARY DUTIES TOWARD THE C OUNTY BUTTHEY
HAVE PUTTHE C OUNTY IN A STATEOF L IABIL ITY TO THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT ATTHE C OSTOF MIL L IONS OF DOL L ARS.
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DeKa lb C ountyGeorgi a
Ethi cs C ompla i nt to Support Fi ri ng:
Kelvi n L Wa lton -Former Di rector of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
Ni na Ha ll -FormerAssi sta nt tothe C EO
~[orrBnrr-:-Seni or Assi sta nt C ountyAttorney
-Feder al St i mul us Fundi ng - $6.6MM Gr ant fr om t he Depar t ment of Ener gy (2009-2012)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement a t Record ers C ourt
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to SGa rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $149, 97 3)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement DeKa lb Va ri ous Projects
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to SGa rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $6 21, 324)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement a t Deca tur L i bra ry
-Awa rd ed 0 9/ 27 / 20 11 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $439, 7 48)
• Feder al St i mul us Fundi ng - $6.6MM Gr ant fr om t he Depar t ment of Ener gy (2009-2012)
•EnergySta r Roof Repla cement a t Record ers C ourt
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $149, 97 3)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement DeKa lb Va ri ous Projects
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 toS Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $6 21, 324)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement a t Deca tur L i bra ry
•Awa rd ed 0 9/ 27 / 20 11 to SGa rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $439, 7 48)
- DeKal b Count y Taxpayer s Fi scal Budget - $17MM DeKal b Count y Budget ed Pr oj ect
- DeKal b Count y Taxpayer s Fi scal Budget - $2MM Annual DeKal b Count y Ser vi ces Cont r act
DeKa lb C ounty Ethi cs Boa rd C ompla i nt 10/ 6/ 2. 014
16
-Fed era l Sti mulus Fund i ng -$6 . 6 MM Gra nt from the Depa rtment of Energy ( 20 0 9-20 12)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement a t Record ers C ourt
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $149, 97 3)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement DeKa lb Va ri ous Projects
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $6 21, 324)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement a t Deca tur L i bra ry
-Awa rd ed 0 9/ 27 / 20 11 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $439, 7 48)
-Fed era l Sti mulus Fund i ng -$6 . 6 MM Gra nt from the Depa rtment of Energy ( 20 0 9-20 12)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement a t Record ers C ourt
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $149, 97 3)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement DeKa lb Va ri ous Projects
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $6 21, 324)
-EnergySta r Roof Repla cement a t Deca tur L i bra ry
-Awa rd ed 0 9/ 27 / 20 11 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $439, 7 48)
-DeKa lb C ounty Ta xpa yers Fi sca l Bud get -$17 MM DeKa lb C ounty Bud geted Project
•DeKa lb C ounty Ta xpa yers Fi sca l Bud get -$2MM Annua l DeKa lb C ounty Servi ces C ontra ct
DeKa lbC ountyEthi cs Boa rd C ompla i nt 10/6/2014 17
• Feder al St i mul us Fundi ng - $6.6MM Gr ant fr om t he Depar t ment of Ener gy (2009-2012)
•Energy Sta r Roof Repla cement a t Record ers C ourt
= Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to SGa rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $149, 97 3)
•Energy Sta r Roof Repla cement DeKa lb Va ri ous Projects
= Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $6 21, 324)
•Energy Sta r Roof Repla cement a t Deca tur L i bra ry
-Awa rd ed 0 9/ 27 / 20 11 to SGa rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $439, 7 48)
• Feder al St i mul us Fundi ng - $6.6MM Gr ant fr om t he Depar t ment of Ener gy (2009-2012)
•Energy Sta r Roof Repla cement a t Record ers C ourt
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $149, 97 3)
•Energy Sta r Roof Repla cement DeKa lb Va ri ous Projects
-Awa rd ed 0 5/ 11/ 20 10 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $6 21, 324)
•Energy Sta r Roof Repla cement a t Deca tur L i bra ry
-Awa rd ed 0 9/ 27 / 20 11 to S Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny ( $439, 7 48)
• DeKal b Count y Tax Payer s Fi scal Budget - $17MM DeKal b Count y Budget ed Pr oj ect
• DeKal b Count y Tax Payer s Fi scal Budget - $2MM Annual DeKal b Count y Ser vi ces Cont r act
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FALSE DOCUMENTATION - EVIDENCED BY
FRAU DU- L E- NL CHECK- S - SE- E EXHIBIT B
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Amend ment II
FAL SEDOC UMENTATlor" EVIDEr~C ED BY
FRAUDUL ENTC HEC KS
• EXAMPL ES OF C HEC KS WITH C HEC K NUMBERS THATDO NOT
MATC H, TYPED-IN C HEC K NUMBERS AND BL AC KED-OUT ROUTING
INFO
• FAL SEC HEC KS THATWERE NEVER C ASHED a nd PASSTHROUGH
EXAMPL ES THATVIOL ATE DEKAL B C OUNTY L SBEORDINANC E.
• L IENS ISSUED ON PUBL IC PROPERTYTO BRING ATTENTION TO THE
FAC TTHATAL L EGED C RIMINAL AC TIVITY WAS OC C URRING
WITHIN THE PURC HASING AND C ONTRAC TING DEPARTMENT.
HOWEVER, l= HEISSUEOF L IENS WENTIGNORED.
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BID-RIGGING
--~~E-E EXHIBIT A
10/5/2014 2
BID-RIGGi NG
•TWO C OMPANIES - EXAMPL ES OF BID-RIGGING
•FEDERAL C ONTRAC TS - EXAMPL ES OF BID-
RIGGING
•C OMPL AINTS TO DEKAL B C OUNTY IGNORED
10/5/2014 3
· $6.6MM Grant from the Department of Energy
• Energy Star Roof Replacement at TobieGrant L ibraryand Recreation Center
• Energy Star Roof Replacement at Recorders Court
• Energy Star Roof Replacement DeKalbV arious Projects
• $6.6MM Grant from the Department of Energy
• Energy Star Roof Replacement at Recorders Court
• Energy Star Roof Replacement DeKalbV arious Projects
· $17MM DeKalb County Budgeted Project
· Seminole Landfill Phase 3 Unit 3 Construction - Awarded August 2011
· $2MM Annual DeKalb County Services Contract
· Fire Hydrant Repair and Replacement Service - Past 7years and ongoing
· $6.6MM Grant from the Department of Energy (2009-2012)
• Energy Star Roof Replacement at TobieGrant L ibraryand Recreation Center
. • Energy Star Roof Replacement at Recorders Court
• Energy Star Roof Replacement DeKalbV arious Projects
• $6.6MM Grant from the Department of Energy
• Energy Star Roof Replacement at Recorders Court
• Energy Star Roof Replacement DeKalbV arious Projects
· $17MMDeKalb County Budgeted Project
· Seminole Landfill Phase 3 Unit 3 Construction - Awarded August 2011
· $2MM Annual DeKalb County Services Contract
· Fire Hydrant Repair and Replacement Service - Past 7 years and ongoing
• $6.6MM Grant from the Department of Energy (2009-2012)
• Energy Star Roof Replacement at TobieGrant L ibraryand Recreation Center
. • Energy Star Roof Replacement at Recorders Court
• Energy Star Roof Replacement DeKalbV arious Projects
• $6.6MM Grant from the Department of Energy (2009-2012)
• Energy Stat Roof Replacement at Recorders Court
• Energy Star Roof Replacement at DeKalbV arious Projects
• $l,gMM DeKalb County Budgeted Project
• SeminoleRoad Landfill Phase 3 Unit 3 Construction - Awarded August 2011
· $2MM Annual DeKalb County Services Contract
· Fire Hydrant Repair and Replacement Service - Past 7 years and ongoing
Strickland &Son Construction, L L C l~and.~WDthe I
- P,lmeonINs bid(80%) ~~ntrac.t wasemmed 12 _I
montMwlttsol.tre- bld __
DeKalb CouDty~SBE~Projects Bids~and~ExpeDse~Repo~BidJUllIlin .Barrter.Clann I
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I Date: 09/30/2014
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Additional
/ Project- - - I5BE- - - f'roject- C- osts- - Project ~lona~prOjec- t
/
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Award Amount Caused by Award/ Project Award L SBEAmount osts Caused by L SBE(20%) Accrued Interest
Project Award/ Contract Date Amount (20%) Prime Contract Date Amount (20%)
- - - Prim- e- -
Amount Paid Amount Unpaid Subtotal (15%per year; Total Due
.3..Q.o1564- BIDDATE02/01/10 - Prime $ 500.00 $ 7,500.00 $ 2,000,000.00 $ 1,600,000.00 $ 800,000.00 $ $ 1,600,000.00 $ 2,4 08,000.00 $ 1,083,600.00 $ 3,4 91,600.00
Fire Hydrant Repair and Replacement Service
Maceo Haywood was Contract Administrator on this bid; M7ven sent complaint/research letter relardlng 3 machine requirement and hardship on Prime and L SBE;County responded with removal of requirement and extension to Feb 1,
2010; Added add'l work without full clarification; Geollia Hydrants awarded this project for $2MM with an additional no- bid l8- month extension; They have been L ow Bid Contractor Awardee for at least 7years by using the 3rd machine
as a bid requirement; Strickland &Son was the low bidder until the add'l work was added in the amendment however did not have the 3rd machine; The use of this 3rd machine as a bid requirement for the Fire Hydrant bid shows DeKalb
County participating in bid rigging under Director Kelvin Walton of Purchasing and COntracts Dept.
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11- 100220- BIDDATE07/12/11- Glover Construction! $ 500.00 $ 500.00 s 15,000.00 8/26/2011 $ 12,685,000.00 $ 2,537,000.00 $ $ 2,537,000.00 $ 2,553,000.00 $ 1,14 8,850.00 $ 3,701,850.00
Seminole Road L andfill Phase 3 - Unit 3 Construction
Y olanda D Broome was Contract Administrator on this bid; ORA Request reviewed pre- bid engineering estimate at $l7MM; Bid Awarded to Reeves Contracting on B- 26- 11for base bid of $11.685MM w/$lMM contingency; L SBE20%
participation was GM Construction and Equipment, L L C;Mentor/Protege was In effect; Strickiand &Son was removed by DeKalb County as L SBE 20% participant submitted by Glover Construction's bid and replaced with GM Construction;
This removal follows the meeting with Kelvin Walton complaint alainst S Garrett and Company's non- compliance with the L SBEprogram payment policy in July 2011; Full contingency was paid to Reeves Constrctlon with no new work
assigned; These actions constitute DeKalb County participating in bid rigging under Director Kelvin Walton of the Purchasing and Contracts Dept.
GRAND TOTAL $ 7,193,4 50.00
Strickland &Son Construction, L L C startup COntractor Complaint Meetlng=$SOO; Recal
• Proof of V alue Cost=$14 00; Engineer athIndance
a tDe~b meeti ng= S30 0 ;
- -
DeKalb_Countv L SBEJ'colects Bids a nd . Expense ReD_ort
- - Pressure Wa shi ng Roof - $330 0 ; C ompla i nt Meeti ng-· ~----- - - - ~
1500 Date:09/30/2014 - - - - -
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- Additlonal- P<oject
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Bid Award/ Project Award L SBEAmount Costs Caused by
A~
Accrued Interest
Bid/Project Name/Prime Meeting SiteV isit BidPrep Cost Contract Date Amount (20%) Pri me Amount Unpaid Subtotal (15% per year) Total Due
09· 100151 • BIDDATE01/28/10 • SGarrett Company $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 7,500.00 5/11/2010 $ 14 9,973.00 $ 29,994 .00 s 6,000.00 $ 24 ,725.4 8 $ 5,268.52 s 11,268.52 $ 5,070.83 s 16,339.35
Energy Star Roof Replacement at Recorder's Court
. / I:holes In wd for SC Uppeni -$40 0 0 ; C omphMnt I
Awarded Contract· Strickland &Son (20% L SBEI
••••••••• W" ," I" , Roof· $3300; C ut 0 0 1••InW" f--
" " '" " •• W•• hI" , ROO~ I - " no· $500; U.., e•••• - $1500; Euos>iY e
for newscuppers -$2000; C Ompla i ntMMtlng -
ComplalntMeetlng- $500; Uen • Ad mln- $5000
.09- 100154 - BIDDATE01/28/10· SGarrett Company $ 500.00 5/11/2010
1::00; lien Costs - $1500; Exoess/'Il! Admin- $150 0 ; ExcessIve Ad mi n - 0 I $ _ $
$
5000
Energy Star Roof Replacement V arious Projects - ,
- Pole BridgeAWTP $ 500.00 $ 7,500.00 $ 62,4 93.00 $ 12,4 98.00 $ 12,300.00
~
$ 1,362.28 $ 13,662.28 $ 6,14 8.03 $ 19,810.31
- OeKalb/ Atlanta Senior Center s 500.00 s 7,500.00 s 123,973.00 $ 24 ,794 .00 S 10,650.00 . 21,181.79 s 3,612.21 $ 14 ,262.21 s 6,4 17.99 $ 20,680.20
- Briarcliff L ibrary s 500.00 $ 7,500.00 $ 68,697.00 $ 13,739.00 $ 11,000.00 s 11,993.25 $ 1,74 5.75 $ 12,74 5.75 $ 5,735.59 $ 18,4 81.34
- Wesley Chapel L ibrary s 500.00 s 7,500.00 $ 366,161.00 $ 73,232.00 $ 8,500.00 \$ 15 983.52 S 5724 8.4 8 $ 65,74 8.4 8 $ 29,586.82 $ 95,335.30
lrressure Wa hi l1g Roof ~$0 ; Complaint Meeti ng
Awarded Contract· Strickland &Son (20% L SBE)
:=Uen costs· $l.SOO; Excessive Admin·
TOTALV ARIOUSPROJECTS $ 154 ,307.14
09· 100152· BID_DATE01/25/10 - Skilled Builders .Ine $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 9,4 00.00 3/2/2010 $ 136,282.00 $ 27,256.00 $ 53,610.00 ~9,907.00 $ (4 2,651.00) $ 10,959.00 $ 4 ,931.55 $ 15,890.55
Energy Star Roof Replacement at Tobie Grant L i~rary and Rrreation Center =and Install PV CRoof· $4 7000;
I Awarded Contract· Strickland &Son (20% L SBE)
Provi d e a nd Insta ll gutters· $6 6 10
09· 100153· BIDDATE01/20/10· V arious Primes j $ 500.00 I s 500.00 $ 7,500.00
I
$ · s s 8,500.00 $ 2,550.00 $ 11,050.00
Energy Star Roof Replacement at Memorial DriV j Office palk
09· 100150· BIDDATE01/28/10 - V arious Primes I s 500.00 I s 500.00 s 7,500.00
I
$ - $ s 8,500.00 $ 2,550.00 s 11,050.00
Energy Star Roof Replacement at Maloof BUildinr and Maliof Annex jUilding
-
09- 10~~.!!..:..BID DATE01/26/10 :V ar!!lus Pri~~1 $ 500.00 I s 500.00 I s 7,500.00
1
$ - $ s 8,500.00 $ 2,550.00 s 11,050.00
Energy Star Roof Replacement at Chamblee L ibrjry and Courthouse (Upper)
09· 10014 8· BIDDATE01/26/10 - V arious Primes I $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 7,500.00
1
$ · $ $ 8,500.00 $ 2,550.00 $ 11,050.00
Energy Star Roof Replacement at Redan- Trotti L ibrary
3001650 - BIDDATE03/02/10 • Peek Pavement Mark s 500.00 s 7,500.00
7/12/20101 $
250,000.00 $
50,000.00 I $
25,000.00
~- $ 50,000.00 s 75,000.00 $ 33,750.00 $ 108,750.00
Pavement Marking of Roads and Parking lots 1~" tnK:tWMextended 12
I
Awarded Contract· Strickland & Son (20% L SBE)
months wfthout re-bld
~0014 76· BIDDATE09/17/09· Southeastern Econo $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
11/6/20091 $
80,000.00 $ 16,000.00 $ 8,000.00 1\$ $ 16,000.00 $ 24 ,000.00 $ 10,800.00 $ 34 ,800.00
Portable Toilets (Rental)
II~nt,act wasextend ed 12
I Awarded Contract - Strickland & Son (20% L SBE)
months without re- bld
09- 100127 - BIDDATE09/27/09 - Nobid $ 500.00 s 500.00
1
$ - $ $ $ 1,000.00 $ 4 50.00
. . . S.
1,4 50.00
Klondike Multiuse Trail
30014 87 - BIDDATE09/29/09· L ondon Welding Serv $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
I
$ $ s $ 3,000.00 $ 1,350.00 $ 4 ,350.00
Fence and Gate Repair and Installation
3001509· BIDDATE10/07/09· Prime $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
I
$ · $ $ $ 3,000.00 $ 1,350.00 $ 4 ,350.00
Furnish and Instal Silt Fence, Sandbags and straj Bales
.
3001511· BIDDATE09/30/09· Southeastem Econo21$ 500.00 s 2;500,00- . 1. 26 , SQGoOQ- $- - 5,300.00 s - s 5,300.00 $ 8,300.00 $ 3,735.00 $ 12,035.00
Furnish Silt Fence, Sandbags and Straw Bales (Materials Only)
Ricardo Mosby called Prime to try to get him to signjddend2 ejendlng the Ibidafter the bld
l
opening on 09/30/09 had already tten place; M7ven
1
called to complain j" d Addend3 wi' issued cancellngte bid
I I
3001784 - BIDDATE09/30/09 - .ruGreen i.andcare; C' $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
Gra$$ Cl'tting for Seminole L andfill
$
116,000.00 $
3001535 - BIDDATE11/10/09 - KlW Group, Inc; BE~ $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
Upgrade to NH Scott Gymnasium Floor (Wooden)
f
$
$
1$
3,500.00 I $ 1,575.00 I $
5,075.00
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$ 38,080.00 $ 17,136.00 $ 55,216.00
- - - -
$ 3,500.00 $ 1,575.00 $ 5,075.00
$ 11,000.00 $ 4 ,950.00 $ 15,950.00
$ 3,500.00 $ 1,575.00 $ 5,075.00
$
09- 100138 - BIDDATE01/14 /10 - V arious Primes
Briarwood Road L ift Station Expansion
09- 100129 - BIDDATE12/17/09 - No Bid $ 500.00 $ 500.00
South River Trail, Phase 3
$ 500.00
09- 1OO133- BloDATE10/08/09- HoganConstructior $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 7,500.00 12/18/2009 $ 14 7,900.00 $ 29,580.00 s $ 29,580.00
Human- Resources- Department- Appllcation &- Testing- Faeility Construction- Project - - - - - - - - - -
We sent Inour paperwork and worked with them to the day before bidopenin1but they said they didn't use us; but we want this investigated to besure they didn't use our paperwork to qualify for thebid
09- 100135 - BIDoAT.E10/26/09 - KTWGroup Inc, V a $ 50000 $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00 $ - s - $ -
Snapfinger AWTP Press RoomFloor Renovation
09- 500128 - BIDDATE10/29/09 - Batson- Cook, Hoga $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 10,000.00 $ $ $
Construction Management at Risk Services for Central L ibrary Annex and Processing Center
Request for L SBEProt~e position - Budget = $BMM I
09- 500134 - BIDDATE11/19/09 - Atlanta Urban L eagj $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
Job Training Services for Workforce Investment tct Adult aid Dislocatjd Worker Program
3001552 - BIDDATE12/01/09 - V arious Primes I I I $ 1,000.00
Storm Water Pipe Repairs Using Chemical uners]
Missed pre- bid meeting but contacted Primes and sent L SBEparticipant paperwork
$ $ 1,000.00 $ 4 50.00 $ 1,4 50.00
$ 1,000.00 $ 4 50.00 $ 1,4 50.00
30014 89 - 810 DATE12/21/09 - KlWSS Infrastructure $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 7,500.00
Repair and Repaving of Central Sanitation Truck Area
Created joint venture as Prime; Bid bond addenda [dded 1 2 / y 1 0 9 by DeKalb County; Unable to get bid bond at last minute notification
Ricardo Mosby was DeKalbCounty rep for this bid I
23,200.00
09- 10014 4 - 810 DATE12/30/09 - Proshot Concrete, I. $ 500.00 I $ 2,500.00
Shotcrete Restorative Services for Public Works Stormwater Projects
Wesent inour paperwork and they said they got it too late; but we want this investigated to be sure they didn't use our paperwork to qualify for the bid
I
2/17/2010 $ 581,890.00 $ 116,378.00 $ $ 116,378.00 $ 119,378.00 $ 53,720.10 $ 173,098.10
$ $ $ 3,000.00 $ 1,350.00 $ 4 ,350.00
IBi d Package = $25
I
25.00 $ $ $ 1,025.00 $ 4 61.25
s 1,4 86.25
25.00
IBi d Package = $25 I
$ 1,025.00 $ 4 61.25 $ 1,4 86.25
$ $ $ 3,500.00 $ 1,575.00 $ 5,075.00
Bi d Packi l l ga •• $100
I
100.00 $ s $ 3,600.00 $ 1,620.00 $ 5,220.00
100.00
rBld P~tkage = $100
I $ 3,600.00 $ 1,620.00 $ 5,220.00
100.00
IBid Package II S100
I $ 1,100.00 $ 4 95.00 $ 1,595.00
IBid Package .• $100
92,800.00 $ 92,800.00 $ 4 1,760.00 $ 13lr,560.00
3001593 - 810 DATEO Y 0 6/ 1 0 - KlW Group, Ine
Jail Mattresses
$ 500.00 $ 500.00
09- 10014 0 - BIDDATE01/11/10 - V arious Primes $ 500.00 $ 500.00
Bunker Room Trench Drain System for DeKalb County, Georgia
$
$ 2,500.00
$
3001566 - BIDDATE02/16/10 - A & 0 Horizon $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
L andscape Maintenance Service
Original Biddate 12/30/09
$
09- 10014 3 - 810 DATE01/07/10 - A & 0 Horizon, V ari $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
Site Construction for Flat Shoals Park
Original Bid date 12/29/09
$
09- 100119 - BIDDATE01/07/10 - A &0 Horizon,_'yari $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
Site Construction for Chapel Hill Park
Original Bid date 12/29/09
09- 100124 - BIDDATE01/07/10 - No bid $ 500.00 $ 500.00
Site Construction for Deepdene Park
$
$
09- 10014 5 - 810 DATE01/07/10 - V arious Primes
Emory V illage Revitalization Project
O~iginaL Bid- date- 12/30t09
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Sidewalks &Roadway Construction
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Fire Hydrant Repair and Replacement Service
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$ 3,000.00 $ 1,350.00 $
s 1,600,000.00 s 2,4 08,000.00 $ 1,083,600.00 s
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3,4 91,600.00
Maceo Haywood was Contnct Administrator onthis bid; M7ven sent complaint/research letter reaardina3 machine requirement and hardship on Prime and L SBE;County responded with removal of requirement and extension to Feb I,
2010; Added add'i work without full clarification; Georaia Hydrants awarded this project for $2MM with an additional no- bid IS- month extension; They have been L owBidContractor Awardee for at least 7years by uslna the 3rd machine as
abid requirement; Strickland &Son was the low bidder until the add'l work was added in the amendment however did not have the 3rd machine; The use of this 3rd machine as abid requirement for the Fire Hydrant bid shows DeKalb
County participating inbid rigging under Director Kelvin Walton of Purchasing and Contracts Dept.
10- 100159- BIDDATE02/24 /10 - Shaheed Constructl $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
Klondike Multiuse Trail (Rebid)
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IReevesContracting
I 3,600.00 $ 1,620.00 s 5,220.00 $
10- 100160- BIDDATE02/25/10 -_ ~&DHorizon, V arlo $ 500.00 s 500.00 $ 2,500.00 $ - $ 50.00
Demolition and Excavation at Executive Square
10- 100168- BIDDATE04 /22/10 - SkilledBuilders, Ine s 500.00 $ 500.00 s 2,500.00 s -
South L ot Sanitation Building Rehabilitation
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$ 3,550.00 s
3,500.00 $
1,597.50 $
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5,14 7.50
5,075.00
~!,1763- BIDDATE08/04 /10 - SkilledBuilders, Inc $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 2,500.00
Building Modifications at Sanitation Administration Building and Central Transfer Station
I i I I Bi. Pack ••• = $25
$ $ 3,500.00 s
91,589.00 $
1,575.00 $
4 1,215.05 s
5,075.00
132,804 .05
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11- 100217- BIDDATE08/30/11- V arious Primes I s 500.00 s 500.00 $ 2,500.00 s - s 25.00 1Bid Package _125 I
Sanitation Administration and Central Transfer Sitation
$ 3,525.00 $ 1,586.25 $ 5,111.25
11- 100224 - BIDDATE0 8/ 1 6/ 1 1 - Aarene Contracting I $ 500.00 $ 500.00 $ 7,500.00
Sugar Creek New Golf and Tennis Clubhouse Facllity
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Bid Pi Kk a ge ::: $100
s 8,600.00 $ 3,870.00 $ 12,4 70.00
Seminole Road landfill Phase 3 - Unit 3 Construction
11- 100220- BIDDATE07/12/11- Glover Construction I $ 500.00 s 500.00 $ 15,000.00 8/26/2011 s 12,685,000.00 $ 2,537,000.00 s $ 2,537,000.00 $ 2,553,000.00 s 1,14 8,850.00 $ 3,701,850.00
Y olanda DBroome was Contract Administrator on this bid; ORA Request reviewed pre- bid engineering estimate at $17MM; BidAwarded to Reeves Contracting on 8- 26- 11for base bid of $11_685MM w/$lMM contingelltV :L SBE 20%
participation was GM Construction and Equipment, llC; Mentor/Protege was in effect; Strickland &Son was removed by DeKalb County as L SBE20% participant submitted by Glover Construction's bid and replaced with GM Construction;
This removal follows the meeting with Kelvin Walton complaint against SGarrett and Company's non- c:ompliance with the L SBEprogram payment policy inJuly 2011; Full contingency was paid to Reeves Constrction with no new work
assigned; These actions constitute DeKalb County participating in bid rigging under Director Kelvin Walton of the Purchasing and Contracts Dept.
Note: Allbi d s i ncurred pre-bi d expenses whi ch a re shown on the sprea d sheet; However the pre-bi d expenses were not a d d ed to a mount owed where contra ct wa s a wa rd ed
where Stri ck la nd & Son wa s 20%L SBE Pa rti ci pa nt
GRAND TOTAL $ 8,019,219.60
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To: C a lla n, Scott M. ; Bowma n, Ali ta
Subject: stri cl'la nd &Son C onstructi on, L L C
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Plea se see belowthe i nforma ti on you requested on Mr. Hopi e Stri ck la nd thi s morni ng bytelephone. The
certi fi ca ti on fi 't for Stri ck la nd & Son C onstructi on. L L C i s i nthe C ontra ct C ompli a nce Di vi si on.
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Ad mi ni stra ti ve C oord i na tor
Offi ce of the Di rector a nd C hi ef Procurement Offi cer
DeKa lb C ounty
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
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Porta ble Toi let Southea stern Econo $7 3, 96 3. 27 $1 6,0 0 0 /20 %
Renta l-30 0 147 6 Di sposa l Servi ces
Energy Sta r Roof S. Ga rrett a nd $6 83, 455. 0 0 $1 36,691 . 0 0 /20 %
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1 KEL V INL .WAL TON, 1 A Okay.
2 being first duly sworn, was examined and deposed as 2 Q - we certainly will - - y'all can either effj'
3 follows: 3 theroom and doso- or we'll exit, whatever seerhs tobe
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5 BY MR. WIL SON: 5 If you need to take abreak at any time, ~st
6 Q Okay. Mr. Walton, I'm going toask you to 6 let meknow, and we will accommodate that ar well.
7 tateyour name. 7 Okay? I
8 A Kelvin Walton. 8 A Okay.
s MR. WIL SON: Okay. Mr. L each, it's my s Q Y ou havebeen duly sworn, and you u~~o/~tand
10 understanding that your client intends to 10 you're under oath; correct?
11 exercise his rights under theFifth Amendment 11 A Y es.
12 at some portions of this deposition. Is that 12 fulQl naOmkea.y. I'mgoing to ask you to state aialin~Y Our
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14 MR. L EACH: That is correct. My plan is 14 A Kelvin L ewis Walton.
15 that with regard to any substantive question he 15 Q All right. And, Mr. Walton, what is yr·
16 is going to invoke his right to remain silent 16 address, please, sir? f.
17 because I am not tremendously intimatewith the 17 A ~707Mountain Crescent, Stone MOUn! J'n,
18 investigation and I don't want there tobe 18 Georgia.
19 waiver issues. ~9 Q Is that ahome, afree- standing home? 1'1
20 MR. WIL SON: I understand. In order to 20 condominium? A rental unit? What is that, ple~se, sir?
21 accommodate that, you and Iknow that 21 A A home. I I
22 technically he may besupposed to recite the 22 Q Okay. Are you the owner of that home?
23 entire Fifth Amendment. I certainly donot 23 A Y es.
24 require that or ask that he do that. And if 24 Q All right. Do you own that home?
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7 shorten that, I'll consider that as exactly 7 A Chief procurement officer and jector OJ
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9 MR. L EACH: Okay. s Q Okay. Are you thehead person fo'lnnchrg
10 11R. WIL SON: Okay. Mr. Thompson, are 10 and contracting with DeKalb County today?
11 there any stipulations? 11 A lam.
12 :MR. TIIOMPSON: We can continue the 12 Q And how long have you beeninthatpOSTn,
13 stipulations that we've had. 13 sir?
14 MR. WIL SON: Okay. That will be fine, 14 A Interim 2007 and permanently 2009.
- 15 BY MR. WIL SON: 15 Q Okay. Prior tocoming to that p~sition, ,hen
16 Q Mr. Walton, my name is Bob Wilson, as I 16 did you first come towork for DeKalb County?
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18 Champion and - - and Champion Tree Service. I will be 18 Q And what position didyouassume at that time? .
19 asking thequestions of you here today. If you do not 19 A I was the deputy chief purchasing officer Ifor
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Q Did hedothat of hi, own volition? ~I
3 Q The position that you took was in '03? 3 A No, administration made that happen.
4 A Y es. 4 Q Okay. And administration meaning wh atthat
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6 A I believe November 17th. 6 A Richard Stogner.
7 Q Okay. And how long did you remain at that 7 Q Okay. The - - when you came totheCounty in
8 position? 8 2003, I think you said? I
9 A Unti12005. 9 A Y es. Uh- huh.
10 Q And in2005 what position did you move to? 10 Q The CEO of theCounty was whom, sir?
11 A I was promoted tothe assistant director. 11 A V ernon Jones.
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17 Q Y ou were second incommand? 17 Q And to become the interim director, did you
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19 Q All right When you came with thedepartment 19 A I received approval of Richard Stogner. I
20 ~ November of2003, who was the director? 20 believe maybe he received approval of theCEO.
21 A Doyle Shaw. 21 Q Okay. For therecord Mr. Stogner had what
22 Q And he had been there for many years? 22 position, sir?
23 A Y es. 23 A Hewas the executive assistant.
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5 Q And did you replace him? 5 Q And approved by thecommission?
6 " A Y es. G A That's correct.
7 Q Y ou mentioned that for aperiod oftime you 7 Q And your appointment as interim director, was
B were the interim director? 8 that approved by the commission?
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10 Q And when you became interim, was it upon his 10 Q Y our appointment asdirector, was that approved
11 departure? 11 by the commission?
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16 Q Okay. Did heretire? Was that what his status a s approved or the commission wouldn't approvet?
17 was, that b e retired and then assumed aspecial 17 A The position does not have to be approv by
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20 retire. I became theinterim director, and he moved 20 appointment, totally at theliberty of the CEO?
21 over to special projects. He retired later that year. 21 A That's correct.
22 Q Okay. Was heworking full- time at that time? 22 Q Okay. Sowhen you assumed the directorship,
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1 Q Okay. Now, prior tocomingwithDeKalbCounty, 1 Q Okay. What isyour educational background,
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3 A I worked atFulton County as achief purchasing 3 A Bachelor's degree inbusiness administration
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9 that five- year period with Fulton County? 9 A Hampton University inHampton, V irginia,
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11assistant purchasing agent and thenwaspromoted tothe 11 undergraduate degree?
12 chief assistant purchasing agent. 12 A 1987.
13 Q Okay. Now, as thechief - - tell me the title 13 Q And your master's?
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16 ~urchasing agent. 16 coming toFulton County, did you assume i llt after
l 7 Q Okay. Therewas someoneaboveyouinchargeof 17 completing your undergraduate degree?
18 purchasing? 18 A No. I had that position - - yeah. Y eah, after.
19 A os, yes. 19 Y eah, after I finished my master's degree, absolutely.
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22 Q - - incommand to purchasing? 22 A No . No. I worked.
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9 A Bertie County, eastern part of the state. 9 A When I came to the County. I
10 Q Which town? What's thecounty seat? 10 Q Okay. Did youknow himprior tocomingto the
11 A L ewiston Woodville, North Carolina, is in 11DeKalb County?
12 Bertie County. 12 A I didn't.
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14 A Raleigh's about two hours - - two hours - - 14 related - your relationship tohimwas directly related
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16 A And Greenville's about anhour and ahalf. 18 A Y es.
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1his retirement moving into special projects. H:;g:; 1 TIIE WITNESS: Iwould liketo revJ ]j~:; :i :;
2 that come about? What was happening? 2 my Fifth Amendment. I
3 A Mr. Shaw was about toretire, and they were 3 BY MR. WIL SON: I
4 positioning metobethe director because Iwas the 4 Q Okay. '
I
5 number two person in theoffice. Sothey wanted a 5 MR. L EACH: And just so the record's
s smoothtransition, sothey mademetheinterim director 5 clear, he's going to follow my directiofuj
7 while bewas still there sohe could kind of help with 7 MR. \V IL SON: I understand. I utd6rstand,
8 the transition. 8 Mr. L each. And if you wish tojust ~a~j: ifth,
9 Q Okay. Do you own some property in east 9 that'll just speed us up, and I will tak~it
10 Atlanta, sir? 10 fully as therecord saying you're invokfug your
11 A I don't. 11 Fifth Amendment.
12 Q Do you have some - - have you owned some 12 MR. L EACH: Ireally would like him todo
13 property or some rental property - - 13 it- -
14 A No. 14 MR. WIL SON: Okay.
15 Q - - on Glenwood Way, I believe it is? 15 MR. L EACH: - - theway he's doing it,
15 A No, I don't. H Mr. Wilson, just because -
17 Q Okay. Y ou've never had any interest inany 17 MR. WIL SON: That'sfme. I
18 propertyin east Atlanta aroundGlenwoodRoad, Glenwood 18 MR.. L EACH' - I know it's being I
19 Way? B videotaped. . I I1II
20 A No, I've never owned any property over there. 20 MR.. WIL SON: Okay.
21 Q Okay. Have you ever rented any property over 21 MR.. L EACH: Y ou may have standirlone
22 there? 22 questions that at some point areplayed to
23 A No, sir. 23 somebody, and I want it tobe clear. I
24 Q Do you have any family members that have 24 MR. WIL SON: Okay. That's fine. rat's
25 property over there - - 25 fine. I
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1 A No, sir.
2 Q - where I'm talking about?
3 :MR. WIL SON: Okay. I believe atthis
4 point, Mr. L each, I'mprobably going tobe
5 turning to some County matters, but 1'111et
5 you decide at that point. I just thought I
7 would let you know.
8 BY !V IR. WIL SON:
9 Q Do you recall back in '07 who was thefinance
II}director for the County?
11 A Ibelieve Mike Bell.
12 Q Okay. Dr. Bell?
13 A Dr. Bell, yeah.
i 14 Al Q And do you recall that there was some inquiry
! 15 being made within the County regarding various .
16 authorizations for payment and contracts that were in
17 thesystemthat werejust below the$50,000 threshold
1S for having toget bids?
~9 MR. L EACH: Iwant you toinvoke on that.
20 TIlE WITNESS: Iwould like to invoke my
2~ Fifth Amendment.
22 BY !v.fR. WIL SON:
23 I Q Okay. Do you have any recollection of that at
24 all at this time?
25 MR. L EA([:H: Same answer.
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1BY :MR. WIL SON: J
*Q There were aseries of authorizations for
3 payment that werejust under the $50,000 thresold
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4 whereby theCounty policy requires that bidtobetaken.
5 Do you recall that you placed multiple 4 9,000, 4 9¥OO,
6 amountsbetween4 9 and4 9,999, inother wordsjust urder
7 thethreshold, repeatedly intothesystemfor vendorf.to
8 be able to do work in order tobypass the $50,0010
9 threshold? I
10 MR. L EACH: Same answer. I
11 TIIE WITNESS; I would likeI to revoke my
12 Fifth Amendment rights. I I I
13 BY MR. WIL SON:
l~ Q Do yourecall that the County looked inbthis
1 rand found that where there were authorization I of a
16 little over $2 million by contract that well over $22
17 million had actually been authorized bythis mech.nism
IS that well exceeded those contracts to bypass th~
19 policies of the County? II
20 MR. L EACH: Same answer. !
n THE WI1NESS: Iwould like to rev~l{ :e- -
22 :MR. L EACH: Invoke. IJ
23 THE WITNESS: I would like toinvo emy
24 Fifth Amendment rights.
I 25 BY MR. WIL SON:
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1 Q Do you recall that you individually were the 1
2 personwhoput inthoserepeatedauthorizations for work 2
3 to be done and payment? 3
4 MR. L EACH: Same answer. 4
5 THE W1TN" ESS:Y es. I would liketoinvoke 5
6 Fifth Amendment rights. 6
7 BY MR. WIL SON: 7
8 rOkay. Now, you dounderstand the $50,000 8
9 eshold of theCounty's policies, do you not? 9
10 MR. L EACH: Same answer. 10
11 THE WITNESS: Iwould like toinvoke the 11
12 rights of theFifth Amendment. 12
13~ MR. WIL SON: 13
14 And you knowingly and intentionally violated l4
15· at County policy each and every time that you put 15
16 these authorizations for contracts and payment inthe 16
171ystemjustunder 50,000? 17
18 1vfR. L EACH: Same answer. 18
19 THE WITNESS: I would like to invoke my 19
20 rights of theFifth Amendment. 20
21BY MR. WIL SON: 21
22 Q And you actually did this hundreds of times 22
23 over the course of afew years? 23
24 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth 24
25 ,endment. 25
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A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
Amendment.
Q Okay. L et me turn toMr. Champion for the
moment. Do you recall having seen either of
Mr. Champion's contracts?
MR. L EACH: Same answer.
THE WITNESS: Y es. I would liketoinvoke
my rights of theFifth Amendment. I
BY MR. WIL SON:
Q Do you recall that there were infact two
contracts, one that hedid originally that hemay have
beeninvolvedinwhenyoucametotheCountyandthena
later contract that originated while you were with the
purchasing and contracting department?
A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
Amendment. I I i I
Q Do you agree that those contracts are an
as- needed or as- ordered service?
A Iwould like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
Amendment.
Q And you also agree, do you not, that those are
no- cap contracts; inother words, they arefor services
as needed or as ordered?
A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
Amendment.
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1 Q And you did this at your computer and punched
2 in theauthorizations sothat those payments could be
3 Imadeto those particular vendors?
4 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
5 Amendment.
6 Q And you did this knowing that many of these
7 ontracts - - that somehad contracts and some didnot?
8 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
9 Amendment.
l.o4 c'Q For example, there's acompany that had a
11~50,OOOcontract, avendor, that youmadeauthorizations
12 that exceeded over $2.2 million tothat vendor inspite
3.3 of the limitations of that contract; isn't that correct?
1.4 A I would like to invoke my rights ofthe Fifth
1.5 Amendment.
16 Q Okay. Now, at no time did you take this
17 information to the elected officials of this County,
18 i.e., theboard of commissioners?
19 A I would liketo invoke my rights of theFifth
20 Amendment.
21. Q Y ou did not make the commissioners, either
22 individually or collectively, aware that you were
23 violating thepolicies of the County by authorizing
24 ~hesepayments well beyondanycontracts thatexisted or
25 where no = v= existed at all; is that right?
J :" Q TheCounty - :- andfor budgeting purposes when
2 you have an as- ordered or as- needed service - - has to
3 estimatesomethingfor budgetingpurposes togointothe
4 contract; isn't that - - go into thebudget; isn't that
5 correct?
6 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
7 Amendment.
s Q Are you aware what the estimats was that the
9 Countyput onMr.ChampionorChampionTreeServices'
ro second contract while you were in purchasing? I
11 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
12 Amendment.
1.3 Q Areyou awarethat theCounty estimated onthe
14 agenda item avalue of approximately $3.1million?
15 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
16 Amendment.
1.7 Q Areyou aware, however, that inthe computer
18 systemof - andtheOraclesystemthat itshowed a$4 .3
19 million authorization? I
20 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
21 Amendment. ~
22 Q Did you put the4 .3 million into the Oracle
23 system?
24 A I would liketo invoke my rights of theFifth
25 Amendment. I
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1 Q In fact, you arethe one that placed the 4 .3 1
2 million into the Oracle system., are you not? 2
3 I A I would liketo invoke my rights of the Fifth 3
4 Amendment. 4
5 I Q The - - during - - inthecourse of the business 5
6 operations of theCounty, inorder for work to be 5
7 P1erformedbyacontractor, they aresupposed tohavea 7
B purchase order number, arethey not? B
!I HIwould like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 9
10 endment. 10
11 Q And any department out inthe County that is 11
u rFquisitioning work for acontractor has tosend that u
13 rFquisition for that work to thedepartment of 13
14 purchasing and contracting, your department; correct? l4
15 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 15
16 Amendment. 16
17 Q And oftentimes, when that is approved, the 17
1S department that requisitioned that work will simply 1S
19 provide orally orjust on apiece of paper thepurchase 19
20 order number tothe vendor so that they may provide 20
21 their service; isn't that correct? 21
22 A I would like toinvoke my rights of the Fifth 22
23 Amendment. 23
24 Q And that is acommon practice, is it not, here 24
25 in theCounty? 25
but others there?
A I would like toinvoke my rights of the Fifth
Amendment. II
Q Now, thepurchase order number isan
authorization for someone to carry out their work; isn't
that correct?
A I would like to invoke my rights of the Eifth
Amendment. J 1'1
Q Y ou areaware, areyou not, that Ms. Fo ;~/ltin
requisitions for work for Champion Tree Service and
receivedfromyour departmentpurchaseordernumbersfor
her totransmit to Champion Tree Service toperform
work, areyou not? I
A Iwould - - excuse me. I would like to invoke
my rights of theFifth Amendment. I
Q Andyouareawarethatworkwasperformed under
thosepurchaseorder numbersby thevendor, inthis case
Champion Tree Service?
A I would like toinvoke my rights of the Fifth
Amendment. I
Q Now, you areaware, areyou not, that when a
purchase order is issued it has an amount onit,
correct, dollar amount of what the expenditure cango
tol I would like to invoke my rights ~fthe Fifth
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1 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
2 Amendment.
3 Q Now, you know who Antoinette Fox is, doyou
4 not?
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TIIE WITNESS: I would like to invoke my
rights of theFifth Amendment.
BY MR. WIL SON:
Q And Ms. Fox was oneof thefolks that worked at
watershed management whowouldmakerequisitions for
purchase orders; isn't that correct?
A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
Amendment.
Q AndMs. Fox would oftenbegivenpurchaseorder
numbers that shewould then giveto thevendor for the
vendor toprovide their service or work; isthat
correct?
18 A I wouldliketoinvokemyrightsof theFifth
as Amendment.
20 Q Y ou are aware that that is what she regularly
aa did, areyou not?
22 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
23 Amendment.
24 Q And you are aware that this is apractice that
25 wasfollowedatwatershedmanagementnotjust by Ms. Fox
1Amendment.
2 Q And if thework is donefor anamount less than I
3 what i s authorized onthePO such that there's actually
4 adollar amount between thework they did andwhat the
5 PO was authorized for. that is something that does
6 happen from time to time, does it not?
7 A I would like toinvoke my rights of the Fifth
B Amendment.
9 Q Andyouareawarethat your department has made
10 it clear that therequisitioning department is free to
11useuptheremainder of thefunds onthat purchase order
12 for other workthatmaynot evenappear 01) thatpurchase
13 order? I
14 A I would like to invoke- my rights of the Fifth
15 Amendment.
16 Q Y ou're aware, areyounot, that your department
17 under your leadership has given that blessing to
18 watershed management, theoneI just discusser
H A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
20 Amendment.
21- ,J.Q So that we areclear, for example, if a
22 purchase orderwas for $50,000 andtheserviceprorded
23 only costs 4 0,000, that the department was the~
24 authorized togoahead and spend theother lO,Oqo on
25 other services from that vendor until they useup that
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1Mr. Champion was doingwork for theCounty iWOUld
2 transmit apurchase order number back to ther
3 requisitioning department, inthis case waters ed
4 management, the same as if you had hit apprRV ed?
5 A Iwould like to invoke my rights Dfthe
l
rifth
6 Amendment.
7 Q And you are aware, areyou not, that onthe
B receiving end, i.e., aMs. Fox for example at wat6rshed
9 managementsimply receivesaPO numberasif it ~tl dbeen
10 approved? J l
11 A I would like to invoke my rights of theI I ifth
12 Amendment. I I
13 Q And you became aware of that back not long
14 after Oracle was put inplace, did you not? I I
15 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
16 Amendment. I
17 Q Y ou were aware, were you not, that if you or
18 anyoneinyour department markedapurchaseorder - ~'m
U sorry - - arequisition as incomplete that whoever had
20 sent the requisition would think that aPO had bden
21issuedbecausetheywereissuedanumber, aPO num~er?
22 :MR. L EACH: Object to the fqnn of theI
23 question what somebody would think, but same
24 answer. I
25 TIffi WITNESS: Y eah. I invofe myrightsof
1entire PO?
2 I A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
3 ~endment.
4 I. q Y ou areaware, areyou not, that your - - your
5 staff actually e- mailed that policy of your department
6 towatershed management?
7 I A Iwould like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
8 ~endment.
9 Q Now, the Oracle system is thebudgeting,
10 inancing, purchasing, paying systemthat's used by the
11 rounty, is it not?
12 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
13 ~endment.
14 I ~ And any department seeking to have work
15 performed by avendor that's been approved makes a
16 requisition toyour department through the Oracle
17 hstem; isthat correct?
18 ~ I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
19 endment.
20 Q And your department has buyers, as you call
n them, that is, people that work under you, who either
22 have various departments or areas that they're
23 responsible for inlooking over these requisitions; is
24 that correct?
25 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
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1
Amendment. 1 the Fifth Amendment.
2 Q And in doing that they aregoing to have to 2 BY MR. WIL SON:
3 make adecision whether or not to authorize that 3 Q Okay. Now, you are aware sitting here today,
4 requisition sothat the work canbeperformed? 4 areyounot, that anumber of requisitions Ibywatershed
5 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 5 management forwork tobeperformedby9hampion Tree
6 Amendment. s Service were noted as being incomplete? I
7 Q And on the Oracle system, thebuyer, i.e., your 7 A I would like to invoke my rights lofthe Fillh
8 employee, only has three choices. They may mark it B Amendment. I
9 approved, disapproved or incomplete; isn't that correct? 9 Q And it was youyourself who actually serve~as
10 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth 10 thebuyer and marked that requisition as incompre;
11Amendment. 11isn't that true?
12 Q And the - - if it is marked incomplete, that is 12 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFTh
13 supposed to beatemporary status for that particular 13 Amendment.
14 requisition, is it not? 14 Q It is true, is it not, that you seldom ever a~
15 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 15 the director serve asthe buyer for requisitions? "
16 Amendment. H A I would like to invoke my rights of theFi ~h
:1.7
Q But you are aware, are you not, that anumber 17 Amendment.
I
1B of purchaseordersfor whichMr. Championdidwork and 18 Q Inthis instance you deliberately chose to
1. 9 isnowsuingtheCounty haveremained incompletefor an 19 serveas thebuyer for therequisitions fromwatershed
20 indefiniteperiod of timewhich now amounts toyears? 20 management as itrelated towork to beperformed by
21 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 21Champion Tree Service; isn't that true? :1
22 Amendment. 22 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fiffll
23 Q Y ou are aware, areyou not, that if your 23 Amendment. !
24 department marks arequisition incomplete that the 24
Q
And you intentionally marked therequisition
25 Oracle system - and we're talking about when 25 request incompletesothat watershed management would
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1receive aPO number but it would block payment?
2 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
3 Amendment.
4 Q And you did that sothat Mr. Champion would
5 actually dothework but therewould beanencumbrance
6 inhim getting paid?
7 · A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
8 Amendment.
9 Q Y ouwereaware, wereyounot, that whenfinance
10 received aninvoice for payment they used theOracle
11system toverify thepurchase order number?
12 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
13 Amendment.
14 Q And you were aware, were younot, that finance,
15 unlike user departments likewatershed management, would
16 get adifferent read when they put inthePO number?
17 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
18 Amendment."
19 Q Y ouwereaware, wereyounot, that whenyouput
20 inanincomplete andwatershed management gets aPO
21hrumberwith noencumbrancethatfinancewhen itputs in
22 the PO number realizes there's aproblem?
23 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
24 Amendment.
25 Q And you realized that with that problem that
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1 Q And when younote incomplete onarequisition
2 request, the department gets exactly thesamething, a
3 purchaseorder number togoforward withthework; isn't
4 that correct?
5 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
6 Amendment
7 Q The requisitioning department is blind, are
8 they not, tothefact that youhavenoted incomplete on
9 the Oracle system? I I
10 A I would like toinvoke my rights of theFi~
11Amendment. I I
12 Q But when it comes topayment time, tfe fin~nce
13 department receiving an invoice and calli~g up ~e
14 purchase order number is not blind totheprf.ble~L ~at
15 there's actually not been authorization for Fe wlork?
16 A Iwould like toinvoke my rights offe Firh
17 Amendment.
18 Q The vendor upon receiving aPO numbet bas
19 gotten what their contract tells them they're supposed
20 to have inorder toprovide the service of goods; isn't
21 that true?
22 A Iwould like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
23 Amendment.
24 Q Doyouknowof anyreasonwhyMr.Championupon
25 receiving apurchase order number fromMs. Fox would
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1was reflectedinOraclefinancewouldnotmakepayment?
2 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
3 Amendment.
4 Q And if you put in incomplete, eventually, after
5 thework is done, thecontractor would have aproblem
6 because finance would not pay because it was marked
7 incomplete. Y ou were aware of that, were you not?
8 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
9 Amendment.
10 Q Okay. And inputting inincomplete, you
11 became, when you did that, achoke point for that
12 particular vendor getting paid?
13 A Iwould like toinvoke my rights of the Fifth
H Amendment.
15 Q And that particular situation would require the
16 vendor tohave to deal with your department to try to
17 figureoutwhat theproblemwas andwhat they neededto
18 do to get clearance toget paid; isn't that true?
19 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
20 Amendment.
21 Q When you approve apurchase order requisition,
22 the department that has made that requisition gets a
23 purchase order number; isn't that correct?
24 A Iwould liketo invoke my rights of the Fifth
25 Amendment.
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1haveany reason tothink hewasn't authorized to dothe
2 work?
3 A Iwould like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
4 Amendment
5 Q Infact, Mr. Champion uponrecehjing apur~hase
6 ordernumber wouldhavegottenwhat thejontract saidhe
7 was supposed to get; isn't that correct. I
8 A Iwould like toinvoke my right of theFifth
9 Amendment.
10 Q And Mr. Champion would have every reason to
11believe that hehas been authorized to do thework?
12 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of theFifth
13 Amendment ..
14 Q And if he did not do the work, he would be
15 subject tohaving his contract terminated; isn't that
16 correct?
17 A Iwould like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
18 Amendment.
19 Q Can you tell mewhy you chose topersonally
20 address therequisitions that relatedlO" Champion- Tree ·1
2l Service?
22 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
23 Amendment. I
24 Q Are you aware that other witnesses from your
25 department havenoted that foryoutopersonally address
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1 Q K2 was a company that had an appropriately
2 authorized contract, did they not?
:3 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
4 Amendment
5 Q But K2 was not allowed to domuch work because
6 you would not approve their contract - - I'm ~ omr~ -
7 their requisitions for work; is that correct? I I
8 A I would like toinvoke my rights of the :Fifth
9 Amendment. 1/
10 Q Mr. Champion's contract, second contract, over
n which this lawsuit isprimarily focused, involved an
12 estimated amount of 3.1million. Are you aware
l
I~that?
13 A Iwould like to invoke my rights of the ifth
14 Amendment. 1/
15 Q But the Oracle system reflected not tfl93.1
16 million but 4 .3million, as I mentioned earli,br. Are
17 you aware of that?
1S A Iwould like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
19 Amendment
:20 Q Now, after Mr. Champion reached apoint i n his
21work of about 2.7 million, short of the 3.1million that
22 was actually estimated, you stopped - - you started
23 noting requisitions for work for Champion Tree Service
24 as incomplete, did you not?
25 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
1requisitions like that would be most unusual?
2 A I would like toinvoke my rights oftbe Fifth
3 Amendment.
4 Q That it would be un - it is unusual for you to
5 serve as abuyer since that responsibility generally
6 falls upon those who work under you?
7 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
6 Amendment.
9 Q Are there other - - there are - - sorry. There
10 are other contractors that you have pJaced in a similar
11position; isn't that true?
12 A Iwould like torevoke my rights of the Fifth
13 Amendment.
14 Q And when a contractor is placed in this
15 position, they ultimately have to speak with you as
16 director of purchasing and fmance - I'm sorry=-
17 purchasing and contracting tofigure out how to get
18 paid?
19 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
20 Amendment.
21 Q By utilizing this system to your advantage, you
22 have been able to place anumber of contractors in a
23 position that they have to come to you and seek to get
24 you to authorize their payment by taking away the
25 incomplete on the purchase order?
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1 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 1Amendment.
2 Amendment. :2 Q And you knew at that point that would cut off
3 Q And in doing this you have been able to extract 3 payment to him; isn't that true?
4 payment from some contractors inorder to get clearance 4 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fift
5 for them to get paid; isn't that true? s Amendment.
5 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 6 Q But you knew by marking it incomplete Ms. F x
7 Amendment. 7 atwatershed management would getthePO number andse d
B Q There's aterm that's been used recently called 8 him to do the work?
9 " drying up aPO." Do you know what that means? 9 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fift
10 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 10 Amendment.
11Amendment. 11 Q The - - you were aware, were you not, that
12 Q Are there instances in which you decided that 12 watershed management saw what w¥ in Oracle at 3
13 certain vendors who had been approved simply would not 13 million and thought they were authorized to go up ;0
14 be allowed to work and you would not authorize i n any 14 that amount?
15 way POs for those vendors so that they could go towork? 15 A I would like to invoke my rights of~e Fifth
16 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 16 Amendment. I I
17 Amendment. 17 Q And you are aware, are you not, that they ,ent
18 Q And in doing that there were certain vendors 18 to approximately $4 million in expendituref wi~
19 who were not i n your favor that even though they bad 19 Mr. Champion on requisitions and PO numberslthat they
20 gotten the contracts actually did very little work? 20 got from your department? I
21 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 21 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Filth
22 Amendment. 22 Amendment. I
23 Q Are you familiar with a company called K2? 23 Q And those PO numbers that they got came f om
24 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth 24 you noting the requisition requests as incorhplet
25 Amendment. 25 thereby giving them anumber and them not be~ngab eto
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1see that there was aproblem; isn't that true?
2 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
3 Amendment
4 Q Andyouknewthat Me Championhaddonework.
5 almost $880,000 worth of work, beyond the3.1million
6 based on the incomplete requisitions that you noted?
7 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
8 Amendment.
9 Q And you alsoknew that therewas over $300,000
10 that hehad done that was actually within the original
11 estimated amount?
12 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
13 iAmendment.
14 Q Y ou actua1ly intheend authorized payment in
15 lexcess of300,000 toMr. Champion to cover those
16 invoices that you had marked incomplete up tothe3.1
17 ~I illion; isn't that true?
1B A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
19 lAmendment.
20 Q And bymaking that payment, yourecognized that
21!Mr.Champion was entitled to bepaid?
22 A I would like to invoke my rights ofthe Fifth
23 Amendment.
24 Q Y et what hewas paid for on that 330,000 is
25 absolutely no different thanwhat hewasn't paid for on
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1Amendment. 11
2 Q The - infact, do you know whether that asa
3 flaw inthe system that existed there from its cliehtion
4 or whether or not someone intheCounty had ~ put it
5 into thesystemsothat that flaw could actually ~eused
I) to people's advantage like your own? III
7 A I would like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
8 Amendment. II
9~ Now, there was apoint inlate - - wel~, 1r~'s
10 go back for amoment. I asked you about in'07 ~e
l.l. finance department taking alook at these 4 9[000 ,Ius
12 dollars but less than 50,000 authorizations that. ou
13 approved up to 22 - - over $22 million worth, th t
14 financedepartment waslookingintothat. Areyouaware
15 of that?
16 A I would liketo invoke my rights of theFi fh
17 Amendment.
18 Q And youactually cametoDr. Michael Bell) who
19 was thefinance director, regarding that, did ydu not?
20 A I would like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
21. Amendment.
22 Q And you told Mr. Bell that you had done I
23 hundreds of these?
24 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
2S Amendment.
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1the 880,000?
2 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
3 Amendment.
4 Q Now, you were aware, were you DOt,that there
5 was aproposed agenda item that you worked with
6 Mr. Kung'uontopresent totheboard of commissioners
7 at onepoint to get the additional funds sothat
B Mr. Champion could be paid; isn't that correct?
9 A I would like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
10 Amendment.
11 Q But that agenda itemwas never actually
12 submitted totheadministration for thepurposeof being
13 put on- before the commission; isn't that correct?
14 A I would like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
15 Amendment.
16 Q Y ou never advised the commission of this - -
17 we'll call it aflaw for the moment - - inthe Oracle
18 systemthatallowed youtomark things incompletewhich
19 would get people to do work that authorization for
20 payment would not be granted for?
21 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
22 Amendment.
23 Q Y ou used that flaw inthe system to your
24 advantage, did Y Oll not?
25 A I would like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
1 Q And, infact, it's true that you had done
2 hundreds of those?
3 A I would like toinvoke my rights of theFifth
4 Amendment I
5 Q And you have done asmany as nine or tenina
{1 day?
7 A I would like to invoke my righ1of theFifth
8 Amendment.
9 Q Isn't that true?
10 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
11Amendment.
12 Q Now, in doing that you intentionally were
13 bypassing thesystems of theCounty inorder tobeable
14 topay funds to favored vendors; isn't that correct?
15 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth I[
16 Amendment.
17 Q Most of thismoneywaspaid tove~dorswhower '
18 doing work inrelation totheCounty's Ill' system; isn't
19 that true?
20 A I would liketo invoke my rights of the Fifth
21 Amendment. I
22 Q And most of these vendors had connections tc
23 the CEO, Mr. V ernon Jones; isn't that correctq
24 A I would like to invoke my rights of the ~ifth
25 Amendment. '
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DeKalb County, Georgia
KelvinL . Walton
November 20, 2013
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1~ Did you talk with Mr. Jones regarding getting
2 thesefolks approved andpaidusingthemethodology that
3 bypassed the $50,000 bidding process?
4 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
s Amendment
6 Q Now, when you talked toMr. Bell - - Dr. Bell-
7 regarding these, youfreely admitted that you had done
8 them, did you not?
9 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
10 !Amendment.
1]. I Q And you indicated that you did it because
12 ~. Stogner had told you to do so?
13 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
14 ~endment.
15 I. . Q Y ou were awareif Mr. Stogner told youtodoso
16 tJ:at that was contrary to County policy; isn't that
17 correct? .
18 I A I would like to invoke my rights of theFifth
19 Amendment.
20 Q And you knew when you did it that you were
aa violating County policy, did you not?
22 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
23 Amendment.
24 Q And you knew by doing it this way that those
25 millions of dollars could bespent without the elected
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1 A I would liketo invoke myrights of theFifth
2 Amendment
3 Q And doyouacknowledge that youmarke1dinthe
4 system that the check was tobe held so that you
5 could - - so it could be given to the man directly?
6 A I would like to invoke my rights ofthe Fifth
7 Amendment. I
8 Q Anddoyouacknowledgethat youactuallypicked
9 up those checks and hand- delivered thoseto thatlman?
10 A I would like to invoke my rights of theFi t
11Amendment.
12 Q Did you at the same time receive funds b ck
13 fromhim?
14 A I would liketo invoke my rights of theFifth
15 Amendment. I I
l*Q There was authorization through theboard of
17 commissioners and the County'spolicies for expenditures
18 onthese approximately 15 vendors of only 2point
19 something million dollars. Are you aware of that?
20 A I would liketo invoke my rights of theFifth
21 Amendment.
22 MR L EACH: Which vendors areyoutalking
23 about?
24 MR. WIL SON: The IT vendors that- -
25 MR. L EACH: Mississippi? I
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1officials of the County, i.e., the board of
2 commissioners, having any oversight?
3 A I would liketo invoke my rights ofthe Fifth
4 Amendment.
s Q Y ou intentionally did it this way to keep the
6 commissioners inthe dark?
7 A I would liketo invoke my rights of theFifth
8 Amendment.
9 Q And by doing this youwere able topay favored
:L O vendors oftbe CEO and keep thecommission, board of
u commissioners, unaware of what was happening?
12 A I wouldliketoinvoke my rights of theFifth
13 Amendment.
H Q Now, there was avendor - - do you recall the
15 vendor, the IT vendor from- -
16 1v.IR. QUINN: Mississippi.
17 BY MR. WIL SON:
18 Q - - from Mississippi? I wanted tobe sureI got
H theright state. Doyou recall that IT vendor who came
20 from Mississippi?
21 A I would like to invoke myrights of theFifth
22 Amendment,
23 I Q Do you recall that every time became and did
24 work here inDeKalb County you would authorize a
25 requisition for payment of just under $50,000 tohim?
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1 :MR. \V IL SON: Y eah. I'm sorry, Mr. L each?
2 :MR. L EACH: Mississippi?
3 MR. WIL SON: Mississippi and 14 or so
4 others, yeah.
5 MR. L EACH: Okay.
6 MR. \V IL SON: Y eah. I'm sorry. Thank you
7 very much.
8 BY MR. WIL SON:
~ Q This - - this collective group of vendors that
10 when looking at those and looking at what was
II authorized, therewas only authorized alittle over $2
12 million tobeexpended for these services. Are you
13 aware of that?
14 A I would liketo invoke myrights of theFifth
15 Amendment.
1~ Q And younonetheless authorized over $22 million
17 of expenditures, personally yourself, for thesevendors?
18 A I would like to invoke my rights of the Fifth
19 Amendment.
20 Q You d i d this toaccommodate therequest of the
21 CEO's office? I
22 A I would liketo invoke my rights of the Fifth
23 Amendment. I.
24 Q And you did it the way you did it, i.e., under
25 $50,000 each and every time, in order tobypass the
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O R IGINAL ·
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DEKAL B COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
STATE OF GEORGIA,
~ Indictment No. 14 CRlts1- 1/
§ Indictment No. 13CR3126- 1
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§ TheHonorable Courtney L . Johnson
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v.
W. BURREL L EL L IS, JR.,
Defendant.
SUPPL EMENT TO SUPPL EMENTAL MOTION TO SUPPRESS THE SEARCH
OF MR. EL L IS' RESIDENCE AND MR. EL L IS' OFFICE AND SEIZURE OF
EV IDENCE AND MOTION TO SUPPRESS WIRE COMMUNICATIONS
AND TEXT MESSAGES
COMES NOW, W. BURREL L EL L IS, JR.,. by and through the undersigned
counsel, and respectfully files this, his SUPPL EMENT TO SUPPL EMENTAL MOTION
TO SUPPRESS TIlE SEARCH OF MR. EL L IS' RESIDENCE AND MR. EL L IS'
OFFICE AND SEIZURE OF EV IDENCE AND MOTION TO SUPPRESS WIRE
COMMUNICATIONS AND TEXT MESSAGES, showing thefollowing:
In defense motions to suppress the searches and wiretap evidence, the defense
documented the.lack of full disclosure to the authorizing Court regarding the State's CI
Kelvin Walton's lack of credibility, which is fatal tothe State's defense of thesupporting
.affidavits.
Subsequent to the defense's initial fillings, discovery has been produced and
reviewed which further demonstrates the State's failure to informthe Court of theextent
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2 wor k f or a company cal l ~d Par sons.
3 I was say i ng t hat ear l i er t hi s mor ni ng
4 J UROR TRUJ I LLO: Thi s i s t he f i r st t i me y ou hear d
5 any t hi ng concer ni ng y our t est i mony .
6 THE WI TNESS: Yeah, i t r eal l y wasn' t about - - wel l ;
7 y eah, i ndi r ect l y it was about my t est i mony - -
8 J UROR TRUJ I LLO: Okay .
9 THE WI TNESS: t hat anot her cowor ker i n anot her
10 depar t ment , Mor r i s wi l l i ams i s t he chi ef of st af f t o t he
11 Boar d. He and I wer e wal ki ng t hr ough t he bui l di ng t o get
12 i n our car t oget her t hi s mor ni ng. And he sai d t hat Dwi ght
Thomas, who i s t he f or mer CEO' s at t or ney , · cal l ed hi m - T I
don' t know i f i t was over t he weekend or whenever - - a~d
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16 CEO under t he bus - - t he f or mer CEO.
17 And he t ol d, Dwi ght Thomas, we' r e not t r y i ng t o t hr ow
18 hi m under t he - - y ou know, under t he bus l i ke t hat .
19 Nobody ' s t r y i ng - - y ou know, I hadn' t been :in f r ont of t he
20 Gr and J ur y . I t ' s what t hat y oung man sai d.
21 Then he al so st at ed, he sai d - . what ' S hi s name - -
22 Nevi l l e Ander son, who appar ent ~y , I t hi nk~ i s a
23 cont r act or , cal l ed Mor r i s over t he weekend and sai d t hat
24 J ef f Wal ker and Dr . Tay l or cal l ed hi m and asked t hem, di d
2S - - Mor r i s ask t hi s Nevi l l e guy , di d - : have Mor ~i s
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2 So my poi nt i 8, t he ' r e r unni ng ar ound, t r y i ng t o get
3 ever y t hi ng t oget her so t ey can t hr ow t he r ock over her e
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so y ou coul d concent r at e t hat we hadn' t
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done some t hi ngs wr ong. obody · s. t r y i ng t o r un f r om
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any t hi ng, but t he i ssue
7 And f or J ef f · Wal ker t hat he' s been meet i ng
8 wi t h me f or y ear s and and Cal dwel l never quest i oni ng
9 t hat , unt i l t hi s da y , i f was not her e, I woul d' ve never
10 known my name was on t hos i nvoi ces, woul d' ve never known
11 because I ' ve never met · wi h J ef f Wal ker about a ny
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cont r act , · l et al one Br own and Cal dwel l . I di dn' t deal
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wi t h t hose guy s. I t houg t t hey wer e di r t y .
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MS. CYNTHI A HI LL: I vi n, can y ou t el l me t he name
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of t hat cont r act or agai n, What ~- what ' s
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THE WI TNESS: i s hi s f i r st name, Ander son.
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20 MS. CYNTHI A HI LL:
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JUROR TRUJIL L O:
hought t hat Br own and Cal dwel l
22 was di r t y ?
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THE WI TNESS: When I ai d di r t y , meani ng t hat my
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O R IGINAL '
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DEKAL B COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
STATE OF GEORGIA,
~ IndictmentNO.14 CR1tSi- 1/
§ Indictment No.13CR3126- 1
§
§
§ TheHonorable Courtney L .Johnson
§
v.
W. BURREL L EL L IS, JR.,
Defendant.
SUPPL EMENT TO SUPPL EMENTAL MOTION TO SUPPRESS THE SEARCH
OF MR. EL L IS' RESIDENCE AND MR. EL L IS' OFFICE AND SEIZURE OF
EV IDENCE AND MOTION TO SUPPRESS WIRE COMMUNICATIONS
AND TEXT MESSAGES
COMES NOW, W. BURREL L EL L IS, JR.,. by and through the undersigned
counsel, and respectfully files this, his SUPPL EMENT TO SUPPL EMENTAL MOTION
TO SUPPRESS THE SEARCH OF MR. EL L IS' RESIDENCE AND MR. EL L IS'
OFFICE AND SEIZURE OF EV IDENCE AND MOTION TO SUPPRESS WIRE
COMMUNICATIONS AND TEXT MESSAGES, showing thefollowing:
In defense motions to suppress the searches and wiretap evidence, the defense
documented the, lack of fun disclosure to the authorizing Court regarding the State's CI
Kelvin Walton's lack of credibility, which is fatal tothe State's defense of the supporting
.affidavits.
Subsequent to the defense's initial fillings, discovery has been produced and
reviewed which further demonstrates the State's failure to informthe Court of theextent
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~ WI TNESS: Yes. Yes, he has.
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so t hat we' r e r eal l y cl ear . I mean, " ever y body has a
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THE WI TNESS; Yes, he sai d he sl ept wi t h her .
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THE WI TNESS: Yes~
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MS. CYNTHI A HI LL: Okay .
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THE WI TNESS: He bel i eves t hat ' s why t hey wer e
15 badmout hi ng hi s company .
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MR • NI X : Woul d y ou t el l t he Speci al PUr Pol ~e C: ; r and
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18 conver sat i ons y ou' ve had wi t h Ri char d St ogner r E! cent l y .
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THE WI TNESS: Yes. Ri char d St ogner and Sanl it Roy ,
20 who i s t he owner of Sai com, went t o see f or mer Gover nor
21 Roy Bar nes t he ot her day . They had a meet i ng wi t h hi m
22 because I guess he' s goi ng t o r epr esent t hem as t hi s t hi ng
23 devel ops.
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~ So t hey sai d, okay , y ou' r e sur e? So t hey went and
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5 Roy Bar nes t ol d t hem - - accor di ng t o Ri char d af t er t hey
6 got back - - sai d t hat - - f or mer Gover nor Bar nes sai d t hat
7 t hey di dn' t have any t hi ng t o wor r y about because baaed on
8 what t hey t ol d hi m, he di dn' t see any t hi ng wr ong wi t h hi m
9 usi ng f eder al cont r act s, spl i t t i ng t hem at 49, 000, and
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st uf f l i ke t hat . He j ust di dn' t see t he i ssue, t hat he
11 was goi ng t o cal l DA J ames and t al k t o hi m about t he
12 si t uat i on, t o l et hi m know t hat t hi s i ~- - i t ' s· r eal l y
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n~t hi ng. So, i n ot her wor ds, j ust t r y i ng t o get hi m out
14 of i t .
15 And, y ou know, wi t h me J ust t r y i ng t o he honest wi t h
16 y ou guy s, I j ust di dn' t even want t o go t o t hat meet i ng
17 t o - - I j ust want ed t o come i n and t el l my por t i on and i f
18 I f eel I need t o get a l awy er , I wi l l .
19 But r i ght now, I ' m j ust t r y i ng t o t el l t he t r ut h and
20 l et t he cHi ps f al l and, y ou know - - and j ust do what we
21 have t o do, hut Ri char d i s aski ng me i f ever y t hi ng i s
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okay . And I ' m say i ng, y eah, ever y t hi ng i s f i ne. Ri char d.
23 I ' m j ust t el l i ng t he t r ut h. ·
24 ~Youappr oved - - y ou know, di r ect ed me t o move f or war d
25 wi t h t hose pur chase or der s, t hat 49, 000, and I woul d not
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1 have moved f or war d i f y ou woul d not have si gned of f on i t .
2 And once I t r ai n st af f her e, I wi l l show t hem wher e
3 he went i n t he sy st em and appr oved t hat r equi si t i on. , So,
i t ' s not onl y di d he t el l me t o move f or war d, but t he 4
5 Or acl e sy st em wi l l show y ou who t ouched i t l ast , what t i me
t hey t ouched i t , of t he day , and wher e t he user depar t ment 6
7 admi ni st r at i ve per son sent i t t o t he depar t ment head, t hat
per son appr oved i t and t hen t hey r out ed i t - - r out ed i t t o 8
9 Ri char d. f or Ri char d t o appr ove it.
He i s not even i n t he hi er ar chy . So i t came f r om I ~ 10
11 and t hen went t o hi m and came back t o Pur chasi ng. An~ i ~
12 was supposed t o come f r om t he user depar t ment st r ai ght t o
13 Pur chasi ng.
14 ~ So - - but , y eah, he i s ver y concer ned about - - he
15' say s t hat he hasn' t done any t hi ng wr ong and my concer n was
16 when we wer e doi ng i t - - l i ke I st at ed ear l i er , y ou knOWi
17 someone asked me about why di dn' t y ou go t o t he Boar d of
18 Commi ssi oner s, why di dn' t y ou go t o t he CEO? I di dn' t
19 know i f t hey had di r ect ed hi m t o do t hat . And f or me t o
20 go ar ound hi m and say , Ri char d' s appr ovi ng t hese 49. 000;
21 do y ou agr ee? Some peopl e l ook at t hat as
22 i nsUbor di nat i on. I asked y ou ~o do somet hi ng and y ou j ust
23 need t o do i t .
24 And so t hat ' s j ust wher e we ar e, but - - y ou know, I
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t hat t hey can.
And I ' ~ j ust appal l ed about t hose meet i ngs wher e y ou
say , y ou know. he sai d he met wi t h t he Pur chasi ng
di r ect or . I ' ve hear d t hat t hey . y ou know ~- t hey a1way s
t el l peopl e. wel l , I ' ve got t he Boar d of Commi ssi oner s,
I ' l l t al k wi t h t hem. don' t wor r y about y our cont r aot .
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~ J UROR TRUJ I LLO: To y our knowl edge, was t he spl i t t i ng
of cont r act s t he onl y subj ect of , di scussi on bet ween
Mr . St ogner and t he f or mer gover nor ?
THE WI TNESS: I t hi nk t hat was t he onl y di scussi on.
I t hi nk t hat t hey met wi t h ht m t o possi bl y obt ai n hi s
ser vi ces i f t hey need t hat , y ou know, j ust what can we do,
can we go back i n f r ont of t he Gr and J ur y and expl ai n
t hi s, expl ai n t hat . I mean, t hey want ed some t y pe of
gui dance.
*'See, Mr . st ogner does not bel i eve t hat by ! I pl i t t i ng a
cont r act and goi ng 49, 000 - - he say s he had t o ~ret wor k
done, had t o get wor k done. But . y ou know, y ou have t o
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J UROR TRUJ I LLO: Was t hi s conver sat i on bef or e Mr'.
St ogner gave t est i mony or af t er he gave t est i mony ?
THE WI TNESS: Af t er . af t er . He' d al r eady been her e
t o see y ou guy s, when he - . t hi s was j ust r ecent l y as _ _
not t hi s past Monday , but l ast Monday i s when t hey met
wi t h f or mer Gover nor Bar nes.
J UROR TRUJ I LLO: So he di scussed wi t h y ou t he
t est i mony t hat he had gi ven, di d he?
THE WI TNESS: No, no, no, he di dn' t . IJ e j ust - - what
he di d say t o me i s - - af t er he vi si t ed wi t h y ou guy s. I h~
j ust sai d, y ou know, Kel vi n. y ou know. Doy l l ~Shaw, t he I
f or mer di r ect or who' s been her e 30 y ear s, sai ~ I coul d do
i t t hi s way .
And I sai d, wel l . y ou know, Mr . St ogner , I was j usl t
t r y i ng t o cover my sel f . I sai d. I made i t cl ear when we
had KPMG t o i nvest i gat e t hat t hi s was appr oved by y ou.
The I S di r ect or at : t he t i me or t he consul t ant . J i b
Chat t er j ee, was si t t i ng i n t he r oom when I asked
Mr . St ogner - - I sai d. I ' m seei ng a l ot of t hese r equest s
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t hem, beoause I f el t t hat i t was wr ong.
~ So t hat · s why , Cy ndy , y ou saw my name on so many of
t hem t hat day because I no~l l y don' t appr ove POs t hat
l ow. I appr ove st uf f $~O, OOO or hi gher .
~ J UROR TRUJ I LLO: When di d y ou f i r st see t he cont r act
spl i t t i ng at 49, 000?
15 But when t hey f i r st st ar t ed comi ng i n, I quest i 4) ned t hat .
THE WI TNESS: I don' t r emember t he exact dat e, si r .
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say i ng, no, t hi s i s not r i ght . I don' t want any body t o
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Jf - J UROR TRUJ I LLO: Wel l , · why woul d y ou quest i on t hem if
y our l i mi t was 250? Why woul d y ou even see t hem?
THE WI TNESS: Ri ght . St af f br ought t hem t o me.
St af f was - -
J UROR TRUJ I LLO: So t hey wer e concer ned.
25 wel l . You know, l ower - l evel st af f sai d, Kel vi n, we' r e
THE WI TNRSS: . Yeah, y eah. t hey wer e concer ned as
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t hi s i s r eal cl ose t o 50, 000, whi ch i s a t hr eshol d f or
t hi ngs goi ng out f or seal ed bi d.
And t hey wer e comi ng i n r api dl y , so st af f had concer n
about t hat . And t hat ' s when t hey br ought i t t o me. And I I
sai d, wel l . don' t pr ocess any t hi ng.
And t hat ' s when I met wi t h J i b Chat t er j ee and X t ol d
J i b t hat I wasn' t - - we wer en' t goi ng t o pr ocess any mor e,
l et ' s go see Mr . St ogner . I went i n and t ol d h~ - - at
t he t i me, my di r ect or , Mr . Shaw - - what my concer n was.
And t hat ' s when he sai d, w~l l , Kel vi n. I know Ri char d i s
t r y i ng t o get t hi ngs done and go t al k t o hi m and l et hi l
know y our concer ns.
And, y ou know - - and so t hat ' s when I t ook t he I S
di r ect or wi t h me, so I coul d t el l bot h of t hem t hat , y ou
18 was r i ght . And, y ou know, i f t ~i s comes back, I j ust need
. 19 ever y body t o own up t hat t hey knew t hi s i s what was goi ng
20 on and even asked i f t he commi ssi on - - I ' m sor r y .
21 J UROR CHAMBSRS: Can I ask - - J ur or 5 - - I may be
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sai d i t was okay , t hen I appr oved it.
And y ' al l ar e say i ng t wo di f f er ent t hi ngs. I e t hat
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THE WI TNESS: Yeah, I mean, ma' am, he may have sai d
t hat . Yeah, he- may have sai d i t . but why woul d y ou - - y ou
know, and I have t al ked wi t h KPMG.
They made i t cl ear t hat I asked h~. J i b Chat t er j ee
sai d he r emember ed me goi ng and aski ng Ri char d was it okay
t o move f or war d and t ~e9~ wer e my concer ns, why we shoul d
not move f or war d.
. And i f he f el t t hat i t was okay , - why wer e t hey
submi t t i ng hi m as an appr over bef or e it came t o Pur chasi ng
and so - - no. Thi s was my concer n t hat I br ought t o hi m
t hat we needed t o dr aw up a new cont r act f or t hi s.
J UROR DAVI S: J ur or Number 8. You ment i oned t hat a
l ot of t he t hi ngs t hat y ou wer e made t o si gn of f wer e
appr oved by Ri char d St ogner or he t ol d y ou t o do t hi s,
r i ght ?
THE WI TNESS: Yes, si r .
J UROR DAVI S: So wer e t her e any i nst ances wher e y ou,
I guess, ' appr oved somet hi ng t hat y ou knew wasn' t r i ght or
t hat was quest i onabl e t o get somebody pai d i n a cer t ai n
amount of t i me? I s t her e any t hi ng t hat y ou - -
THE WI TNESS: Oh, no, absol - - any t hi ng t hat Mr . - -
when I went t o Mr . St ogner about t hat si t uat i on and any
J UROR DAVI S: Any cont r act ?
THE WI TNESS: - - any cont r act , no
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2 THE WI TNESS: - - no, absol ut el y not .
J UROR DAVI S: . You never - - 3
4 THE WI TNESS: I f a cont r act or cal l ed us and sai d. y ou
5 know, Kel vi n, we' r e a smal l busi ness - - l i ke, we have,
6 l i ke, cour t r epor t er s t hat ar e a one per son busi ness. Our
7 account i ng pol i cy ' s net 30
8 J UROR DAVI S: Ri ght .
9 THE WI TNESS: - - net 30 f or pay t er ms. Somet i mes t he
l O j udges wi l l cal l me and say , Kel vi n, t hi s i s a one per son
11 busi ness, can we pay t hem i n t en day s? Absol ut el y . y es.
12 So, no, we have not - - I have not vi ol at ed any pol i cy
13 as i t r el at es t o peopl e pay i ng and st uf f l i ke t hat because
14 t he Count y does have a l i st of pay t er ms, net - - I ' m
15 sor r y .
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MS. KBLLI B Bcr LL: Not necessar i l y vi ol at ed any
17 , pol i ci es, but i f I under st ood t he ' quest i on cor r ect l y , di d,
18 y ou appr ove any t r ansact i ons t hat y ou t hought wer e
19 quest i onabl e?
20 THE WI TNESS: el y not . No, ma' am.
know any t hi ng about any l and
21 MS. KELLI B BI LL:
22 pur chases may be t hat woul I ' vebeen done by our f or mer CEO?
THE WI TNESS: No, 11on' t . Land pur chases ' don' t come
t hr ough pur chasi ng, but I had al way s hear d t hat t hey wer e
shady . When I say shady , meani ng t hat t he r eal t or may
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have char ged - - say i ng t hi s l and was wor t h 5 mi l l i on and
i t was r eal l y wor t h 2 mi l l i on. And t he r eal t or t hat we
had was sel ect ed by t he CEO, st uf f l i ke t hat .
MS. KELLI E HI LL: You had hear d t hose t hi ngs.
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MS. OLLI E HI LL: But di dn' t have any i nvol vement or
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THE WI TNESS: No. Because t hat doesn' t come f r om
11 Pur chasi ng. We onl y deal wi t h t hi ngs t hat we basi cal l y
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coul d get some compet i t i on. On - - l and pur cha! l es ar e' not
13 done t hr ough Pr ocur ement .
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THE WI TNESS: Fr om what I under st and, t he Count y wi l l
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i dent i f y l and t hat i t wi l l want t o pur chase or it wi l l
17 want t o sel l . And I bel i eve t hat goes t hr ough our
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And t hen we have cont r act or s t hat ar e r eal t or s. We
20 have an annual cont r act or - - annual cont r act s t hat we. have
21 a l i st of r eal t or s t hat wi l l go out and assess t he val ue
22 f or us and see i f whoever ' s t r y i ng t o sel l t hat l and i s
23 gi vi ng us a r eal l y good pr i ce.
24 And t hen t hat per son i n t he Count y woul d say st uf f
25 l i ke, y eah, t hat ' s a good pr i ce f or t hat , move f or war d.
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MS. KELLI E HI LL: Okay . I S t her e any t hi ng in y our
r ol e, i n y our posi t i on. t hat y ou woul d' ve had t o do i t
y our sel f ? For i nst ance, i f t her e was i nf o~at i on i n
Or acl e - - .
THE WI TNESS: Yes.
MS. KELLI E HI LL: and, f or what ever r eason. an
i ndi vi dual needed t o ci r cumvent t he nor mal pr ocedur es t hat
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of ci r cumvent t he or i gi nal pr ocess t hat woul d have t o t ake
pl ace i n Or acl e?
THE WI TNESS: No, no. Li ke I ' sai d ear l i e: t · ,the
Or acl e sy st em, as soon as y ou t ouch i t . wi l l t el l y ou 3:10
p. m; and what user . who si gned on and when t he}' di d. So.
I mean, we coul d see al l of t hat •. So, no, I have never
done t hat and never had t o do t hat .
MS. KBLLI B HI LL: Okay . So, I mean, t her e i sn' t a
par t i cul ar f unct i on t hat onl y y ou, as t he di r ect or , woul d
have been abl e t o do?
'* THE WI TNESS: The onl y par t i cul ar f unct i on t hat 1' m
22 abl e t o do t hat someone el se can' t do i s t hat i s t o
23 appr ove pur chase or der s over $250, 000 •.
24 St af f wi l l ask - - l i ke say , on her e now when someone
25 cal l s about t hi s smal l busi ness' ( si c) l i ght s ar e about t o
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DEPARTMENT
OF
PURCHA.8ING &CONTRACTING
OFFICE
OF
DIRECTOR
DeKalb County Government
2
nd
Floor, The Maloof Center, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30030
June3,2014
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V iolaDavis
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Wericeived your open records request for [copies of] t he l a st t hr ee y ea r s of cont r a ct s [$1 0 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0
and under] a ppr oved b y Kel vi n Wa l t on. After reviewing your request, it has been determined that the
requested doduments aresubject toreleaseunder theOpenRecords Act.
Asprovided inO.C.G.A §50- 18- 71, thecost to search. retrieve, and copy therequested documents is
estimated tobe approximately $592.58, consisting of 5,000 pages at $0.10 per page, and 2. hours at $16.10
per hour (first 15minutes is nocharge). Payment isduebycheck or money order before youcanreceive the
requested documents, or you canreceive electronic copies atnocost except for time.
Our office is located at The Maloof Center, 1300 Commerce Drive, 2
1ld
Floor, Decatur, Georgia
30030 and our business hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm. Monday through Friday. Please contact Ashley
Bowman, Contract Administrator, at (4 04 ) 371- 2710 if you would like to purchase copies or schedule an
appointment toreview thedocuments. ['
TheCounty and its officials and departments do not produce documents 0 1' records that areprotected
by attorney- client privilege or the attorney work product under Georgia or federal law or that otherwise
exempt fromproduction under theGeorgia Open Records Act. TheCounty expressly reserves and doednot
waive any statutory exemption from disclosure provided by O.C.G.A. § 50- 18- 72, et seq. and l~her
applicable laws.
Sincerely,
{. . L If tI~V\. t M. Callan, CPSM
ting Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Purchasing &Contracting
SMC:Y B:arb
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DEPARTMENT
OF
PUR HASING &CONTRACTING
OFFICE
OFf I
DIRECT~R
DeKalb County Government
2
nd
Floor, The Maloof Center, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30030
November 19,2013
V IAl RMAIL : voterwhccaresrgjaol.ccm
unhjlappyTaxpayer &V oter
Attr : V iolaDavis
Dear Ms, Davis:
We received your open records request for checksl pa y ment s a nd i nvoi ces w i t h t he
Conf r a ct s b et w een t he Count y a nd Pr i me Cont r a ct or s - Cont r a ct s b et w een t he Pr f , 1 f l e
Con r a ct or s a nd L SBE V endor s/ Sub cont r a ct or s on t he f ol l ow i ng DeKa l b Count y Cont r a ct s: I 0 9 -
1 0 0 51 , 0 9 -1 0 0 1 54, 0 9 -1 0 0 1 52 , 30 0 1 650 , 30 0 1 476. 1 1 -1 0 0 2 2 5.
After reviewing your request, it has been determined that theDcKalb County Purchasing
and Contracting Department previously provided copies of contracts and utilization reports
relatFd to the above referenced contracts pursuant to your request of October 18, 2013. In
res;Pl1seto your follow- up request for checks/payments and invoices onNovember 18,2013, the
Del alb County Purchasing and Contracting Department is not the custodian of any
chec s/payments and invoices between theCounty and primary contractors, andtheCounty does
not ~llect copies of invoices and payments that are made between the primary contractor and
L SBf subcontractors. Please contact Rhonda Naadueba, Department of Finance, at
rynaadue@ dekalbcountyga.gov for information,
The County and its officials and departments do not produce documents or records that
arc protected by attorney- client privilege or the attorney work product under Georgia or federal
lawor that otherwise exempt fromproduction under theGeorgia Open Records Act. TheCounty
expressly reserves and does not waive any statutory exemption from disclosure provided by
O.C.G.A. §50- 18- 72, et seq. and other applicable laws.
If you have any questions, Ashley Bowman, Contract Administrator can be reached at
arbowman@ dcicalbcountyga.gov.
Sincerely,
K~ ~ L ~ 1 F-'
Director &Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Purchasing &Contracting
CC: Rhonda Naadueba, Deputy Director of Finance, Treasury &Accounting Division
KL W:Y B:arb
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Worl<Authorization 31 2 0 1 0 6 500111 Park Bond and $1,100 - Environmental Site
No. 34 Professional Greenspace Assessments for L and
I .
Acquisition Services for
Envtonmental Site
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Assessments for L and
+cquisition
, flEtowah
1/
E~vironmental
Services, Inc.
wort Authorization
31 2 0 1 0 6 50014 7 Park Bond and $2,500 - Appraisal Services
No.1 Agreement for
I
Greenspace for L and Acquisition
~rofessional
Appraisal Services
for L and Acquisition
WIAtlantaV aluation
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Group, Inc.'
I
wo~ Authorization
31 2 0 1 0 6 500154 Park Bond and $2,500 - Apprai~<dServices
No.9 Professional Greenspace for L and Ac4 ~sition
Ap raisal Services
for L and Acquisition
WIO r de Real Estate
S;rvices, L L C
Agreement for 3/ 2 0 / 6 06- 90014 3 CEO $21,000 - Managing allthe
Frovision of DITC sports programs
Profdssional Services
w~orging New
To orrows, Inc.
Ajgreement for 3/ 2 2 / 0 6 06- 900088 No Department $4 9,500 - Perform Phase 2
Provision of of the AIX consolidation
projsionat Services
project
W/Scicom
In ,astructui- eInc.
A!greement for 31 2 2 / 0 6 06- 900092 Office of Arts, $15,600 - General
Provision of Culture & administrative support
Professional Services Entertainment
/1
WIShirley Hoskins
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Agreement for 3/ 2 2 1 0 6 06- 900131 CEO $12,000 - Promotion Service
Provision of
ofDeKaibooun~
Professional Services facilitating the d~velo ment
WlForging New of international athlelesto
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Tomorrows, Inc. train
Agreement for 3/ 2 2 / 0 6 06- 900132 Process $5,000 - Projec~
Provision of Improvement Management of tP9 311
Professional Services Citizen HelpCenter
W/Patrick M. Barnes implementation
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Work Authorization 1 1 31 1 0 6 500116 Parks Bond and $3,000 - Appraisal Sdrvices
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No. 23 Professional Greenspace for L and Acquisition
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Apprai~al Services
for L and Acquisition
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W/Carr L awson,
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Cantrell &
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Associates, Inc.
Agreement for 1 1 31 1 0 6 ' 06- 900075 Water &Sewer $4 9" ,900- Perform/design
professJbnal Services and project managdment
- - Co suIting and duties regarding appropriate
Engineering W/HDR line sizes for pipelines
Engineering construction
Agreement Between 2/7/06 05- 900030 Public Safety $72,000 - Perform activities
Georgia Department inaccordance with the
i
of Public Safety and I standards and procedures
-. h ~I.
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DeK~lb County,
approved oyt er- ecerar
Georgia
Motor Carrier Safety
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Administration
profe~Onai Service
2/7 /0 6 06- 900089 Child Advocacy $5,830 - Social Work Field
Agree nt toProvide Center Instructor
Social Work Intern
r r -:
supe~;sion W IAnn
agerton
Professional Service 2/7/06 06- 900090 Child Advocacy $35,260 - Perform payroll,
Agre~~nt toProvide
Center prepare expenses, prepare
.A I· nistrative case files,maintain personnel
Sup ort Duties system
W/Jacinta Jones
Work Authorization 2/9/0 6 500116 Parks Bond and $3,000 - Appraisal Services
No. 2~Professional Greenspace for L and Acquisition
Appraisal Services
for L and Acquisition
. ,
W/Carr, L awson,
Cantrell &
Associates, Inc.
Agreement for 2/1 4/0 6 06- 900095 Parks $71,500 - Brown's H~
Provision of L eisure Pool &Skate P k,
Professional Services Brook Run, Wade- Walk~r &
W/Silverman Dresden Park Construe ion
Construction Management Service~
Program
I
Management, Inc.
24 Hour Speed 2/21/06 06- 900073 Public Works $12,638.50 - 24 Hour Speed
Counts WIGreater Transportation Counts
Traffic Company
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Quarterly Contract Report for January 2004 through March 2004
Namr of Contract
Workl~uthorization
#4 wi~Moreland
AltObt1l8 &Asso.
Agreerent for
Provision of
ProfeJsional
S.ervi~lesfor Phase I
MS4 tormwater
Mgmt Program with
CH21Hill, Inc.
Work ~uthorization
#3 with TheL PA
Group
Work Authorization
#4 with TheL PA
Group, Inc.
Amendment toNo.
1to Contract 03-
9556 with
Dewberry &Davis
L L C
Work Auth. #IB-
Professional
Services for
Boundary &
Topographic
Surveys for L and
Acq. with Corp.
Environmental Risk
Management, L L C
Date
01/01/04
01/05/04
01110/04
01/10/04
01/13/04
0 1 1 29/0 4
Contract
Number
02- 8883
03- 9621
02- 8956- 3
02- 8956
03- 9556
03- 9521- 3
Department
CEO
Public Works -
R&D
CEO
CEO
Public Works
CEO - Parks, Bond
&Greenspace
$5,000 - IWork
Authorization for
Panola Road @ Rock
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Springs Rpad
$49,500 - 'fhi~project
would becompl'letedon
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basis under theIexisting
d
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terms an coneitions
approved linthe
contract for the
Stormwater utility
Implementation
project.
$4,000 - Work
Authorization f~r Flat
Shoals Rd @ Doolittle
Creek Bridge - Shop
Drawing Review
$5,078 - Work
Authorization for
Bouldercrest Road y
South River -
Additional Service I
$53,620 - Payment for
I
Engineer for basic:
services &services fn
Exhibit A I
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$2,700 - Work aui}
for Boundary SprveiY
Continuation, for
Property/Dearborn P irk
Expansion at 14 4 5
Oldfield Road
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Quarterly Contract Report for April 2005 through June 2005
Name of Contract Date Contract Department Amount
Number
Agreement for 4/4/0 5 54 3883 Drug Court $26,975.00 - Completion of
Provision of theprogram evaluation plan
Professional for theDeKalb drug court
Services for
Department,
Implementation,
Execu~on and
I
Complftion of the
Program Evaluation
'4
Plan
Agreement for 4/7 /0 5 54 5506 Office of Arts - $20.00 hour - begin
Provision of A.C.E February 22, 2005 ~d end
Professional
I
August 22, 2005
servicts - Hyun Joo
Kim
Agreement for 4/7 /0 5 54 5502 Finance $9.00 hour - begin March
Profes~ional 14 ,2005 and end onJuly I,
servict - Shareen 2005
Whitlq
,
Agreement for 4/7 /0 5 54 54 94 Police $45',000 - paid in3parts
Profes~ional ($22,500 signing of contract)
Servic s- Samit ($13,500 internal re~ort)
Roy ($9,000 final report
Consolidation application to
usethe latest technology
Work futhorization
41 1 1 1 0 5 500129 Park Bond and $3,750 - Appraisal of 15
No. 15 Greenspace acrevacant lot
Professional
Appraisal Service
II
for L and
Acquisition
Work Authorization 4 111105 500129 Park Bond and
$3,750 - Appraisal of 80I
No. 14 , Professional Greenspace acres
Appraisal Services
for L and Acquisition
2005 Nonprofit 41 1 3/0 5 54 6273 Human & $7,500 - Oneononew i I
Contract for Community people residing inDeKal q
Operation of Citizen Development with developmental
Advocate Program disabilities
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Developmental
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DeKalb Citizen
Advocacy, Inc.
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June2,2014
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DeKalb County Government
2
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Floor, The Maloof Center, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30030
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Unhappy TrPayer &V oter
V iola Davi
Dear Ms. Davis:
Wereceived your openrecords request for copi es of Scot t M Ca l l a n' s, Pr esi dent a nd Co-Founder V
Ca l St r a t Consul t i ng , L L C, Cont r a ct w i t h DeKa l b Count y , Geor g i a . After reviewing your request, it has be n
determined that therequested documents aresubject torelease under theOpenRecords Act.
Asprovided inO.C.G.A §50- 18- 71, thecost to search, retrieve, and copy therequested documents F
estimated to be approximately $0.10, consisting of approximately 1page at 10.10 per page, or you cr
receive anelectronic copy at 110 cost. Payment is dueby check or money order within 10business daY j.aft .
you havereceived therequested documents. I
Our office is located at The Maloof Center, 1300 Commerce Drive, 2
nd
Floor, Decatur, Georgia
30030 and our business hours arc 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please contact Ashldy
Bowman, Contract Administrator, at (4 04 ) 371- 2710 if you would like to purchase copies or SChedi" leaIn
appointment toreview thedocuments.
TheCounty and its officials and departments donot produce documents or records that areprotected
by attorney- client privilege or the attorney work product under Georgia or federal law or that othdrwi~c
exempt fromproduction under the Georgia Open Records Act. TheCounty expressly reserves and dols n~t
waive any statutory exemption from disclosure provided by a.C.G.A. § 50- 18- 72, et seq. and !other
applicable laws.
Sincerely,
cot· .Callan, CPSM
ctingChief Procurement Officer
Department of Purchasing &Contracting
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~eKalb Co nty .,
Maloo~Administration Building 11300 Commerce Drive1 Suite 1()I Decatur, Georgia 30030 / 40 4-371 -2 332 1 FAX 4 04 · 371- 4 9!)3
BenitaC.Ransom.HumanResources Director L eeMay,InterimCEO
April2 ,2014
Mr. Sc<?ttM. Callan
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Dear .Callan:
DeKalb County Government ispleased tooffer y utheposition of InterimPurchasing Director
at an~ualized salary of$14 5,920. Inaddition, ouwill receive anautomobile allowanceof
$500.0
,
per month. _
This pOfitionismerit- exempt and serves at thepl asureof the appointing authority. Theoffer is
contingent upon successful completion of abac und investigation andpre- employment
physical, which includes adrug screen.
~:" signthis letter inthespaceprovided toin, your acceptance of theoffer andreturn it
Scott, I· ~ toconveymysincereenthusiasm~ your joiningDeKaIb County
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Si ncerely,
C ontra ct Ad i ni stra tor
DeKa lb C ou ty, Georgi a
130 0 C ommerce Dri ve, 2nd Floor
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
Deca tur, GA 30 0 30
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To: " Bowma n, Ashley R. " <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>
Howma ny a ges?
61 251 20 1 4 Gma i l -DeKa lb C ountyOpen Record s Req uest
Ms. Da vi s,
Tue, J un3, 20 1~a t 8:44 AM
Si ncerely,
Vi ola Da vi s
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Bowman, A l ey R. <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>
To: Vi ola Da vi <unha ppyta xpa yers@gma i l. com>
It i s only a ne pa ge offer letter. See a tta ched .
Si ncerely,
ASHL EY R. BOWMAN
C ontra ctAd mi ni stra tor
DeKa lb C ounty, Georgi a
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
130 0 C ommerce Dri ve, 2nd Floor
Deca tur, GA30 0 30
4 04 - 371- 2710
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Bowman, AsHl ey R. <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov> Tue, J un 3, 20 14 a t 4:0 4 PM
To: unha ppyta fpa yers@gma i l. com
C c: " C a lla n, Scott M. " <sca lla n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>, " Broome, Yola nd a " <ybroome@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>,
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Ms. Da vi s,
Atta ched plea se fi nd the response to your recent open record s request. Plea se si mply respond to thi s ema i l to
request copi es a nd J wi ll forwa rd your i nvoi ce.
ASHL EY R. BOWMAN
C ontra ct Ad mi ni stra tor
DeKa lb C ounty, Georgi a
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
130 0 commJ rce Dri \te, 2nd Floor
Deca tur, GA 30 0 30
40 4-37 1-27 10
40 4-37 1-6 327 fa x
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Gma i l- DeKa lb C ountyOpen Record s Request
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nha ppyta xpa yers@gma i L eom> Fri , J un 13, 20 141a t10 :21AM
shley R" <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>, joeled wa rd s2129@ya hoo. com,
a ol. com, jod i e. flei seher@wsbtv. eom, " Ed wa rd s, J ohnR ( C MG-Atla nta ) " <J ohn. Ed wa rd s@a jc. com>
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61 251 20 1 4
Wha t i s the ost forthe d i gi ta l versi onof thi s Open Record s Request?
I recei ved thi i nforma ti on onC EO Burrell Elli s i nthe pa ss a nd k nowtha t thi s should exi st for
a subord i na t ord i rector of the d epa rtment.
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We ca npa ythe la borcost sta ted i nyourreply. The sta te la wgi \i es us the ri ghttoha vethe d i gi ta l \i ersi o/ ~I'
Thi s would r d uce the expensi ve cost of pri nti ng 50 0 0 pa ges.
Si ncerely, I. I
Vi ola Da vs
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Bowman, A l ey R. <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>
To: Vi ola Da vs <unha ppyta xpa yers@gma i l. com>
C c: " C a lla n, S ott M. " <sca lla n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>, " Broome, Yola nd a " <ybroome@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>,
" Brenna n, Bu e" <bbrenna n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>
Fri , J un 13, 20 14 ~~10 :37 AM
Ms. Da vi s,
The mea ns 0 crea te a report tha t conta i ns a li st of contra cts ba sed on a certa i n a pprover d oes not
currently exi st. I ha ve a nExcel report tha t shows the Purcha se Ord er/ C ontra ct Number, Vend or Na me,
a nd Purcha s Ord er/ C ontra ct a mount; however, i n ord er to na rrowthe Pa s/ C ontra cts d own bya pprover
ea ch contra tfi le would ha ve to be sea rched ma nua lly. The la bor for a C ounty Employee to sea rch every
fi le esti ma t d to be well over 80 hours.
I ca nma k e t e d i gi ta l report d escri bed a bove a va i la ble toyou a tyour request. The fi le i s too la rge to
ema i l, sowe would ha ve to coord i na te a ti me for you to come pi ck i t up.
Si ncerely,
ASHL EY R. BOWMAN
C ontra ct Ad mi ni stra tor
DeKa lb count Georgi a
Depa rtment orPurcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
130 0 C ommerceDri ve, 2nd Floor
Deca tur, GA30 0 30 I
4 04 ~371~2710 ' 'III
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Fr om: Vi ola vi s [ma i lto:unha ppyta xpa yers@gma i l. com]
Sent : Fri d a , J une 13, 20 14 10 :21 AM
To: Bowma n, Ashley R. ; joeled wa rd s2129@ya hoo. com; voterwhoca res@a ol. com; jod i e. f1ei scher@wsbtv. cpm;
Ed wa rd s, J ohn R. ( C MG-Atla nta )
Subject: R : DeKa lb C ounty Open Record s Request
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Wha t i s the ost for the d i gi ta l vera lon of thi s Open Record s Request?
Vi ola Da vs
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Vi ol a Davi s <unha ppyta xpa yers@gma i l. com> Sun. J un 15, 20 14 a t 4:53 PM
To: " Bowma n, Ashley R. " <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>, \Oterwhoca res@a ol. com,
joeled wa rd s2129@ya hoo. com
Dea r Ashley Bowma n,
Thi s i ni ti a l a nswer to our Open Record s Request quoted 6 hours a nd 50 0 0 pa ges. Thi s i s fa r from the 80 hour
bei ng quoted now.
C a n you expla i n?
Si ncerely,
Vi ola Da v; s
Unha ppy Ta xpa yer & Voter
www. unha ppyta xpa yera nd voter. corn
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61 251 20 1 4 Gma i l- DeKa lb C ountyOpen Record s Request
To:Vi ola Da vs <unha ppyta xpa yers@gma i l. com>
Hi Vi ola , I
Ourstorya bTutSta nWa tsonpa yi nghi s persona lcell phonebi lls a i rs a t6 toni ght.
Itwi ll be up9nourwebsi te la ter.
He's a greed ~Opa yba ck the money, i t's a bout$5000.
Plea se send me a copyi f you fi le a nethi cs compla i nt.
Tha nk s!
J od i e Flei sc er, WS8-TV
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Bowma n, Ashley R. <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov> Tue, J un17, 20111t8:32 AM
To:Vi ola Da vi s<unha ppyta xpa yers@gma i l. com>
C c: " C a lla n, ~ott M. " <sca lla n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>, " Broome, Yola nd a " <ybroome@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>,
" Brenna n, Bu Ie" <bbrenna n@d ek a lbcountyga . go\l>
Ms. Da vi s,
The 6 hours a nd 5000 pa ges esti ma te wa s ba sed onthe a ssumpti on tha t a report tha t na rrows a li 1~lof
purcha se or~ers/ contra cts d own bya pprover exi sts. Plea se note tha t the number i s a nesti ma ti on, not a
quote. Afte the esti ma ti on wa s ma d e, i twa s found tha t a report bya pprover d oes not exi st; therefore,
the esti ma ti on ha d tocha nge. Plea se a d vi se i f you a re i nterested i nobta i ni ng acopyof the report tha t
exi sts, a nd / , rhowyou would li k e toproceed .
R. BOWMAN
Si ncerely,
ASHL E
C ontra ct Ad m ni stra tor
DeKa lb counr' Georgi a
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
1300 C ommerce Dri ve, 2nd Floor
Deca tur,GA30030
4 04 - 371- 2710
4 04 - 371- 6327 fa x
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Ft ' om: Vi ol a vi s [ mai l t o:unhappyt axpayer s@gmai l .com]
Sent: Sunda ,June 15,20144:53 PM
To: Bowman, Ashl ey R.; vot er whocar es@aol ,com; j oel edwar ds2129@yahoo.com
Subject: Fw : DeKai b Count y Open Recor ds Request
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Floor, The Maloof Center, 1300 ICommerceDrive, Decatur, Georgia 30030
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,2013
DEPARTMENT
OF
PUReR SING &CONTRACTING
OFFICE
OF
DIRECTOR
AIL : unbappytaxpaycrs@ gmail.com
Unhapp Taxpayers &V oters
Attn: V i laDavis
5300 M morial Drive, Suite 224 0
Stone ountain, Georgia 30086
Dear M .Davis: I
c received your open records request levised the response regarding l oca l l i en r el ea ses b nd
ut i l i za t i ( l
n
r epor t s for the listed contracts. After reviewing your request, it has been determined that the
requested documents aresubject torelease under the Open Records Act. The DeKalb County Department of
Purchasing and Contracting's revised response is as follows:
The DeKalb County Department of Purchasing and Contracting does not possess any documents that
areresponsive to therequcst for local lien releases.
1 . 0 9 -1 0 0 1 51 , b i d da t e 1 / 2 8/ 1 0 , SGpr r et t Compa ny , cont r a ct w i t h Ener g y St a r Roof
Repl a cement a t Recor der ' s Cour t .
The requested documents are available for review.
2. 0 9 -1 0 0 J 54 , b i d da t e J 2 81 1 0 , S Ga r r et t Compa ny , cont r a ct w i t h Ener g y St a r Roof
Repl a cement V a r i ous Pr oject , Pol e Br i dg e AWTP, DeKa l b l At l a nt a Seni or Cent er ,
Br i a r cl i f f L i b r a r y , a nd Wesl ey Cha pel L i b r a r y .
The requested documents areavailable for review.
3. 0 9 -1 0 0 1 52 , b i d da t e 1 1 2 51 1 0 , Ski l l ed Bui l der s Inc. , cont r a ct w i t h Ener g y St a r Roof
Repl a cement a t Tob i e Gr a nt L i b r a r y a nd Recr ea t i on Cent er .
The requested documents areavailable for review. I
4. 30 0 I 650 , b i d da t f 31 1 1 1 0 ,Peek Pa vement M a r ki ng £L C, cont r a ct f or pa vement ma r ki nl of .
r oa ds a nd pa rkirg l ot s.
DeKalb County Purchasing &Contracting is not inpossession of documents that arc responsive to your
request. I
5. 0 9 -]0 0 1 53, b i d da t e 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 , va r i ous pr i mes, cont r a ct s w i t h Ener g y St a r Roof
Repl a cement a t M emor i a l Dr i ve O f f i ce Pa r k.
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The req ested documents areavailable for review.
6 . 0 9 -1 0 0 1 50 , b i d da t e 1 / 2 8/ 1 0 , va r ' ous pr i mes, cont r a ct s w i t h Ener g y St a r Roof
Repl a cement a t M a l oof Bui l di ng nd M a l oof Annex Bui l di ng .
The req cstcd documents areavailable for review.
7. 0 9 -1 0 0 1 49 , b i d da t e 1 / 2 6/ 1 0 , va r 'o us pr i mes, cont r a ct s w i t h Ener g y St a r Roof
Repl a cement a t Cha mb l ee L i b r a a nd Cour t house ( upper ).
The requested documents areavailable for review.
8. 0 9 -1 0 0 1 48, b i d da t e 1 / 2 6/ 1 0 , va r i ous pr i mes, cont r a ct s w i t h Ener g y St a r Roof
Repl a cement a t Reda n-Tr ot t i L i b a r y .
The requested documents areavailable for review.
. 1 9. 30 0 1 476, b i d da t e 9 / 1 7/ 0 9 , Sout h t r n Econo Di sposa l cont r a ct f or por t a b l e t oi l et s ( r ent ~ l ).
The req ested documents areavailable for review. II
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DcKalb ounty Purchasing &Contracting is not inpossession of documents that areresponsive to your I
request.
he requested documents are available for .eview. As provided in O.C.G.A §50- 18- 71, the cost to
search, r trieve, and copy therequested documents is estimated to be approximately $19.90, consisting of38
pages at $0,10 per page, and approximately oneho r and fifteen minutes at acharge of $16.10per hour (no
charge fo~'the first 15 minutes). Payment is duebr ch~ck or mon~y ord~r within 10business daJy,safter you
have received therequested documents, or you can .ecerve electronic copies at no cost except for time.
Our office is located at The Maloof Cent r, 1300 Commerce Drive, 2
nd
Floor, Decatur, Georgia
30030 and our business hours are 8:30am to 5: Opm, Monday through Friday. Please contact Ashley
Bowman, Contract Administrator, at (4 04 ) 371- 2 10 if you would like to purchase copies or schedule an
appointment toreview the documents.
The County and its officials and departmen s do not produce documents or records that are protected
by attorney- client privilege or the attorney work roduct under Georgia or federal law or that otherwise
exempt from production under the Georgia Open ecords Act. The County expressly reserves and doesnot
waive any statutory exemption from disclosure provided by O.C.G.A. § 50· · 18- 72, et seq. and 9
the1'
applicable laws.
Sincerely,
11L . Walton, CPPB
1 ctor &Chief Procurement Officer
epartment of Purchasing &Contracting
KL W:Y B:arb
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the i nforma ti onelectroni ca lly a nd let us k nowthe cost forthe ti me a s soon a s possi ble.
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From: Bowm n, Ashley R. <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcounty a . gov>
To: xoterwhoc res <\( ) terwhoca res@a ol. com>
Sent: Wed , a ct 23, 20 133:45 pm
Subject: DeK Ib C ountyOpenRecord s Request
Atta ched pi e se fi nd the response toyourmost recent openrecord s request. Plea se si mply replytothi s ema i l
toord erelect oni c orpa percopi es.
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you ha ve recei ved thi s e-rna i l by mi sta k e, you a re herebynoti fi ed tha t a n d i ssemi na ti on orcopyi ng of the i nforma ti on conta i ned i nthi s messa fe, orthe
ta k i ng of a ny a cti on i nreli a nce uponthe i nforma ti on, i s stri ctly prohi bi ted . Delete thi s e-ma i l a nd i ts a tta chments, i f a ny, from your system. Thj reci pent
i s responsi ble for d etermi ni ng the presence of a ny vi ruses i nthi s e-ma i l a d a ny a tta chments a nd the send era ccepts noli a bi li ty for a ny d a ma e ca used
bya nyvi rus tra nsi mi tted bythi s e-ma i l ori ts a tta chments.
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Vi ola Da vi s
Ms. Da vi s:
Si ncerely,
Ashl ey R. Bowman
C ontra ct Ad mi ni stra tor
DeKa lb C ounty, Georgi a
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
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To: a rbowma n d ek a lbcountyga . gov, unha ppyta xpa yers gma i l. com
We wentthro gh the d ocuments a nd found tha t none f the d ocuments ha d a nycopi es of check s ori nvoi ces.
We thought t~a t i nforma ti ononpa yments would be i ncud ed i nthe OpenRecord s Request. We need tok now
i f thi s need s tEbe a sepa ra te request. The request i s lewed a s i ncomplete wi thout a nyi nforma ti on a bout the
money, pa ymrents, a nd i nvoi ces,
We wi ll forwa ld a requestforcopi es of check a nd i nvoi es onthe contra cts submi tted . Ifthere a re concems,
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Si ncerely,
Vi ola Da vs
Unha ppyTa x~a yera nd Voter
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See OpenRTord S Request below:
emorandum
To:
cc Restore DeKalb, Unhappy Ta ayer and V oter, District Attorney Robert James, Atlantj FBI,
Officeof General Counsel, Officeof the spector General and all appropriate parties
From: V iolaDavis
Date: 11/14 /2013
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Re: OpenRecords Request for Copiesofthe Checks/Payments and Invoices withContracts
between theCounty and PrimeContrac ors - Contracts between thePrimeContractors and L SBE
V endors/Subcontractors onSeveral De albCounty Contracts I
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o~enRecor ds Request for t h Checks/Payment s and Invoi ces wi t h
t hfeCont r act s bet ween t he C unt y and Pr i me Cont r act or s - Cont r act s
b t ween t he Pr i me Cont r act o sand LSBE Vendor s/Subcont r act or s
o Sever al DeKal b Count y C nt r act s
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a 1d / orFreed om of Informa ti onAct, Y ua re here byrequested toma k e a va i la ble for
reyi ewa nd copyi ng a ll fi les, record s, nd otherd ocuments i nyourpossessi ons tha t
referorrela te tothe i nforma ti on conc rni ng the requestforthe check s/ pa yments a nd
i nvoi ces wi th the contra cts betweent e countya nd pri me contra ctors -contra cts
betweenthe pri me contra ctors a nd L BEVend ors onthe followi ng DeKa lb C ounty
contra cts:
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Roof Repla cement a tRecord r's C ourt.
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Roof Repla cement Va ri ous P ject, Pole Bri d ge AWTP, DeKa lb/ Atla nta Seni or
C enter, Bri a rcli ff L i bra ry, a nd esleyC ha pel L i bra ry. I
3. 0 9-10 0 152, bi d d a te 1/ 25/ 0 , Sk i lled Bui ld ers Inc. , contra ctwi th Ene~gySta r
Roof Repla cement a tTobi e G a ntL i bra rya nd Recrea ti on C enter.
4. 30 0 16 50 , bi d d a te 3/ 2/ 10 , eek Pa vement Ma rk i ng L L C , contra ctfo,
pa vement ma rk i ng of roa d s a d pa rk i ng lots.
5. 30 0 147 6 , bi d d a te 9/ 17 / 0 9 SouthernEconoDi sposa l contra ctforporta ble
toi lets ( renta l) .
6 . 11-10 0 225, bi d d a te 6 / 21/ 0 11, EnergySta rRoof Repla cement a tDeo1a tur
L i bra ry-We need the a wa rd I tter, contra ct betweenthe countya nd pri me
contra ctor plus contra ct betwe nthe pri me contra ctora nd the L SBE Vend ors
a nd Subcontra ctors. I
Ifthi s request i s d eni ed i nwhole ori npa rt, we a sk tha tyou ci te i nwri ti ng the speclflc
sta tutoryexempti on uponwhi ch you h ve reli ed , a s requi red byla w. We a lsoa SKtha
you relea se a ll sepa ra te porti ons of 0herwi se exempt ma teri a l. Plea se wa i ve a ny
costs a ssoci a ted wi th thi s request, orfi rst i nform us a bout such costs a s requi red by
Georgi a la w.
We submi tted a pri orOpenRecord s equest onthi s i ssue a nd found tha tthe
d ocuments ha d nocopi es of check s nd / ori nvoi ces of pa yments. We thoughttha t
copi es of the check s a nd i nvoi ces wuld be pa rtof the ori gi na l OpenRecord s
Request.
As you k now, the L a wrequi res a res onse byyouwi thi nthree busi ness d a ys of your
recei pt ofthi s lettera nd provi d es sa n ti ons fornon-compli a nce. I look forwa rd to
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Si ncerely,
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C ommuni ty Mi ssi ona ry
-Ori gi na l Messa ge-
From: Bowma n, Ashley R. <a rbowma n@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>
To: voterwnoca res <voterwhoca resga a ol. corn>
Sent: Wed , Oct 30 , 20 134:10 pm
Subject: RE: DeKa lb C d unty Open Record s Request
Ashl ey R. Bowman
C ontra ct Ad mi ni stra tor
DeKa lb C ounty, Georgi a
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
130 0 C ommerce Dri 'A3, 2nd Floor
Deca tur, GA 30 0 30
40 4-37 1-27 10
40 4-37 1-6 327 fa x
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CONFIDENT! ALl TY NOTICE: Thi s messa ge a nd a ny fi les tra nsmi tted wi th i t ma y conta i n confi d enti a l i nforma ti on
tha t i s i ntend ~d only for the use of the a d d ressee( s) . If you a re not a n i ntend ed reci pi ent or otherwi se beli eve you
ha ve recei ve~thi s messa ge i n error, plea se noti fy the send er by reply e-rna i l. If you ha ve recei ved thi s e-rna i l by
mi sta k e, you a re hereby noti fi ed tha t a ny d i ssemi na ti on or copyi ng of the i nforma ti on conta i ned i n thi s messa ge,
or the ta k i n of a ny a cti on i n reli a nce upon the i nforma ti on, i s stri ctly prohi bi ted . Delete thi s e-ma i l a nd i ts
a tta chments. l i f a ny, from your system. The reci pi ent i s responsi ble for d etermi ni ng the presence of a ny vi ruses i n
thi s e-rna i l a nd a ny a tta chments a nd the send er a ccepts no li a bi li ty for a ny d a ma ge ca used by a ny vi rus
tra nsmi tted by thi s e-rna i l or i ts a tta chments.
Plea se forwa rd the i nforma ti on electroni ca lly a nd let us k nowthe cost for the ti me a s soon a s possi ble.
Fr om: \{) terwhoca res@a ol. com [ma i lto: voterwhoca res @a ol. com]
Sent : Fri d a y, October 25, 20 131:51 PM
To: Bowma n, Ashley R.
Subj ect : Re: DeKa lb C ounty Open Record s Request
Si ncerely,
Vi ola Da vi s
--Ori gi na l Messa ge-- I II
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To: voterwhoca res <voterwhoca restgja ol. com> II I
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81 5/20 1 4 I Gma i l- Fv. d : DeKa lb C ountyOpen Record s Request
Sent: Wed , pct 23, 20 133:45 pm
Subject: DelKa lbC ountyOpenRecord s Request
Ms. Da vi s:
Atta ched pi a se fi nd the response toyourmost recent open record s request. Plea se si mply replytothi s em a i l
toord erele troni c orpa percopi es.
Si ncerely,
Ashl ey R. ~owma n
C ontra ct Ad ~i ni stra tor
DeKa lb Cour t y , Georgi a
Depa rtment of Purcha si ng a nd C ontra cti ng
130 0 C ommerce Dri ve, 2nd Floor
Deca tur, GAi 30 0 30
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CONFIDEN IALITY NOTICE: Thi s messa ge a nd a nyfi les tra nsmi tted wi th i t ma yconta i n confi d enti a l i l~orma ti on
tha t i s i nten ed onlyforthe use of the a d d ressee( s) . If you a re not a ni ntend ed reci pi ent orotherwi se bbli eve you
ha ve recei ved thi s messa ge i nerror, plea se noti fythe send er byreplye-ma i l. If you ha ve recei \led thi s e-rna i l by
mi sta k e, yoJ a re herebynoti fi ed tha t a nyd i ssemi na ti on orcopyi ng of the i nforma ti on conta i ned i nthi s messa ge,
or the ta k i n~of a ny a cti on i n reli a nce upon the i nforma ti on, i s stri ctly prohi bi ted . Delete thi s e-ma i l a nd i ts
a tta chmentsf i f a ny, from yoursystem. The reci pi ent i s responsi ble ford etermi ni ng the presence of a nyvi l1J sesi n
thi s e-ma i l fnd a ny a tta chments a nd the send er a ccepts no li a bi li ty for a ny d a ma ge ca used by a ny vi rus
tra nsmi tted oythi s e-ma i l ori ts a tta chments.
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Ma rch 26 , 20 0 9
Obama Admi ni st r at i on Announces Addi t i onal $67,187,600 for Local Ener gy Effi ci ency
Impr ovement s i n Geor gi a
Blo c k Gra nts to Suppo rt J o bs, Cut E nerg y Bills, a ndInc rea se E nerg y Independenc e
WASHINGTON-Vi ce Presi d entJ oe Bi d ena nd EnergySecreta ry Steven C hutod a y a nnounced pla ns
toi nvest $3. 2 bi lli on i nenergyeffi ci ency a nd conserva ti on projects i nU. S. ci ti es, counti es, sta tes,
terri tori es, a nd Na ti ve Ameri ca n tri bes. Thi s i nclud es $6 7 , 187 , 6 0 0 for sta te/ county a nd ci tyefforts
i nGeorgi a . A d eta i led brea k d own i s below.
Tod a y's a nnouncement bui ld s ona ni nvestment of $20 7 / 251, 312 i nGeorgi a wea theri z a ti on a nd
energyfund i ng a nnounced bythe Ad mi ni stra ti on onMa rch 12th a nd d eta i led a t
energy. gov/ recovery.
" These i nvestments wi ll sa ve ta xpa yer d olla rs a nd crea te jobs i ncommuni ti es a round the country, "
sa i d Vi ce Presi d ent Bi d en. " L oca l lea d ers wi ll ha ve the flexi bi li ty i nhowthey put these resources to
work -but we wi ll hold them a ccounta ble for ma k i ng the i nvestments qui ck ly a nd wi selytospurthe
loca l economya nd cut energy use. "
The EnergyEffi ci encya nd C onserva ti on Block Gra nt progra m/ fund ed byPresi d ent Oba ma 's I
Ameri ca n Recoverya nd Rei nvestment Act, wi ll provi d e formula gra nts for projects tha t red uce lota l
energy use a nd fossi l fuel emi ssi ons/ a nd i mprove energyeffi ci ency.
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bui ld i ngs/ the d evelopment a nd i mplementa ti on of a d va nced bui ld i ng cod es a nd i nspecti ons, a Id
the crea ti on of fi na nci a l i ncenti ve progra ms for energy effi ci ency i mprovements. Other a cti vi ti
eli gi ble for use of gra nt fund s i nclud e tra nsporta ti on progra ms tha t conserve energy/ projects
red uce a nd ca pture metha ne a nd other greenhouse ga s emi ssi ons from la nd fi lls/ renewa ble en rgy
i nsta lla ti ons ongovernment bui ld i ngs/ energyeffi ci ent tra ffi c si gna ls a nd street li ghts/ d eploy ~nt
of C ombi ned Hea ta nd Powera nd d i stri ct hea ti ng a nd cooli ng systems/ a nd others.
Toensure a ccounta bi li ty/ the Depa rtment of Energywi ll provi d e gui d a nce toa nd requi re gra nt
reci pi ents toreport onthe number of jobs crea ted or reta i ned , energy sa ved / renewa blei
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ca pa ci ty i nsta lled / greenhouse ga s emi ssi ons red uced / a nd fund s levera ged . Fund i ng i s a sed ona
formula tha t a ccounts for popula ti on a nd energy use.
" The Block Gra nts a re a ma jor i nvestment i nenergysoluti ons tha t wi ll strengthen Ameri ca 's
economya nd crea te jobs a t the loca l level, " sa i d Secreta ry C hu. " The fund i ng wi ll be use~for the
chea pest/ clea nest a nd most reli a ble energytechnologi es we ha ve -energyeffi ci ency a n
conserva ti on -whi ch ca nbe d eployed i mmed i a tely. The gra nts a lsoempower loca l com uni ti es to
ma k e stra tegi c i nvestments tomeet the na ti on's long term clea nenergy a nd cli ma te goa ls. "
Fund i ng forsta te/ ci ty/ a nd county governments i nthe sta te i nclud es:
IGAGeor gi a Tot al Sum Ci t y, Count y; 'I'AII 1' $67,187,600 i
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IGA- ,Albany - - - - - - - rOtY - - - !$771,300 i
iGA!Alph';- ~ett- a- - - - - - '- - - - - - - - - '- !City !$252,6~!
:GA;Athens- Clarke !City $1,137,100 ;
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IGAiAtlanta jCity /$5,890,200
IGA'Au9u~=Rich~ond- " - - ... - - - - - - City 1$1,969,900
IGAiColumbus . - - - · - - - - iCit- y- - - - - - 1$1,84 4 ,800
rGA!EastP- ;int- - '- - - '- - - · - · - - - - [City- - - · 1$181,300
2AJO~S C~eek__ ~~ :City 1$578,4 00
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GAiMarietta City $785,500
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,GA'Rome City 1$178,100
rGArR~~;- eIT- " '-..- - - - - - - - - - - - .- - - - - fCitY - - - - - [$825,700
.GA'S- andysprings - - - - - - - - - - - :City 1$851,900
iGASavannah- - - - - ._- - - - ro'ty l$l,368,~1
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;GASmyrna :City_ $208,000_
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GA'Cherokee County $1,827,700
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GA[C obb ICounty $5,288,500
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GAFulton -C ountv '$814 ,300
iGA~Gwinnett" '- - - - - - - - - - - - ra;;:;nty $7,312,700
'GA- fHail- .- - - - - .- - - .- - - - - - - - iC~unty- - - - - · ,$762,600
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http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/wip/block grants.cfm.
Medi a cont act (s):
(202) 586- 4 94 0
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DEPARTME.t'lT
OF
PURCH SING &CONTR4 C111\G
OFFICE
OF
DIRECTOR
DeKaIbCountyGovernment
Room 202Maloof Center 130flCommerce Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30030
SENT V IA CERTIFIED MAIL
Mr Hepi eStrickland
S kland: &Son
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( i ~Short Road - Unit B
Fairburn GA 30213
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RE: V endor Request for Assistance: Strickland & Son vs S. Garrett
Contract #10- 902039- 001 Energy Star Roof Replacement V arious Projects
Contrad#10- 90217 Energy Star Roof Replacement Recorders Court
Mr. Stri Hand:
W have completed OUI investigation on the above stated request for assistance. In our efforts to resolve
the matter, the Department of Purchasing and Contracting has done the following to assist you:
• On your own account, Purchasing and Contracting was successful ingetting some substantial
payments released to you from S. Garrett;
• Contract Compliance conducted numerous meetings with you independently and jointly with you
and S. Garrett;
• We scheduled numerous meetings with the DeKalb County Facilities Management team;
• We responded to numerous ernails from you and S. Garrett regarding this project;
• I held ameeting with you and all of the involved parties (See attached attendance sheet).
th I fundsth ta' t taling $5,990.57 re cauns eony ey now owe you or IS vour re mage 0
Description Amount
Total original contract amount $124 ,262.00
L ess work completedby others $ 34 ,356.27
Previous total dueStrickland andSonConstruction $ 89,905.73
L ess previous payments $ 83,915.16
TOTAL GARRET STATES IS DUE Y OU $ 5,990.57
Onth h h d I' haSG $4 926- 36 eot er an , vou c ann t t . arrett owes you , ::l•
Description Amount
Recorders Court s 5,268.52
PoleBridge $ 1,362.28
Senior Center $ 3,612.21
Briarcliff L ibrarv $ 1,74 4 .75
Wesley Chapel L ibrary $ 37,277.60
TOTAL Y OU STATE IS DUE Y OU s4 9,265.36
HoJie Strickland L etter
October 26, 2011
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Thele is adifference of $4 3,274 .70 and based on our research, the Department has exhausted our
intefnal efforts. Please be advised, that our decision does not prevent you from further mediating the
matter or pursuing any civil or legal remedies that you feel you might have.
wejWiSh you the best inyour future endeavors.
~ ~ U t /
Kelrin L . Walton, CPPB
Dirfctor and Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Purchasing and Contracting
EN1L : Copy of Request for Assistance dated 5/6/11
Copy of Attendance Sheet at 7.28.11 meeting
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HOPfoe Strickland L etter
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DeKalb County Contract Compliance Division
Request For Assistance Form
.Contract Compliance Division
2nd Floor
1300CommerceDrive
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: '4 04 - 371- 4 795
Fax: 4 04 - 371- 2511
(Please l:heck which applies)
ENTl'rI FIL ING REQUEST
oL SBE- jo.KAL B
oPRIMEICONTRACTOR
~BE-MSA
TElEPHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
cstc~Cr\()nd&)D Con" '} r!,(+~One.jrotf, \0 CJJro
EMAIL ADDRESS:
CONTRACT NUMBER: ~ n~q0~()II
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Gmail - F : Urgent!' - PrimeContractor non- compliance wlL SBE Ordinance
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Hopi e Stri ck la nd <stri ck la nd sonconstructi on@gma i l. co >
Fw: Ur~ent! !-Pr i me Cont r act or non-compl i ance w/LSBE Or di nance
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Executi v~ Di rector <m7 venhousi ng@ya hoo. com> Tue, Oct 4, 20 11 a t3:46 M
Reply-To: Executi ve Di rector <m7 venhousi ng@ya hoo. com>
To: Stri ck la nd Son <stri ck la nd sonconstructi on@gma i l. com>
Beverly Creagh
Executive Director
M7ve~Supportive Housing and Development Group Inc
Phone: (4 04 )604 - 4 300
Fax: (~04 )758- 4 750
website: http://m7vensupportivehousing.webs.com/
blogsi~e: http://m7shdgroup.bJogspot.com
" Wef.vocate toremove small business barriers."
-----Fo a rd ed Messa ge -----
From: xecuti veDi rector<m7 venhousi ng@ya hoo. com>
To: " H II, Ni na A.
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<na ha ll@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>
Sent: uesd a y, October 4, 20 113:45 PM
Subje t: Re: Urgent! ! -Pri me C ontra ctor non-compli a nce w/ L SBE Ord i na nce
Ms. all,
I rece vedacall fromMr. Hopie Strickland of Strickland &SonConstruction concerning theDep
of En rgy grant funded Energy Star Roofs inwhich hewas theL SBE Subctontractor with S.
Garre and Company. As of today, I amtold that Strickland &SonConstruction is still owed
$4 9,2, 5.36. Mr. Strickland has requested that weaccompany himtoameeting with CEO Ellis
concerning this matter as soonaspossible. I haveincluded anexcerpt fromtheemail hecopied
meontoMr. Kelvin Walton asking DeKalb County deduct what is owed Strickland &Son
Construction fromthebalance dueS. Garrett and Company:
Contract #10- 90017- Energy Star Roof Replacement at Recorders Court - $5,268.52
(Complete0 6/30 /1 1 )
Contract #10- 90217- Energy Star Roof Replacement DeKalb V arious - $4 3,996.84
PoleBridge (Complete) - $ 1,362.28
Senior Center (Complete) - $3,612.21
Briarcliff L ibrary (Complete) - $ 1,74 4 .75
Wesley Chapel L ibrary (Complete) - $37,277.60
" As b ot h of t hese cont r a ct s ha ve b een b r ea ched r epea t edl y a nd cur r ent l y st i l l i n b r ea ch b y S.
Ga r r et t a nd Compa ny . 1a m r equest i ng t he pa y ment s ow ed t o me f r om t hese t w o cont r a ct s
t ot a l l i ng $4 9,265.36 b e deduct ed f r om a ny moni es De Ka l b Count y ow es on t hese t w o cont r a ct s
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Gmail- Fw: Urgent!! - PrimeContractor non- compliance wlL SBE Ordinance
a nd pa i d di r ect l y t o St r i ckl a nd &Son Const r uct i on, L L e. " (quoted text from Hopie Strickland
email to Kelvin Walton, copied to M7ven)
Please let me know when ameeting can be scheduled with CEO Ellis, M7ven and Strickland &
Son Construction, L L C so I can notify Mr. Strickland.
Thanks.
Beverly CreaghExecutive DirectorM7ven Supportive Housing and Development Group Incl'hone:
(4 04 )604 - 4 300Fax: (4 04 )758- 4 750website: http://m7vensupportivehousing.webs.comlblogsite: I
http.r/m'Zshdgroup.blogspot.com
" We Advocate to remove small business barriers."
From: " Ha ll, Ni na A. " <na ha ll@d ek a lbcountyga . gov>
To: M7V ENHOUSING@ Y AHOO.COM
Sent: Wed nesd a y, J uly27 , 20 115:23PM
Subject: RE: Urgent! ! -Pri me C ontra ctor non-compli a nce w/ L SBE Ord i na nce
Ms. Creagh,
Y our email has been received in the Office of CEO Burrell Ellis. Thank you for writing and sharing this
infor ation. This matter has been referred to the Director of Purchasing and Contracting, Mr. Kelvin
Wa lt 11, for review and follow up.
• HAL L I SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO
BURREL L EL L IS, DEKAL B COUNTY GOV ERNMENT
330 .PONCE DE L EON, DECATUR, GA 30030
OFFlCE: (4 04 ) 371- 6304 I FAX: ( 40 4) 371- 6291I
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CEL ESflATORY
GUNFIRE TAKE THE PL EDGE IIERE.
From: CEO Burrell Ellis
Sent: Thursday, July 14 ,201110:58AM
To: Hall, Nina A.
Subject: FW: Urgent!! - Prime Contractor non- compliance w/L SBE Ordinance
From: Executive Director[S1V ITP:M7V ENHOtJSING@ Y AHOO.COM]
Sent: Thursday, July 14 ,201110:57:4 9 AM
To: CEO Burrell Ellis
Subject: Urgent!! - Prime Contractor non- compliance w / L SBE Ordinance
Dea rMr. Elli s,
I a m send i ng you thi s em a i l totrytoprevent a gra ve i njusti ce a ga i nst the ci ti z ens of DeKa lb C ounty. We a re a
nonprofi t orga ni z a ti on whoha ve beena ssi sti ng sma ll busi nesses i ngrowth through ourSma ll Busi ness
Enterpri se Stra tegi cGrowth Progra m. W e speci fi ca llyselected DeKa lb C ountytola unch ourprogra m
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beca use the L SBE progra m i s the only progra m i n the sta te of Georgi a tha t ha s a n Ord i na nce tha t supports
sma njsusmess growth. Thi s i s a wond erful progra m a nd we wi ll be send i ng our two-yea r experi ence wi th the I
progr~m i n a follow-up letter. However, d ue to the urgency i n thi s ma tter, I could not wa i t for tha t letter to
i nforrrJ you of a Pri me C ontra ctor who ha s d eli bera tely a nd conti nuously vi ola ted the L SBE Ord i na nce. I ha ve
a tta ched acopy of the bi d results of anewEnergy Sta r Roof tha t i s a bout to be a wa rd ed ( ITS 10 -10 0 225)
where thi s Pri me C ontra ctor (S. Ga rrett a nd C ompa ny) i s ta bula ted a s the lowbi d d er.
However, d ue to the conti nui ng non-compli a nce of thi s pri me to the L SBE progra m i twould be a gra ve
i njusti ce to the ci ti z ens of DeKa lb C ounty to a wa rd thi s contra ctor yet a nother contra ct und er the Depa rtment
of Energy i n whi ch they ha ve a tra ck record from the previ ous two a wa rd s they recei ved i n excess of
$6 50 , 0 0 0 ( see a tta ched a wa rd s for Record ers C ourt a nd DeKa lb Va ri ous -Pole Bri d ge, Bri a rcli ff L i bra ry,
Atla nta Seni or C enter a nd Wesley C ha pel L i bra ry) . Ia m a wi tness throughout both a wa rd ed projects to the I
conti nuous non-compli a nce wi th the L SBE Ord i na nce bythi s Pri me. Ba si ca lly thi s Pri me used the L SBE
certi fi ca ti on to get the a wa rd of the project a nd ha s a nd conti nues to d ed uct cha rges so a s not to pa y the
L SBE the 20 % porti on of the contra cts. The L SBE ha s fi led severa l compla i nts a nd sti ll a t thi s ti me i s owed
over $6 0 , 0 0 0 from thi s Pri me from fund s tha t ha ve been pa i d by DeKa lb C ounty. Ms. Sha rron Wa lk er i n
C ontra ct C ompli a nce ha s been d i li gent i n tryi ng to get thi s pri me to d o ri ght i n ord er to complete the projects
on ti me. Thi s cond uct i s a vi ola ti on of the county's lSBE Ord i na nce a s well a s the Fed era l government's
Fa lse C la i ms Act. It i s unla wful to use certi fi ca ti on to recei ve fund s wi th the i ntent a nd / or executi on of non-
compli a nce wi th the requi rements tha t were submi tted to get the a wa rd . I employ you to look i nto thi s ma tter,
not only for the L SBE, but for the L SBE Ord i na nce, the ci ti z ens of DeKa lb C ounty a nd for future fund i ng from
the Depa rtment of Energy_ Thi s k i nd of beha vi or ca n not be tolera ted a nd DEFINITEL Y should not be
rewa rd ed wi th a d d i ti ona l a wa rd s of contra cts from DeKa lb C ounty. So, plea se check i nto the newproject ( IT
10 -10 0 225) Deca tur li bra ry Roof Repla cement to ma k e sure a pri me who ha s the respect a nd true
compli a nce for the L SBE progra m i s selected for thi s project.
Feel free to conta ct me vi a ema i l or phone. Beverly C rea gh Executi ve Di rectorM7 ven Supporti ve Housi ng a n
Development Group IncPhone: ( 40 4) 6 0 4-430 0 Fa x: ( 40 4}7 58-47 50 websi te:
http:/ / mrvensupporti vehousi ng. webs. com/ blogsi te: http:/ / m7 shd group. blogspot. com''We Ad voca te to remove
sma ll busi ness ba rri ers. "
" Ef f ect i ve J ul y 1, 2010, t he DeKal b Count y Gover nment ' s emai l
domai n has changed f r om: NAME@co. dekal b. ga. us t o our new emai l
domai n addr ess: NAME@dekal bcount y ga. gov" Pl ease updat e y our emai l
cont act s.
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DeKalb Co nty Board of
Commissioners
Board of commiSSlL rs
Elaine Boyer, District 1
Jeff Rader, District I
L arry L . Johnson, District 3
Sharon Barnes Sutton, Di trict 4
District 5 I
Kathie Gannon, Distri t6
Stan Watson, District 7
L arry Johnson
Presiding Officer
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Depa r t ment of t he Count y Cl er k
June 25, 2014
Ms. V iola Davis
Unhappy Taxpayer &V oters
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Dear Ms. Davis:
Thank you for your Open Records request dated June 18,2014 , and hand delivered to my office onJune 23,
2014 inwhich you requested documents on Contracts 11- 100200 Bid Date 6/28/11, payments to Prime and,
L SBE Pre- Bid documents including Change Orders from 2003 tothepresent.
Ms. Davis, the, edocuments arenot maintained inthe Clerk's Office and I amunable to assist you with
request.
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Clerk tothe Board of Commissioners and
Chief Executive Officer
BHS:bs
Cc: Members, Board of Commissioners
Sincerely,
Barbara H. Sanders, CCC
Clerk To The Board of Commissioners and Chief Executive Officer
The Manuel J.Maloof Center • 1300 Commerce Drive, 5
Th
Floor • Decatur, GA 30030 • (4 04 ) 371- 2816• Fax (4 04 ) r', 1- 7004 1
www.co.dekalb.ga.us
emo
0: Scott M. Callan
From: V iolaDavis
cc: RestoreDeKalb and all appropriate parties
ate: June 18,2014
Copies of Documents ontheContracts 11- 100220 Bid Date6/28111, Payments toPrime and
Re: L SBE, Pre- Bid Documents Including ChangeOrders from2003 toPresent.
CopiTs of Documents on Contracts 11-100220 B id Date
6/28111, Pay ments to Pr ~s and LSB E, Pre-B id Documents
InCljding Change Orders from 2003 to Present.
Pur suant t o t he Geor gi a Open Recor ds Law ( O. C. G. A. 50- 18
70 et l seq. ) ( The Law) and/ or Fr eedom of I nf or mat i on Act ,
copy i ng: al l f i l es, r ecor ds, and ot her document s on t he
cont r act s 11- 100220 ( f i r e hy dr ant r epai r and r epl acement )
Bi d Dat e 6/ 28/ 11, pay ment s t o pr i mes and LSBE, pr e- bi d
document s i ncl udi ng change or der s f r om 2003 t o pr esent .
I t i s i mpor t ant t o i ncr ease t r anspar ency , et hi cs, and
account abi l i t y i n DeKal b Count y Gover nment . I t i s
par amount t hat we i ncr ease " Publ i c Tr ust " i n DeKal b
Count y . We must hol d our el ect ed of f i ci al s account abl e.
t hat y ou ci t e i n wr i t i ng t he speci f i c st at ut or y exempt i o
upon whi ch y ou have r el i ed, as r equi r ed by l aw, we al so
ask t hat y ou r el ease al l separ at e por t i ons of ot her wi se
exempt mat er i al . Pl ease wai ve any cost s associ at ed wi t h
t hi s r equest , or f i r st i nf or m us about such cost s as
r equi r ed by Geor gi a Law.
As Y u know, t he Law r equi r es a r esponse by y ou wi t hi n
t hr e busi ness day s of y our r ecei pt of t hi s Open Recor ds
770- 256- 0034 or vi a emai l at Unhappy Taxpay er s@gmai l . com.
Requ1st and pr ovi des sanct i ons f or
l ook f or war d t o hear i ng f r om y ou.
Si ncer el y ,
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ni t y Mi ssi onar y
non- compl i ance. I
I can be r eached at
D Kalb County
Maloof dministration Building /1300 Commerce Drive / Suite 100/ Decatur, Georgia 30030 /4 04 - 371- 2332/ FAX 4 04 - 37l- 4 993
Benitad Ransom, HumanResourcesDirector L eeMay, InterimCEO·
June 2 ,2014
Re: Open Records Act Request
M. V iola Davis,
This acknowledges and responds to your open records act request received in the H~i
Resources Department onMonday, June 23, 2014 . Y ou requested thefollowing: I
1. " Documentation of the Initial Hire Date, Job Description, and Salaries of Kelvin
Walton, Nina Hall, Judy Brownlee and L ori M. Brill"
It has I een determined that the Human Resources and Merit System Department are responsive
to Y Ou~request. As provided inO.C.G.A. §50- 18- 71, thetotal cost to supervise, search, retrieve,
and COfY the requested documents is $18.09 per hour (no charge for the first 15 minutes) and
$.10 p ,rpage.
A tota of five (5) pages are available for pick up in the Human Resources Reception Area~
betwe,n thehours of8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Thetotal time to search and retrieve is .4 5hours and the total cost for the requested information
is: $5.02.
Please remit payment to:
DeKalb County Government
Attention: Human Resources and Merit System Director
1300 Commerce Drive, Suite 100
Decatur, Georgia, 30030
Sincerely,
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Positioll Title: Dire~tor Pu!chasing &Contracting*
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POSITION SUMMARY
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Dir cts, plans, organizes, and manages DeKalb County purchasing and contracting operations, as well .
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Dirtcts and oversees day- to- day operations of the Purchasing and Contracting Department. *
Per orms duties as anofficial DeKalb County Purchasing &Contracting representative. *
Manages the Invitation to Bid and Request for Proposal process for the County. *
Dirtcts thereview of all two- party agreements. *
, Ov rsees theAutomated Purchasing System (Oracle).
· AttEnds planning meetings with CEO, Executive Assistant, and Board of Commissioners. *
Mediates disputes between end users and suppliers, when necessary. *
Oversees preparation of and monitors thePurchasing &Contracting annual operating budget. *
Develops Purchasing &Contracting policies and procedures. *
Reviews procurement activities/documents for compliance with established Purchasing procedures,
federal, state, and local laws. *
Oversees public bid openings and bid evaluations to ensure recommendations for awards areaccurate.
· Develops and recommends individual, departmental, and supplier performance standards and metrics
· and monitors and reviews monthly system reports. *
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Approves purchase orders and contracts for goods and services. *
Develops and maintains good business relationships with vendor personnel through professional,
impartial, and objective dealings with all suppliers, including problem resolution. *
Directs the Contract Compliance division to ensure efforts arebeing made to foster economic growth
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of M/WBE/L S~Es by developing First and Second Tier purchasing opportunities. *
Evaluates and interprets markettrends and business situations that affect department responsibilities
and makes decisions or recommendations to adequately address needs. *
Oversees the disposal of surplus property for the County.
: Negotiates contracts when bidding process is unsuccessful.
Directs mail delivery and courier service functions.
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Bachelor's degreeinBusiness, Accounting, Management, Finance, PublicAdministrationor otherrelate~field; ,
· 12 years of comprehensivemanagement experienceandtenyears whichhavebeen inapurchas:~gprogram'
capacity or arelated field. Experiencemust haveincludedfour years upper level purchasingandcontacting:
managerial experienceand three years using an automated system(Oraclepreferred). Certified Purchasing
Manager (C.P.M.), Certified Public PurchasingOfficer (CPPO), or Certified Professional Contract Manager'
(CPC]\{ )ereferred. _ '
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Position Title: Administrative Project Manager CEO
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Job Code: 6670 Grade: 31 FL SA: Exempt
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POSITION SUMMARY
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, Assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Assistant/Chief Operating Officer (COO) I
with planning and oE£ani.zing projects, mee~ings and research.
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Manages, directs and evaluates assigned staff and volunteers, assigning and reviewing work; plans, organizes
! and manages special' projects for the CEO and Executive Assistant/COO. * I I
Pl1s and organizes special events, public hearings and meetings. •
Re iews all agenda itemsubmissions and oversees agenda package preparation. *
Att nds department head agenda review to ensure accuracy of agenda package. *
Interfaces with department heads and elected/appointed officials relative tothepreparation and submission of
agerda items. *
CO~Piles work session agenda for submission and approval of theCEO and Executive Assistant/COO. *
Maintains record of items requested to beput onwork session agenda by the CEO, Board of Commissioners
, (B<DC),Executive Assistant/COO and department heads.
, Attends meetings and work sessions and prepares summary of actions taken.
Re~ponds torequests for information from CEO and BOC and prepares reports containing findings and
recrmmendations.
Contacts department heads to obtain information for CEO and BOC members.
Drafts correspondence for approval of superiors (CEO, Executive Assistant/COO, BOC, etc.) necessary in
responding to citizens' inquiries. ,
Acts as liaison to citizen groups and special teams created to review specific projects.
Coordinates with Information Systems to determine computer and other communication needs for CEO's office
and staff.
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Maintains list of potential citizens, employees and/or businesses toreceive awards from the CEO and
coordinates presentation of award.
* Indicates an " essential" job function.
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Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Public Relations, Business Administration or elated ]
field; six years ()f experience in public re.iations, marketing,project ll1anag~ment, or related field.
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$ 154 ,4 70.24
$ 91,861.20
$ 75,756.00
$ 50,000.00
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January 2, 2008
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Di;cts, plans, organizes, and manages DeKalb County purchasing and contracting operatidns, as well
as I efu.nctions of mail delivery and courie~.services. _ ___ .,. _.. I.
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DirEcts and oversees day- to- day operations of the Purchasing and Contracting Department. *
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Pelorms duties ~s~ offic!~l DeKalb County Purchasing &Con~ractingrepresentative. *
M ages theInvitation toBId and Request for Proposal process tor theCounty. *
Di+cts thereview of all two- party agreements. *
Oversees theAutomated Purchasing System (Oracle).
AttFnds planning meetings with CEO, Executive Assistant, andBoard of Commissioners. *
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Me1diatesdisputes between end users and suppliers, when necessary. *
.: Oversees preparation of and monitors thePurchasing &Contracting annual operating budget.*
Develops Purchasing &Contracting policies and procedures. *
I Reviews procurement activities/documents for compliance withestablished Purchasing procedure!,
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federal, state, and local laws. * I
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Oversees public bid openings and bid evaluations to ensure recommendations for awards areaccu late.
Develops and recommends individual, departmental, and supplier performance standards andmet ics
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, and monitors and reviews monthly system reports. *
Approves purchase orders and contracts for goods and services. *
Develops and maintains good business relationships with vendor personnel through professional,
impartial, and objective dealings with all suppliers, including problem resolution. *
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Directs theContract Compliance division to ensure efforts arebeingmade to foster economic growth
of M/WBE/L SBEs by developing First and Second Tier purchasing opportunities. * [
Evaluates and interprets market trends and business situations that affect department responsibilit s
and makes decisions or recommendations to adequately address needs.*
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: Negotiates contracts when bidding process is unsuccessful.
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Directs mail delivery and courier service functions.
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Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Management, Finance, Public Administration (Master's Degree p~f~fe~ed) or
other related field; twelve years of experience incomprehensive purchasing program management or arelated ield, which
, must have included four years managerial experience and five years using an automated system (Oraclel preffrred).
Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), or Certified Professional Contract
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Constantly inanormal office situation. Occasionally inastockroom or warehouse.
Occ$ionally requires travel, including overnight stays.
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Con tantly sitting at adesk or table. Frequently requires good hearing.
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Freq~ently standing and/or walking. Occasionally requires distinguishing colors and/o depth
Occasionally requires feeling to perceive anobject(s) size, perception tojudge distances. I
shape, temperature or texture by means of senses inyour
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F o)r na l Educa t i on: Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.
Wo~ k Exper i ence:
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The work involves leadership, which consistently affects major efforts of the entire
Im a ct of Act i ons: county government or community inademonstrable way.
Highly Complex: Work is broad in scope covering one or more complicated areas.
Policy, procedure; or precedents affecting several departments areconsistently created by
this position. A high degree of analytic ability and inductive thinking is required to
update, devise new, and implement non- standard approaches to highly
intricate, I
Compl exi t y : technically complex problems.
Multifaceted: Independent judgment is required to review and approve major I
recommendations, establish procedures, and coordinate technical and administrative
recommendations with Countywide policies. Decisions may have a long- term impact on I
the county government and/or community. Functions independently with guidance from
Deci si on Ma king : superiors. Provides strategic direction and guidance to department. /1
Problem solving involves determining courses of action and requires understandinfrl and
evaluation of impact on the county. The problems may involve exceptional tec
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difficulty requiring consultation with outside experts. Policy, procedures and prec dent
are created and/or approved by this position. Solutions affect organization policy and
Pr ob l em Sol vi ng : Countywide operations.
Requires developing and maintaining ongoing inter- departmental relationships invo
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difficult, formal negotiations. This calls for awell- developed sense of timing, str tegy
and may involve detailed explanation and interpretation of policies, rules
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Int er na l
regulations. Requires the handling of extremely delicate/sensitive relationship and
Communi ca t i on: complex situations.
Requires developing and maintaining ongoing business, corporate, or external agency
relationships at an executive and/or county level involving difficult formal negotiations.
Ext er na l
This calls for a well- developed sense of timing, strategy and may involve detailed
explanation and interpretation of policies, rules and regulations. Requires the handling
Communi ca t i on: of extremely delicate/sensitive relationships and complex situations.
Has overall responsibility for providing direction and guidance to all levels of
Super vi sor y Ski l l s: management within the department. Supervises senior managers.
O r g a ni za t i ona l
Responsible for managing countywide government operations or amajor depakmedt.
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I. Pot ent i a l Ri sk of Inj" , : r y :. . rules.
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Must beable to operate avariety of automated office machines which includes computer,
printer, facsimile machine, telephone, and photocopier. Physical demand requirements
areat levels of those for sedentary work ,
Requires theability to compare and orjudge thereadily observable functional,[ structural,
or compositional characteristics whether similar to or divergent from ObV ioui standards
Da l , a Concept i on: of data, people, or things. I I
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Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey orl exchange
a?mi~istrative, legal, and fi~ancial info~ation. IncI~de~ givi.n.gassign.~1~ts. ~nd/o~
directions to managers or assistants as well as commurucatmg WIthelected 0itIClaiS and
Communi ca t i on: thegeneral public. I
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Requires ability to read a variety of State laws, County codes, informational and
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financial documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires
the ability to write reports and essays with proper format, punctuation, spelling and
grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others
with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well- modulated
voice such as in public speaking situations before groups such as administrative
L a ng ua g e Ab i l i t y :
committees and the Board of Commissioners. I
Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex financial, Ilegal, and
human resource related principles and techniques; to make independent j~dgments in
absence of management; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledgJ of topics
Int el l i g ence: related to primary occupation.
ver ~ a l Apt i t ude:
Requires the ability to record and deliver information such as in public speaking
situation, to explain procedures, to follow verbal and written instructions.
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Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract; multiply and
divide totals; determine percentages; determine time and weight; interpret graphs; and
NUl ner i ca l Apt i t ude: compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion.
Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with'
For m/ Spa t i a l Apt i t ude: job related equipment.
M o or Coor di na t i on: Requires theability to coordinate hands and eyes inusing automated office equipment.
Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs,
switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning
motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels
M a nua l Dext er i t y : of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Col or Di f f er ent i a t i on: May require theability to discern color.
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
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worker needs to relate to people in situations involving more than giving or receiving
instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted
Temper a ment : with anemergency.
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Must beable to operate avariety of automated office machines which includes cornj uter,
printer, facsimile machine, telephone, and photocopier. Physical demand requirer bnts I
Communi ca t i on: areat levels of those for sedentary work.
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Fr o m :V iola Davis with Unhappy Taxpayer &V oter
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Restore DeKalb and All Appropriate Parties
at e:
September 12, 2014
Second Request: Open Records Request for Email between Felton
Williams and Alita Bowman including Deleted Emails from2007- 2014 via
Disk
Re:
Seco d Request : Open Recor ds Request for Emai l s bet ween Fel t on
Wi l l i ams and Al i t a Bowman i ncl udi ng Del et ed Emai l s fr om 2007-2014
vi a D sk
Pur spant t o t he Geor gi a Open Recor ds Law ( O. C. G. A. 50-
18- 70 et seq. ) ( The Law) and/ or Fr eedom of I nf or mat i on
Act , copy i ng: al l f i l es, r ecor ds, and ot her document s
of t he emai l s bet ween Fel t on Wi l l i ams and Al i t a Bowman
i ni t i al i ncl udi ng Del et ed Emai l s f r om 2007- 2014 vi a
di sk.
Our or i gi nal Open Recor ds Request was not compl et el y
answer ed because t he er nai l s ar e f r om 8/ 22/ 2007 unt i l
6/ 27/ 14. We need emai l s f r om 1/ 1/ 2007 unt i l 8/ 29/ 2014,
t he dat e of t he or i gi nal Open Recor ds Request . We I
wou1d appr eci at e a compl et e answer t o our Open Recor ds
Request .
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I t i i mpor t ant t o i ncr ease t r anspar ency , et hi cs, and
accoJ nt abi l i t y i n DeKal b Count y Gover nment . I t i s
par ai ount t hat we i ncr ease " Publ i c Tr ust " i n DeKal b
Coun~y . We must hol d our el ect ed of f i ci al s and t hei r
st af f account abl e.
I f t ~i s r equest i s deni ed i n whol e or i n par t , we ask
t hat y ou ci t e i n wr i t i ng t he speci f i c st at ut or y
exempt i on upon whi ch y ou have r el i ed, as r equi r ed by
l aw, we al so ask t hat y ou r el ease al l separ at e por t i ons
of ot her wi se exempt mat er i al . Pl ease wai ve any cost s
associ at ed wi t h t hi s r equest , or f i r st i nf or m us about
such cost s as r equi r ed by Geor gi a Law.
As Y u know, t he Law r equi r es a r esponse by y ou wi t hi n
t hr ef busi ness day s of y our r ecei pt of t hi s Open
Recor ds Request and pr ovi des sanct i ons f or non-
compt i ance. I l ook f or war d t o hear i ng f r om y ou. I can
be r l ached at 770- 256- 0034 or vi a emai l at
Unha py Taxpay er s@gmai l . com.
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From: Vi ola Da vi s wi th Unha ppyTa xpa yer &Voter
cc: I Restore DeKa lb a nd All Appropri a te Pa rti es
Da te: September 12, 20 14
Open Record s RequestforEma i ls between Kelvi nWa lton a nd Ima ni Ma rley-
Husba nd s i nclud i ng Deleted Ema i ls from J a nua ry 1, 20 0 9 unti l September 12,
Re: 20 14 vi a Di sk .
Open Record s Request for Ema i ls between Kelvi n Wa lton a nd Ima ni
Ma rley-Husba nd s i nclud i ng Deleted Ema i ls from J a nua ry 1, 20 0 9 to
September 12, 20 14 vi a Di sk
Pur suant t o t he Geor gi a Open Recor ds Law ( O. C. G. A. 50-
18- 70 et seq. ) ( The Law) and/ or Fr eedom of I nf or mat i on
Act , copy i ng: al l f i l es, r ecor ds, and ot her document s of
t he emai l s bet ween Kel vi n Wal t on and I mani Mar l ey -
Husbands i ncl udi ng Del et ed Emai l s f r om J anuar y 1, 2009
t o Sept ember 12, 2014 vi a di sk.
I t i s i mpor t ant t o i ncr ease t r anspar ency , et hi cs, and
account abi l i t y i n DeKal b Count y Gover nment . I t i s
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par amou t t hat we i ncr ease " Publ i c Tr ust " i n DeKal b
Count y . We must hol d our el ect ed of f i ci al s and t hei r
st af f a~count abl e.
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I f t hi s r equest i s deni ed i n whol e or i n par t , we ask
t hat y ou ci t e i n wr i t i ng t he speci f i c st at ut or y
exempt i on upon whi ch y ou have r el i ed, as r equi r ed by
l aw, we/ al so ask t hat y ou r el ease al l separ at e por t i ons
of ot he wi se exempt mat er i al . Pl ease wai ve any cost s
associ a ed wi t h t hi s r equest , or f i r st i nf or m us about
such co t s as r equi r ed by Geor gi a Law.
As y ou now, t he Law r equi r es a r esponse by y ou wi t hi n
t hr ee bGsi ness day s of y our r ecei pt of t hi s Open Recor ds
Request and pr ovi des sanct i ons f or non- compl i ance. I
l ook f or war d t o hear i ng f r om y ou. I can be r eached
at 770- 256- 0034 or vi a emai l at
Unhappy Taxpay er s@gmai l . com.
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DeKalb CO'fnty Board of
Commi ssioners
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Board of Commissioners
Elaine Boyer, Distr~c11
Jeff Rader, District t
L arry L . Johnson, Dis~ct 3
Sharon Barnes Sutton, qirtrict 4
District 5 I I
Kathie Gannon, District 6
Stan Watson, Distric 7
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Presiding Officer
Depa r t ment of t he Count y Cl er k
June 20, 2014
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Ms. V iola Dav~s
Unhappy Tax~ayer &V oters
Stone Mounmr, Georgia
Dear Ms. Davis:
Thank you for your Open Records request dated June 23, 2014 inwhich you requested documentation of the
initial hire date, job description, and salaries of Kelvin Walton, Nina Hall, Judy Brownlee and L ori M. Brill.
Therecords that you have requested arenot maintained intheClerk's office.
Bar ar . an ers,~ ~
Clerk totheBoard of Commissioners and
Chief Executive Officer
BHS:bs
Cc: Members, Board of Commissioners
Sincerely,
Barbara H. Sanders, CCC
Clerk to theBoard of Commissioners and
Chief Executive Officer
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Clerk ToTheBoard of Commissioners and Chief Executive Officer I
The Manuel J.Maloof Center - 1300 Commerce Drive, 5
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Floor - Decatur, GA 30030 - (4 04 ) 371- 2886- Fax (4 04 ) 3fl- 700j
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CLaRKS OFFICE
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T : Director BenitaRansom, ExecutiveAssistant ZachWilliams andBarbara Sanders
From: V iolaDavis
cc: UnhappyTaxpayer &V oter, CTEA, RestoreDeKalb andall appropriateparties.
Da te: June23, 2014
Documentation of theInitial HireDate, JobDescription, and Salariesof KelvinWalton, Nina Hall,
Re: JudyBrownlee, andL ori M. Brill
Documentation of the Initial Hire Date, Job Description,
and Salaries of Kelvin Walton, Nina Hall, Judy B rownlee
and Lori M. B rill
pur sul nt t o t he Geor gi a Open Recor ds Law ( O. C. G. A. 50- 18-
70 et / seq. ) ( The Law) and/ or Fr eedom of I nf or mat i on Act ,
copy i ng: al l f i l es, r ecor ds, and ot her document s of t he
i ni t i al hi r e dat e, j ob descr i pt i on and sal ar i es of Kel vi n
Wal t on, Ni na Hal l , J udy Br ownl ee, and Lor i M. Br i l l of
DeKal b Count y .
I t i s i mpor t ant t o i ncr ease t r anspar ency , et hi cs, and
account abi l i t y i n DeKal b Count y Gover nment . I t i s
par amount t hat we i ncr ease " Publ i c Tr ust " i n DeKal b
Count y . We must hol d our el ect ed of f i ci al s and t hei r
st af f account abl e.
I f t hi s r equest i s deni ed i n whol e or i n par t , we ask
t hat y ou ci t e i n wr i t i ng t he speci f i c st at ut or y exempt i on
upon whi ch y ou have r el i ed, as r equi r ed by l aw, we al so
ask t hat y ou r el ease al l separ at e por t i ons of ot her wi se
exempt mat er i al . Pl ease wai ve any cost s associ at ed wi t h
t hi s r equest , or f i r st i nf or m us about such cost s as
r equi r ed by Geor gi a Law.
As y ou know, t he Law r equi r es a r esponse by y ou wi t hi n
t hr ee busi ness day s of y our r ecei pt of t hi s Open Recor ds
Request and pr ovi des sanct i ons f or non- compl i ance. I
l ook f or war d t o hear i ng f r om y ou. I can be r eached at
770- 56- 0034 or vi a emai l at Unhappy Taxpay er s@gmai l . com.
Si ncer el y ,
Vi ol a Davi s
Communi t y Mi ssi onar y
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