Friday, December 16, 2011

12/13/2011 Special Council Meeting

On the borough website:

Public Notice: A special meeting of the Governing Body of the Borough of Dumont will be held December 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the Executive Chambers of Borough Hall at 50 Washington Avenue, Dumont, N.J. The subject matter includes NJEIT Phase II Flood Control project and Twin Boro Field Remediation and Reconstruction project. There will also be a closed session to discuss litigation. Formal action may be taken.

Presentations as follows:

Twin-Boro Remediation Project, presented by Alaimo Group Representative

NJEIT Phase II Flood Control Project, presented by T&M Representatives

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Comment: A councilman demands that T&M not reduce cost without reducing the scope.
- Agreed, but why admonish them against doing so next time?
- Why can you not demand that they rebid?
- What's the rush?
- Has the adage been forgotten: You can have the job done cheap, fast, or right. Just pick two...?

Comment: So many questions about the bids, yet some on council seem intent on voting before the answers are given.
- Have some on council already made up their mind whether to award the contracts?

General: Why are the bids not made public after opening? What is the secret? Public Bids and the purchasing process are no secret in this NJ township, for example.

Fortunately, voting has been tabled until the regular M&C meeting on 12/20/2011.