Friday, March 30, 2012

WHAT THE BOE APPROVED

This is amended from an earlier post to include the September meeting.

FYI; in order that everyone knows what the BOE approved in August 2011 this is a copy from the posted minutes.

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF PLAINFIELD

IN UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

MINUTES of a BUSINESS Meeting of the Board of

Education Held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

On page 41 of 47 pages is:

G. Approval of Architect Engineer

Strategic Plan Link:

Goal 3: Business Practices

To provide the overall efficiency and effectiveness of district and school operations

The Interim Superintendent of Schools recommends, and I so move, adoption of the following:

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Tennis Courts at Hub Stine field are in need of an existing conditions study

and in order to move this project to the next step, architectural/engineering services are

necessary for:

Inspection of the existing conditions

Conclusions and recommendations regarding the existing conditions.

Develop an estimated construction cost based on the recommendations.

Develop a design and construction schedule based on the recommendations.

Issue a written report

WHEREAS, Forman Architects Engineers, of Zelienople, PA has the experience and expertise

to provide such services, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Plainfield Board of Education approves the appointment of Foreman

Architects Engineers at a fee of $4,300.00. The availability of funds for this item has been

verified and will be charged to account 11-000-262000-300A-31-0000 (Purchased Prof. &

Tech).

In September on page 64 of 67pages the BOE approved:

L. Approval of Architect Engineer
Strategic Plan Link:
Goal 3: Business Practices
To provide the overall efficiency and effectiveness of district and school operations
The Interim Superintendent of Schools recommends, and I so move, adoption of the following:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Hub Stine Field is in need of two (2) turf fields for football and soccer and
architectural /engineering services are necessary for:
 NJDOE Schematic Approval Phase
 Construction Document Phase
 Bidding and negotiation Phase
 Construction Administration Phase
WHEREAS, Forman Architects Engineers, of Zelienople, PA has the experience and expertise
to provide such services, now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Plainfield Board of Education approves the appointment of Foreman
Architects Engineers at a fee of 4 1/2% of construction costs. The availability of funds for this
item has been verified and will be charged to account 11-000-262000-300A-31-0000
(Purchased Prof. & Tech).


Transparency !!BS.These are separate resolutions; describing the proposed projects and the engaging the engineering firm for the jobs with no mention of bids being requested.

IIs there another document approved by the BOE extending the scope of the project? Where is the copy of the written report? Was it made public or even submitted to the entire BOE? Was there a published RFP for the projects?

All the above may be in existence but I am unaware of them and would like answers which I will post.

In the meantime; one does not need to go to BOE meetings sit through a confusing wordy agenda of 40 to50 pages most of it routine administrative material that is designed to discourage public participation in order to comment on BOE/PSS activities.

AS to the public commentary portion of the BOE meetings the majority of speakers at the meetings I did attend were school employees mainly teachers who had a complaint about some system action which impacted them.

1 comment:

  1. Why aren't we getting bids from engineering firms. I sounds like our mayor is running the BOE. That's not a compliment folks! Maybe we need to do away with this BOE and the gang that promised to be transparent, but is now as crooked as those before them.

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