1. Who declared the EMERGENCY and what was the nature of the EMERGENCY? 2. When was the EMERGENCY declared? 3. What qualifications does a small Real Estate firm, located in South Plainfield that posts 2 employees and an annual sales of $160,000, have to perform a specialized high risk demolition project?
3. Who are the principals and officers in Yates? 4. The work was performed by B & B Demolition with offices in Newark. If Yates acted as the Prime Contractor why was the work given to Yates ( whoever they are ), and subcontracted by Yates to B & B rather than having
given it to B & B directly thereby saving the margin placed on the work by Yates? 5. When was the demolition permit issued? Considerable preliminary work is required prior to the commencement of demolition. Utilities must and marked out and secured. The Fire and Police department notified so that they can schedule and provide jobsite protection. The Utility companies must be notified. Certificates attesting to customary insurance coverage and indemnification of the City must be submitted and reviewed. The point is all this takes time. So why wasn't the application for EMERGENCY appropriation submitted concurrently rather than now?
City Council, demand to examine the Yates/B & B Agreement. Demand to see the books, i.e., obtain permission to follow the money in both companies as a condition of approving the contract...assuming you agree to approve the contract. I don't think you are compelled to approve anything. The Public is entitled to answers regarding the above questions Bill Kruse