Sep 112015
FKAA Board Chairman Under Criminal Investigation

by Naja and Arnaud Girard**……. UPDATE:  9/18/2015 Click here for updated article: State Attorney Challenges FKAA Chairman’s Right To Vote In Key West Elections As of Thursday afternoon, the office of the Monroe County State Attorney has begun investigating the Chairman of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority [FKAA] Board of Directors. J Robert Dean (aka Bob Dean), the man who for years has been presiding over a board that commands a $50 million annual operating budget and over $200 Million in Keys central sewer construction contracts, may have [continue reading…]

Sep 112015
Harry Bethel, In Response to 'Why Did They Lie' [Sept 4th Issue]

Following publication last week of the article, Why did They Lie, about the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority [FKAA], we received a call from former City Commissioner Harry Bethel.  Mr. Bethel had been head of Customer Service at FKAA for many years after retiring from a similar position at Keys Energy Services.  Mr Bethel indicated that contrary to what was stated in the article, he did not “get the push and resign” but rather had made the decision to retire at the end of August 2008, effective January 2, [continue reading…]

 September 11, 2015  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #131, News 2 Responses »
Sep 112015
When It Comes to the Sewer Projects, Things Are Bad All Over.

Dear Editor, I am the former General Manager of the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District. I started at the District in 2005 as a project engineer, and I ran the place from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that I worked for an engineering firm designing and building water and sewer facilities. I began my career as a project accountant in the construction industry. I’m a licensed professional engineer in the states of Florida and New Hampshire. I’ve been in the water and sewer business for a [continue reading…]

 September 11, 2015  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #131, Letter to the Editor 6 Responses »