The Freeport Scoop

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  1. Freeport Freedom Writer

    Freeport Freedom Writer Beach Comber

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    A records request for files that have gone missing, how does this happen?
    Paige Boone


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    . Press the Enter key to open the contact card." style="unicode-bidi: embed; direction: ltr; user-select: text; cursor: pointer;">Becky Podraza <cityclerk@freeportflorida.gov>
    Thu 6/1/2017 2:45 PM

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    Records Request-Paige Boone 20170530.pdf3 MB


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    I have attached the documentation the City has for Ms. Boone. I have had multiple staff members and the Mayor looking for information for you. We will be conducting an employee file audit over the next several months so if any further information or documentation is found, I will forward it to you.

    Thank you so much.

    Rebecca Podraza, City Clerk
    City of Freeport
    PO Box 339
    112 Highway 20 West
    Freeport, FL 32439
    (850) 835-1978 Phone
    (850) 835-3137 Fax

    cityclerk@freeportflorida.gov

    Florida has a very broad public records law. Under Florida law, both the content of emails and email addresses are public records. If you do not want the content of your email or your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send.

    From: Concerned Person [mailto:personconcerned@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:33 PM
    To: Becky Podraza <cityclerk@freeportflorida.gov>
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    Ms. Podraza,
    This is a records request pertaining to one Paige Boone. In the minutes of a city council meeting around September of 2015. At a regular council meeting the city attorney advised council that councilwoman Brannon had violated Florida statute chapter 112 when she knowingly allowed her daughter to be employed by the city.

    Please provide the following information.

    1) the advertisement of the original position Ms Boone was hired into.
    2) Ms. Boone"s application for the position in which she was hired.
    3) all interview documentation related to her hire.
    4) documentation of the transfer from the original position to parks and recreation.
    5) the advertisement for the parks and recreation position.
    6) Ms Boone's starting and ending pay in both departments.
    7) provide all correspondence documentation to include emails concerning Ms Boone from the previous clerk, city attorney, any of Ms Boone's family, and the department supervisors of the areas she worked.
    8) documentation of the terms in which Ms boone was terminated.

    Please attach copies of the personnel manual pages at that time regarding the Florida statute and or nepotism.

    Please send all correspondence to this email.
    Thank you
     
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  2. Jenksy

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    Feel free to try again after learning to computer. :confused:
     
  3. Bob Wells

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    Can you explain what section of FS 112 was supposedly violated? Are you saying because the person had a family member on the council they were not allowed to be employed there? I think this question here may be the one I would most like an answer to, did the council member have direct supervision over this person and did her vote influence what the employee was paid? Also, was there an ethic complaint filed or is there some similar question in the files of the ethic commission that might address this particular question? Do they charge for record request in Freeport?
     
  4. BJackson

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    Wasn't that during the timeframe when Council member McLean was writing and signing checks for the Freeport City Council since there was no bookkeeper?
     
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  5. Freeport Freedom Writer

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    The City attorney in a council meeting stated the violation of the statute being that a direct family member was knowingly working, along with the Mayor granddaughter, both were terminated. The bigger question is how did Ms Brannon get her daughter hired with no application, interview or job availability.
     
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  7. Freeport Freedom Writer

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    This took place in 2015, terminated that same fiscal year. And what does check signing have to do with Fl state violation? Ms McLean was adhering to her council duty which was confirmed by the States Attorney Office as well as the Freeport attorney! Nice try but know your facts!
     
  8. ConcernedPersonFreeport

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    oh look, someone is back on the crack/meth pipe again. Run along little boy!
     
  9. John G

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    So what about the Costco rumored to be comimg too Freeport? Now that's news.....
     
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    That’s funny - Not A Snowballs Chance in Hell!

    That one made my day !
     
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    LOL! Yeah...that one ranks right up there with all the rumors that Panama City was going to get non-stop flights to Europe and the Caribbean when the new airport opened just because the word "international" was in the name...:doh:
     
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    St.Joe givith St.Joe taketh away
     
  14. mputnal

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    Has anyone heard the rumor that District Drainage folks designed the Hwy 331 drainage to a minimum 10 year storm event while building the height of the road to a 100 year storm event between Hwy 20 and the bridge? It's truth not rumor. The local comprehensive plan called for a 25 year storm event drainage yet those drainage folks in Chipley decided to exempt themselves down to the minimum drainage. Their reasoning is suspect. I don't believe it was to save money or for better evacuation because the bridge is closed when wind speed increases to 40 mph. Many people have in ground septic tanks along Hwy 331 because they have NO access to sewer. This highway was built with minimum to NO infrastructure. The engineers over there in Chipley have told us to "sue them when we get flooding". We told them that we want sewer and better drainage instead of "flooding damage" for obvious reasons but on a greater scale our Bay resources are important to us. This last rain was about 3 inches per 24 hours and all the pipes and ditches was full. The engineers in Chipley say that the drainage should handle 9.5 inches of rain in 24 hours. It won't and they know it. I have a long list of why it won't but they are not interested. They are gifted at dismissive communications. All they say is that they are the "engineers" and "people always want something for nothing". It feels like their talking points are rehearsed. At this point we are left with only questions of why did they do this?
     
  15. John G

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    You have some great references here. "Gifted at dismissive communications" is classic, simply love it! :clap:

    Nothing would surprise me about anything to do with "drainage" anywhere in this County. Its :poop:...
     
  16. Beach days

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    How about former council member going in with former employer and lady from water dept. when rest of council where out of town in Tallahassee. At time she was no longer council member. Maybe need records reguest on what was on computer the day they broke into city hall
     

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