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Bay College seeks millage renewal

March 1, 2013

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees has approved a proposal for a millage renewal for capital improvements and debts service for the next 20 years (2015 to 2034)....

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RedTigers

Mar-01-13 10:05 AM

Somewhere, Phils head is exploding.

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frogleggs

Mar-01-13 10:14 AM

R.I.P.

phil.....

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frogleggs

Mar-01-13 11:07 AM

From a field of seven (7) companies bidding,

five (5) were from the Upper Peninsula,

but the contract was awarded to the sixth bidder,

a lower Michigan firm with a $71,000.00 higher bid.

On this, Bay's call for additional renwal,

of a non-specific, slush-fund millage...

Vote

NO!

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frogleggs

Mar-01-13 11:08 AM

Bidders List:

Spence Brothers - Saginaw, MI $992,000.00

Industrial Maintenance - Wells, MI $936,129.00

Associated Contractors - Marquette MI $929,630.00

Closner Construction - Marquette MI $899,850.00

DCC Construction - Davison, MI $897,000.00

Cross General Contracting - Munising, MI $835,000.00

ROY NESS CONTRACTING - ESCANABA, MI $826,000.00

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frogleggs

Mar-01-13 11:12 AM

Five (5) U.P. construction companies furnished bids:

Escanaba, Mi (1) Upper Peninsula

Wells, Mi (1) Upper Peninsula

Marquette, MI (2) Upper Peninsula

Munising, MI (1) Upper Peninsula

Davison, Mi (1) Lower Peninsula Saginaw, Mi (1) Lower Peninsula

Taxpayers, local workers and the community would have been better served by spending MONEY LOCALLY

by awarding the construction work to the LOWEST bidder,

a Delta County firm,

with Delta County residents

supplying labor and materials.

Residents and taxpayers should

challenge the administration and the board of trustees at Bay College’s

November's millage election by

voting

“NO”.

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frogleggs

Mar-01-13 11:14 AM

This lower Michigan construction company’s bid

was in the amount of $897.000.00.

This amount was a FULL

$71,000.00 HIGHER than a local bidder,

A local taxpayer,

A local employer, A local supplier,

and, next-door neighbor of the college,

Roy Ness Contracting & Sales, Inc., 1801 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba Mi 49829.

The Escanaba contractor’s bid was $826.000.00,

a total of $71,000.00 under and the lowest bidder

of seven contractor’s who furnished bids for the project.

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frogleggs

Mar-01-13 11:15 AM

Consideration must be given to vote

AGAINST

this ’slush-fund’ millage renewal ...

– voters should demand of the college administration and the board of trustees,

to answer the question of why the recently awarded bid for remodeling of the nursing lab/lecture facilities

was granted to a lower Michigan concern:

DCC Construction/Antler Construction, LLC, 9100 Lapeer Road, Suite A, Davison Mi 48823?

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frogleggs

Mar-01-13 11:16 AM

This post bears repetition because of the LACK OF IMPACT Bay de Noc Community College administration, and the college board of trustees cared so little about in awarding a HIGHER CONTRACT BID to a downstate firm,

WHEN..

In point of fact, there were five (5) bidders from the Upper Peninsula, and

THE LOW BIDDER …

Was a local company right next door to Bay de Noc Community College.

Another school vote for millage will be called for on November 5, 2013.

Bay de Noc Community College will be calling for a vote for what some may call a ‘slush-pot renewal of a millage to be used for non-specific, non-ad hoc funding.…

This post bears repetition because of the LACK OF IMPACT Bay de Noc Community College administration, and the college board of trustees cared so little about in awarding a HIGHER CONTRACT BID to a downstate firm,

WHEN..

In point of fact, there were five (5) bidders from the Upper Peninsula, and

In short, a general ‘slush-pot” for no specific,

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frogleggs

Mar-01-13 11:20 AM

VOTE ON THIS BAY COLLEGE ELECTION!

Vote

NO,

if you believe

our local community,

our local businesses in the community

that hire,

supply and

pay taxes locally…

did NOT

squarely and fairly

Receive RECOGNITION by the Bay College Board,

In that

1) Roy Ness Sales was the LOWEST BIDDER

2) Funds expended for this project would have more substanialy remain LOCAL

3) Roy Ness Sales was the LOWEST BIDDER by $71,000.00

4) Roy Ness Sales was a U.P. Company

5) Roy Ness Sales wasl a LOCAL taxpayer, employer and materials supplier.

VOTE NO!

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balboud

Mar-01-13 11:51 AM

Vote YES! Just like Gladstone needed their approval! Give to one, give to all!

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Cheesehead

Mar-01-13 1:50 PM

At least,

the Gladstone community got the benefit of really needed revenue to operate!

This Bay College ‘renewal’ is for a ‘slush-fund’ pot,

NOT REALLY NEEDED or REQUIRED,

to keep fiscally solvent or operational

-It is a sham millage,

bogus and entirely un-needed!

but rather a fund to p.e.a. away on anything or everything,

someone imagines they ‘want’ as opposed to 'NEED' and‘require’.

it is just an extension and surplus non-operationally required millage.

Let it EXPIRE.

JUST SAY and VOTE

NO!

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Cheesehead

Mar-01-13 1:52 PM

dinglebel.s,

RIGHT ON - an up there with phil and the rest!

What is it that prevents you from the similar mentally challenged,

into realizing the difference between the words,

“needed” or just

‘wanted‘?

What genes are you people absent from your maternal and paternal parents’ pant’s?

More bogus thinking from bogus and challenged non-thinkers!

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googleyeyed

Mar-01-13 2:27 PM

Froghead

Cheeselegs,

what mentality,

does it take for intelligence,

to vote in

"DISAGREEMENT'

with a bidder's list,

where the list of bidders and the bid amount is posted and FACTUAL!

The bonehead answer is

categorically

NONE, ZERO, NADDA

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Cheesehead

Mar-01-13 2:35 PM

michlw45,

and other school board members:

How many of the phil caron types that post here negatively,

have you seen at or talked with about their 'concerns' at school board meetings,

in public,

in writing,

or over the phone?

It would be interesting,

if any of these

negative, naysayers,

have had the intestinal fortitude to appear in person,

before any board member and voice their concern or make known their range of animosity in person?

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