Project Sheets 2018

August 11, 2018 · 0 comments

How do we dream up ways to spend 97 million dollars?? Remember who makes up these “project “sheets.  Barton Malow and Wakely Assoc.  work on a no-bid basis and make$$$ millions and millions off these “projects” . Take a look at the allowable uses for Bond money before browsing the lists. They finely craft the wording. For the last bond attempt just over 1 year ago, Ron Roberts Tweeted they needed to fill potholes in the parking lots. Bond money usage  restrictions say you can’t do that. So instead they’ll claim they need to “replace” huge sections. Barely anything on these lists are for increasing “school safety”.  $500 Door locks? Where are they shopping for these things? Cameras, which they already have. The safety topic was dreamed up to help package the rest of the fake stuff and get this back on the ballot.

Notice the proposed year format.


He we go, not in any particular order: Mohegan, Admin Bldg,Little Turtle and Maintenance.






Next: Chippewa Valley & Dakota High and 9th Grade Centers:

Middle Schools Seneca, Algonquin, Iroquois, and Wyandot:

Elementary schools South of Hall rd.:











Elementary Schools North of Hall rd.:

ENJOY! More to come….




97 million big ones

August 6, 2018 · 0 comments

Just as predicted:

Here’s the November ballot. Your school district is looking for 97 million dollars:

 Read carefully: First year zero; after that The simple average will be 1.53

Let’s take Dakota Project sheet for an example( the rest coming very soon…)

They want to sink 10 million dollars into Dakota High school:

Fun things like: Widen Cougar drive Resurface tennis courts,Install a 40k Exterior sign, Replace toilet partitions, 41 k for hand dryers, 57 k for lighting over the pool, Reconstruct masonry walls(to be as vague as possible) etc.



For the number crunchers:

And lastly, Prequalifying meeting notes which contain quite interesting information

There is $3.1 million remaining in the 2004/5 bond [Maybe to purchase the balance of the Manthey property- see above Tab titled “What’s going on…Real estate”] and $2 million in the 2010 bond.

Featuring: Same Players who profit greatly: Wakely, Barton Malow and The Michigan Department of Treasury.

More to come on this….



Candidate November 6, 2018

July 25, 2018

I started this dot org in 2007 to bring transparency to the inner workings of the Chippewa Valley school district. I have tracked frivolous spending on food and gifts, tried to expose where some of the $500+ million has gone[I don’t believe all of it has gone into these school buildings], and even informed parents about […]

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Here it comes….

July 13, 2018 MOTION #07/05/18 – Moved by Member Bednard and supported by Member DeMuynck Zech that the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education approve the Application for Preliminary Qualification of Bonds and its submission to the Michigan Department of Treasury for a final determination that the proposed capital improvement projects included in the application are preliminarily […]

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Audit and $afety…at a price

June 15, 2018

Here is the new Chippewa Valley audit for 2016/17.Scroll to the last page: Still 424 million dollars in debt. There’s a new twist on the “How can we get the voters on board for millions more”. Scare tactics: A telephone town hall will be held to tell us what millions more are need to be […]

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Playground Merry-Go-Round

May 22, 2018

Time for  new topic: playgrounds. I’ll leave these 2 documents here until I can add the supporting documents and more commentary at a later date. This one is a compilation of some change orders relating to the co-operative with the MISD and Chippewa Valley’s Sequoyah Elementary school:     Yellow Highlighted were paid by the MISD; […]

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It’s Going to Be an Epic [MRA] year.

April 3, 2018

An Epic year. November 2017 something interesting happened. I received a phone call from a research firm inviting me to an event. It was to test if voters would support a bond (or repackaged as a sinking fund) if placed on the November 2018 ballot.       I scoured the meeting minutes looking for any discussions […]

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Out of Order Change Orders Part II ~Fire pumps Plural

January 22, 2018

More spread sheets arranged by Company and Site[ Again, Not alleging any wrongdoing by any named Companies; just asking questions] This company has many change orders out of sequence ; duplicate numbers: 2 –#6’s, 2-7’s,2- 8’s, 2-9’s           The  electrical company in the following spread sheet has one major change order out of […]

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Seneca Middle School Storm Piping [ Drain Commission Vs DPW ]

January 11, 2018

  Back in late 2008 after spotting this Change order in the December 2005  summary, a change ordered by the “Drain Commission” for the sum of $ 55,470.00, I submitted a standard FOIA to the DPW (AKA drain commission) looking for the name of the inspector and any other info on this.   I received […]

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Dirt and Pipes

December 10, 2017

Dirt: It seems some of the 2004  bond project sites had really bad dirt; unstable and improper. One would think soil testing would have gone on by the engineering firm/Barton Malow before any project was begun. Boiler plated  language is really apparent here on this spreadsheet: BadDirt   ———————————————————————————————————- Pipes:Change orders relating to gas pipe on top of […]

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O-O-O- Extra Manholes-O-O-O

November 16, 2017

Extra manholes. Did we pay for one extra of each highlighted size?  The contract was between the Department of Public works and the named company with Chippewa Valley listed as the developer.     supporting documents.  

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Out of Order Change Orders

November 10, 2017

Just asking questions and my Disclaimer: In no way do my comments/observations  posted on these informational spreadsheets allege or accuse the companies listed of any wrongdoing. These spreadsheets consist of company specific change orders pulled from the monthly  summaries approved by the CV board. We can assume the numbers to the immediate left of the change […]

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All the World’s a (Wyandot) Stage.

October 30, 2017

A line taken from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”. The Wyandot Middle School stage was the focus of quite a few change orders in July 2006 and again in January 2007 relating to it’s enlargement. Roughly $253,000 in change orders. Here are the original monthly change order   summaries :           Putting these contractor’s […]

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7 Reasons Why Not.

September 15, 2017

It seems ‘bond’ was the very last topic discussed during the (Board Workshop) meeting that took place on August 14, 2017. The minutes . Is the plan to come back for less money (say 65 million, so it sounds less expensive) in February, 2018 when they think the voters aren’t watching? The glossy flyer sent out pre- election by the […]

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Back to Business

May 4, 2017

Thanks to all who got out to vote. Now that the May 2, 2017 tax increase has been overwhelmingly defeated, we can get back to the business of tracking where some of the 1/2 billion dollars has gone. Even with every tactic the school board and administrators threw at this proposal, the savvy voters still weren’t buying […]

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Dream a little ($89 million) Treasury dream…..

February 4, 2017

———————————————————————————–  1st topic-2004 Bond~ A cool million and 15k square feet. ————————————————————————————————— NEW!  READ the Tuesday May 2, 2017 Ballot HERE:       CVBallot52017 It  has very precise wording as mandated by a change in the law that happened  based on Chippewa Valley’s bad borrowing practices. Financial experts have crunched the numbers  The .5 mills will […]

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$472 Million Reasons to Vote No………..

January 22, 2017

      The Chippewa Valley school district in Clinton Township, Michigan, has a $472 million debt, and has spent $257 million dollars in the last 12 year for “construction” and “tech “updates. Now Chippewa Valley Schools wants to borrow $89 million more  and stick it to the taxpayers yet again. They want to hold a general- […]

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November 29, 2016

UPDATE :  The Chippewa Valley school board has just voted YES  on the Resolution to Approve Application for Preliminary Qualification of Bonds. Here are two sets of documents relating to the current bond proposal and previous bonds: 1.) These show that they will  borrow [ scan0026] $31,543,200 from the State, and other various financial documents. Will they shop for […]

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