DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING MAINTENANCE OF THE BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER (BRC) LOCATED AT 69 NORTH CHADBOURNE TO INCLUDE POSSIBLE CONTRACTS FOR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS, THE ELEVATOR AND OTHER BUILDING SYSTEMS AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE EITHER BY CONTRACT WITH CITY FACILITIES MAINTENANCE OR WITH PRIVATE COMMERCIAL PROVIDERS, AND ANY OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO (Presentation by Robert Schneeman, Interim Director of Economic Development)
Development Corporation President Larry Teague commented on City Maintenance. His message was:
There is no maintenance (routine or preventive). They wait until it breaks, then they fix it.Assistant City Manager/CFO Michael Dane was present at the meeting. It's not clear what he carried back, given City Manager Daniel Valenzuela permanently promoted the two people responsible for City maintenance the last six years.
“They have brought stability and departmental unity between Water Utilities, Operations and the other departments,” Valenzuela said.
Valenzuela highlighted the pair's ability to get along, which may be the ultimate aim.
San Angelo's water situation is headed toward a huge crisis with the projected Cline Shale boom. One fracked well uses 1.5 million gallons of water. The City's population is projected to grow by at least a third. Elected leaders defend the projected intrusion with comments like, "Smells like money to me."
In February 2011 Ricky Dickson's salary was $101,843. Will Wilde's stood at $110,304 including his car allowance. The Standard Times reported Dickson's new salary at $119,168. Oddly, this is the salary the Development Corporation wanted to pay their new leader.
It remains to be seen if a "go along-get along leader" is what San Angelo needs in the water area, where big changes loom on the horizon