The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Wasting Taxpayer Money and a Power Grab In Cudahy?

Cudahy, DPW, Mary Jo Lange, Taxes, Tony Day, Mayor, Chatter

Let me start out by saying this information has NOT been validated and should be taken as a rumor until proven factual.


I received this information from someone who dropped it off at my house while I was working.  Now if this information is true, this is scary bad and what is wrong with this administration.


I am posting this after I have already emailed the appropriate parties about this information and will gladly post the responses “IF” and I stress IF any come!


I asked them to confirm or deny it and haven’t seen or heard a peep yet.


I have only edited some personal info out and formatting, otherwise it is exactly how I received it.




Restructuring Plans of DPW


So here’s a little info I figured you could use on Mary Jo Lange regarding her DPW restructuring plans.  She is trying to push this through, quick and with minimal friction.  She has produced a flow chart showing the leadership structure, and that is where things get interesting (if you are a person paying attention).


She is looking to add another level of management in the DPW, titled “DPW Superintendent,” estimated salary $70k.  Now it may be denied, saying this is (soon retiring) Al Hendrickson’s replacement, but this is where there is shuffle going on.


First off this is a higher salary than Al receives; second Al is currently a Foreman.  MJL is ALSO looking to promote someone to a “Working Foreman” position (AL’S TRUE replacement) leading teams of employees in their respective fields.  Essentially she is placing someone in between Al Hendrickson and herself, someone to bear the DPW responsibly of her job.  Now, if you remember correctly, when Craig Faucett and Mike Clark retired (2008) their 2 positions were combined and Mary Jo was hired to do BOTH of their jobs at a much higher salary (~$90k).


So now with her new plan, she wants to hire more management to bear HER responsibilities, yet she retains her pay (based on the combining of the 2 positions)!!


She also refused to hire replacements for 3 DPW workers who have retired in December 2011.  She has alluded to contracting out more of the DWP work, traffic painting in the roadways and parking lots, concrete road repair, but refusing to seal crack in roadways.  She has said that she will not maintain the roads if we can assess the homeowners along that road for the replacement! 


So instead of saving the road with routing/preventative maintenance, she prefers to let it go and charge the taxpayers and businesses for REPLACEMENT!  How is that the best interest of the taxpayers?!


She has already contracted out the grass cutting and landscape maintenance of city owned property (summer contract).  As of this past winter she has also contracted out snow plowing of the alleys, city owned sidewalks and city owned parking lots (winter contract).  Coninsidentally, both contract have been awarded to a start-up company who hasn’t even had the equipment from the beginning.  The city has performed the work in the past, and already owns the appropriate equipment!


Now as far as labor, the DPW union employees are without contract and have been subjected to the ACT 10 adjustments, so their labor should be the cheapest ever.


What gives?


There is also rumor that she is requesting a personal secretary to do much of her computer work (i.e., proposals, graphs, budgeting).  So with all of her responsibilities divided up to NEW positions, what makes her worth the salary she is collecting?


All of these changes are being made quick to help preserve the jobs and power for Mary Jo Lange, Carolyn Toms Neary and Mayor Tony Day.  This all plays into the scheme of Part-Time Mayor, City Administrator.  They are trying to retain the power, shift the responsibilities on others and make it harder to un-do.  This is NOT what the City needs.




So there you have it. 


Take it how you want, truth, rumor, fact, fiction, believe, don’t believe, I will keep you in tune what I hear back. 


Right now, put it in the rumor category and keep a watchful eye on the City of Cudahy and City Hall!

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