Thursday, June 24, 2010
It has been reported to THE GUARDIAN city management of a relocation issue on land acquired at the Caldwell Airport has resulted in a loss of $500,000 on FAA reimbursement deal at the airport. The SNAFU is the result of the former City Public Works Director bungling a relocation after a land deal near the new terminal location on Linden.
Caldwell Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the North West when compared to six adjacent or near states. It is the second busiest airport in the State of Idaho.
The excuse circulating on the change at the airport is the the job description has been expanded and Mr. Hawkins can re-apply for his job should he be interested in the newly defined job responsibilities
A competent city manager would have more than likely been keenly aware of the FAA requirements and we would be $500,000 in the black on this episode of incompetence.
On the job training is costing Caldwell taxpayers a bundle of cash. Thirteen years of Team Garret and his administration of the city and we are still making huge blunders like this latest episode. How much more of this can we afford in this economy and scarce tax resources?
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 4:10 PM