Friday, May 15, 2015

West Rankin Utility Authority questions how money spent by Jackson in audit.

A West Rankin Utility Authority Audit questioned how funds sent to Jackson were spent.  The audit was obtained through a public records request.  The audit was submitted to Jackson last fall.  I still  have to read through this audit and it gets pretty technical so consider it to be engineering porn for the engineers.


Anonymous said...

Hell, Jackson taxpayers question how Jackson spends money. But good luck getting any attention out of Pickersham to corruption and graft in a 85% Democratic city. He's more interested in busting dog catchers in Nowheresville, MS.

Anonymous said...

A person will go broke living in Jackson; better get out soon

Anonymous said...

Don't have to be an engineer to find some interesting questions.

Look for the big bucks and the LLCs.

On Page 7 of the audit:

"M.A.C. and Associates LLC

Appendix F

Comment: M.A.C. and Associates LLC is charging a monthly management fee in the amount of $36,000 regardless of the amount of land application performed during the month as follows...

Issues/Questions: What services are being performed for the monthly management fee?

Page 7.


1. The sludge land application has been billed at $6.45 per ton applied, in addition to the $36,000 per month management fee. See Appendix F pages 62,63,64; 68,69,70; & etc.

2. For the month of January 2013 the land application charge total billed was $7,682.04, the management fee was $36,000.
Page 61.

3. For the month of February 2013 the land application charge total billed was $1,450.64, the management fee was $36,000.
Page 64.

4. For the month of March 2013 the land application charge total billed was $10,370, the management fee was $36,000.
Page 70.

5. Internet search reveals that a Mr. Thelman Boyd is now the Vice President of MAC and Associates LLC. The page for Mr. Boyd at MAC and Associates begins

Thelman Boyd is Vice President of MAC & Associates, LLC. His responsibilities are governmental relations and business development. He has an in-depth work history in both the public and private sectors. His collective experiences consist of serving the City of Jackson, Mississippi, as Public Works Director, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, and Contract Compliance Officer. Under his leadership as Public Works Director, the City of Jackson achieved national accreditation from the American Public Works Association. This designation is the first and only in Mississippi and 26 out of 10,000 agencies in the United States and Canada.

Additional details at the link include:

Thelman’s key accomplishments are negotiating and overseeing operation, maintenance, and management contracts for the City of Jackson’s wastewater treatment facilities, implementing a revenue enhancement program that provided an additional $600,000 to the water/sewer fund each year, developed a street resurfacing plan that resulted in a bond providing $26 million for street resurfacing, and co-founded the Mississippi Public Works Leadership Institute, to train public works employees throughout the state to become managers and directors.

Thelman has a MBA and B. S. in Business Administration from Jackson State University. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager.


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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

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There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

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