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Happy Birthday

July 16th, 2014 by


Happy 18th Birthday Javelyn!!!!
Can’t believe how time has flown by so quick!!!
We love you so much!!!
Bill, Mom, Jagger, and Jacob


Siemens History of Complaints & Lawsuits, as Documented on the Web

July 16th, 2014 by

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Following Thursday night’s City Council meeting, with some questions being answered, and many more not being answered; it seems that the internet was a popular plance for many local residents to go and search for Siemens’ (the company who is intalling our new water meters and will install an estimated 45-93 miles of underground water lines) history.  Many of those who did so, forwareded their information to MLive.

Wikipedia describes Siemens in several aspects, including their contoversial history, as shown here.

Listed below are some of the other credible, documented allegation about Siemens.
Siemens in McComb, MS – Federal Court to hear Meter Lawsuit
Siemens in Jackson, MS – “Water Meters Still Worry Council Members”
Siemens Facing Pending Lawsuits in Chicago for Water System Failure
Siemens Facing Lawsuit in Sacramento
Siemens Paid $1.34 Billion in Fines – New York Times

Although these only cover a few of the wide range of products and services that Siemens offer, there is certainly enough “smoke” to be looking for “fires” to erupt.


Siemens in McComb, MS – Federal Court to hear Meter Lawsuit

July 15th, 2014 by

McComb, Mississippi Enterprise-Journal’s headline from Oct. 21, 2011, “Federal Ccourt to hear Meter Lawsuit” still brings back bad memories from that towns dealings with Siemens.

McComb’s breach of contract lawsuit against Siemens Public Inc. was to be decided in U.S. Southern District Court after the case, initially filed in Circuit Court, was transferred.

The city’s prior board of mayor and selectmen approved a $4.5 million project with Siemens to install 6,900 automated water meters in January 2010. The meters were installed but not on time, and the city began having software problems related to water readings.

The suit sought a declaratory judgment that Siemens “materially and substantially” breached the contract, and the city owed no further debt to Siemens.

The suit alleged, Siemens missed five target dates, to provide a complete drive-by meter reading system, in addition to the target date for the fixed-base system. It also alleged that Siemens did not perform required tests and maintenance-related tasks for the meter-reading software.

“In breach of its duties, (Siemens) was reckless, negligent and careless in the discharge of its contract,” the suit reads. “The project will not in any way meet the requirements of the (city).”

The full report is available at the Enterprise-Journal.


Siemens in Jackson, MS – “Water Meters Still Worry Council Members”

July 15th, 2014 by

The Jackson Free Press’ headline “Water Meters Still Worry Council Members” was posted on May 28, 2014

So far, there, crews for Siemens have installed 10,000 of 65,000 new digital meters.

In June 2013, the Jackson City Council entered into a energy performance contract with German engineering giant Siemens to install new water meters, upgrade the city’s billing software, replace equipment at the two water plants, and repair water and sewer lines. The $90 million price tag for the project was covered through cost savings and new revenues.

Some council members see problems achieving those savings, such as there was no money added to the contract for a project manager from the city, which could cost $2 million to $9 million.”These are questions that should have been asked on the front end,” said one official.

The Siemens deal has made council members and citizens wary since May 2012, when their mayor presented a deal for council approval.  Since then, turnover at Siemens, as well as with the city, has made it difficult to get information.

“This is a massive contract. We need to come up with a practical solution while we only have 10,000 (meters) installed,” said another local official.

Read the complete story at the Jackson Free Press.

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Siemens Facing Pending Lawsuits in Chicago for Water System Failure

July 15th, 2014 by

The city of East Chicago hired Siemens Industry Inc. to install a membrane filtration system in their water treatment plant, located at 3455 Pennsylvania Ave.

The city contends in U.S. District Court documents that the company’s filtration system failed to meet a contractual requirement of 17.3 million gallons a day.

This information is taken from the full article posted in April, 2014 at NWI.com, powered by The Times.

 


City Council Drills Water Contractor over $60 Million Statement, Maps. & Meters

July 14th, 2014 by




Following Wednesday’s MLive article spotlighting the $60 million rumors circulating the city about the water system improvement project, the City Council quickly called a meeting for Thursday night, to discuss the issue.

Some Councilmembers were familiar with the questions; while others had no idea, until they read the MLive article.

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& the Winner of the Willie Nelson Autographed Guitar Is………

July 13th, 2014 by

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Congratulations to Colin Wall of Little Rock, Monticello native, who won the Willie Nelson autographed guitar raffled by Ward Davis. Davis raised approximately $5,000 through this event and the “Music for Mayflower” event he hosted. The money is donated to Mayflower choir students of Bennie Carol Wade Dunavan, former Drew Central choir director for 25 years, who lost their homes in the April 27 tornado.


Something New Is Coming To Mt. Nebo South Campus

July 13th, 2014 by

sunday-schoolYou’re Invited
Something new is coming to Mt. Nebo South Campus!
124 W. Railroad (Behind Burger King) Monticello, AR
Rev. A. L. Brown, Pastor.

Come join us for Sunday School!

Classes for Men, Women and Children
Every Sunday 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Weekly Ministry Schedule
Weekly Worship Service every Sunday at 3:00pm
Weekly Prayer Service every Tuesday at 6:30pm
Weekly Bible Study every Tuesday at 7:00pm

Everyone is invited
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is Lifting up a Standard”


Log Truck Rollover near 35 East

July 11th, 2014 by

imageWednesday morning around 9:30, the driver of this Kenworth log truck seems to have escaped serious injury, as the loaded truck rolled over, relaxing the cab and pinning him inside.

image Nearby logging equipment was used to pull the protective crash assembly away from the back of the cab, so that Monticello Fire and Rescue could use the Jaws of Life to remove the crushed cab. Read the rest of this entry »


Happy Birthday

July 9th, 2014 by

imageHappy 17th Birthday Cody!
We are very proud of the amazing young man that you are growing to be!
Love always, Daddy, Moma and Kayla


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