JAWA water project
Reconcile the Jawa Books

Chicago, IL

#365 Jul 18, 2013
What are the Jawa goals?
Where is the report?
Where is the detailed billing?
What has happened to the money besides the Project Manager and the attorney making lots of money?
What have they done so far?
What is the Jawa plan?
Does Jawa have any real plan or goals to justify ANY additional spending?
Yikes

Chicago, IL

#366 Jul 18, 2013
Looking at this water project from a different perspective, perhaps it's not such a good idea, after all.
Twisted

Chicago, IL

#367 Jul 20, 2013
Reconcile the Jawa Books wrote:
What are the Jawa goals?
Where is the report?
Where is the detailed billing?
What has happened to the money besides the Project Manager and the attorney making lots of money?
What have they done so far?
What is the Jawa plan?
Does Jawa have any real plan or goals to justify ANY additional spending?
Why did Jawa Directors appoint a Project Manager with no deadlines for reports, feasibility study, and a pay rate of $45,000 per month and above?
Why did Jawa Directors fail to set benchmarks, require detailed billing, or a clear way to get money back in the event the project failed to meet agreed deadlines?

Why did Jawa Directors select a bankrupt cash-strapped Treasurer and his accounting firm? Following the Letke resignation nearly a year ago; why are there current payments from Jawa to Letke and company?

"It certainly appears as though the Seven Mayors/Jawa Directors took on a project filled with potential for failure and loss; that has not produced any results, failed to produce any reports or the feasibility study.

Jawa has generated bills lots of them with payouts to the same "individuals working together for their own common good".

Jawa won't pay off for any of the taxpayers; in fact the taxpayers from the seven different communities will pay for this failed project for the next twenty years.
Conflict

Chicago, IL

#368 Jul 20, 2013
http://www.ilga.gov/reports/static/bill%20syn ...

Jun 19 13 H Sent to the Governor
HB 00058 Rep. Joe Sosnowski
(Sen. Pamela J. Althoff)
65 ILCS 5/4-8-6 from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-6
65 ILCS 5/4-8-6a from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-6a
65 ILCS 5/4-8-7 from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-7
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a Section prohibiting certain officers and employees of a municipality
from having an interest in certain contracts applies only to an officer or employee who is a member of the board of an investor-owned
public service corporation. Provides that a Section prohibiting certain officers and employees of a municipality from requesting,
accepting, or receiving services or employment from certain public utility owners applies only to an officer or employee who is a
member of an investor-owned public service corporation. In a Section prohibiting a mayor or commissioner from being an official of
any public service corporation at the time he or she assumes office, defines "official of a public service corporation" to mean a member
of the board of an investor-owned public service corporation. Effective immediately.
who wouldn t be upset

Blue Island, IL

#369 Jul 20, 2013
Twisted wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did Jawa Directors appoint a Project Manager with no deadlines for reports, feasibility study, and a pay rate of $45,000 per month and above?
Why did Jawa Directors fail to set benchmarks, require detailed billing, or a clear way to get money back in the event the project failed to meet agreed deadlines?
Why did Jawa Directors select a bankrupt cash-strapped Treasurer and his accounting firm? Following the Letke resignation nearly a year ago; why are there current payments from Jawa to Letke and company?
"It certainly appears as though the Seven Mayors/Jawa Directors took on a project filled with potential for failure and loss; that has not produced any results, failed to produce any reports or the feasibility study.
Jawa has generated bills lots of them with payouts to the same "individuals working together for their own common good".
Jawa won't pay off for any of the taxpayers; in fact the taxpayers from the seven different communities will pay for this failed project for the next twenty years.
Thank Mayor Peloquin, and city attorney Burt Oldsin for this theft, of Taxpayers money.
No Regard for Taxpayers

Chicago, IL

#371 Jul 21, 2013
Twisted wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did Jawa Directors appoint a Project Manager with no deadlines for reports, feasibility study, and a pay rate of $45,000 per month and above?
Why did Jawa Directors fail to set benchmarks, require detailed billing, or a clear way to get money back in the event the project failed to meet agreed deadlines?
Why did Jawa Directors select a bankrupt cash-strapped Treasurer and his accounting firm? Following the Letke resignation nearly a year ago; why are there current payments from Jawa to Letke and company?
"It certainly appears as though the Seven Mayors/Jawa Directors took on a project filled with potential for failure and loss; that has not produced any results, failed to produce any reports or the feasibility study.
Jawa has generated bills lots of them with payouts to the same "individuals working together for their own common good".
Jawa won't pay off for any of the taxpayers; in fact the taxpayers from the seven different communities will pay for this failed project for the next twenty years.
The entire Jawa project has operated "Twisted and Sideways."
Complaint Form

Chicago, IL

#372 Jul 27, 2013
MAry Jane

Abingdon, MD

#374 Aug 19, 2013
Water Departments are selling water to get bottled and this can off set the Cost. The Cost to SUPPLY a water TO HOMES AND BUSINESS IS EXPENSIVE. Yet we can not live without water.

THe balance of responsible government is the unknown in Chicago.
THe unions cost us all more money- the price of labor thee yrs from today is more then today.

Dig a Well :)
Denial wrote:
How many of the elected officials have read, fully researched, and understand the contract for the bond agreement?
Each day in the news another municipality or county across the country is declaring bankruptcy as a result of an inability to pay bond debt.
Have cost over runs been factored in and considered for this project at all?
For example: The project was supposed to cost 200 million however, due to labor costs and the rising price of materials the project ended up costing 350 million,(not including interest or penalties for any late payments).
MAry Jane

Abingdon, MD

#375 Aug 19, 2013
Reports _ take time and life changes and ideas change
The Report must review Risk and schedules and cost .
Getting 7 Mayors to agree to pay anything need more meetings then
a normal meeting.

Get a grip People - Dig your Well :)

Joe Letke is doing what he is asked to do by his clients.
Everybody has a Boss and the Mayors are his.

THe Results -- is what the client needs and wants to start the process. You are crying over things you do not have full knowledge.

complainers -- sissy stop your winning
THe ATtorney is advising them what they are doing is ok.
Reconcile the Jawa Books wrote:
What are the Jawa goals?
Where is the report?
Where is the detailed billing?
What has happened to the money besides the Project Manager and the attorney making lots of money?
What have they done so far?
What is the Jawa plan?
Does Jawa have any real plan or goals to justify ANY additional spending?
iwin

Northbrook, IL

#376 Aug 19, 2013
MAry Jane wrote:
<quoted text>Reports _ take time and life changes and ideas change
The Report must review Risk and schedules and cost .
Getting 7 Mayors to agree to pay anything need more meetings then
a normal meeting.

Get a grip People - Dig your Well :)

Joe Letke is doing what he is asked to do by his clients.
Everybody has a Boss and the Mayors are his.

THe Results -- is what the client needs and wants to start the process. You are crying over things you do not have full knowledge.

complainers -- sissy stop your winning
THe ATtorney is advising them what they are doing is ok.
But what they are doing is not OK
Spending monies we don't have is not ok. Building a fresh water pipeline in an area known to have oil/gas pipelines that have been in place for over a hundred years an have had leaks is just plain stupid... Whiting in is a known industrial waste land why would you want drinking water from the same location?
the scam continues

Blue Island, IL

#377 Aug 19, 2013
A resident from Blue Island, requested Mayor Vargas become our representative to JAWA. He being a attorney, should prevent us from further financial risk. I do not Trust our current Blue Island board member Carmine Billoto.
Under Investigation

Chicago, IL

#378 Aug 19, 2013
MAry Jane wrote:
Reports _ take time and life changes and ideas change
The Report must review Risk and schedules and cost .
Getting 7 Mayors to agree to pay anything need more meetings then
a normal meeting.
Get a grip People - Dig your Well :)
Joe Letke is doing what he is asked to do by his clients.
Everybody has a Boss and the Mayors are his.
THe Results -- is what the client needs and wants to start the process. You are crying over things you do not have full knowledge.
complainers -- sissy stop your winning
THe ATtorney is advising them what they are doing is ok.
<quoted text>
Letke RESIGNED!
Why is LETKE and Associates still involved?
Webb is under investigation!
Why did Letke provide $10,000.00 worth of campaign donations?
Postel did not provide reports as agreed.
Postel had not provided any detailed billing.

The taxpayers from the seven communities were bilked and former Mayor Stephens figured it out and announced it at a JAWA Meeting!

Fraud.
the process

Blue Island, IL

#379 Aug 19, 2013
the scam continues wrote:
A resident from Blue Island, requested Mayor Vargas become our representative to JAWA. He being a attorney, should prevent us from further financial risk. I do not Trust our current Blue Island board member Carmine Billoto.
Carmine Biloto, must go!.
Tom

Blue Island, IL

#380 Aug 20, 2013
the scam continues wrote:
A resident from Blue Island, requested Mayor Vargas become our representative to JAWA. He being a attorney, should prevent us from further financial risk. I do not Trust our current Blue Island board member Carmine Billoto.
I am sure Mayor Vargas will do the right thing, become Blue Island Rep on JAWA board. Carmine Billoto is a joke, who represents the old regime, and continues to protect their interest's.
it is a scam

Blue Island, IL

#381 Aug 29, 2013
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>
I am sure Mayor Vargas will do the right thing, become Blue Island Rep on JAWA board. Carmine Billoto is a joke, who represents the old regime, and continues to protect their interest's.
Today is the jawa meeting. And why should I go? Because the mayor and Alderman do not want you to go. It will be at 3 p.m. at Markham City Hall 163 rd and kedzie avenue. Not at markham court house, that was announced at the council meeting.
Million Plus Scam

Chicago, IL

#382 Aug 29, 2013
The council should have gotten out of and away from the Jawa that has only provided kickbacks, filled pockets of the few, and provided Blue Island taxpayers with a million dollar plus bill to further strain and drain taxpayers and water consumers.
Board

Chicago, IL

#383 Aug 29, 2013
it is a scam wrote:
<quoted text>
Today is the jawa meeting. And why should I go? Because the mayor and Alderman do not want you to go. It will be at 3 p.m. at Markham City Hall 163 rd and kedzie avenue. Not at markham court house, that was announced at the council meeting.
The Jawa Board has operated the same way the Scandalous Meta Board has operated from day one. Individuals are accountable and some should get jail time for outright lying.
Get to Rehab

Chicago, IL

#384 Aug 29, 2013
MAry Jane wrote:
Reports _ take time and life changes and ideas change
The Report must review Risk and schedules and cost .
Getting 7 Mayors to agree to pay anything need more meetings then
a normal meeting.
Get a grip People - Dig your Well :)
Joe Letke is doing what he is asked to do by his clients.
Everybody has a Boss and the Mayors are his.
THe Results -- is what the client needs and wants to start the process. You are crying over things you do not have full knowledge.
complainers -- sissy stop your winning
THe ATtorney is advising them what they are doing is ok.
<quoted text>
Get off the stuff, it has clouded your judgement!
11 Million Dollar Error

Chicago, IL

#385 Aug 29, 2013
Board wrote:
<quoted text>
The Jawa Board has operated the same way the Scandalous Meta Board has operated from day one. Individuals are accountable and some should get jail time for outright lying.
No feasibility study, no water source, no appropriation report, missing meeting minutes, conflict of interest, meeting time changed from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. JAWA needs more money to continue the project so the attorney from Odelson and Sterk will visit the 7 communities (including the municipalities represented by Odelson and Sterk) to plea for another bond issue so JAWA can continue.
blue

Minneapolis, MN

#386 Aug 30, 2013
11 Million Dollar Error wrote:
<quoted text>
No feasibility study, no water source, no appropriation report, missing meeting minutes, conflict of interest, meeting time changed from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. JAWA needs more money to continue the project so the attorney from Odelson and Sterk will visit the 7 communities (including the municipalities represented by Odelson and Sterk) to plea for another bond issue so JAWA can continue.
oldelson and sterk are representing blue island in the condemination suit againest pronger smith. also againest metro south. This case is expected to reach 4.5 million againest city of blue island

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