General Manager Violates Public Contract Code

Feb 5, 2008 Full story: 11
by J.F. McGuire

It has come to light at a recent SCSD Board Meeting that SCSD General Manager Thomas Cannell has been issuing construction contracts that exceed $25,000 without putting them out to bid, as required by law.

Under Public Contract Code Section 20682.5(b), which applies to Community Services Districts per Government Code 61060(h), “All contracts for the construction or completion of any building, structure, or improvement, when the cost exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), shall be contracted for and let to the lowest responsible bidder after notice.” Full Story

Barnesville, OH

#1 Feb 15, 2008
SCSD Meeting Attendee


#2 Feb 15, 2008
Director Barrett it's not that people don't want to hear the truth, they want it to be the truth.

You have a venue to keep spreading what you think is truth, as the Community; we have a CHOICE to either visit YOUR Webs**t or not.

When you were posting your lies here as facts, we couldn't avoid them as you kept killing stories and placing them on top of legit fact filled stories for our Community.

People listen better when items are shared: not heaved down their throats, also when there’s communication between the Community and the SCSD Board of Directors, which sad to say has never happened with you since you came to the Board.

Director Barrett you have done more damage than any other Director in the 50+ years of the history of the SCSD. You are the only Director that has been censured TWICE in a 6-month period.

The lesson here is simple: no one will take you seriously in this current vein. You will not be re-elected, life will return to normalcy, and the Community will breath a big sigh of relief when your self imposed righteousness is not in our face; day after day, month after month, and year after year. I’m hoping for a huge party the day you leave office, maybe I should plan it.

United States

#3 Feb 15, 2008
mr barrett, is this one of your precieved illegal activities the the grand jury did not investagate?

me thinks the little man is a legend in his own mind.
AKA SCSD Director Barrett

Barnesville, OH

#4 Feb 15, 2008
Observer- you are one complete idiot.

The article lists the total cost of the Interim Sewer Pond; It exceeds $25,000

The article also quotes the law.

If you can't put two and two together to see that the law has been violated then you are in fact either an idiot or a complete moron.

Which is it?
SCSD Meeting Attendee


#5 Feb 15, 2008
Director Barrett,

It's lent, can't you give up being an Jacka*s?

Director Barrett look into the mirror you are the moron, and a horrible elected official that needs to be removed from office.

Your abuses of a SCSD employee have been reported. Your abuses of the Community have as well.

Also I think someone should look into your past, as you've done to those that don't share your point of view.

West Union, OH

#6 Feb 19, 2008
barrett, I would be an idiot to believe your article or anything you write. Some one who thinks he knows more than all others is a fool. Show me one person who agrees with your s##t.
SCSD Meeting Attendee


#7 Feb 20, 2008
Observer wrote:
barrett,... Show me one person who agrees with your s##t.
Wait! Director Barrett will parade his wife in at the next meeting as a person that agree's with him...if he could clone himeself he'd show you JF McGuire & Don Holland as well..aren't you glad their make believe and only reside in Director Barrett's head. My back up on that, they are not registered to vote in our Community or any surrounding area and Director Barrett has not allowed them to "attend" a meeting out in the open, unless you count the Director's outburst as these multiples.

Washington, DC

#8 Feb 20, 2008
Maybe mr.barrett is planning on running mcguire and holland like he ran tori last time. I think the little man believes his s**t and probably believes mcguire and holland exist. he needs help!!!!!!
AKA SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#9 Feb 21, 2008
Yada Yada Yada
SCSD Meeting Attendee


#10 Feb 21, 2008
observer wrote:
Maybe mr.barrett is planning on running mcguire and holland like he ran tori last time. I think the little man believes his s**t and probably believes mcguire and holland exist. he needs help!!!!!!
I agree, to bad the rest of the SCSD Board of Directors can't call in a mental health professional instead of a laywer to sit in on meetings.

But it takes a loved one to get a mental health hold placed on him, and I'm not sure anyone else see's this Director's "illness", except the people in the Community that will not vote again for him.
SCSD Meeting Attendee


#11 Feb 21, 2008
AKA SCSD Director Barrett wrote:
Yada Yada Yada
Yes! Director Barrett sounds like what he looked like at the SCSD meeting this month:

One of the three stooges...but which one... wait! Oh I got it, Director Barrett can be all of the Stooges with his entourage of make believe friends that reside in his mind.

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