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||Ex-Official is Too Expensive as Consultant, Mrs. Malchon Says
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||Ex-Official is Too Expensive as Consultant, Mrs. Malchon Says, 1/13/1978
||Box 10, Folder 19 ( SF Water Wars - 1975-2000 ), Item 52
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Ex-official is too ex
-as consultant, Mrs.
By DAVID M.SNYODER
CLEARWATER Pinls Coun-
Commissioner Jeanne Malchon
.i nks $600 is a high price to pay a
former county water director for two
months of part-time consulting work.
That's what Pickens C. Tabley has
billed the county for his services be-
.tween Sept 24 and Nov. 18 last year.
"If we continue at this rate, we'd be M
--- paying him more for part-time work
than we did when he was working for Ta
the county fulltime," Mrs. Malchon'. a
said Thursday. da
She said her principal concern imt
that Talley is doing work that ought to
S be done by the county's own water a
A Talley resigned his $32,000-a-year r
post as county water director last Au-
gust to become a utilities consultant, ig
-aying he sought greater challenges
and more money. Ju
S Les thn amoth after he left the ir
; county job, John T. Alen, the county's n
special water attorney, asked the Coun-
S. ty Commission to hire Talley as a con- he
.sultant to assist with court cases and
administrative hearings involving the ac
county water system. co
The t. Petersburg Tnmes has dis- pn
cloeed that Alen filed incorporation op
.papers with the secretary of state for
lley's private business
ement Consultants In
ys before Talley ai
mention to resign his c
Talley was hired as a
-1 vote-on Sept 20.
ed no. Commission
luested a delay on the
covered from a minor i
Later, The Times
at Talley works for sto
m of developers who
fits from a water sale
ellas that Talley n
was water director.
Pasco County of
used Talley of hipinl
bond issue in 1976 '
secluded the contract w
rY 13, 1978
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Pinelas says he will be paid $10 an
hour, a rate equal to his county salary
plus benefits, on county projects that
were begun bef he resigned. He is to
be paid $45 an hour plus expenses for.
Sa a other work, the contractsays.
In a memo to Alen and CountyAd-
ministrator Duane Zunsy, Mrs. Mal-
chon said: "The majority of this
(Talley's) work is being billed at the
nY ew-work'rate of $45 per hour.
EY "I see no reasowhy this particular
consultant must be employed on 'new
, Utility Man- work' when staff and/or other consul-
c., at least six tats could probably provide such ser-
unounced his vice just as eil," she said.
unty job Talley's bill shows that part of the
consultant by work for which he has charged $45 an
Mrs Malchon hour concernmaor well fields built
er Don Jones before or during Talley's employment
Vote until he with the county.-Applications for wa-
ilnes but was ter-use permits for those well fields
also were filed before Talley resigned.
also disclosed Mrs. Malchon asked Alln and Zus-
ckholders in a sy to recommend "how this contract
will resp big (with Talley) can be properly moni-
contract with tored."
otiated while One way to improve the monitoring
-ofTalley's work would be to have Zus-
ficials have ay and Actig Water Director Terry
defeat aPas- nepp t in decision on
at would have e TalIey'r vices are needed,she
with the dee- said. Allen alonnow decides
She said Talls bilhas not been
contract with paid.
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