In addition to those questions, Mayor Skibitsky remained silent when asked if the presence of the mobile command center in Philadelphia, at an international police chief's convention, or in Hoboken during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, was a deal brokered during negotiations between Chief Wayman and the mobile command centers manufacturer Robert Mount of Utah.
|Westfield Police Chief Wayman |
in Hoboken on Saturday evening.
Previously, Councilman Sam Della Fera had praised Chief Wayman for his negotiating skills with the manufacturer of the mobile command center, so that Westfield could obtain a cheaper purchase price. Perhaps Mr. Della Fera should educate himself in the area of municipal contract bidding.
It should also be noted that Chief Dave Wayman and Captain Chris Battiloro received a free trip to Utah in 2012, by the manufacturer of the mobile command center, months before the Town Council ever passed a resolution appropriating municipal tax dollars towards the purchase.
TFoTM asks Mayor Skibitsky....Is negotiating between Police Chief Wayman and any manufacturer legal during the bidding process? Never mind Mayor, we know the answer to that question. Your silence is noted.
Once again, Skibitsky diverted from answering the following questions.
1. Who, in government, agreed to supply the vehicles and manpower? (To Hoboken)
2. What price was sought?
3. What price was paid?
4. What was the cost to maintain the men (police) in Hoboken?
5. How many men were assigned to protect a very costly machine while it sat in a distant city?
6. What arrangement was made to insure that Westfield was able to receive the instantaneous protection it paid $300,00 for? (Cost of the mobile command center and accessories)
7. Why was Westfield PD left "light handed" during the absence of its chief and up to eight other men?
The following text was transcribed from video taken at last night's Westfield Town Council meeting. Mayor Skibitsky requested his police chief, Dave Wayman, to approach the microphone and address the town council regarding the mobile command centers use. Wayman read from a prepared statement.
The video begins shortly after Wayman began to speak. TFoTM will post the video when it is available on TV 36.
|Wayman addresses Town Council|