As I previously noted, there is a danger in combining all district operations under one single authority. Well, another suspicious transaction was brought to my attention. On page 8 of the 12/8 agenda, sealed bids were received regarding the disposal of four district vehicles. Note that Tucker Kelly bid $2,601 for vehicle #26 and Liberty Motors won with a bid of $2,601.99. (see below)
Two bids within $.99 is a bit coincidental and it’s hard to imagine Liberty’s wining bid was submitted without any inside information. Was there collusion between Liberty and someone within the district?
Decide for yourself but it looks pretty strange. Based on this observation. I think a detailed review of the bidding process is warranted.