Friday, April 1, 2011

The Entire Email Exchange Between Myself & Dan Tyree, Which Did not Include Any Downloaded Public Records

(Scroll down to the bottom to see the beginning of the email conversation between Dan Tyree and myself on Feburary 4, 2011.)


Thank you for the help. We have a meeting Monday morning and I was gathering information. I assure you, it is not our intent to do something illegal.


Daniel Tyree
Superintendent
Plymouth Community Schools
611 Berkley
Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-3115
dtyree@plymouth.k12.in.us

>>> "Diana Vice" <DianaVice@mintel.net> 2/4/2011 4:17 PM >>>
Fyi:
IC 36-1-12-3
Public work projects
    
 Sec. 3. (a) The board may purchase or lease materials in the manner provided in IC 5-22 and perform any public work, by means of its own workforce, without awarding a contract whenever the cost of that public work project is estimated to be less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). Before a board may perform any work under this section by means of its own workforce, the political subdivision or agency must have a group of employees on its staff who are capable of performing the construction, maintenance, and repair applicable to that work. For purposes of this subsection, the cost of a public work project includes the actual cost of materials, labor, equipment, rental, a reasonable rate for use of trucks and heavy equipment owned, and all other expenses incidental to the performance of the project.
    (b) When the project involves the rental of equipment with an operator furnished by the owner, or the installation or application of materials by the supplier of the materials, the project is considered to be a public work project and subject to this chapter. However, an annual contract may be awarded for equipment rental and materials to be installed or applied during a calendar or fiscal year if the proposed project or projects are described in the bid specifications.
    (c) A board of aviation commissioners or an airport authority board may purchase or lease materials in the manner provided in IC 5-22 and perform any public work by means of its own workforce and owned or leased equipment, in the construction, maintenance, and repair of any airport roadway, runway, taxiway, or aircraft parking apron whenever the cost of that public work project is estimated to be less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
 
From: Dan Tyree [mailto:Dtyree@plymouth.k12.in.us]
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 5:44 PM
To: Diana Vice
Subject: RE: Public Records Request
 
We purchase products through state-sponsored programs whenever we can. The Governor has suggested strongly that we use state bid programs whenever we can. Rodger said he spoke to you and that you will visit next week.


Daniel Tyree
Superintendent
Plymouth Community Schools
611 Berkley
Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-3115
dtyree@plymouth.k12.in.us

>>> "Diana Vice" <DianaVice@mintel.net> 2/3/2011 4:54 PM >>>
Thank you.  I spoke with Roger Smith after the email bounced back.  I would like to clarify something that Roger and I spoke about if possible.  He said your school district used the GSA schedule to purchase Tremco roofing materials, which indicates that materials were not put out for public bid the way the labor was, but merely purchased from the GSA.  Is this correct?
 
From: Dan Tyree [mailto:Dtyree@plymouth.k12.in.us]
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 4:24 PM
To: dianavice@mintel.net
Subject: Re: Public Records Request
   
I apologize that your email was caught in our spam filter. I will respond to this request as soon as I possibly can.


Daniel Tyree
Superintendent
Plymouth Community Schools
611 Berkley
Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-3115
dtyree@plymouth.k12.in.us

>>> <dianavice@mintel.net> 2/3/2011 5:51 AM >>>
February 3, 2010
 
Plymouth Community School Corporation
611 Berkley Street
Plymouth, Indiana  46563
 
Attention:  Superintendent Dan Tyree
 
RE:  Public Records Request
 
Dear Sir,
 
I would like to request the following public records for review.  Please contact me via email or by phone to let me know when the copies are ready for inspection.  Thank you for your assistance.
 
1.       COPY OF COMPLETE SET OF SPECIFICATIONS & ALL DRAWINGS FOR TREMCO ROOFING PROJECTS FOR PLYMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, AND JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2.       LIST OF MATERIALS PURCHASED BY SCHOOL CORPORATION FOR THIS PROJECT
3.       COPY OF THE INVOICE FOR THESE MATERIALS
4.       COPY OF THE SCHOOLS PURCHASE ORDER & CANCELLED CHECK FOR THESE MATERIALS
5.       COPY OF THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
6.       PROVIDE ANY & ALL MATERIALS, RESEARCH, ETC… SHOWING PROPER DUE DILIGENCE AND BID PROCEDURE FOR PURCHASE OF MATERIALS FROM TREMCO.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Diana Vice