Thursday, May 5, 2011

Federal Stimulus Money Used for Plymouth Roofing Projects...An Opening for a Federal Investigation?

Taxpayers have been told over the years that it would take a federal link for the FBI to get involved in investigating the no-bid roofing controversies in Indiana.  It appears that an opening exists for such an investigation as federal stimulus monies were used to secure roofing projects at the Plymouth school district that have recently come under fire by taxpayers.

Here's an email dated August 3, 2010 written by Rodger Smith to Tremco's Doug Copley.  Now, why would Smith feel the need to announce the fact that Plymouth received $4.175 million dollars for roofing projects to a Tremco rep?  This tells me the process was not fair from the beginning.  These emails are priceless and will no doubt be used as evidence if taxpayers decide to sue the school district.

To:  Rodger Smith, Plymouth
From Doug Copley, Tremco
Date:  August 3, 2010
Re:  Funding


Hi Rodger -
I can't believe how fast summer is going-although it will be good to get rid of our boys and send them back to college...
I'm sitting down in Kokomo, at Western Schools, and heard that they received the $2.0 mil this morning.  I was just curious as to when you expect to find out?
Talk to you soon.


Doug
To:  Doug Copley, Tremco
From:  Rodger Smith, Plymouth
Date:  August 3, 2010


Doug,
I just looked it up on the website, we got $4.175m, the amount we requested.
Rodger


To:  Rodger Smith, Plymouth
From:  Doug Copley, Tremco
Date:  August 3, 2010


Awesome news!

To:  Rodger Smith, Plymouth

From Doug Copley, Tremco
Date:  August 3, 2010
Re:  Funding

To:  Doug Copley
From:  Rodger Smith, Plymouth
Date:  August 4, 2010
re:  Funding


I don't know if I had ever shown you the attached, this is the summary of projects that I requested for the QSCB.  Roofing is about $2.5m or 60% of the $4.2m.  We have already completed some of this work with this summers projects, so, we'll want to start talking about what is next in line for roofing or where I can shift some of the money that was designated to roofing for some other use (I knew you wouldn't want to hear that!).


We are going to be setting up a meeting of the principal players in our project; architect, engineer, financial advisor, bond counsel.  With Tremco being such a big part of the project we may need to have you in on that meeting.  As you know these $ come with federal strings attached.


See you tomorrow.


Rodger.


Reply from Copley on August 4, 2010:


Perfect.  I don't know Dan very well and would appreciate the time with the three of you guys.


Doug


Reply from Rodger dated August 4, 2010:


Sounds good.  I'll line up Dan Tyree and Dave Schoof to go along if that's OK?


Reply from Doug dated August 4, 2010:


That sounds good.  How about if I pick you up at 11:30?

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