At six minutes to 5:00 yesterday, the City Clerk’s Office received still more documents related to the purchase and sale agreement between Vero Beach and Florida Power and Light for the sale of Vero Electric. At this point, it is all but impossible to believe the members of the Vero Beach City Council will have time to thoroughly review the details of the $185 million deal before the meet next Tuesday at 9:30 in a special call meeting.
Council members Harry Howle, Laura Moss and Lange Sykes, who are rushing to sign the deal before the Nov. 7 municipal election, have forbidden the Finance and Utilities Commissions from meeting to review the several-hundred-page contract.
Latest email from City’s outside attorney:
From: Swigler, Jacqueline Pace [mailto:JSwigler@carltonfields.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:54 PM
To: Bursick, Tammy; O’Connor, Jim; Coment, Wayne; Lande, Charles
Cc: Doliner, Nathaniel L.; DeCubellis, Daniel L.
Subject: Vero – FPL Documents – Substation Equipment Operating and Dismantling Agreement
Attached is the Substation Equipment Operating and Dismantling Agreement for next week’s agenda.
Jacqueline Pace Swigler
Attorney at Law
4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Ste. 1000
Tampa, Florida 33607-5780
Direct: 813.229.4375 | Fax: 813.229.4133
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