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« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2008, 09:55:57 PM »
On to something else....I also read in another one of your posts about baseball/softball being nixed from funding...Your wrong on that also...Your posts are too vague...I guess you will have another "my sources told me" coming next.....

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« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2008, 09:57:55 PM »
"""Time to grow up and play with the big kids......I probably kno most of you and you would be surprised at who I am""""

All I can say about the above comments are (Who is the kid here?)....And trust me we wouldnt be suprised....

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« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2008, 10:03:58 PM »
On to something else....I also read in another one of your posts about baseball/softball being nixed from funding...Your wrong on that also...Your posts are too vague...I guess you will have another "my sources told me" coming next.....

Nah, I am through quoting members of the faculty, I go straight to the source now.  Faculty gets lied to. 

I put a smiley face on my other post, I was joking.  No sense of humor?

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« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2008, 10:04:43 PM »
You stated early to reply, "I dont care" when needed so I'll use that for now....I guess my only objections would be that this is PNG SPORTS TALK...Not the MightyNDNS (School Board/City Manager) I know more than everyone else TALK...I have no problems with opinions but geeez, do you really support PNGISD and the city or just attend every meeting to try and find any flaw possible....I have always wondered about people like you in that if we watched every decision you have made "work related" what we would think....Just a thought o MIGHTY ONE!....Now back to sports....

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« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2008, 10:19:00 PM »
You stated early to reply, "I dont care" when needed so I'll use that for now....I guess my only objections would be that this is PNG SPORTS TALK...Not the MightyNDNS (School Board/City Manager) I know more than everyone else TALK...I have no problems with opinions but geeez, do you really support PNGISD and the city or just attend every meeting to try and find any flaw possible....I have always wondered about people like you in that if we watched every decision you have made "work related" what we would think....Just a thought o MIGHTY ONE!....Now back to sports....

Well I just got a raise at work so I guess I am doing ok - but you are more than welcome to come and look over my shoulder in order to find something wrong with my work, in an area that you know nothing about!!!  You attacked me, so I replied.  I'll do everyone a favor and stay off the board and when you want to know when or why about something, you can go ask a board member, if you can get one to give you a direct answer. 

Yes, I support PNGISD, TO THE MAX!!!  I just don't like the way they are managing our money(Admin, that is).  I have lived here all my life (with a brief detachment in the 80's)  But I came back to raise my kids here because I wanted them to go the best school in the WORLD!!!  I wanted them to experience PNG and all it's glory - and they have no idea what is going on with my concerns or issues - they are enjoying and feeling the PNG Pride just I always have.  I think the stadium is going to be wonderful and can't wait for football season to start!!!  I think all the improvements are going to be great, but I have concerns about a few things, that's all.  I just don't how to communicate that to all of you without sounding like I am griping, I guess. 

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« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2008, 10:32:34 PM »
You stated early to reply, "I dont care" when needed so I'll use that for now....I guess my only objections would be that this is PNG SPORTS TALK...Not the MightyNDNS (School Board/City Manager) I know more than everyone else TALK...I have no problems with opinions but geeez, do you really support PNGISD and the city or just attend every meeting to try and find any flaw possible....I have always wondered about people like you in that if we watched every decision you have made "work related" what we would think....Just a thought o MIGHTY ONE!....Now back to sports....

Well I just got a raise at work so I guess I am doing ok - but you are more than welcome to come and look over my shoulder in order to find something wrong with my work, in an area that you know nothing about!!!  You attacked me, so I replied.  I'll do everyone a favor and stay off the board and when you want to know when or why about something, you can go ask a board member, if you can get one to give you a direct answer. 

Yes, I support PNGISD, TO THE MAX!!!  I just don't like the way they are managing our money(Admin, that is).  I have lived here all my life (with a brief detachment in the 80's)  But I came back to raise my kids here because I wanted them to go the best school in the WORLD!!!  I wanted them to experience PNG and all it's glory - and they have no idea what is going on with my concerns or issues - they are enjoying and feeling the PNG Pride just I always have.  I think the stadium is going to be wonderful and can't wait for football season to start!!!  I think all the improvements are going to be great, but I have concerns about a few things, that's all.  I just don't how to communicate that to all of you without sounding like I am griping, I guess. 

Don't leave Mighty - just because people have the same concerns you have.  Stick around, it could get interesting.  :rocks: :popcorn:

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Re: Scoreboard improvements
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2008, 10:35:25 PM »
Personally, as a business person for the past 28 yrs., I don't understand how someone can give a bid on a job, get the bid, then raise the price so much.  I've done tons of work for PNGISD over the years, and for EVERY contract that I was awarded for them, after the work was performed, the amt. I was paid was to the PENNY what my contract stated.  Now some engineering firm ( you know, the proffession that wants everyone to think that they are always so precise and perfect) pitches a price to the school board, and the board pitches it to the voters, and we get all excited about it and vote for it,...THEN, after construction starts, we're told that those precise engineers missed by a couple dozen MILLION DOLLARS????    Where's the accountability?  How come someone on the school board doesn't stand up and say  "NO, THIS WAS YOUR BID, THIS IS OUR CONTRACT, AND YOU WILL HONOR YOUR CONTRACT!  That's what bonds are for, to ensure work is performed per the contract.

I guess what I'm asking is, how come these companies aren't held to the same standards that we, as citizens are held to?
What kind of signal does this send to our kids?

And now the biggest question... Are we going to vote those same school board members back into office again?
If we do, we are telling them that we agree with the way they handled our tax dollars.

This is the decision that ea. must make on their own.

Sorry for the rant.   :sorry:
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« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2008, 10:36:21 PM »
You stated early to reply, "I dont care" when needed so I'll use that for now....I guess my only objections would be that this is PNG SPORTS TALK...Not the MightyNDNS (School Board/City Manager) I know more than everyone else TALK...I have no problems with opinions but geeez, do you really support PNGISD and the city or just attend every meeting to try and find any flaw possible....I have always wondered about people like you in that if we watched every decision you have made "work related" what we would think....Just a thought o MIGHTY ONE!....Now back to sports....

Well I just got a raise at work so I guess I am doing ok - but you are more than welcome to come and look over my shoulder in order to find something wrong with my work, in an area that you know nothing about!!!  You attacked me, so I replied.  I'll do everyone a favor and stay off the board and when you want to know when or why about something, you can go ask a board member, if you can get one to give you a direct answer. 

Yes, I support PNGISD, TO THE MAX!!!  I just don't like the way they are managing our money(Admin, that is).  I have lived here all my life (with a brief detachment in the 80's)  But I came back to raise my kids here because I wanted them to go the best school in the WORLD!!!  I wanted them to experience PNG and all it's glory - and they have no idea what is going on with my concerns or issues - they are enjoying and feeling the PNG Pride just I always have.  I think the stadium is going to be wonderful and can't wait for football season to start!!!  I think all the improvements are going to be great, but I have concerns about a few things, that's all.  I just don't how to communicate that to all of you without sounding like I am griping, I guess. 

Don't leave Mighty - just because people have the same concerns you have.  Stick around, it could get interesting.  :rocks: :popcorn:

Do you mean "don't" have the same concerns I have?  I'll be lurking around.

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Re: Scoreboard improvements
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2008, 10:44:04 PM »
Personally, as a business person for the past 28 yrs., I don't understand how someone can give a bid on a job, get the bid, then raise the price so much.  I've done tons of work for PNGISD over the years, and for EVERY contract that I was awarded for them, after the work was performed, the amt. I was paid was to the PENNY what my contract stated.  Now some engineering firm ( you know, the proffession that wants everyone to think that they are always so precise and perfect) pitches a price to the school board, and the board pitches it to the voters, and we get all excited about it and vote for it,...THEN, after construction starts, we're told that those precise engineers missed by a couple dozen MILLION DOLLARS????    Where's the accountability?  How come someone on the school board doesn't stand up and say  "NO, THIS WAS YOUR BID, THIS IS OUR CONTRACT, AND YOU WILL HONOR YOUR CONTRACT!  That's what bonds are for, to ensure work is performed per the contract.

I guess what I'm asking is, how come these companies aren't held to the same standards that we, as citizens are held to?
What kind of signal does this send to our kids?

And now the biggest question... Are we going to vote those same school board members back into office again?
If we do, we are telling them that we agree with the way they handled our tax dollars.

This is the decision that ea. must make on their own.

Sorry for the rant.   :sorry:

Finally!!!! Someone that understands me!!!!!  That's why I kept saying we had a contract "not to exceed" a certain amount.  If you give a hard dollar bid to someone and you screw up and go back to them and say "This job is going to cost this much now because I didn't know how much this dry wall was going to cost" they would laugh in your face and say "Read the contract that we signed"  and the contractor loses money, been there done that.  But only once or twice.  We had money built into the Bond amount to cover rising cost of materials, this is where I have a problem.  We ( my company ) just now made a price increase on certain product - and almost everything we make is made from asphaltic products (oil).....

You better watch it Proud, your karma will go into the negative digits...
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« Reply #59 on: July 17, 2008, 10:47:45 PM »
You stated early to reply, "I dont care" when needed so I'll use that for now....I guess my only objections would be that this is PNG SPORTS TALK...Not the MightyNDNS (School Board/City Manager) I know more than everyone else TALK...I have no problems with opinions but geeez, do you really support PNGISD and the city or just attend every meeting to try and find any flaw possible....I have always wondered about people like you in that if we watched every decision you have made "work related" what we would think....Just a thought o MIGHTY ONE!....Now back to sports....

Oh and by the way, the school administration is accoutable to us, so we have the right to question whatever we want.  And the reason I have these concerns is because I do support PNGISD. 

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« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2008, 08:08:52 AM »
Ok, that's enough with the karma crap.

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« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2008, 09:06:05 AM »
Personally, as a business person for the past 28 yrs., I don't understand how someone can give a bid on a job, get the bid, then raise the price so much.  I've done tons of work for PNGISD over the years, and for EVERY contract that I was awarded for them, after the work was performed, the amt. I was paid was to the PENNY what my contract stated.  Now some engineering firm ( you know, the proffession that wants everyone to think that they are always so precise and perfect) pitches a price to the school board, and the board pitches it to the voters, and we get all excited about it and vote for it,...THEN, after construction starts, we're told that those precise engineers missed by a couple dozen MILLION DOLLARS????    Where's the accountability?  How come someone on the school board doesn't stand up and say  "NO, THIS WAS YOUR BID, THIS IS OUR CONTRACT, AND YOU WILL HONOR YOUR CONTRACT!  That's what bonds are for, to ensure work is performed per the contract.

I guess what I'm asking is, how come these companies aren't held to the same standards that we, as citizens are held to?
What kind of signal does this send to our kids?

And now the biggest question... Are we going to vote those same school board members back into office again?
If we do, we are telling them that we agree with the way they handled our tax dollars.

This is the decision that ea. must make on their own.

Sorry for the rant.   :sorry:

I think it's important to differentiate between a bond proposal and actual bids.  A bond proposal consists of proposed projects and estimated costs.  There are no bids or contracts involved.  And no price guarantees. 

Take the stadium for example.  Sure, SHW Group engineers designed the stadium enhancements and estimated that a lot more could be built into the stadium for 9 million.  After seeking bids several months later it was obvious that the estimate was off target by several million.  The reasons for that cannot be blamed on the school board.  Inflation and rising construction prices are affecting ALL school districts, communities and industries.  The influence of inflation, world steel demands, rising energy costs, etc is a lot greater than a school board in the tiny towns of PN and G.  The district approved the lowest bid and signed a construction contract with H.B. Neild & Sons who is now working under the agreed upon constraints including the 'guaranteed maximum price, "not to exceed" amount', or fixed-price contract. 
 
What examples do we have so far of a contract prices being overrun?
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« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2008, 05:39:42 PM »
All of that makes sense, and perhaps I used the wrong terminology in "contract", but the fact still remains that we were indeed sold a bill of goods for a stadium and school improvements that should cost X amount of dollars.  To miss it by such an enourmous amount of money is still mind boggling to me, and, I would think that the school board would be prudent enopugh to get some sort of actual propsal before starting a project of this magnitude, and hold the construction company somewhat accountable for building it at the cost given.
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« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2008, 05:54:59 PM »
I don't believe anyone could have anticipated the rise in building costs since the bond was passed last May. The cost of fuel alone has risen 60-70%. Building materials have risen as much as 50%. There is no one to blame for this IMO. It is our economy. I believe some people are misinterpreting some information. The stadium will be built for what the contract says. My interpetation of the overages on budget lie in the fact that because of the rise in costs, other construction that was going to happen might now be on a smaller scale on eliminated all together. That is where the district is over budget. They might have alotted 5 million for a project 18 months ago and now it would cost 8 million to complete the same project. Because of this, the district would now be over budget. Again that is just my interpretation on things. I could be totally wrong.

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« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2008, 06:07:51 PM »
All of that makes sense, and perhaps I used the wrong terminology in "contract", but the fact still remains that we were indeed sold a bill of goods for a stadium and school improvements that should cost X amount of dollars.  To miss it by such an enourmous amount of money is still mind boggling to me, and, I would think that the school board would be prudent enopugh to get some sort of actual propsal before starting a project of this magnitude, and hold the construction company somewhat accountable for building it at the cost given.

Agreed, I had the same reaction when they first announced that the stadium features would be cut.  I just wanted to clarify the details and raise the idea that the school board is not the group of incompetent bandits that many here like to make them out to be.  Our local school board (Cy-Fair) receives the same types of criticisms.  Regarding the differences in the bond proposal numbers and actual costs, I would credit the professionals that were hired to design and estimate costs of the new construction for the poor job of projecting costs.  Unfortunately the same thing happens in other districts and communities.
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« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2008, 06:09:35 PM »
I don't believe anyone could have anticipated the rise in building costs since the bond was passed last May. The cost of fuel alone has risen 60-70%. Building materials have risen as much as 50%. There is no one to blame for this IMO. It is our economy. I believe some people are misinterpreting some information. The stadium will be built for what the contract says. My interpetation of the overages on budget lie in the fact that because of the rise in costs, other construction that was going to happen might now be on a smaller scale on eliminated all together. That is where the district is over budget. They might have alotted 5 million for a project 18 months ago and now it would cost 8 million to complete the same project. Because of this, the district would now be over budget. Again that is just my interpretation on things. I could be totally wrong.

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« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2008, 09:43:29 PM »
I have said in other post that the Board is just a group of people - the same as you and me - some have construction background, some don't.  But there should be some sort of oversight committee, maybe the original bond committee, to oversee what is going on with each project.  Other school districts in the state do this, why not PNGISD.  I would think that this would take some of the heat off of the Board. 

Maybe I am looking at this bond thing from the wrong prospective.  I am looking at it from a contractor point of view.  I understand and agree that whomever did the planning and projected budget for this should share the blame, but some errors were made on our part, as in the technology portion of the bond and that was a 3.6 million dollar error.  It had nothing to do with increase in cost.  It was incorrect from the get go. I have this info confirmed from a district administative employee who is involved on a daily basis with the bond.  I was correct about the 12 million dollar over budget amount, that has now been reduced to 2 million - with the possibility to go up from here unless other re-arranging of funds are made or other projects are cut back.  I was misinformed about the softball, baseball and tennis facilities, what can a say, I went off of information from a Coach that is directly involved in at least of these sports.  Maybe admin was trying to get this person's blood pressure up for the fun of it, I don't know why they would tell me that and it not be true.  But it is isn't true, so....

My thoughts on the roofs have been made clear, it is crap - but we have to cut cost somewhere.  I am just curious as to why the Board would listen to people that only want their money instead of someone who lives here and is trying very hard to guide them in the right direction - I gain nothing from this, I am not a sales rep and do not work off of commission.  I only wanted to help provide a decent roof (which is what protects the rest of the building) on our new schools and try to help out on the existing schools.  But the board bought the sales pitch from "that other company" hook, line and sinker - even after I warned them.  I am done with that - if the roofs fail, they better not let me know about it.

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« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2008, 10:23:38 PM »
Thanks for all the info on the score board improvements, really nice thread! :popcorn:
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« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2008, 12:19:20 AM »
Thanks for all the info on the score board improvements, really nice thread! :popcorn:

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« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2008, 08:10:34 PM »
I spoke with a construction supervisor who said our video screen is probably the best of any high school in the state.  He said the resolution will "blow people away".......and most colleges don't have video screen resolution to compare to what we have.

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« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2008, 11:46:15 PM »
I spoke with a construction supervisor who said our video screen is probably the best of any high school in the state.  He said the resolution will "blow people away".......and most colleges don't have video screen resolution to compare to what we have.

Dang I want to run one of those cameras to make sure we get nice close ups of the plays.

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« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2008, 11:59:47 PM »
4.4 Trillion colors.  HD quality.  :thumbsup:

The video screen at the Reservation is 16.6'x27' compared to the 14'x24' HD Barco board at Shotwell Stadium.
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Interesting article...
http://reporternews.com/news/2007/jul/13/shotwell-video-screen-to-air-commercials/
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« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2008, 08:54:38 AM »
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. . . video screen that will display instant replays, AISD messages and advertising, complete with sound.


I hope we don't use cheesy sounds like Galena Park uses.  I remember the "comedic" wah-wah noise as the opposing team dropped the ball.  It was really annoying.

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« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2008, 01:44:08 PM »
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. . . video screen that will display instant replays, AISD messages and advertising, complete with sound.


I hope we don't use cheesy sounds like Galena Park uses.  I remember the "comedic" wah-wah noise as the opposing team dropped the ball.  It was really annoying.

I agree.

As far as the stadium goes I hope they put the flagpoles atop the home stands and on top of the scoreboard like they have in the drawings. (similar to what Nederland has) Imagine being on the visitors side looking across at a sea of purple with purple and flags atop the stands.

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« Reply #74 on: July 31, 2008, 06:28:54 PM »
Flag poles are already set.  3 poles.....nice location.