Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Snowy Generators at the HHA

Five brand new shrink-wrapped generators wait for... ?

Holy frosty-generator!    What are five Blue Star Power Systems, Inc generators doing sitting in a parking lot over at the HHA?

Does anybody know?

The brand-new, shrink-wrapped generators are encased in snow and ice, and according to an HHA resident, have been there for months- since October.  In fact, the generators have sat there for so long without being installed, they've spawned rumor and speculation among HHA residents.   According to one resident:
They've been in the parking lot since mid to late October. There are rumors circulating that he bought non-working generators and that (redacted) is waiting for a storm so he can say they don't work due the storm. Other rumors going around, he's so pissed at Vision $/$ not going down that he's waiting for a storm to hit to destroy the generators to be spiteful & then say when we have no power how the HHA is in bad condition & can't withhold storms and that's why we need Vision $/$.  

Oh, dear.  Well, one must separate rumor from fact.

The fact is, there are 5 new generators sitting in an HHA parking lot.

Whose are they?  Why are they there?  Which buildings were they ordered for?  Why weren't they installed?  Are they properly protected  from exposure to storms (raised)?  Were these purchased with FEMA grant money or HUD money?  How much did they cost?  Who has the contract for this work?

There's an HHA meeting on Thursday.  Maybe the Board can get answers, if they don't know them.  Maybe they know why the generators are there.

I'll bet those generators cost taxpayers a pretty penny.   If the HHA ordered them, they ought to be installed, right?

The generators are wrapped in plastic and coded for shipping.





12 comments:

  1. remember end of July federal agents were on HHA grounds being escorted into boiler rooms by maintenance staff.

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    1. Could be the generators got bought after the Feds didn't find them at the HHA.

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  2. Whatever became of the federal money Carmelo Garcia received for the moving of generators after Katrina, which apparently was never done - wasn't it like a quarter million?

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    1. I thought CG got a FEMA grant after Hurricane Irene in 2011 to raise the generators. What did he do with that money?

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    2. I think you're correct; it was after Irene, not Katrina. Either way, I believe the purpose of the funds were to raise generators so they would not be destroyed again. And then Sandy happened. Where's the money?

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    3. Add this to the list of reasons to fire Mr. Garcia from his full time $170K plus benefits taxpayer funded HHA job.


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    4. Good Point!!!! D-Mello J-Burrel D-Wefer Jaaaames please bring this up and press that little greasy lowlife.

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  3. In all fairness Carmelo Garcia has been way too busy increasing and holding on to his personal income to be distracted by the petty problems of the people of the HHA.

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  4. The usual deafening silence from the "reform" members of the HHA. Did they even know about this? Guess what - leaving the machines outside in the elements may have already violated the terms of the warranty so that if there are any mechanical problems they won't be covered.

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    1. I believe they're designed to be outside - but need to be elevated or they'll be drowned like their predecessors.

      If the missing quarter million dollars story is true, how is it that Garcia isn't being investigated, gets to keep his job and becomes elected to the state assembly?

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    2. I doubt you could even get those things inside if you tried.

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  5. Mr. Carmelo will never answer why these things have bee sitting out side for so long.

    He is too busy trying to save his paychecks.

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