Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-According to one of the fastest public record request I have ever had answered the city of Deerfield Beach says no records exist for the costs involved in today’s clock repair. This is not the first time we have received the “no records exist” answer, but if we have to go to court to force production we will. Below is the most recent email Deerfield-News received from the city of Deerfield Beach in regards to the clock.

“The clock tower repairs are not the responsibility of the City. They are the responsibility of the lessee,  Crown Castle.” from Asst City manager David Santucci.

Does Deerfield Beach lease out city hall and then lease it back? Ok, the city of Deerfield Beach entered into a lease of the “Tower” for cell phone use in 1998.

Who is “Crown Castle”?  Not sure it appears the successor to Sprint who is named in the lease provided in our lease request.

The tower actually generates cash flow for the city!

We will follow up public records request with the water tower on Powerline Road hopefully the city is earning some money there too.

Subject:

From:
<news@deerfield-news.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)  
Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 10:10 am
To: “David Santucci” <DSantucci@deerfield-beach.com>
Cc: “Mayor Ganz” <bganz@deerfield-beach.com>, “Heather Montemayor” <HMontemayor@deerfield-beach.com>
Mr.Santucci,
Send me their lease then.
Thanks,
Howie levy
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: City Clock Repair cost
From: David Santucci <DSantucci@deerfield-beach.com>
Date: Fri, March 22, 2019 9:59 am
To: “news@deerfield-news.com” <news@deerfield-news.com>
Cc: Bill Ganz <bganz@deerfield-beach.com>, Heather Montemayor
<HMontemayor@deerfield-beach.com>

Sir,
The clock tower repairs are not the responsibility of the City. They are the responsibility of the Leasee, Crown Castle.
Regards,
Dave Santucci
From:
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Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 9:51 am
To: “David Santucci” <DSantucci@deerfield-beach.com>
Cc: “Mayor Ganz” <bganz@deerfield-beach.com>, “Heather Montemayor” <HMontemayor@deerfield-beach.com>
Mr.Santucci,

Are you saying that the city is or will not pay anything for the clock repair, the use of the crane etc? Or that at this moment in time you do not have this information, certain information exists.

Not producing Public Records can be a crime.

Govern Yourself Accordingly.

Howie Levy

Deerfield-News.com

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: RE: City Clock Repair cost
From: David Santucci <DSantucci@deerfield-beach.com>
Date: Fri, March 22, 2019 8:57 am
To: Heather Montemayor <HMontemayor@deerfield-beach.com>,
news@deerfield-news.com” <news@deerfield-news.com>
Cc: Samantha Gillyard <SGillyard@deerfield-beach.com>

No records exist.

 

David Santucci

Assistant City Manager

150 Northeast 2nd Avenue

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

P: 954.480.4261

From: Heather Montemayor
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 9:32 AM
To: news@deerfield-news.com
Cc: Samantha Gillyard <SGillyard@deerfield-beach.com>
Subject: RE: City Clock Repair cost

Hello,

We are in receipt of your below request and will notify you once it is ready.

Thank you,

 

Heather Montemayor

Assistant City Clerk

City of Deerfield Beach

150 NE 2nd Avenue

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

P: 954.480.4213

F: 954.480.4323

From: news@deerfield-news.com <news@deerfield-news.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:36 PM
To: Heather Montemayor <HMontemayor@deerfield-beach.com>
Subject: City Clock Repair cost

Hello Heather,

Please send the bids as well as the invoice and or quote for Deerfield Beach city hall clock repair.

Thanks,

Howie

Deerfield-News.com

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