Thursday, November 17, 2016


County Administrator MIKE WANCHICK lied, said it's "not a park."  Watch here.

It's time for him to go.

Boats began using Frank Butler Park Boat Ramp again yesterday, November 16th after it was abused by WANCHICK as a "staging area" for 15,000 cubic yards of solid waste -- enough to fill in some three Olympic sized swimming pools to depth of eleven feet.

So no environmental samples were analyzed before it reopened?  How gauche and louche.

Still no response to my Open Records Request No. 2016-434 (my number) re: Frank Butler Boat Ramp Staging Area Water Pollution, subject of my National Response Center Report No. 1163961 (NRC's number).  WEASEL WANCHICK is out of control.  His contract expires in February.

Some 15,000 cubic yards of contaminated home and business debris were deposited in Frank Butler Park. No environmental samples were taken of soil and water after the Matanzas River rose and touched the debris. Asbestos, lead, sewage and other contaminants were in our park by ukase of the unaccountable County Administrator, MIKE WANCHICK, a/k/a "MIKEY THE WEASEL."

What an unjust environmental steward is our maladroit County Administrator, MICHAEL DAVID WANCHICK, who improvidently allowed a park to be used as a staging area for waste, although he actually said at November 15 County Commission meeting, "It's not a park, it's a boat ramp."

WANCHICK did not apologize for trashing our Matanzas River and adjoining "boat ramp," otherwise known as Frank Butler Park.

Commissioners voted to give him another raise November 15th during Commissioner comments -- it was not on the agenda.

It's time for him to go.

Yes, WEASEL WANCHICK, it's a park.

Yes, WEASEL WANCHICK, you're a punk.  It's time for you to go

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Slavin
To: mwanchick ; pmccormack
Sent: Sun, Nov 13, 2016 4:12 pm

Subject: Request No. 2016-434 -- Frank Butler Boat Ramp Staging Area Water Pollution -- National Response Center Report No. 1163961

Dear Messrs. Wanchick and McCormack:
1. Please send me all documents relating to St. Johns County's pollution of our pristine protected Matanzas River at Frank Butler Boat Ramp, 400 Riverside Blvd.,  as a result of a contractors using the Boat Ramp as a staging area and allowing the river to be polluted with contaminated waste from structures flooded by Hurricane Matthew, while creating possible worker safety hazards for contractor employees. 
2. Please include all Commission and staff approvals of this staging area, contaminant characterization, safety plans, the contract(s) in quo, all related environmental and occupational safety law research, all state and federal permits, as well as all documents on investigation by EPA and FDEP.3. Please provide all analytical chemistry results on sewage, chemical, mold, biological contamination of the waste and all documents on training of employees and provision of personal protective equipment for employees and contractor employees.4. Please advise me whether any county staff have hired criminal defense lawyers yet.5. Please provide these documents by 4 PM on November 14, 2016 to inform debate at the November 15, 2016 Commission meeting.

Thank you.
With kindest regards, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Ed Slavin

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