36 year background in auditing, accounting, and financial management for the federal government. Links to some of his documents can be found on this page.
Earlier this summer we made Bruce's original financial documents available for download here. (You can find links to them below). The analysis document describes the details of the plan titled, “Conservative Electric/Full Plant.” The critique document shows Bruce's evaluation of the plan and explains why he believes it is not beneficial for Carroll County residents. Consider reading the analysis document before reading the critique as it will make more sense to you that way.
Bruce's reports have been subjected to a coordinated effort by Carroll and Frederick counties and the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority (the Authority) to discredit the information that he provided. Carroll County decided to have a public hearing on July 22, 2010 about incinerator finances where Mike Evans showed multiple slides attacking Bruce's critique of their plan. Frederick County hired a consultant for $50,000 to review their own plan. Mr. Marschner sent out a letter dated July 23, 2010 claiming Bruce's reports contained many errors, and the Authority is working with both counties behind the scenes.
They are trying to suppress the fact that tip fees are the second largest source of revenue to the “self-sustaining” incinerator and that any revenue shortfall or cost increase will be added to the tip fees. Increases in county tip fees will result in higher trash bills for all residents and businesses. Mr. Zimmer and Mr. Evans provide briefings to county residents but do not reveal this information or even discuss tip fees to any extent.
Below is Bruce's response to the public hearing. He included narrative from Mr. Evans slides and his response directly follows each slide.
Having completed this response, he is now working on his response to Mr. Marschner’s July 23, 2010 letter. We will post a copy of his response here as soon as he finishes it.