Three to One

How 250K+ was Spent to “Remove” Important Features from a Home!

While charging an exorbitant amount of money to manage the 8 Center Street HMGP Grant, T&M Associates acted as though they were guarding the Federal Funds, allocated to our project; and that they were doing us a favor, by elevating our home. Many comments made by their engineer, inferred that we were attempting to defraud FEMA and the NFIP and/or that we were receiving some sort of inequitable gift that others were not. Obviously, they were unable to comprehend the logic behind mitigation. Regardless of their inability to empathize with our situation or understand that we had been acting as the fiscally good shepherds — they were unabashed in their own billing — and the authorization of other parties’ over-the-top billing, to our Grant. All the while, refusing to actually perform the job they were hired to do and ultimately being paid so well for. It’s an arrogance that supercedes all else. The fact that professionals (or those who are awarded contracts without bid), working for the “government/taxpayer” feel entitled to excessive compensation, while producing average results — simultaneously, badger those who work under them, to work for less. While reaping the benefits of their positions, they choke the very people they are to serve. Sadly, they all forget the basic tenants of a republic… A government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens, entitled to vote, and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governed according to Law.

Watch how T&M’s know-it-all attitude and feigned gaurdianship of Federal Grant dollars, left us stuck in our house!

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

Thomas Paine

Author: Laurie