Ethics Guidelines/Contract Law that Marinwood CSD ignores
Marinwood CSD has shockingly poor business practices that ignores the law when contracting for goods and services. Most recently the Marinwood CSD manager Eric Dreikosen hired a former politician, Bill Hansell to provide architectural services for the Marinwood Maintenance Compound. As Marinwood CSD Board member Bill Hansell hired current Marinwood CSD Manager, Eric Dreikosen in 2015. Quid pro quo?
The architect selection was hidden from the public until the last possible moment. Mr. Hansell has an OPEN ENDED CONTRACT for services rendered and the Marinwood CSD board will not reveal the cost estimates for the project.
There needs to be an inquiry by a higher authority and if appropriate, remedial action should be instituted immediately. The current project is THREE TIMES the size of previous project proposals and Hansell has blown past the initial consulting estimate of $12,000 for the complete project. The latest estimate is that it will cost $400k to $600k for a utility garage compound according to Marinwood CSD Business Manager, Eric Dreikosen.
Outrageous, especially because modular buildings used by EVERY OTHER Government agency in Marin County are a tenth of the cost.
Here are recommended bidding procedures for local agencies. Competitive bidding is required for projects more than $4000 by law. Marinwood CSD does none of this. Every dollar wasted by the Marinwood CSD is a tax on you.