Archive for July 2012

Dahlen Deposition in North Hill Case

The following is a transcript of the deposition testimony of Duxbury Selectman Shawn Dahlen in connection with the ongoing Johnson Golf Management v. Town of Duxbury et al lawsuit:

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Town of Duxbury Procurement Documents Now Available on Scribd

An extensive collection of documents related to the procurement process and actual procurements by the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts is now available on Scribd at It includes various documents related to the legal requirements for posting procurement notices as well as all such notices posted by the Town of Duxbury between January 1, 2000 and June 31, 2012. We are in the process of analyzing the listings by cross-checking with appropriations approved at Duxbury’s Annual and Special Town Meetings during that time to see what has and what has not been posted to the Massachusetts Central Register and/or to the Massachusetts Goods and Services Bulletins. Subsequent articles here will report the results of that analysis. Read More→

Town Manager Richard MacDonald Responds to Procurement Questions/Concerns

Duxbury Town Manager Richard MacDonald has responded, in a phone call, to concerns and questions raised by the record of his testimony in depositions related to the Johnson Golf Management v. Town of Duxbury et al lawsuit over management contracts for the North Hill Golf course. In the second part of his deposition on Thursday, June 14, 2012, according to the transcript, MacDonald was asked: “In addition to the two IFBs [IFB: invitation for bid] that you did for the golf course in March of 2011, how many other IFBs have you done for the town of Duxbury in the last five years?” He responded, “None that I recall.” He was then asked: “Other than the two RFPs [RFP: request for proposal] for the golf course in late 008, early 2009, how many other RFPs have you done for the town of Duxbury in the last six years.” Read More→