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Town of Dewey Beach, Delaware
Report Card
Bauer-Redefer Record for Dewey Beach by Dewey Citizens for Accountability
Date: May 2019
Report Name: Study on Police Department by Dr. Gregory Warren
Spent: $25,000

Notable Fact: After delaying release of the report for two months, Redefer and Bauer voted against distribution of the Report to Commissioners and the Public

Recommendations TJ Redefer Paul Bauer Result
Public Hearing on Police Report and Community Involvement Refused Q & A from Public Refused Q & A from Public Blocked

Reform of Department Leadership due to Supervisory failures Won't Schedule Vote Says "Ask Chief First" Blocked

Ensure the Police conduct Staff Meetings and appear before Council Won't Schedule Vote Says "Ask Chief First" Blocked

Implementation of Corrective Action and Discipline Program in Police Department Won't Schedule Vote Says "Ask Chief First" Blocked

Proper Training Program Implementation for Dispatchers Won't Schedule Vote Says "Ask Chief First" Blocked

Implementation of ANY Reform Topics before issuing Raises for Police Officers Against Against Voted raises first
Date: January 2019
Report Name: Enrollment in LEXIPOL Police Information Program
Spent: $12,000

Notable Fact: The May 2019 findings regarding the Policy Manual would have been avoided if the Police had implemented Lexipol when it was funded months earlier.

Recommendations TJ Redefer Paul Bauer Result
New Police Policy Manual Failed to pursue Failed to pursue Blocked

Implementation of Best Policing Practices Department wide Failed to pursue Failed to pursue Blocked

Implementation of Training Programs on Legal issues Failed to pursue Failed to pursue Blocked
Date: August 2018
Report Name: TGM Study on Dewey's Military Surplus Program
Spent: $63,000

Notable Fact: Chair Larry Silver, Redefer and Town Manager Koenig, edited the "independent" TGM Management Study before Audit Committee members even saw it; half quit.

Recommendations TJ Redefer Paul Bauer Result
Create clear separation of Duties within Dewey's Finance Department Failed to pursue Failed to pursue Blocked

Meeting deadlines for Sale of Dewey Inventory of 2500 pieces of Military Surplus Equipment owned by Police (was due April 11) Missed Deadlines for 2 years Missed Deadlines for 2 years Sale 7 days before Election

Comply with Council Required Approval of Funds to TGM over $25,000 unapproved escalation to $63,000) Non-Compliant Non-Compliant Wrongly Paid Over $34,000

Charter Required Independent Audits by TGM (2018) Interfered then Wrongly pre-edited Interfered then Wrongly pre-edited Compromised Auditors Independence
Date: September 2017
Report Name: Report by Connolly & Gallager (Max Walton)
Spent: $300,000

Notable Fact: Max Walton is the #1 rated Municipal Attorney in Delaware according to the non-advertising "The Best Lawyers in America" Directory

Recommendations TJ Redefer Paul Bauer Result
Full Exposition of Miltary Surplus Program Non-Compliant Non-Compliant Blocked

Adding Lifeguard overtime Pay to be in compliance with Law Non-Compliant Non-Compliant Blocked

Correcting Major Flaws identified in Departmental Wide Operations Failed to pursue Failed to pursue Blocked

Following recommendations for Town Manager's employment Rejected Rejected Terminated

Holding those accountable for false allegations found by Walton's Report Rejected Rejected Blocked
Result: Buyout Contract of Dewey Beach Town Manager
Spent: $100,000
Grand Total: What we've paid for the Bauer-Redefer Administration
Spent: $500,000

Conclusion: The citizens of Dewey Beach have paid for $500,000 worth of Studies and Recommendations, Blocked or Ignored by or because of the Bauer-Redefer Administration over the past 2 years.

Please see deweycitizens.org for all of the above referenced studies and votes.


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