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"The Turner Engineering Litigation" now featured prominently in the periodicals and books below:


Third Edition
by Charles E. Harris, Jr.
Michael S. Pritchard
Michael J. Rabins

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Featured in "The Forensic Examiner"

"The American College of Forensics Examiners" Magazine features the following article:

American College of Forensic Examiners International

"The American College of Forensics Examiners International"

 

Current Issues in the Field of Forensics:
"The Civil Rights Tax Relief Act S-557" by Ed Turne  - ACFEI - Vol. 13, Number 3, Page 57


A
EA Award Photos, Letters, and Abstracts
"Letter from Louis R. Comunelli, P.E."

"A letter to State of Idaho Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors."

"Engineering Voice, Progress Report."

"AEA Editorial, May 1999"

"Letter to the Idaho Office of Attorney General"

"American Engineering Alliance Letter, Dated July 22, 1999"

"An Open Letter To All Engineers"

Award Ceremony

Letter by AEA
AEA Web Site

E.N.R. Award Photos, Letters And Abstracts

"Defiant Engineer Draws Praise"
"Defining Down Engineering"

Funds Sought for Idaho Engineer, October 19, 1998, page 16

Keeping Embers Alive October 19, 1998 page 68

Engineer Who Quit Over Ethics Gets Unemployment, June 29, 1998, page 7

Judge Dismisses Turner's Claims, September 14, 1998, page 16

More Than Just Paperwork, November 23, 1998

 Idaho Falls SEEKS $90,000 cost of Fighting Former City ENGINEER, Page 11

Engineer pays $10,000 to settle May 3, 1999, page 15

The Top Newsmakers, January 4, 1999

Abstracts From Idaho Job Service And Idaho Industrial Commission
Idaho Job Service

New York Photos
Engineering Times Abstracts
"A License is not a Rubber Stamp"
"Positive Uses, Responsibilities for the City Engineer Post"
"Idaho P.E. stands up for Rights on Seals"
"Stand up and be heard on Engineering Principles"
"Engineer Defends Refusal to Sign, Seal Plans"
"Letter to Editor"
"Letter to Editor 2"
Post Register, East Idaho Newspaper

"FORMER ENGINEER ALLEGES CITY FORCED HIM FROM JOB"

"FORMER CITY ENGINEER APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT "

"ENGINEERíS COMPLAINT AGAINST CITY WONíT DIE "

The Idaho Statesman Abstracts
"Engineer Demoted In City Job honored By National Alliance"

Idaho Board of Professional Engineers & Professional Land Surveyors Abstracts And Highlights

Letter, June 28,1996
Letter, May 21, 1996
Letter, June 24, 1997
"Use of the Title Engineer" April, 1988

Civil Engineering News
Business Briefs, Civil Engineering News, July 1999

Misc Articles
The Engineer's Creed
Industrial Commission 1
Industrial Commission 2

Idaho Society of Professional Engineers, Letters & Abstracts
Request for Position Paper on "Responsible Charge"
"Responsible Charge" Position Paper - P.E.G.
"Recommendations to Mayor"

 

 

Idaho Engineer's Quote: "Edís case is just, ISPE should strongly criticize the Cityís actions and do everything possible to get those responsible fired." 

New York - Professional Engineers
Queens County Chapter" of "The New York State Society of Professional Engineers" Resolution No. 99-05
"New York Chapter" N.Y.S.S.P.E. "Responsible Charge"
National Society of Professional Engineers
N.S.P.E. Write to Idaho Attorney General - "Immediately Investigate These Activities" April 22, 1997
Letter from National Society of
Professional Engineers to A.E.A.
Letter From State of Montana
MONTANA SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS
Letter From State of Oklahoma
  "Oklahoma Engineer Writes"
Where Do We Go From Here?
Strother Law Office, Nov 16, 1999 To Whom it May Concern:

What Happened
on March 18, 1996?

                                                               

"I was devastated.  Nothing made sense about 
the whole thing."

- Ed Turner, former Idaho
Falls City Engineer
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Public Works Director (Non-Engineer) Makes False Accusations...
(...That the City was behind on projects.)
THIS WAS NOT TRUE!! - The City was ACTUALLY ahead of schedule on 4 projects.

Click on Chronology A) below:


A.) Chronology
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B.) Grievance Hearing, APRIL 26, 1996


What Happened on June 27, 1996?

CHRONOLOGY

MARCH 18, 1996

I went into Chad Stangerís office and he closed the door as usual and the following is an accurate description of events:

1. Chad said he was reorganizing the Engineering Department immediately, that we were behind on projects, that Steve Anderson would be in charge of all of Engineering, that I would work for him.

2. I told Chad I disagreed with him, we were actually ahead of schedule for projects and two were ready for construction even though it was too cold to construct. (Those two were the Taylor Toll Bridge Parking Lot and the Sewer Lift Station)

3. Chad continued, he was going to reduce my responsibilities by not having me involved with the annexation and development agreements, the site plans, and the public counter.

4. I would be moved to the drafting and design section to help Brent Summers with projects.

5. I said this whole thing is a surprise to me, and I asked when will all of this happen - Chad said immediately.

6. Chad said that since my responsibilities would be cut and Steve Andersonís responsibilities would be expanded, since he would be responsible for the annexation agreements, site plans and public counter, my salary would be cut so that Steve could have a raise.

7. Chad asked if I wanted to be design engineer or city engineer and I responded that if I have a choice I would still like to be city engineer.

8. Chad asked if I could work for Steve Anderson and I told him yes that we had worked together for years on projects, but that I did not like the idea of getting a cut in pay so Steve Anderson could have a raise.

9. Chad said that he was taking me off of salary and putting me on an hourly wage and then he said he was going to take me out of the grade and step program, lock me in at one hourly wage of $29.89 (Grade 16, Step 5) and that I could never get a raise again.

10. I said to Chad that I could work for Steve Anderson but I donít like the idea of getting my salary cut so that he can have a raise and then be taken out of a grade and step program that I was involved with from its beginning and I said I didnít like the idea of never getting a raise when everyone including Steve Anderson would. Chad said you would still get the cost of living raise if the mayor gave one.

11. I asked about the overtime of flooding, snow melt and rain when I would be with the sewer crews at 2 a.m or 3 a.m. of any day. He said we would have to work that out.

12. I asked Chad if the Mayor and the Council knew about this and he said

YES.

Here is a City Councilman's response to this :

"I can tell that I was first informed on Tuesday April 26th" 

- Grievance Hearing City Councilman, April 16, 1998, page 99

Meeting ended at 5 p.m. 3-18-96

Exhibit # 5 This Chronology of 3-18-96 used by Ed Turner at the Grievance Hearing, APRIL 26, 1996

Exhibit #16 This Chronology of 3-18-96 used by the City of Idaho Falls at the Industrial Commission Hearing of Nov. 26, 1996

 


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A.) Engineering Administrator Request to Terminate City Engineer, June 27, 1996

B.) Public Works Director Concurs With Engineering Administrator & Contradicts Chronology, June 27, 1996

C.) Without Warning, June 28, 1996

 

The Burns Plat =
19th & Rollandet Project

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"WHY IS SOMEONE ELSE SIGNING AS CITY ENGINEER ON APRIL 30, 1996 WHEN ED TURNER P.E./LS IS THE CITY ENGINEER?!!"

A.) City Acceptance Burns plat (Image)

B.) City NON Acceptance Burns Plat (Image)?

C.) "City Acceptance" Blank! June12, 1996?

D.) 2. City Surveyor (Licensed) "...Please CHK. Mylars coming..." June 12, 1996

E.) "Engineerings Administrator "Please Review &  Let Me Know If You Can Sign" June 12, 1996

 

The Mayor and City Council of Idaho Falls APPROVED the Burns Plat on April 30th 1996! 

 

Why the June 12, 1996 Plat?!  

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What was the Licensed Surveyor & the Non-Engineer doing?

Something smelled rotten in River City!?

"Nothing made sense about the whole thing!"


 

The West Broadway Enhancement Project
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A.) West Broadway Enhancement Project & Burns Addition.
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(B.) West Broadway (C.) West Broadway (D.) West Broadway (E.) West Broadway (F.) West Broadway

Public Safety
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A.) Sanitary Sewer Lift (PUMP) Stations for the city of Idaho Falls
Developer says 1 pump is ok, However, Engineer & Standards require 2 Pumps!

B.) Non-Engineers - River Parkway Cul-de-sac Turning Radius

C.) Sidewalks - Requirement on ALL SITE PLANS
Note 7 : Replace all broken or poor quality curb, gutter, and sidewalk.

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8th Street and
Holmes,
Safstrom Edition

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8th Street and
Holmes, 
Safstrom Edition
(Paving on sidewalk)