Danielsville’s city council took immediate “stopgap” measures at its business meeting Monday night to control employee spending, at the advice of city attorney Dale Perry.
“There’s too much money going out that’s not accounted for,” Perry told the council. “…That’s a disaster waiting to happen. We’re not implying that anybody is doing anything wrong, but spending must be controlled.”
He said such things as what petty cash is, what a receipt is and is not, should be spelled out in a written spending policy.
“I’ve never worked with a government that has basically no spending policy,” Perry added.
Councilwoman Junne Temple said such a policy should be simple, but plainly state that “no one can spend any money — no money — without prior approval, with the exception of recurring bills.”
Perry said he could develop a spending policy draft to bring with him for review at the council’s regular work session.
In the meantime, councilman Ron Faust made a motion for an immediate stopgap measure, which he said was to prevent any appearance of wrongdoing by city employees.
The Danielsville City Council passed spending control measures Feb. 14. Pictured (L-R) at the council table are Janice Merk, Jamie Spurlin, Philip Croya, Junne Temple and Ron Faust. Pictured in the back is city clerk Connie Riley.
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