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Mayor’s request for more details on expenses denied
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 30, 2014 | 1910 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A continued debate about affordable housing options for the City of Gray was the major topic of conversation at a meeting of city committees last week.

The April 21 meeting was opened in the conference room of City Hall as usual but was quickly adjourned and reconvened next door at the D.V. Childs Civic Center to accommodate the unexpected crowd of people who attended the meeting.

Mayor Pro Tem Ed Barbee presided over the meeting.

Finance Committee Chairman and Councilman Terrell Fulford gave a brief financial report for the city to begin the meeting. He said the city’s finances are in good shape with 96 percent of 2013 property taxes collected.

Mayor Stephen Tingen suggested that the city implement a purchase order system to help the people signing the check to understand reason for the check. Tingen said he did not like signing a check without knowing what it is for.

Fulford said he did not feel requiring purchase orders was feasible for the city and noted that, before the checks are prepared for signatures, the expenditure had already been approved by council.

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