Tuesday, July 29, 2008
DISCUSSION: THE COMMISSIONERS TRANSFER FROM "APPROPRIATED" ACCOUNTS - IS THIS PROOF OF COUNTY FINANCIAL PROBLEMS DR. FERGUSON? TRAVIS SECREST?
The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) brings readers a video of a segment of today's Stark County commissioners meeting which should demonstrates to one and all "how out-of-money" Stark County is.
Note from the video how emphatic Commissioner Vignos (apologies to her for "the voice only") is about what the commissioners have had to do in terms of altering the county budget to settle the legal challenge from the Stark County Veterans Service Commission which threaten a law suit because the commissioners were unable to comply with a state mandate (embodied in statutory law) to fully fund the commission's 2008 financial requirements.
The commissioners' action had to be somewhat bittersweet to Commissioner Bosley. Cleaning out the ditches in Stark County has been a huge priority with Bosley and he reminded The Report that his ditch cleaning advocacy was prime basis for his successful bid to become a Nimishillen Township trustee as he began his political career. Off camera Bosley reaffirmed to The Report that he is committed to continuing the ditch cleaning program in Stark County.
Question: Is transferring appropriated funds the proper way for the commissioners to go in solving county financial problems?
Posted by Martin Olson at 4:41 PM