Monday, November 23, 2009

Putnam County Debates Finance Issues Again

Another meeting of the committee studying Financial Management Acts will be held Monday night at the Putnam County courthouse. Proponents of putting the county under the 1981 Financial Management Act argue that doing so would save money in the long run and would keep the county from being written up in their audit every year for not having centralized accounting. Opponents claim the Act does nothing more than establish a new department of county government to handle functions already being taken care of. Earlier this year, a majority of the members of the county commission voted to go under the act, but the votes fell shy of the two-thirds majority that was needed for passage. The meeting tonight is intended to be a roundtable discussion of the issue. It begins at six o'clock.