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BUDGET: S. Whitley finances receive good feedback

November 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — After numerous meetings where budget numbers and appropriation reports were the topic of tense discussion, South Whitley leaders had positive comments at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting.

“There are no foreseeable problems,” said Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould. “We are looking really good. All of our accounts show positive in the appropriations report.”

Town Council President Tony Starkey asked Gould in previous meetings to give extensive explanations on budget line items and spending categories.

“You’ve made a lot of progress here,” Starkey said. “This is good to see. I’m glad we are seeing things move in the right direction.”

After a state audit report brought some of the town’s practices into question, Gould and Starkey worked to address each issue the State Board of Accounts reported.

“I’ve tried to do what they’ve asked me to do,” said Gould. “We’ve made some changes and fixed some of the things mentioned in the report.”

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