Welp folks, as suspected the City of Bay St Louis is back to robbing Peter to pay Paul:
- Bay council to address $19k payment mistake ~ Wes Muller
- Bay St. Louis harbor commissioner resigns, warns of ‘public financial disaster’ ~ Wes Muller
According to Mayor Fillingame, long time City Clerk Kolf does not know how to properly code the monthly installment of the City’s insurance policy, but nobody believes that as there has been no general fund docket to speak of for months.
Ward resigned from the seven-member Harbor Commission two weeks ago, firing off an email, obtained by the Sun Herald, to the council.
“I feel that eventually we will all be embarrassed in a public financial disaster that is not in our control,” the email said. “The administration has not and will not provide us with accurate and up to date information to make any type (of) decision or planning. (Mayor Les Fillingame) doesn’t provide it to the council and (the) council accepts it that way.”
On Monday, Ward told the Sun Herald he believes the city intentionally took the money out of the harbor fund to cover its own approaching insurance payment.
And this is why I think Mayor Fillingame and Councilperson McDonald’s attempts to plunge the City into the private trash business for the benefit of a few old town merchants is so fundamentally misguided because it is pretty clear a City that can’t get the basics of municipal bookkeeping right that can’t provide basic services to its citizens on a consistent basis has no business expanding into new areas.
Next up the Bay St Louis City Attorney evidently does not know how to contact an insurance agent: Continue reading “Harborgate: Still never a dull moment here in the Bay (Updated)”