Low hanging fruit courtesy of Hizzoner without self control:
Bay Council member alleges misuse of funds ~ Stacey Cato
In one instance which councilmen say bolster their allegations, records obtained by the Seacoast Echo show a supporting clerical administrative position within the city of Bay St. Louis has recently been eliminated from the city’s current annual budget.
According to city records, the administrative position was once within the city’s fire station but was removed from the fire department’s payroll at budget time and added to the police department. It has since been eliminated in its entirety by city council members, in a 5-0 vote, from both department’s budgets, but the unnamed employee still apparently works for the city.
“It’s one story after another,” Ward 5 Councilman Joey Boudin said. “It just keeps changing. We just can’t keep dealing with it!”
Councilman Joey Boudin said it’s illegal for the city to pay an employee outside the confines of the city’s budget.
“Just because he’s breaking the law doesn’t mean we have to,” Boudin said. “If he needed to change it, he should have brought it to our attention immediately.”
She sure must have been a dedicated employee because she hasn’t been to work since the Jeff Harding Debacle while still being on the payroll. Looks as if she has never used sick leave or vacation since Les has been in office. I hope the investigators are asking the right people the right questions! BSL’s most wanted!
And of course who can forget last August?
A recurring theme here of playing monkey business with the payroll has certainly emerged. Folks, I think our minds should be open to the possibility that the money going out the back door to unbudgeted payroll is the reason the Bay PD has all those budgeted, yet unfilled public safety positions.
Oh yeah, we have this today:
Unconfirmed: State Auditor investigators and Hancock Sheriff identified as law enforcement at Bay City Hall. Records are being seized.
— Slabbed New Media (@SlabbedNewMedia) January 6, 2017
Like RFP says, its on like a pot of neck bones!