Sunday Coastal B’s: Bay Tech, Bentz and Bay St Louis broke?

Bay Tech controversy going to court ~ Geoff Belcher

Bentz’s replacement will be in a tough spot at Mississippi PSC ~ Da Noose

Bay city clerk decries rumors, says finances in good shape ~ Cassandra Favre

I was told City Clerk Kolf actually quit his job at the meeting, an action he later renounced. I’m reminded of the old phrase “Temperament for the trade” upon hearing such things from meeting attendees. And I’ll be frank in saying that if the City can’t remit it’s obligations to the┬áHancock County Solid Waste Authority then there is a major money problem at City Hall because the city is the collection agent for garbage fees.

Ms. Favre’s piece is chock full of BS and sophistry. I’m not blaming her because she snagged quotes from management and the City Council. Rather, I’m amused at Kolf trumpeting the 2012 audit when the preliminary copy obtained by Slabbed contains major internal control weaknesses identified including double payment of vendor invoices, which in turn means internal controls over non payroll disbursements are virtually nonexistent. Continue reading “Sunday Coastal B’s: Bay Tech, Bentz and Bay St Louis broke?”