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Council tackles financial issues

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Common Council of the City of Brazil held a special meeting Thursday night with the intention of hiring a financial firm to sort out city balance issues.

In 2003, errors were made in the number entry process for the change in accounting software from Keystone to InCode.

According to City Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Webster, entry errors were made by both InCode and the clerk/treasurer's office.

The council, however, decided to hold off on hiring a financial firm for the time being in lieu of another option.

"There is no money in the 2007 budget to hire a firm at this time, and we would have to find the funds to transfer," Webster said. "I did talk to representatives from InCode, and they said they are willing to link to us through a phone support system and assist in correcting the errors."

The council agreed to take this route, and Council President Jim Sheese made a motion to give this a chance for the next few weeks before trying to hire a firm.

"If the issue is not resolved by the council meeting in October, we should try to find the money in order to hire a financial firm," Sheese said.

The council unanimously passed the motion.

In other business, the council discussed, at length, the suspension of Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Janet Wallace, but no action was taken on the matter.

The next regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil will be Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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