If you are keeping count you know this is the fifth in the series of posts outlining the problems which continue in Belknap county.
The county administration for 2018 has taken a more low profile strategy in their attempts to take control of appropriating authority. On July 17, 2018 at the Executive Committee review of the budget a little problem popped up.
Separate fund? As in outside the budget? Here we go again.
A little bit a research showed that a scheme was created to allow the sheriff to move outside detail out of the budget.
Note that this dates back to April 3, 2018 shortly after the budget was made final. Also, there is no law that allows for this revolving fund. My criminal complaint was sent to the county attorney and the Attorney General. If you have been following along, you know there would be no criminal investigation.
Once again, on October 18, 2018 the commissioners reverse their action. No harm? No foul?
Back to today’s title, the case for misfeasance seems rather solid. A case for malfeasance is strongly supported. On Tuesday August 10, 2021 the county Convention will look at more recent actions of the commissioners. As chairman of the Convention, I can say that nonfeasance is not an option for the Convention.
All the pieces in this series: