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Serious questions about the missing $200,000 of Borough money
By Anita Hales


May 03, 2007
Thursday PM

I am under the impression from watching the Ketchikan Borough Assembly meetings that the funds misdirected to another account can't just be transferred back to the borough.

The funds apparently went into a certificate of deposit and can't legally be taken out without huge penalties.

The borough has made an agreement with Renaissance Group to get the funds back with double payments for the next few months.

This was agreed to be the simplest and most equitable way to fix the problem.

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

More is being made of this than needs to be. The problem was discovered and a remedy was agreed upon by both parties. Nuff said already.

There seems to be a general attitude these days of "getting" the responsible parties and making them pay.

We have to "get" Alberto Gonzales for legally firing attorneys. We have to "get" the President because he conducted a war that the majority of Americans thought was appropriate but now we think it was wrong so it's all his fault. Democrats are still mad at him for winning the election twice so they have to do everything in their power to punish him.

So now locally we feel we have to punish our local citizens who serve publicly because maybe some mistakes were made.

Come on people, chill out a little.

Anita Hales
Ketchikan, AK

Received May 01, 2007 - Published May 03, 2007

About: "Ketchikan Resident who watches most meetings."



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