Ordinance requires second reading, public hearing before taking effect

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM.

During the March 5 meeting she informed the council that she had received an invoice from their auditor for $10,000 for his services.

“He quoted me an estimate of between $6,000 and $7,000,” said Sellers. “Now he’s changed his mind and is requesting $10,000.”

The council agreed to draft a letter stating insufficient services and requesting the return of owed files and to make necessary contacts to hire a new auditor, this time under the prerequisite of having a contract as suggested by Goodman.

“We were able to find the engagement letter that was signed stating that his expenses would not exceed $9,000,” said Sellers. “Our files have been returned, we’ve got a quote from a new company that is closer that says they will not exceed $6,750 and we should be getting another quote soon so we won’t have to deal with this auditor any more.”

The council was informed that a circuit rider for Florida Rural Water Association gave Sellers a list of benefits the town is entitled to because the town is a member of the Florida Rural Water Association.

“It’s amazing the things we have available to us free of charge,” said council member Darlene Madden. “Most people don’t know what service are provided to us because this is a small town.”

Powell also informed them that the Florida Rural Water Association might help paint the water tower.

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