Says call for HSOG audit by councilman wrong
It was a ranting Chuck Moates who insisted on the audit of the Greenwood County Humane Society, ignoring the counsel of the county treasurer who explained funds from the approved bond earmarked for construction would be paid directly to the vendor and not to HSOG.
The timing of this audit announcement, of course, suited Moates, coming after the election. Karen Pettay, her staff and their wards deserve better than to be used for political malpractice. This appears to be a very lengthy audit, and the bill for HSOG will likely be thousands of dollars.
Join me, county residents, especially those who supported Moates with their votes, their influence and their dollars, and help pay off this unnecessary expense and atone for our councilman. Those who gave money to his campaign are listed on the South Carolina Ethics website. Regrettably, we have four more years of self-righteous indigestion representing District Four.
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012
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I completely disagree with you, Mr. Stuckey.
I am a long time supporter of HSOG and believe the audit was a necessary step to remove any doubt that money, both taxpayer and private donations, was being used wisely.
I do not know Mr. Moates nor is he my Councilman, but it seems to me any entity which receives taxpayer funds must be shown to be aboveboard and responsible. That is what was called for and it was done. Responsible spending of taxpayer money is a function of County Council. In this instance it was done.
Mr. Moates was doing his job. Be happy about that!
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