|Published: 10:32 PM, 02/15/2013
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Jim Arnette, director of Local Government Audit with the
state Comptrollers Office, said Friday the Cocke County Legislative Body will
not lose its authority under the proposed County Financial Management System of
Arnette contacted the Plain Talk Friday afternoon in
reference to an article published in the Feb. 12 edition concerning
legislation. Arnette said some of the information presented to the Finance
Committee of the CLB at last week's meeting was inaccurate.
"There's been a lot of rumors and inaccuracies
made," he said. "This legislation will not create bureaucracy or
invite corruption, as Trustee (Rob) Mathis stated. It will do right the opposite.
It's an upgrade to the 1981 Financial Management Act and the 1957 Control Acts,
which Cocke County operates under. The last time any changes were made was 32
years ago. We think it's time to move forward."
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