FINANCIAL CRISIS REDUX!
There is a city council meeting tonight at 7:30 pm and the below is on the agenda (click here for the full agenda):
This is in response to the city’s financial crisis announced in May and the RFPs for a consultant to review the city’s finances (see below and the original is here). Patrick Hopkins wants to hire the PFM Group at $124,975 to “look under the hood.” The city may or may not receive a grant from the state to pay for half of the cost.
Hopkins tried to be so slick in his presentation last night that it is unbelievable. I did not have time to transcribe it all today but will tomorrow.
“There’s nothing fishy going on here,” Mayor Danene Sorace told city council at last night’s committee meeting. That’s never a good sign! Oh, and there was some fishy stuff going on.
Three items took up most of the meeting:
— Donating the “Fallen Firefighter” sculpture to retired city firefighter Clyde Snyder.
— Yet another dormer repair issue about using a product that is not wood on a house at 316 West Chestnut Street.
— And something very fishy from Patrick Hopkins about hiring a firm to look into the city’s finances (“looking under the hood”).
The sound quality was not good on last night’s livestream so I need to listen to Hopkins again and hope to have a transcript of his presentation in the next several days on this site.
The livestream of the meeting is here and please check back later today.