City of Alpine Makes Changes to Employee Spending Policy 2/27/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
February 27, 2013
Alpine – Changes have been made to the way Alpine city employees spend money that belongs to the city.
The changes were decided in last night’s city council meeting that lasted until nearly midnight after a two-hour executive session.
Anyone who took money is required to give it back. No word on the amount of money taken at this time.
All city departments are required to bring their department’s check ledger to every city council meeting now. Any purchases must now be approved with the city council.
Discussion of the job status of the city manager was tabled until the next meeting. Council members were to consider possible termination, and if necessary, appoint an interim City Manager for a period of six months, according to the council agenda.
It was a packed house inside Alpine City Hall in last nights meeting.
Last night’s executive session was to discuss possible changes to its policy on city credit cards.
This comes after a meeting back in January when council members found out the preliminary audit report did not exist.
The inconsistencies raised questions about possible embezzlement by city employees.