Alderman Brings Up Concerns Over Branson Public Safety Tax

by: Scott McCaulley

Branson Ward 2 Alderman Larry Milton brings up concerns over discrepancies in the Public Safety Tax Fund during Tuesday’s Branson Board of Alderman Meeting.

While saying he doesn’t believe there is any wrongdoing, Milton brought up concerns over some of the totals not matching up and what he feels is lack of oversight of the fund by the Public Safety Tax Oversight Committee. Milton says he was told that the financials are reviewed by the Budget and Finance Committee. Milton, a member of that committee, says that group has never acted as an oversight committee for that fund. Milton asked that the current City Audit be expanded to include the Public Safety Tax Fund.

City Administrator Stan Dobbins during his report answered some of Milton’s concerns stating that Milton had been provided all information asked for and that officials met with him several times to go over the report and his concerns. Dobbins also said that the Public Safety Tax Fund has been a part of the audit and it came back with a clean report during the last audit.

No other comments were made directly between Milton and Dobbins and none of the other Alderman or Mayor Edd Akers directly addressed Milton’s statements.

In regular business, the Board did approve a Resolution for the Annual Branson Veterans Day Parade on November 11 plus approve the latest payment to the Branson Airport per agreement with the city plus initial approval of a contract for Subgrade Analysis and Preliminary Engineering of a Flood Protection System for the Compton Drive Wastewater Treatment Plant

Click here for the Youtube Video for the complete comments plus other actions taken at Tuesday night’s meeting.

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