Woodside council to get reports on bills paid, as code requires

When the town of Woodside pays a phone bill or a consultant's fee or buys a giant holiday wreath for the front door of Independence Hall, a check is cut in Town Hall and the transaction is recorded. So such records do exist, but they have not been seen much by the Town Council, contrary to what is specified in the municipal code.

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9 people like this
Posted by Lisa
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:30 pm

The Woodside Town Council is responsible for reviewing and approving all bills. If they haven't been doing this they should be recalled from office for dereliction of duty.

7 people like this
Posted by Retired Realtor
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

Agree with Lisa, and this dereliction is the tip of the iceberg.

6 people like this
Posted by Jimmy
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Hills
on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:40 am

If our Town Council is not reviewing bills at monthly meetings how would our elected reps be able to spot fraud? I strongly recommend bringing in a new outside auditor and making all warrants available for public review immediately.

4 people like this
Posted by Patricia
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm

[Post removed due to same poster using multiple names]

5 people like this
Posted by Retired Realtor
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Jan 11, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Friends who are staying with us as a tree is down on their street used my computer to post their opinions. It is regretful that the Almanac's monitoring oversight would omit their comments.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I put the Jimmy comment back up.

6 people like this
Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:13 am

Agree with comments above, This is likely the tip of the iceberg, and the fact that the Town Manager doesn't know what's in the Municipal Code, is simply ridiculous.

3 people like this
Posted by Alex
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:09 am

Agree completely with all the above comments. Auditing is a fundamental process for ensuring that a institution with financial dealings is well run, free from fraud, and performs the services that it's supposed to effectively and efficiently. Auditing expenditure should have been happening already!

2 people like this
Posted by TJ
a resident of Woodside: other
8 hours ago

The town's manager and town lawyer should be fired for not following the law; it's their JOB to know state and Federal laws.
Why did it take a town citizen (a citizen the town wishes would go away) to point this out?
Mr. Boyce can't even get the story right, yet again.
When will the Almanac wake up and get someone who can do a good job to cover Woodside.

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