County travel request brings questions

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM.

The breakdown by district, she said, could be off due to the way the system is set up and how and who uses county credit cards to pay for the travel.

For example, travel for one commissioner might be paid by another commissioner or by staff and unless individual paper vouchers and receipts were pulled – meaning many more man-hours – some numbers were estimates.

She noted that during the time period involved, two newly-elected commissioners, Commissioners Ward McDaniel and Tan Smiley, might not have been issued their county credit cards and others may have paid for trips.

She also said she would receive vouchers with only the name of a hotel on it, but no indication the circumstances of the stay.

She had more than one travel voucher that “does not state what it is for.”

Herring agreed with commissioners who suggested the BOCC and Clerk’s office look at the way travel forms are coded and how information is entered into the Clerk’s system.

McDaniel disputed the accuracy of the numbers and noted that taxpayer dollars were involved.

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