County travel request brings questions

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

“This is people’s money,” McDaniel said.

In an email to Bryan, Herring noted the restrictions she was operating under.

“Given our resources I have attached the best summary I am able to provide in this time frame,” Herring wrote on April 9, roughly two months after Bryan’s request.

Herring also noted that the out-of-county travel numbers were solely for the conferences requested.

“As we discussed, I have broken down the commissioner’s travel by the conferences you specifically requested,” Herring continued. “Doing so for other departments and/or additional conferences would take additional time.”

Herring said during the board meeting that while district numbers might skew depending on circumstances, “The overall totals are correct.”

Overall, commissioners spent $31,846.77 in 2011 and $260.67 more in 2012 to travel to the FAC, NACO and SCC meetings, as well as what is noted as “other” travel which involves only Yeager ($2,133 in 2011; $5,133 the next year) and former Commissioner Bill Williams ($4,116 in 2011; $8,471 in 2012).

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