It has been noted that there still is no CFO or Purchasing Officer aboard; although there are RFQs for both positions on the City site,
Tonight the Council will vote on hiring a "City Treasurer". This is a position that had been dormant (unfilled and unfunded) for years until Zilinski was
We will still not have a CFO or Purchasing Officer on line after tonight. But we will have two archaic positions that may need special budget adjustments "who are capable" to assume those duties;the City Treasurer and the City Comptroller in the person of Special Corporation Counsel Phillips who can function as Purchasing Officer. I believe that there was an Ordinance last year that would fund the Treasurer but how is the Comptroller funded? Only in Oz!
Incidentally, in line with this Administrations strict fiscal controls there are Resolutions tonight that involve expenditure of funds. By law there should be a CFO's certification that such funds are available. All the Certificates are in place; however there is a partial legible signature on the CFO line that appears to be "A Fluzt" . I have been informed that it is the very part time few hours a week CFO Glenn Cullen's stamp. Some of these signatures have been initialed presumably by whomever used the stamp. Are these certificates valid? Perhaps some Councilor will give an answer.
My Son-in-law and daughter who have spent a very pleasant weekend here are leaving after dinner so there is a possibility that I shall not make tonight's meeting. If I do I will post tomorrow.