Cherokee Tribune – Woodstock hopeful questions council s financial decisions

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Sep

Cherokee Tribune – Woodstock hopeful questions council s financial decisions

WOODSTOCK — A Woodstock City Council candidate and former councilwoman raised questions about the state of Woodstock’s finances after a debt presentation at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Susan Jones, who is running against Ward 5 incumbent Councilman Bob Mueller in the upcoming city election, questioned Chief Financial Officer Robert Porche after the meeting about when the 2013 financial audit report would be completed.

“The audit has not been done for this year … for 2013, the official (audit) won’t come out until the middle of next year,” Jones said Tuesday. “The city is in a financial mess, which could have been avoided if only they had chosen to stick to their very own budget. The papers that I had copies made of, and paid for at City Hall, shows the city of Woodstock is almost $48 million dollars in debt.”

Mueller, who has held the Ward 5 city council seat since Jones left office in 2005, said Tuesday he didn’t see a problem with the numbers presented at the meeting.

“I don’t think the audit is going to change the outcome at all. I think the figures are going to speak for themselves and the audit is going to verify them,” Mueller said.

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