by AnnGardner Eubank
IRVINGTON—Responding to citizen, council and staff concerns, the Irvington Town Council on December 17 decided to seek an independent audit of the town’s finances.
Following claims of misappropriated funds and general operating funds being commingled with CARES Act funds from a resident at a December 10 meeting, multiple speakers, including Ann Meekins on behalf of herself and the Irvington Business Association, planning commission chairman Julie Harris, and representatives of the Tides Inn, all added their requests for an independent investigation and audit into the town financials by a third party.
Mayor Albert “Tripp” Bugg addressed the comments and allegations made at the December 10 meeting. “I asked the town attorney to review these serious allegations of misappropriation of checks and several other financial and contract issues. I have seen nothing to date that supports the statements made on December 10. Based on what I have seen, these allegations are unfounded, and close to reckless…
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