Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Watchdogs want revenue recovery accounting
In June I wrote this blog about the revenue recovery money the county gets.
County officials estimate they will get $2.4 million from the program this fiscal year.
Of that money, $132,500 each goes to the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department and the Spotsylvania Volunteer Rescue Squad. Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue gets $195,000.
Horace McCaskill, a member of a local community watchdog political action committee, said he would like the Fire and Rescue Commission to show how the funds are spent. He said there does not appear to be much oversight or management of the money.
He said the commission should consider uniform standards for using the money.
In December 2008, I wrote this story explaining how some of the money was being used.
But there never has been a line-by-line report showing how the money is spent. McCaskill asked the commission to make that information public.