, Muskogee, OK

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February 23, 2013

Boynton financial records show chasm

Nothing has been recorded since 2008, mayor tells trustees


At a glance

Special meeting of Town of Boynton Board of Trustees

Agenda items approved:

• A request to the Eastern Oklahoma Development District for assistance with financial records and bookkeeping.

• A request for an audit by the State Auditor’s office of the financial records of the Town of Boynton.

• Closing accounts at American Bank of Oklahoma and opening new town account at Morris State Bank.

• Setting up a police department bank account.

• Setting up a court bank account.

• Requiring two signatures on each check, making all three trustees, the mayor and town clerk signatories for checks and making the mayor and town clerk the primary signatories.

• Purchasing a pre-paid card for police department gas in the amount of $500 per month and requiring the department to present receipts for each purchase for record keeping.

• A request for the mayor to seek at least three different prices on safes for Town Hall and present them to the board at the next meeting for a decision to purchase a safe.

Agenda items tabled

• Changing vehicle allowance to mileage allowance.

Discussion only:

• Requiring the police chief to be at the school bus stop each morning Monday through Thursday.

• Requiring the police chief to purchase gas at the local station as often as possible.

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