Bills Remain Unpaid in Road & Bridge Dispute

An unpaid bill will force Potter County commissioners to re-visit an issue they thought was put to rest. 

In September, employees with the Potter County Road and Bridge department were accused of using county equipment on private land without proper permission.

No one was ever charged in the case - but the attorneys who represented Commissioner Joe Kirkwood and the employees involved, have not been paid.

Now a 12-thousand dollar legal bill is left unpaid as County officials try to determine whose responsible for it.

Although the commission decided in favor of paying the bill with county money, in a 2-0 vote, Auditor Kerry Hood has not paid it.

She told us this afternoon County Attorney Scott Brumley is asking the commissioners court to determine if paying the bill, in fact, serves the county's interest.

She expects the commission to decide at their next meeting on the 22nd.

Picking up the Tab for Potter County Dispute
Potter county taxpayers may have to foot the bill for a recent criminal case. An attorney's bill is all that is left of the case that accused Potter County Road and Bridge employees of misusing equipment. It all started when the Potter County Sheriff's Department launched an investigation...
Last Modified 01/09/2007 12:22:33 AM