Nearly $1M refund on hold while city consults attorney

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 20:06 PM.

The proposal places $200,000 in the street repair budget, while the $612,424 balance would go to the general fund reserve account.

Steele's proposal was immediately supported by a motion by Councilman Mickey Rytman, seconded by Councilman Joe Blocker.

'Egregious overcharging'

Council President Robyn Helt asked if anyone had consulted with city attorney Jerry Miller regarding the refund for the "egregious overcharging."

"Seven years without the (taxpayers') use of close to a million dollars, have they (Gulf Power) factored in any interest for the fact that they did overcharge?" Helt asked.

Rytman and Blocker then withdrew their motions, while Roy agreed that she would consult with Miller.

Helt also used the opportunity to renew her call for a city manager form of government to provide more oversight of city finances.



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