4/20/16 – 5:29 A.M.
Findlay City Council appropriated $1.5 million for capital improvements during their Tuesday meeting. While that in it’s own right is standard business for council, the process of getting to that point was not without drama. Debate over whether the appropriation was necessary led to another round of questioning the communication between Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Auditor Jim Staschiak.
2nd Ward Councilman Dennis Hellman wanted to know why discussions about disagreements couldn’t take place before council meetings started. Councilwoman Holly Frische added that she didn’t get the information she needed to know about the issue. Following the meeting Mayor Mihalik said she didn’t know what Frische was talking about.
Mihalik said the debate Tuesday wasn’t caused by miscommunication. She said the issue was caused by a disagreement between her and Auditor Staschiak over whether the appropriation was needed.
Without Tuesday’s appropriation, the capital improvement fund would have fallen to just over $224,000.Read More →