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Section A: General News


Temp serving as interim comptroller


Temp serving as interim comptroller
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Philip Vipond, board president for the Floresville Chamber of Commerce, appeals to the Floresville City Council Feb. 23 to reinstate funding for the Floresville Tourist-Visitor Center.


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Wilson County News
February 29, 2012
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FLORESVILLE (revised) -- A temporary employee from Accountemps has been enlisted to watch over Floresville’s finances.

Floresville City Manager Andy Joslin said in a report presented during the Floresville City Council’s Feb. 23 meeting that the city has contracted with the firm to provide a comptroller on an interim basis. Joslin referred to the position as a “controller,” stating that a “comptroller” usually is a state-level employee.

Joslin said accountant Thomas J. Smith will work in this capacity for an average of 35 hours per week. Based on that amount of time, the city will pay Accountemps $1,678.75 per week for Smith’s services until April, when Joslin said he will re-evaluate the matter.

Joslin also included a job description for the comptroller, which was one of five directives that the council gave Joslin at its Jan. 26 meeting. In his report Feb. 23, Joslin told Mayor Daniel Tejada and councilmen Mario Morones, Johnnie R. Gomez, John W. Guerrero, and Sherry Martinez Castillo that he accomplished all five goals. The remaining four were:

•An audit of all city agencies. Joslin said that Jesse Perez of the Floresville Economic Development Corp. turned over all financial records, which were delivered to City Auditor Pat Wagner.

•No moratorium on development. Joslin said he has not requested a moratorium on any development in the city or its extraterritorial jurisdiction. He continues to monitor water and wastewater demands.

•Preliminary master plan. Joslin said studies about the present and future condition of the city’s wastewater treatment plant are ongoing. (For more, see related article, this page).

•Publish all figures related to the 2012 fiscal year budget. Joslin provided a listing of cash balances for all of the city’s funds, which indicate that the city has a total of $999,024.86 in reserve cash on hand.

Also during his report, Joslin indicated that he is working toward a new organizational chart for the city’s department and employees. This includes department heads, which currently are existing city employees serving in that capacity on an interim basis for no additional pay. Floresville 4A Corp. Marketing Director Carolyn Palacios is serving as parks and recreation director, city Constituent Liaison Sherry Pollok is serving as administrative services director, and streets department supervisor Rudy Vasquez is serving as public utilities director.

In other business, the council:

•Approved a burned veteran discount rider for customers of the Floresville Electric Light & Power System. See “Burned vets can get cheaper electricity from FELPS,” Dec. 7, 2011.

•Reached a consensus to allow Joslin to negotiate with the Floresville Chamber of Commerce about reallocating some of the city’s hotel/motel tax proceeds to the Floresville Tourist-Visitor Center.

•Received an update on cemetery maintenance and pest control needs from Virgil Russell of the Floresville Cemeteries Restoration Association.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 25, 2012 12:06pm
 
I have always heard that money and power corrupt. The Floresville City Council is an example of how corrupt an entity can get. And that's in addition to being stupid.

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
April 24, 2012 2:23pm
 
How can any certificates, expenditures, or other potential municipal works be considered before we have a true financial picture. Where are the monthly reports for FEDC, the convention center, etc... what is the reason to not ... More ›

 
Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
April 24, 2012 8:06am
 
I remember the Mayor saying, after the $5.2 million in adjustments to the books, that the City was going to hire a comptroller to provide MONTHLY Reports of the City's financial status. Where are these reports? And for ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
March 1, 2012 9:18am
 
So you give 2 people on the city payroll additional duties and increase thier pay. First of all one of them works for Joslin and the budget. The budget is so out of wack and full of holes and you throw on another responsibilty ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 1, 2012 8:44am
 
"Additional Salaries for a Parks and Recreation Director and Administrative Services Director" I hear that the Captain of the Concordia is looking for a new job.....

 
Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
March 1, 2012 8:19am
 
Attention City Council: You required the City Manager to publish "All Figures related to the 2012 fiscal year budget". State Law Defines states: The budget must contain a complete financial statement of ... More ›

 
Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
March 1, 2012 8:14am
 
The Taxpayers of the City of Floresville need to WAKE UP! When I, and others, began asking questions about the City's finances the Mayor and City Manager responded with a report by the "new" auditor (Patricia ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
February 29, 2012 4:05pm
 
So let me see if I understand this. We are going to pay a temp service over 6.5k to do a job that joslin and his assistants are suppose to do? Good thing it's only for one month. And this so called controller is going to fix ... More ›

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