Porter County Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, at 5:30
p.m. specifically to reduce the appropriation in the non-reverting fund
under the auspices of the County Auditor’s office.
Council at a meeting in March voted 5-2 to put over $600,000 of the funds
into an “unallocated” Council fund in order to gain some
accountability of the money. The auditor would now have to come to the
Council and request to use the money. The money had been collected from
reconciliations on fraudulent homestead exemption credits as part of the
total quality management program.
Auditor Robert Wichlinski then said there was no such thing in the County
budgets as an unallocated non-reverting fund and questioned if the move
was feasible under the guidelines of the Department of Local Government
Finance or the State Board of Accounts. The motion the Council should have
taken would be to reduce the allocation to $0, Wichlinski said.
Council at a later meeting on March 26 decided it would hold a meeting on
April 10 specifically to make the reduction.
on the agenda is a request by the auditor’s office for an additional of
$225,250 to contractual services from five contracts that met the approval
of the County Commissioners last week.
Council will meet in Suite 205 of the County Administration Building
located at 155 Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.