Members of the Middlesboro City Council subcommittees met on Tuesday to discuss issues that will appear on the agenda during next week’s regular city council meeting.
First on the agenda was an update on the audit.
According to council member Bo Greene, the draft for the 2015 fiscal year’s audit is complete. Greene said the auditor had planned to be at the meeting but is in the hospital after being bitten by a poisonous snake.
After asking if anyone had any questions about the last audit, Greene said he has already started the search for a new auditor to begin the next audit.
Greene said he has emailed an auditor whom was highly recommended as one of the best in the field but unfortunately the auditor was unable to work with the city at this time due to a full schedule. Despite being unable to help right now, the auditor referred Greene to another highly recommended auditor whom has yet to get back with the council.
The council members discussed the pros and cons of working with someone local verses someone from another county. It was decided that auditors from both aspects should be looked at in determining who was best for the position.
Also on the agenda was an update of the status of the Middlesboro Country Club.
Rumors and speculations about the Country Club’s possible closure have been circulating since the issue was brought up at a previous meeting.
“The information that I have is that it is in the city attorney’s hands to try and put something together for us,” said Greene.
Greene went on to say that to his knowledge, there is no further information available about the situation at this time other than public record, and there is no set time-frame for a potential deal to be made.
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