Board questions baseball field expenses

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors on Monday questioned why the county received a bill for multiple baseball complex concession stand purchases.

“I don’t understand why we’re buying food out there,” District 5 Supervisor Doug Falvey said. “We bought $5,892 worth of food at Sysco. We bought $1,118 worth of candy bars, ring pops and stuff like that. We bought $5,428 worth of drinks.”

“We can’t go in the hole because of a concession stand,” District 3 Supervisor Eddie Brown said. “That’s why we need to know where the money made on these concessions is going.”

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County administrator David Fields said the baseball complex has a fund for its expenses that shows up on the board’s docket.

“All the concession proceeds get deposited back into Fund 103 — the baseball field operation fund — to cover all of the expenses for concessions, registration fees for the kids and so on,” Fields said.

Falvey and Brown requested that Fields produce the balance sheets for the baseball complex at the next board meeting, in order for them to see where the funds are being moved to.

Dumpster expenses

The county received two bills — one for $4,000 and one for $6,000 — from Magnolia Disposal for the Keep Lincoln County Beautiful Great American Clean Up dumpster days, according Falvey.

“That is kind of expensive,” Falvey said. “Why are we not using Waste Pro?”

“That is a Ronnie Durr question,” one of Fields’s office workers explained. “Magnolia Disposal does all the cleanup for the jail, but I don’t know why he is using it for this. We pay Waste Pro $85,000 every month to pick up garbage for the county.”

Brown questioned whether Durr bids out the job of managing the dumpsters for this project. He said the board should inquire about that process.

The board approved the dockets presented.