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Mayville approves budget amid heavy controversy

April 17, 2014
By Connie O’Connor - Correspondent , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

The organizational meeting of the Mayville Village Board seemed to move along smoothly until the final vote on the annual budget.

Tye Flurie voted no on the budget, saying, "I cannot in good conscience vote yes on the budget, because it contains a raise for a village employee who falsified information."

Flurie said the employee had falsified the number of hours he had worked, and had admitted to it.

"It is our duty to protect the residents of the village," Flurie said. "This employee has falsified records, and is getting a raise."

Smead agreed with Flurie's position and said that the trustees had a duty to the village to do better.

Trustee Sharon Smead also voted no on the budget for the same reasons. Both trustees said that they were otherwise satisfied with the budget as published. The budget passed, as Trustees Tim Jacobson and Richard Syper voted in favor, as did Mayor Martin Bova.

When asked after the meeting what the consequences of this employee's actions had been, Flurie said, "He got a raise."

Asked to comment on the situation, Bova said he would have no comment because it was a personnel matter.

In other business, the board added its support to the proposal for passenger rail service being pursued by the Westfield Development Corporation.

The board accepted the bid of Tri-County Restoration for exterior masonry repairs to the Community Building, they approved the bid of West Herr Ford in Hamburg for the purchase of a 10-foot steel dump body, and also approved the bid from Code4 Fire & Rescue Inc. for a new power unit to be placed on the rescue truck to operate the jaws of life Hurst tools.



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