Following last week’s disclosure that Winder city employees had cleaned up a councilman’s private property at public expense, the government has billed Councilman Al Brown $318.87 for the services.
The invoice includes $182.77 for 16 hours of labor by city employees, $73.11 for overhead and $63 for the tipping fees at the 211 Inert Landfill & Waste Disposal.
While it was city administrator Don Toms who offered the city’s assistance with Brown’s ongoing code enforcement dispute with the police department, Mayor David Maynard said the arrangement was “wrong on face value.“
Public reaction to the incident has added a little fuel to the political campaigns of two challengers to Councilman Bob Dixon in the race for his at-large seat. But Dixon had nothing to do with the city administrator’s decision to help Brown. One of Dixon’s challengers also stated that the benevolence ministries group had agreed to cover Brown’s costs for the cleanup. But Gwen Hill, president of the organization, told the newspaper Wednesday morning: “Al Brown is going to pay that bill.”
For the full story, see the Sept. 25 issue of the Barrow Journal.