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Piggy bank on crutches by Ken Teegardin

Lack of Funds or Misapplication of Funds?

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Lack of funds has been said to be the reason for not having enough staff in the past yet a search of the Town’s public records shows that over a seven and one half-year period, from October 12, 2007 to April 10, 2015, more than $58,625.50 was spent on three private organizations — three Rotary clubs.

Fact: Expenditures allocated to Rotary clubs

Total expenditures$58,625.60
Prestonwood Rotary Club$18,093.60
October 12, 2007 -October 17, 2014
(Specific expense unknown)
Prestonwood Rotary Foundation$2,640.00
May 23, 2008 - May 31, 2013
Addison Rotary Club$651.00
June 20, 2014 - December 26, 2014
(Specific expense unknown)
Addison Midday Rotary Club$37,241.00
October 12, 2007 -April 10, 2015
(Membership Dues, Meals)

Fact: The starting salary for a certified police officer, according to the Town of Addison Human Resources department, is currently $53,518/year

The 2014 average salary for a CPA in Texas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was $75,210.

Fact: Ron Whitehead, Jim Duffy and Al Angell are members of the Addison Midway Rotary Club

Did management lack funds or choose to spend them elsewhere? You decide!

Photo of injured piggy bank by Ken Teegardin via Flickr

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