City Auditor Jim Stith told us last night that his office does not have enough time to prepare payroll for the last 4 days of March by this Friday. Those 4 days only are authorized by the previously passed temporary appropriations that cover January through March. He said preparing a partial payroll requires much more time than a normal payroll because deductions like child support, payroll taxes, etc. cannot be computed using the current software program. It will take a week or maybe longer to prepare the checks.
He also told us that Duke Energy has sent a shut off notice for one of the City’s accounts and that more notices are on the way. An ordinance authorizing use of Fund 28 to pay overdue Duke energy bills had only its 1st reading at last night’s City Council meeting (See blog directly below.)