The World has a story about the most recent candidate for treasurer, Heather Fox. She sounds like a reasonable candidate and she answers some questions raised previously, such as will she collect two salaries and is she just running as a spoiler to help Megan Simms oust Matt Rowe. The answer would appear to be […]
By now everyone knows that Treasurer Mary Barton not only undertakes the duties of treasurer as defined in ORS 208 and also accepted the appointment by the board as the county’s designated tax collector and budget officer pursuant to ORS 311.055 and 294.331 respectively. Barton has announced that she will not run again for treasurer […]
There is little argument that a finance director type person is necessary and each year the auditors remark that the county needs a qualified staffer to replace functions taken over by Mary Barton who is an elected official and will not run again.
Coos County Treasurer Mary Barton advised attendees at a work session yesterday this was her last term. Barton has absorbed many duties over the years that extend beyond the state’s constitutional mandates for her office that include acting as a tax collector and budget director
Most of the discussion centered around how the county budget is structured and that it is considered difficult to understand and that the county should consider adopting a cost accounting system. As an old cost accountant I can see the merits of employing this type of system to track department progress and establishing the mechanisms necessary shouldn’t be that hard to implement.
this more like having too many margaritas and getting stopped for a DUI then enacting an ex post facto law to say intoxication by tequila is exempted?
A last minute filing for assessor shows that Danny Steele of North Bend will be challenging interim assessor, Steve Jansen who is also seeking the position.