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Are Sweet and Cribbins trying to install a de facto administrator?

Are Sweet and Cribbins trying to install a de facto administrator?

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 […]

Administrator off the table but finance director, maybe

Administrator off the table but finance director, maybe

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.

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