AGM to vote in new CRC committee
The Boddington Community Resource Centre’s interim committee has announced an annual general meeting will be held on Friday, September 7.
At the AGM members of the BCRC will vote on a new committee of eight members, which must include two Shire of Boddington councillors, after the interim committee was appointed on June 28.
In May, $93,000 was found missing from a grant given to the organisation by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, prompting intervention by the Shire of Boddington to help the centre avoid insolvency.
Since the interim committee was appointed, tensions have risen in Boddington, across social media, over the handling of the BCRC’s transitional period.
Chairwoman of the interim committee Lisa Carrotts alleged that on August 10, former members and employees of the BCRC accessed the BCRC’s computer network without authorisation and have been banned by the BCRC premises for 60 days.
Mrs Carrotts also said an independent audit of the 2017-18 financial records were expected to be ready by August 31.
“Having prepared the books for audit, the committee can now focus its attention on the missing funds from the Leeuwin Trust,” she said.
“The expectation of the department and the Boddington community is that this should be one of the committee's final actions before handing over at the AGM.”
A spokeswoman for DPIRD told the Narrogin Observer the department had engaged with the new BCRC committee in relation to the grant.
“(We) have found them to be responsive and timely in delivering information and providing accountability for grant funds,” she said.
The committee can now focus its attention on the missing funds from the Leeuwin Trust. Lisa Carrotts