Should have been re­viewed

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE - Don Howie, Mans­field

COUN­CIL is spend­ing in ex­cess of $2.1 mil­lion on the up­grade to the sport and re­cre­ation ground.

This project is a ma­jor cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­ture for our coun­cil and of a sim­i­lar mag­ni­tude to the child care fa­cil­ity.

The cur­rent coun­cil was elected to of­fice with the com­mit­ment of ap­point­ing a fi­nance com­mit­tee to re­view ma­jor cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­ture projects.

The VFF has been ap­proached by a num­ber of mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who are con­cerned about both the ex­tended time frame of this project and the true costs of the project to ratepay­ers.

A project of this mag­ni­tude should be in­de­pen­dently re­viewed by ei­ther the fi­nance com­mit­tee or the au­dit and risk com­mit­tee both of which are well qual­i­fied to un­der­take such a re­view.

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