The attached memo was circulated to over 50 people associated with City Government but not to members to the Evansville City Council. We were told by reliable sources that today at noon the At-Large City Councilman Jonathan Weaver and Chairman of the Finance Committee will be filing an amendment to proposed 2019 city budget. The amendment requests to be filed by Mr. Weaver will demand that Mayor Winnecke cut his proposed 2019 City Budget by $3 million dollars.
We have been saying during the last several years that the City of Evansville is spending beyond their means. All we heard from the Mayor and Controller offices was crickets. We hope that this memo we prove our claim that the City of Evansville financial condition is extremely questionable. This is definitely a developing story.
COPY OF THE MEMO WAS SENT TO OVER 50 PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH CITY GOVERNMENT BY CITY CONTROLLER RUSS LLOYD JR., CPA.
Effective Thursday, September 27th, the following steps will be implemented:
- Any current open full-time positions should remain open until Jan. 1, 2019
- Travel not previously scheduled will NOT be approved
- Office Supply purchases will NOT be approved unless it is an emergency
- The Purchasing Department will review all outstanding unfilled Purchase Orders (POs) for potential closure
- Purchases using blanket purchase orders will no longer be approved. Invoices dated up to 09/27/18 will be paid on existing purchase orders. Any emergency purchases should be entered on a new requisition. The actual item required for purchase must be listed on the requisition.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Russell Lloyd, Controller
FOOTNOTE: It looks like former City Council President and Finance Chairman John Friends, CPA predictions that the City Of Evansville deficit spending habits could start catching up with them in the 2018 and 209 budgets years may be spot on.