City closing Katrina accounts
BAY ST. LOUIS — The City of Bay St. Louis is closing seven bank accounts totaling about $100,000 that came largely from money donated after Hurricane Katrina.
Mayor Les Fillingame tells the Sea Coast Echo that much of the money came from donors across the country.
He says the city, on advice of the State Auditor’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office, will transfer the money to the city’s general fund.
All expenditures from city-related accounts must be approved by the city council. However, the mayor says records show checks written under the accounts were not cleared by the council.
Fillingame says the accounts were found during an audit by the city’s auditor and municipal clerk David Kolf.
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