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In Your Opinion: Should You Pay The Whole Bill?

By Bill Connell, Somerset.

I was at work approving invoices and it reminded me of a question I have.  When approving invoices I ask myself two questions. Did they provide the service? and is there any reason not to pay the bill?

What I am about to ask has been asked of the board but not surprisingly, went unacknowledged and unanswered.

Should you pay the whole bill for the expenses related to the Mr. Seto’s exit?   Here is why I question it.

The first time I had questions about the process is back in October, when the Lawyer spoke at the board meeting.   Mr. Seto was clearly agitated and the lawyer looked clearly uncomfortable talking about what transpired.  What was that about?

Then in January the Board President was asked about her involvement in the Super’s exit agreement.  Her answer did not match what the lawyers billing sheet said.

Here is where it gets tricky. No full and appropriate explanation was given by the lawyer or the board president or vice president regarding this issue.  The Full board has to approve all bills. If the full board was to not approve the invoice, it would by its very nature call into question the President and Lawyer or at least force them to explain why the bill needs to be paid.  It also could pontentially call into question the votes they made during the process.  The best way to avoid that conversation is to just approve the bill.

When the board approves billing, not only are the approving the bill, they are approving the process. I am not sure I would approve this invoice without a lot more questions answered.

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