So what happed to those mysterious Credit Card Statements that only the average Joe could locate?
This is the question that is now keeping me and likely many City Hall Officials up at night.
Well if we are to believe the Mayor, they could have been misplaced along with the Fire Truck Bids that nobody can locate. After all Folks we do buy so many hammers that we seem to lose track of everything!
But my money is on “intentional and unauthorized destruction of public recorders”. In other words they got rid of them.
- The law states that the city MUST retain Bank Statements for 7 years.
- After 7 years, there must be a resolution from City Council to destroy to destroy them.
- The resolution MUST be specific as to what is being destroyed.
- It should then appear in the minutes of City Council meetings.
Don’t take my word for it folks I urge you to click here for: Pennsylvania State Municipal Records Manual. Something City Hall REALLY needs to read!
- FN-9 Bank Statements and Reconciliations
Prepared by banks, records indicates date, municipal deposits and withdrawals, and account totals.
Retain 7 years
Wake Up Wilkes Barre