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Meeting with comptroller postponed until July

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By Beth Braden

JELLICO – The Board of Mayor and Alderman need not pack its bags just yet; the meeting with the comptroller’s office has been postponed by at least a week.

On June 14, Mayor Les Stiers and the board members received a scathing letter from the comptroller informing them they must raise taxes and complete a budget.

“If you do not adopt a budget and tax rate, I will submit a budget and tax rate for you,” wrote Comptroller Justin P. Wilson.

The board was summoned to appear before the comptroller on June 26.

On June 20, board members received word that the meeting had been postponed because the 2013-14 budget hasn’t been passed on a second reading.

The second reading is scheduled for July 1.