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Bond issues aid projects but come at price

...Director Donna Williams. Public Financial Management's portion of the total was $100,661.36, according to a finance department report.Having the various groups "familiar with Augusta and past issuances" makes the process easier, Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-29/bond-issues-aid-projects-c
Rants & Raves

...said they have no money in the pension fund. The 1949 Pension Act has lots and lots of money. I worked for the Finance Department and I know there is money there for the retirees. YEARS AGO, a man in Wyoming applied for a marriage license to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-03/rants-raves
Broader audit, more terminations sought as administration changes

...seven years.Johnson said auditing the Hyde relocation, a project involving the city's HCD, engineering and finance departments as the city relocates residents to create a retention pond, is the wrong focus for the audit.Lingering questions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-05/broader-audit-more-termi
Interim administrator to present balanced budget proposal

...It's probably not going to make everybody happy, but it gets us where we need to be to move forward."Allen and finance department staff members were challenged by the Augusta Commission earlier this year to present a balanced budget proposal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-20/interim-administrator-pr
Augusta Commission halts municipal building construction until space issues resolved

...Pro Tem Corey Johnson proposed stopping work on the eighth and ninth floors, the intended new home of the city finance department and administrators."I am in construction," Johnson said. "I don't understand how the law department got...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-03/augusta-commission-votes
Augusta goat pilot project moves forward

...profits to the city."The cash register is in Augusta," Levine said. Money "goes from the register to the finance department." Cypress will provide monthly reports of rounds played, food sold and other items, he said.Guilfoyle said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-22/augusta-goat-pilot-proje
City Ink: It's a fight to the finish for municipal building space

...is to get information that's going to benefit the citizens and government of Richmond County," Fennoy said.Finance Department Director Donna Williams, who sent three employees to the conference, said they received valuable training that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-06-07/city-ink
Richmond County's city leaders debate excise tax on manufacturers

...other incentives that together already reduce companies' tax liability by some $3.2 million, according to a finance department handout.The incentives include amendments 65 and 74. Amendment 65 exempts new and existing businesses in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-05/richmond-countys-city-le
Commission keeps directors playing the waiting game

...Watkins from the Carl Vin son Institute told commissioners during a presentation about his review of the city's finance department was that employees want more continuing education."The reason they want continuing education is because it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-10-04/commission-keep
Fred Russell won't run for Augusta mayor

...for five years' worth of records resulted in only a small stack of paper and no correspondence with the mayor, finance department or city attorney, and only "conversations between a couple of people," despite laws that require local governments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-04/fred-russell-wont-run-au