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Bethel council releases investigation on manager

...Municipal Code," Klejka said.The findings found Foley apparently made special agreements with Bobby Sutton, a former finance director, including flying him in from Somerset, Kentucky, to do budget work.The report says there was no competitive...
City limps toward sales tax collection goal

...last year."I think we have a reasonable chance at it, but I would say it's at the high end of doable," city finance director Bob Bartholomew said at Wednesday's Assembly finance committee meeting. "We could be right at budget or we could...
Assembly approves city, schools budgets

...fix a $9 million shortfall projected for that year. Meetings on the 2016 budget will likely start in July, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said.Assemblyman Loren Jones said during Monday's meeting that the Assembly needs to adopt a...
Bartlett Hospital to raise rates

...some situations at least, is the hospital "may be charging so much that people are going out of town," said city finance director Bob Bartholomew.Interim hospital CFO Alan Germany told the Assembly Finance Committee April 30 that patients turning...
CBJ tax hike is taken off the table

...taxes.As it stands, the fiscal year 2016 budget plans for a $2.1 million draw from the fund balance. City finance director Bob Bartholomew projected at the meeting that the city would have a remaining $3.3 million in that account at...
Pool stays afloat, but CBJ pulls plug on six more jobs $287,000 per year. Nankervis argued the responsibilities of the position could be covered by Kiefer and finance director Bob Bartholomew."I think it's just the right thing to do, to try and balance our budget," Nankervis said...
Ice rink, school district advocates speak up

...three repurposed Army surplus buses.City budget analyst Bonnie Chaney is retiring after 28 years with the city. Finance director Bob Bartholomew said Chaney has coached him on the budget over his two years at the helm. He said she works tirelessly...
Outgoing Owen recalls 2 decades mastering harbor fill the deputy slot.Owen is the first of three leading city employees stepping down this spring, along with finance director Mary Munk and parks and recreation director Charlie Powers.
Jobs, taxes and buildings: Behind CBJ's austerity offensive

...but no matter how they slice it, major cuts are needed to get city coffers back on a "sustainable path," city finance director Bob Bartholomew said.Mayor Merrill Sanford said the city has never had to deal with this large of a shortfall...
Juneau Assembly will take second look at pool closure

...balance a $12 million shortfall projected for fiscal years 2015 and 2016. It provided feedback to Kiefer and city finance director Bob Bartholomew on how it would like to proceed on each item listed."Tonight we're giving the city manager direction...


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