In the wake of allegations over the misuse of county credit cards in Monroe County other communities may seek to re-evaluate their policies. Last night the Ellettsville Town Council unanimously voted to amend an ordinance that dictates the use of county credit cards.
Town Council Attorney Darla Brown says the amendment tightens up and makes clear the penalties for misusing credit cards.
“The policy simply states that violations of the credit card policy are subject to disciplinary action,” she says. “So it just makes it clear that they can use can only use town issued credit cards for town business, travel related expenses, workshops those types of things and not for personal use.”
Brown says there are no issues with employees misusing credit cards but that personnel updates such as these usually occur every year.