Council CEO in trouble over sports upgrade

Ombudsman Wayne Traces investigated a criticism from Peter Arnold more than the replacement of a green at Cleve and District Bowling Club.

Mr Traces discovered Mr Arnold authorised payments for the enhance underneath an understanding that the club would reimburse the charges, regardless of no official settlement being in location.

The council in June 2017 gave “in principle” help to loan the club $a hundred and fifty,000 for the operates, but by that phase the council experienced currently paid out $24,two hundred for the project’s deposit.

The enhance was finished that yr, but the Ombudsman’s report said it was not right up until May perhaps 2018 that the club treasurer and Mr Arnold formally signed a loan deal.

“Effectively the (bowling club) experienced a new green paid out for by (the council) and total chance of reimbursement falls to council, with no guarantors in location,” the complainant alleged.

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