Roff Town Council members exchanged heated words regarding expenditures Monday evening.
Councilman Todd McCaskill cast the only vote against approving expenditures for the court clerk. Councilman Ed Tingle wanted to know why.
“It’s always $200 to $300 a month,” McCaskill said. “We need to try to get it down to at least $100 a month.”
McCaskill said the court clerk could obtain extra hand sanitizer, which was an item on the purchase request, from the police department.
“Every time we go by Walmart, we could run in that public restroom and roll off a half-roll of toilet paper,” Tingle said jokingly. “We could save money that way.”
“I’ve got some corn cobs at the house. I’ll bring them up here for you,” said B.J. Horton, a resident attending the meeting.
Council members also debated purchasing propane to refill the fire department’s two 250 gallon tanks at a price of approximately $2 per gallon.
Tingle said the fire department should shop around for a better deal.
Councilors voted to approve $1,000 to refill the propane tanks.
George Scroggins, a Roff resident, thanked Roff officials and residents involved in Roff’s Octoberfest.
“We did really good. They had more booths than they’ve ever had before and I just wanted everybody to know the reason why this worked so well is because we all came together as a community,” he said. “That’s what it takes. We’ve got to work together to make all this work.”
Also at the meeting, a city employee stated his intent to pursue legal action against Tingle for allegedly releasing a statement to the public that included the identity of a minor.