Mayor Ann Thane reported at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting that receipts for expenses related to her city-owned car she kept in the car’s glove compartment had been stolen. She asked Police Chief Greg Culick to investigate the matter.
At the same meeting, a resolution limiting the mayor’s use of the car was introduced and tabled. The issue is scheduled to be discussed at a committee meeting on August 12.
“I find it very odd that they were stolen just before this resolution came out,” said Thane.
Thane said the receipts were for expenses through the beginning of the year and that she noticed they were missing last Friday. She said that nothing else had been stolen from the car and there were no signs of forced entry.
The proposed resolution would restrict the mayor’s use of the car to city business only and would prohibit her from using it to drive to from home to work or for any other personal use.
The resolution cites “numerous complaints” by residents concerning the mayor’s use of the city vehicle for personal use.
Thane said that use of the city-owned car is part of her compensation package and that there are currently no rules prohibiting her from using the car for both business and personal use.