Despite fierce debating seemingly every time it comes up, nothing would really happen if the City’s cheque register was voted down by City Council.
Mayor Dennis Fenske spoke to Arctic Radio News, and said that it’s just a housekeeping item when it comes up every month. By the time the resolution comes before Council to approve the register, it has already been passed by finance and the cheques have already been paid out.
He added that the cheque register resolution is very similar to the annual audit resolution, in that it’s housekeeping to say that Council has seen it.
Fenske said that the only real thing that could be done would be to go ask the people or organizations for the money back.
He added that they are considering not putting the register in the agenda as a resolution, but rather just for information.