Pre-audit report sows 1971 Blaine budget deficit of $153,972
The contents of a pre-audit report which pointed out city expenditures over budget for 1971 at $153,972, were publicly disclosed at last week’s Blaine City council meeting.
Mayor Roger Barnes read from the report prepared by Moen and Penttila, the auditing firm engaged by the city, that the former administrator had “circumvented bid rules which is a violation of the city charter and usurping the purchasing authority of the city council.”
Expenditures over budget were attributed to a $99,329 underestimation of revenues plus deficit spending of $54,643.
– 40 years ago, Aug. 11, 1972
Suzettes win two world titles
The Suzettes baton twirlers competed the last week of July at the world twirling championships held in conjunction with America’s youth on parade at Notre Dame University.
Seven thousand individuals were competing for titles in 38 different forms of competition.
The world championship twirling trio for juveniles was captured by Deanna Holford, Jodi Gustafson and Kristine Holford. Jodi Gustafson, Janelle Taveggia and Sally Dahlke won the world championship group cheerleading title.
– 30 years ago, Aug. 13, 1982
Blaine begins aggressive plan in controlling oak wilt
In its ongoing battle against oak wilt, the city of Blaine received a grant in of about $31,000 to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The grant is in conjunction with a DNR program which will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for city expenditures devoted to oak wilt suppression.
– 20 years ago, Aug. 14, 1992
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson