Fiscal Affairs Director Doran Hammond gently suggested, at yesterday's Finance Committee hearing, that an ordinance providing for a separate Gracedale account is really unnecessary. Last year, Council adopted a resolution calling for a separate Gracedale account to keep its funds segregated from the rest of the County, and Council President John Cusick now wants to codify that wish. But Hammond told Council that there already are tow accounts set aside for Gracedale, and it is treated as a "special revenue fund."
Bob Werner asked about surpluses in previous years, and Hammond acknowledged they went from the Gracedale accounts into the general fund. "I feel this Ordinance is necessary based on past practice," stated Werner, which seems to be the consensus of the eight Council members at yesterday's meeting.