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Last night the Mayor presented the annual balance-sheet, duly audited, to the Council, and reported the Government Auditor had attached three tags. The first was that the unauthorised expenditure had exceeded the limit by £24 10s 4d. The expenditure under this head was : Town clock lighting £43 lSs 3d, subscription to the Municipal Association £3 3s, to the Municipal Association appeal case 10s 2d, band £10, Old People's Homo £15 18s lid. The limit was £50. Tho Mayor said this was tho first time exception had been taken to the e'xpendituro on lighting the clock, and the Audit Department, held they had no power to contribute to the Old People's Homo out "of ordinary revenue. Tho Department had evidently overlooked an amendment in the Act of 1909. The second tag was that money received as interest on loans, £87 10s 9d, had been unlawfully spent for purposes other than that for which it was received. Tho Mayor said this sum was out.standing on tho interest account, and had been added to tho general account. ■ Tho third tag was that the loans from Joseph Nathan and Co. of £809 and from R. . Heald of £120 were raised without tho authority of tho law. The Department had been written to and clause 96 of the Municipal Act quoted as giving authority to borrow from private persons; but tho Auditor-General replied that this clause did not apply.

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AUDITOR'S TAGS., Feilding Star, Volume VI, Issue 1821, 5 July 1912

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AUDITOR'S TAGS. Feilding Star, Volume VI, Issue 1821, 5 July 1912

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