By: Diane Benjamin
The last time I FOIA’d how much Chris Koos was charged for using the Town’s Mitsubishi I received this:
I don’t know if $45 was listed as additional compensation on every check that year or just monthly. The point is he was paying something for having that vehicle permanently assigned to him.
When I FOIA’d the Town for how much Koos was paying for the Rivian I didn’t get anything close to the above. I received a policy written in 2004 that covers police, fire, and heavy equipment vehicles:
I tried to get clarification from the Clerk. I got no answers. If the Clerk was elected as required by State law I would have received an answer.
Let’s just say:
Chris Koos pays nothing for personal use of a non-government plated vehicle taxpayers paid almost $76,000 for.
Nice perk for a part-time job.
The 2004 directive is addressed to Department Heads. Koos isn’t a Department Head since the Council is elected. The policy also states personal use of vehicles can be authorized by the City Manager.
Since the Town provided no information to the contrary, let’s just say Pam Reece authorized Koos’ personal use of the Rivian. I can’t wait to see who gets personal use of the 2nd one.
Normal hasn’t figured out yet if FOIA’s don’t produce the information requested I will fill in the blanks myself. Prove me wrong, the Rivian certainly wasn’t “added to the fleet” as Karyn Smith claimed when the purchase was approved. Most of the Council was deceived, I wonder if they have noticed by now?