A recent audit of the city’s firing of former Public Works Lead Russ Burke in 2013 found that city staff needs to better monitor it’s employee spending, and keep better inventory records. The audit also agreed with the investigation by Hoquiam Police, that Burke may have used city resources to support his own business. The report noted that due to city policy at the time they were not able to determine exactly how much had been lost, or to support a criminal case against Burke.

Montesano Audit September 2014