City Council rejects mayor's Parks Department audit

Truth file photo The Elkhart City Council in a 2-7 vote turned down Mayor Tim Neese's proposed audit of the Parks & Recreation Department, which he requested after the parks superintendent was charged with embezzlement in Michigan. 

ELKHART — An external audit of the Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department, proposed by Mayor Tim Neese after the parks superintendent was charged with embezzlement from his previous job, has been turned down by the City Council.

Parks superintendent Randall Norton was charged in late July with embezzling about $20,000 from his previous employer, Three Rivers Area Mentoring in Michigan. He began his job in Elkhart in December.

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