By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Things got heated between two county commissioners Monday as one questioned unauthorized employees using county vehicles and the other said he was unaware of the policy and was only trying to save time and money.
Precinct Two Commissioner Mike Mayfield asked for agenda discussion of the county vehicle use policy implemented in 1989. Mayfield said he had received several phone calls about workers who were seen driving county vehicles home. The policy stipulates only the commissioner and his road foreman are allowed to drive county vehicles.
Mayfield said this is a “pretty good benefit” for an employee, but one commissioner does not have the right to do that.
“This is taxpayer dollars and we ought to spend it the best way we can. All the other employees have to pay their own way, it’s not fair to let some do it. As elected officials we set the standard and should not let this happen,” said the commissioner.
Precinct One Commissioner Roy Darden told the court he was the “black sheep” for doing this so Mayfield should just say so. Mayfield said he didn’t want to point any one out.

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