BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
Calhoun County Commissioner Danny Ray Wise has called for a grand jury investigation after questions were raised about travel payments to County Administrator Sonny O’Bryan.
The matter came up during Tuesday evening’s board meeting. Commissioner Wise began by asking two questions of County Attorney Matt Fuqua. The first question was, “Have you, as a county attorney, prepared a resolution or ordinance as to Florida Statutes 112.061, allowing Mr. O’Bryan’s travel allowance to exceed Florida Statutes?”
Wise then asked Fuqua if he had prepared an ordinance in accordance with Florida Statute 125, Part 3, allowing the Board of County Commissioners to appoint a county administrator.
Fuqua responded “no” to both questions.
Commissioner Wise then made the following statement, “As a duly elected official of Calhoun County, I am requesting a grand jury investigation by the State Attorney of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Glen Hess. This request will include Ruth Attaway, Clerk to the Board, Don “Sonny” O’Bryan, and the Board of County Commissioners. I am also requesting a review of all county contracts, all road bids, purchasing procedures, including the $985,000 on limerock in this fiscal year. A copy of my request will also go to Governor Scott.”
The County Record had already gone to press when this meeting occurred. Check out the Sept. 26 print edition for more details.
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