- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has announced that he is voluntarily dropping a lawsuit challenging the authority of the state auditor to perform special investigations.

The Commonwealth Journal of Somerset (https://bit.ly/1Ik2UCd ) reports that Girdler read from a statement at a Monday city council meeting that no further legal action is necessary after changes that he deemed to be “sufficient” were being made to the auditor’s report.

The complaint was filed last month after the city received a preliminary copy of an audit that cited several issues, including problems in the city’s bidding process.

Girdler says the city would be implementing some of the changes recommended in the report.

City attorney Carrie Wiese clarified that the paperwork to dismiss the lawsuit will be prepared once a revised report has been finalized.


Information from: Commonwealth Journal, https://www.somerset-kentucky.com

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