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County to consider central bank
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The county is considering the option of a centralized bank to handle all its finances.The plan – called 81 Act – is viewed as a potential cost-saving measure, and it’s been recommended by the state auditor for several years, according to County Executive John Pelham.The measure is scheduled to go before the full Warren County Commission for a vote Monday night. It requires a two-thirds majority, or at least 16 votes, to take effect.The 81 Act would combine three county checkbooks into one. Under the current system, the three checkbooks belong to director of accounts Linda Hillis, Road Superintendent Levi Glenn, and Director of Schools Dr. Jerry Hale.Under the 81 Act, all three of those bank accounts would be merged into one and a purchasing board would be created.