Monday morning the Bryan County commissioners addressed the issue of the over use of the county tax identification number during their regular monthly meeting.
It had come to the attention of the county treasurer and commissioners that other entities who opened accounts at local banks had been using the county’s tax identification number.
A majority of the time this was due to some miscommunication or misunderstanding not a purposeful deceit.
According to Bryan County Treasurer Nancy Conner, many of the entities opening these accounts did not give a tax id number but had the words Bryan County tied into their title in some way.
Seeing this in the name, Conner said bank employees may have assumed it was county money and attached the county’s tax id number.
Conner has remedied this issue with many of the outstanding accounts, some of which used to be legitimate county accounts that were simply never closed.
She has reduced the list of over 30 accounts to a mere six. To prevent this from occurring in the future the motion was passed to notify banks that the county tax id number may only be used if an account is directly set up by the County Treasurer’s office or with her approval.
Also discussed in the meeting were issues with the new Bryan County Jail.
Bryan County Commissioner Monty Montgomery suggested holding a meeting with contractors and other relevant parties to discuss irregularities in some of the jail walls.
While Montgomery admits the issues are not of structural significance, he said, “If we are spending three million dollars on a project we want it to look good.”