The Fulton Town Council, at its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 21, approved with a 3-2 vote one-year (Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021) agreements for bookkeeping services with Kim McLain of McLain’s Bookkeeping Service, and comptroller services with Steven Robertson.

Alderman J. Mark Wagnon said Fulton is approaching $50,000 in accounting services.

“Can we find someone local to do payroll for less money, or hire a payroll services company for less?” he asked.

Mayor Kelli Cole said McLain and Robertson do “a whole lot” of work for Fulton.

Alderman Beverly Garis said the bookkeeping and comptroller functions have to be separated.

It was also noted McLain services multiple accounts and can only give the town the amount of time she has already allotted it.

Wagnon said he would like to see others considered, as well.

A motion was made to approve both agreements together. It was seconded and approved 3-2 with Wagnon and Alderman Carl Biesenbach opposing the measure.

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