Pavillion Council authorizes "on site" audit; Help for Food bank sought

(Pavillion, Wyo.) - The Pavillion Town Council Monday night passed a motion to have an "on site" audit conducted. Councilor Bud Kisling said the town had "issues going on" and that an audit would help "put the fire and smoke out." He noted that he had been in contact with the Town of Bairoil who recently had such an audit done. "It worked out very well with them." Councilor Eileen Smith made the motion, seconded by Kisling to pursue the internal on-site audit from the State. The vote was unanimous. Counselor Tauna GroomSmith said the town's food bank operated by the Warm Valley Baptist Church with assistance from the Pavillion United Methodist Church, was in need of contributions. "The last truck that came in didn't have much on it," said Council member Eileen Smith, a volunteer at the food bank. "They don't have much to distribute." Smith noted that the food bank serves some 30 families in the community. "There is a lot of need out there and it is growing," she said. Town Clerk/Treasurer Beckie Hatcher said the town's budget cycle is coming up and that discussion should be included then. In the meantime, Hatcher said she had reached out to Walmart, Safeway, Smiths and the Atlantic City Federal Credit Union to see if they could provide any assistance. She said the stores have an application process that could provide the food bank with regulation donations that should be pursued. She also said the credit union would make a donation for each loan it makes if the applicant mentions the food bank. #county10 #news