On June 12th, 2019 after being previously advised by the State Auditors Office that the district cannot use district funds to make charitable donations, the board opted to do so anyway.

After much discussion regarding loopholes that would enable the district to skirt around the law, Commissioner Martin made a motion to proceed with the donation despite the Auditors warning and Commissioner Anderson seconded the motion, thereby passing it. A donation of $1000 to Newcastle Days was authorized.

Questionable Donations Using Ratepayer Money