DA office to investigate allegations against clerk
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Feb 27, 2014 | 229 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – The Goliad City Council unanimously approved the district attorney’s office investigation and possible litigation of a former employee accused of misappropriation of funds and tampering with government documents.

Molly Martinez, who served as a part-time billing clerk before becoming a full-time municipal court clerk in September 2013, was fired immediately on Feb. 4 in a 4-0 vote by city council.

After council met in executive session during its Feb. 18 meeting, Councilman Buddy Zavesky made the motion to send the case to the district attorney’s office and councilwoman Liz Holsey seconded the motion.

Also at the Feb. 18 meeting, the council unanimously approved the financial audit for fiscal year 2013 presented to it by Roloff, Hnatek & Co., LLP, during its Feb. 18 meeting.

Zavesky made the motion to approve the audit and councilman Ed Carter seconded the motion.

Council unanimously approved allowing the city to pursue an interlocal agreement with Goliad County for Precinct 2 Constable Mike Thompson to provide law enforcement services for the municipal court.

Goliad County Little League Treasurer Heath Hoefling sought help from the city with garbage and water costs for the organization.

“We’d essentially be picking up your bill for an outside contractor to pick up the trash,” City Administrator Larry Zermeno said. “As far as water goes, it’s probably up to (council). I would have to check with (City Attorney) Ashford (Taylor) on that.”

Zavesky moved to pay for the complex’s water bill of approximately $150 per month from March to June. Carter seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Council unanimously approved Tammy Oliver for the Goliad Main Street advisory board.
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