AG office: No fiscal administrator available for Sterlington

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(6/7/19) STERLINGTON, La. — According to the Ouachita Citizen, a fiscal administrator has not taken over management of the town of Sterlington to straighten out its finances because no one is available to take the job, the state Attorney General’s office says.

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office also indicated it was possible Sterlington’s finances are in such poor shape the town could not afford to pay a fiscal administrator’s salary.

The state Fiscal Review Committee — including the Attorney General’s office and state Legislative Auditor — agreed in February to ask the district court to appoint a fiscal administrator to take over in Sterlington because the town had missed a debt service payment of $100,000 last December. Last week, Sterlington failed to make a complete debt service payment of $589,000.

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