Another former Boise City employee has been charged with criminal activity related to the scandal at the Twenty Mile South “Poop Farm.”
Bradley G. Holmes is charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly “splitting invoices” for eight tractor tires. He has entered a not guilty plea.
City purchasing regulations require bids for items worth more than $1500. It is illegal to split the invoices to avoid the competitive bid law. The alleged purchase was made while an internal audit was being conducted into the farm finances. The auditor has quit and so far the city has not replaced him.
The Poop Farm has caused a big stink for Boise officials who ordered an audit last summer after reports in the GUARDIAN raised concerns about bidding practices and misuse of City owned property.
Similar concerns arose about a tool lending policy at the Boise Public Works Department. Under that policy employes were allowed to “check out” city owned tools and equipment for personal use.
That practice was abruptly curtailed after reports from GUARDIAN readers confirmed it was an official policy.
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