Missing City Money Found – Spent on Crimefighting Tool

After an exhaustive audit of city records, Mineola officials have found the missing revenue we reported on back in January. A city official is quoted as saying, “We are glad to have the books straight, and it is just in time to pay for our new crime fighting tool.”

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The city of Mineola now has a new traffic helicopter.

The city of Mineola has purchased a police helicopter to help with traffic and searches for criminals and missing persons. Approved unanimously by the city council, officials say that the new helicopter will provide much-needed help in managing the city’s growing traffic issues. “Once we got Commerce Street re-paved, the need for management of traffic, especially at rush hour, dictated that we police the town from the sky,” a city¬†official was quoted as saying.

Cost of the new helicopter was $1.27 million, the exact amount that was missing from the city’s books.

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8 comments for “Missing City Money Found – Spent on Crimefighting Tool

  1. JC Cooper
    April 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Yay. My hometown is so far ahead of other towns its size. Especially with April Fool’s jokes!

    April 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Really!! What rush hour?? This money could have been spent so much more wisely than a helicopter!! Good grief!!

    • Tina Wade
      April 1, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      I agree with you….what a crock

    • Kathy
      April 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      That money could help the new splash park for local kids at mineola civic center

  3. Anita Lassiter
    April 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    This has got to be a spoof. I don’t know why y’all don’t stop all this crap about missing money. The City and Mayor need to make a public apology to David Stevenson for making him look like a crook. If Mineola has this kind of money to purchase a helicopter, why are they raising the water rates to help fund regular expenses? You should be ashamed of yourself for printing such

  4. Anita Lassiter
    April 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    If this your idea of an April Fool’s Joke, you have mighty poor taste!

  5. LeAnn Crawford
    April 1, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I agree with Ms. Lassiter. There should be a public apology made to David Stephenson. Those that did the accusing should be made public and shamed like he was. So many better ways Mineola could spend that amount of money!

  6. Bev
    April 3, 2016 at 10:32 am

    hmmm……….now that would required several licensed pilots and news reporters………….can’t believe it was unanimously approved by City Council. Our former mayor of Melissa is now in prison for such bad decision makings.

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