Friday, November 30, 2012
Have you heard there's something going on at the Solon Center for the Arts but don't know the details? Solon Patch has been reporting on the story, and has a number of articles that can get you caught up.
A director has resigned, but still has support from many in the community. An investigation is underway. Have you heard there's something going on at the Solon Center for the Arts but don't know the details? Solon Patch has been reporting on the story, and has a number of articles that can get you caught up. The gist: Executive Director Karen Prasser resigned in early September. The next week, the city announced that they were investigating "irregularities" at the arts center under the city's new fraud policy. Let's be clear: It has not been confirmed that Prasser's resignation is linked to the investigation, and city officials aren't talking. Russell Schneider, an assistant recreation director, has been appointed as acting director. Mayor…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The city of Solon released a statement saying officials were investigating 'alleged irregularities' at the Solon Center for the Arts under the city's new fraud policy.
The city of Solon is investigating "alleged irregularities" at the Solon Center for the Arts, according to a statement from the city. The announcement comes a week after Karen Prasser resigned without explanation from her position as executive director at the Solon Center for the Arts. The city's statement does not go into detail about what is meant by "irregularities" but does says they were reported to Mayor Susan Drucker and the city council and will be handled according to the city's new fraud policy. City officials are also not talking about the case until a review is completed. Here is the complete statement: After learning of alleged irregularities stemming from the Solon Center of the Arts, a city department, the Law Director …
The Solon City Council has been working on the city's first anti-fraud policy for some time. Here's the draft that council will likely approve in coming weeks.
Solon City Council members approved a new fraud policy this summer. That policy is already being used to investigate the Solon Center for the Arts. RELATED: SOLON OFFICIALS USING FRAUD POLICY TO INVESTIGATE 'IRREGULARITIES' AT SOLON CENTER FOR THE ARTS The idea to formalize procedures for dealing with fraud allegations was brought forward by Finance Director Dennis Kennedy after he was hired. You can read the entire policy by clicking the PDF attached to this article. Here are some highlights:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Here's a news roundup from Monday night's Solon City Council meeting.
Solon City Council met Monday night in City Hall to discuss the public's business. Among the actions council took: Public Hearing Set For New Development: The proposed subdivision at Neptune Drive and Miles Road was introduced before city council. Council did not take any action on the plan but set a public hearing for the project in early September. The project is proposed by developer Randy Kertesz. He plans a 13-home subdivision to be built on a 22-acre lot on the southwest corner of the intersection. The property includes two ponds known as Neptune Lake. Variances for New Market District Giant Eagle: The new Giant Eagle at Solon Village will be a high-end Market District store, and developer Echo Solon LLC needed some variances to …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Solon doesn't have a fraud policy, and the new finance director wants to fix that.
The city of Solon does not have a formal fraud policy, and the new finance director wants to fix that. Dennis Kennedy, who was hired a few months ago as the new finance director, plans to address the lack of a policy to detect and report fraud at the Finance Committee meeting tonight. It begins at 6 p.m. In a memo to the committee, Kennedy wrote that he is surprised Solon doesn't have such a policy and that he wants to create one. As an example, Kennedy submitted to committee members the policy from the city of Brooklyn. That policy essentially sets out zero-tolerance regarding fraud, defines prohibited actions like embezzlement and theft and sets up complaint procedures.