A proposed 48-meeting marathon schedule for the V.I. Joint Board of Elections’ committee on election reform would empty the district boards’ coffers in short order at a potential cost of more than $45,000, according to official figures.
The schedule – suggested by St. Croix Board Member Adelbert Bryan – has not been approved by Joint Board Chairman Rupert Ross Jr., who indicated at Wednesday’s St. Croix district board meeting that he was not inclined to authorize all of the dates because of financial restraints.
The proposed schedule would deplete both districts’ annual travel allotments within three months – notwithstanding the fact that the board is halfway through the fiscal year and already has spent money from the accounts. It would also strain both boards’ annual funds – taking up the lion’s share of the allotment for six members and one committee.
At the district meeting Wednesday, Bryan and Ross got into a heated back-and-forth about the issue. Ross indicated that he would review the suggested meetings and approve a schedule that he determined would be “reasonable.”
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