Gold Bar councilman Ken Ware told Gold Bar city council and Mayor that his seat will soon be vacate. Ware announced his decision to resign during the Gold Bar city council meeting on May 13 2013. Ware fed with Mayor Beavers lies and half truths announced his decision at the last Gold Bar city council meeting.
According to public records, Bank of America refunded thousands of dollars after Beavers negligent conduct of not reviewing card statements allowed someone to illegally access the City's water fund totaling more than $450,000.00 stolen on Beavers clock.
Instead of Beavers returning the money to the City's water fund where it was stolen, Beavers placed the money into the City's general fund.
In July 2012, former clerk Laura Kelly and former Mayor Crystal Hill had set up cash deposits (CDs) at Community Coastal Bank making each the only signors on the accounts.
Laura Kelly was fired from the City of Gold Bar after being caught on video tape stealing taxpayer monies from the City's petty cash fund. RCW makes Kelly's actions a felony because at the time of the theft, Kelly was the City's clerk treasurer.
Had the Gold Bar Reporters not been asking for public records, Mayor Beavers consistent covering up Hill's crimes might have gone unreported. The Washington State Auditor's Office is now investigating the misappropriation of public funds.
In addition to Ken Ware's revelation, Snohomish County Sheriff's Deputy Casey made a defamatory comment on the record when councilman Lee Hodo stated that former council member Chuck Lie made a police phone call complaining about people speeding down May Creek Rd. Deputy Casey stated " this is the same man who flashes his headlights to speeders on Route 2."
Chuck Lie who has never been charged with or convicted of any type of offense told the Reporters that " Casey's public statement was a lie. I know how dangerous Route 2 is, so I would never flash my headlights at anyone." Deputy Casey's defamtory public comment accused Lie of trying to warn Route 2 drivers of speed traps along Route 2. Lie filed a complaiint against Deputy Casey.
We here at the Gold Bar Reporters believe that Deputy Casey should stay out of Gold Bar politics and start investigating complaints. This would be a big change for Snohomish County's Sheriff's Officers who seem more interested in feathering their nest with the Executive and violating Public Disclosure laws than doing the job they are paid to do.
Former councilmen Chuck Lie filed a complaint against Deputy Casey, but Lie has to wait in line.
Last week, Deputy Casey used taxpayer monies for political purposes when he wrote a Declaration to the Court in the Recall of Sheriff Lovick. Washington State's Public Disclosure Commission prohibits the use of taxpayer monies and resources for political purposes, and RCW prohibits the use of taxpayer resources to assist in the defense of a Recall Petition.
Casey used County attorneys, paper, county time, etc. when he wrote a declaration to the Court in the Recall of Lovick.
The County Council voted to allow Prosecutor's Office for political purposes, but RCW does not allow the county council to allow public employees to violate PDC laws as Casey and several other Snohomish County Sheriff's Officers clearly did. PDC complaints against each officer followed.