The city of John Day has opened an investigation into discrepancies in sewer and water bill payments.
Water and sewer payments for almost every account in the city were not credited for June payments, so balances reflected an extra payment was needed, City Manager Nick Green said. He described it as a software error, not an accounting error.
“The city is conducting an internal investigation, and we should be able to provide more information in the near future,” Green said.
Green said he would not comment further during the ongoing investigation.
Janine Weaver, who served as the city secretary/cashier in June, is no longer working for the city, Senior Accounting Clerk Julie Larson said Monday, and the city is currently seeking to fill the vacancy.