Forty-two Mingo County (pop. 26,103) employees drive vehicles that are owned by the county, according to information resulting from one in a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Daily News.
After being required to file an FOIA request to receive the hourly salaries of all county employees, the paper was again required to file FOIA requests for the names of all employees who are issued a county-owned vehicle to drive, as well the use of a county gas card.
The expense of the purchase of county-owned vehicles, insurance, general maintenance and repairs are the sole responsibility of the county commission and are paid for with taxpayer dollars. So is the monthly Fleet Gas Car bill. An exact amount of what these costs totaled in 2013 was not available at presstime. Continue>>>