As a general rule, accountants are sometimes viewed as having no sense of humor. Hours of figuring debits, credits, adding endless columns of numbers, creating spreadsheets, and balancing accounts can get the best of anyone. Add ever changing federal regulations to unanticipated emergency expenses and the job of a government accountant can be stressful.
So it came as a bit of surprise when our Chief Accountant Charlie Dormer finalized the cover of our budget book for the upcoming fiscal year. Charlie usually puts a graphic on the cover page - something like a police officer's badge, a shoulder patch, or a police car.
Not this year though.
In these times of budget cuts, belt tightening, and service reductions, it was a bit of comic relief to see what Charlie put on the cover of this year's budget book.
- Asst Chief Bill LePere