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ADICA tries to sort out Buie mess

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority Board of Directors had plenty to discuss at their Wednesday meeting.

It's their second meeting since the firing of ADICA CEO Don Buie, and it appears Buie left quite a mess behind.

The Board must now sift through invoices that weren't paid, and they'll take a closer look at downtown facade grants that were either given to or promised to business owners.

Don Buie was fired last month after admitting he wrote checks to his wife with taxpayer money.

But that's not the only financial problem he created. He made lots of promises of money to business owners. The Dougherty County taxpayers association says ADICA board members need to be held responsible.

Tim Washington, owner of the Dollar Square, said that Buie 'promised him the world.' he says Buie said he'd help with a facade grant, and interior improvements for his building, at one dollar a month for two years.

Washington said that Buie said the public would be shown a lease that called for Washington to pay $700 per month, but in reality would only pay $1 per month. 

Alltel told the group that Buie promised computers and other goods for their business as an enticement to move downtown.

Attorney Jay Reynolds asked the ADICA board to enter executive session, but local taxpayers' group member Tim Coley objected, saying that it would be improper. The board acquiesced, and conducted its business in the open.

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