Magistrates hire company to find savings
Chris Cooper Managing Editor
Dan Bodine, of Spyglass, a company out of Cleveland, Ohio, offering its service to help the county recoup and save money from telephone providers, attended the fiscal court meeting Tuesday to follow up on a previous visit where he pitched his company’s abilities.
Spyglass is a cost advisory firm who combs over bills and finds discrepancies in their customer’s communications line item. They collect 50 percent of all recovered. The court had tabled a decision until county attorney Joe Ross had time to check into the offer.
At Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, Ross had no objections to the contract, and advised magistrates he thought it would be fine if they wanted to allow Spyglass to look at the county’s communications line item. The court unanimously agreed to allow Spyglass the opportunity to find a savings.
Judge Executive Logan Chick reminded the court the county had a company similar to Spyglass look at their books years ago, but were unable to come up with any substantial savings, however, he knew Spyglass had saved other counties an abundance of money.
Bodine said he will contact the county and set up a meeting to go over the information needed. Afterwards Spyglass will allow the county to chose which direction they wanted to go.
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