The confusion surrounds a special district inside Coburg. The Coburg Fire District Chief presented a letter to councilors Tuesday night, laying out his concerns. He claims the special district, the Coburg Urban Renewal Agency, raises money through taxes.
In 2007, under previous city administration, the city took out the loan from the district’s funds for sewer improvements.
The fire chief is hoping an outside party will step in and evaluate the program to see if the city should be required to repay that money and interest.
Coburg’s Mayor says he doesn’t think there was any wrongdoing and that everything was approved years ago following a thorough process.
The city plans to evaluate the letter presented Tuesday night and draft a response. That process is expected to be completed within a month.