Apr 9, 2014 at 7:40 am
The city of grand forks is taking steps to correct a conflict of interest question raised by the north dakota department of commerce. first noted by blogger rob port the department discovered the living arrangement of ashley hoover -- a city employee living in a downtown home affordable housing complex. hooever is the daughter of greg hoover who heads the grand forks urban development office. commerce director paul govic informed the city that regulations stipulate no officer…employee…or family members can participate in the home program. The city last week published a notice of adverse finding. In a letter to govig city administrator todd feland stated the lease arrangement will terminate at the end of this month. feland tells k-n-o-x news that ashley hoover was a temporary employee funded via a grant. contrary to some reports feland says the position ends in may and she is not being fired over the incident. govic noted it appeared to be an honest mistake. The city also vowed to make improvements in reference to urban development programs.
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