Fontalbert said the agencies don't budget for arrears, which are late property tax payments, and he said the arrears should cover much of the misallocated money.
"They shouldn't have to change their budget at all," Fontalbert said.
Dawson told the KRT board that any money that ends up needing to be transferred from that agency will come out of the fund that KRT uses to buy new buses. Vehicles already ordered by KRT will not be affected.
"It just fell through the cracks," Dawson said. "We understand what happened. There's nobody that needs to be put in stocks."
Fontalbert said he has been meeting with both agencies to reduce the impact on their budgets. He expects the entire situation to be remedied by the end of the year.
The ambulance authority will discuss how it is dealing with the situation at its monthly board meeting Friday.
In other business, the KRT board:
* Approved re-hiring the Gibbons & Kawash accounting firm to conduct the authority's annual audit at a cost of just over $23,000. The audit is required by the state.
* Approved a new labor contract with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1742 for the upcoming fiscal year. The contract deals with uniform and wage increases as well as increases to the transit authority's pension plan.
Contact writer Matt Murphy at Matt.Mur...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4817.
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