Every single dollar Boone County collected and then spent in 2005 and again this year is now being questioned. A lawsuit filled Wednesday says both budget meetings called in the last two years, were done so illegally.
The lawsuit is being filled by the Ramsay family. Wallace Ramsay had a wind farm project approved by the county board, but then later had that decision overturned for the same reason, improper procedure.
If the budget meetings are found to be illegal, Boone County may have to reimburse tax payers, something Ramsay’s lawyer claims does have legal precedents. Ramsay says the lawsuit isn't about sour grapes; it’s about holding government officials accountable.
In a written statement Ramsay called the suit a wakeup call to Boone County government from the county voters.