City controller takes oath of office

City Clerk Linda Raun, right, administers the oath of office to new Controller Diane Cowles at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Diane Cowles shouldn’t have any trouble getting to work for her new part-time job as city controller.

Cowles, of East Pleasant Street, lives in the shadow of Corry’s city building at 100 S. Center St.

“I live right around the corner,” said Cowles, 61, a retired accountant for the former Erie Plastics. “I’m glad to do this. I see it as doing my civic duty.”

Corry City Council Monday approved Cowles as controller by a 5-0 vote.

She will serve the remaining few months of the term of office formerly held by Donna Cox, who was appointed to the office in July 2008. Cox resigned from the part-time post July 20 because she has moved from the city of Corry.

The controller is responsible for examining, auditing and settling all city accounts. The state-mandated city controller also must provide city council with an annual audit report. The job requires about two hours of work each week and pays $900 a year.

See the Journal's Tuesday, August 18th edition for full story.

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