An alert reader of the city’s check register e-mailed me with a couple concerns over expenditures. One is about why the city pays for bottled water while requiring businesses to put in fountains. I went to look over that situation and am putting off adding up the cold beverage tab because I think it’s gonna make me madder than the coffee thing does.

This reader also reported that the city could be using a less expensive internet service.

I noticed something else. I really, really want to know what clear plastic hangers costing $236.00 look like but they’re for the PD and I don’t want to visit the slammer to see them.