Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II spent less than the $3,000 set aside for the mayor's expense account during the last fiscal year, according to city finance officials.
The revised calculations of Bruchey's expenses for fiscal year 1998 do not include two major expenses - a $1,220 trip to Wesel, Germany, and a $925 Leadership Hagerstown program - which originally were charged to the mayor's expense account earlier this year.
Fiscal year 1998 ran from July 1, 1997, to June 30, 1998.
When asked about Bruchey's expense account spending midway through last fiscal year, city finance officials said the mayor had been reimbursed $3,182 from the account. That total included charges for the trip and the leadership program, said Ray Foltz, the city's accounting department supervisor.
Those expenses are now considered separate expenditures and not part of the mayor's expense account, Foltz said.
"We don't believe the expense reimbursement is intended to include those kinds of expenses," he said.