MORGAN -- The Morgan County Council believes the county has overpaid more than $4,000 to a local architect and plans to seek a refund.
"We owe it to the taxpayers to ask for a refund," said Councilman Don Mathews.
In the wake of terminating the former council administrator and welcoming several new council members, the council voted to scrap plans to construct an animal control building.
In the meantime, the county had already incurred architecture and design costs.
Design West recently sent the county a bill that included a termination fee.
Councilman Ronda Kippen said the county has already paid the firm $28,474.
Based on percentages of the proposed project cost, Kippen and Councilman Robert Kilmer said the county should have paid the firm only $24,130.
"We have overpaid them," Kippen said.
"We feel according to the original contract, we have overpaid Design West for their services," Kilmer said.