Questions as to the collation and recording of councillor expenses have been raised during a meeting of the Griffith City Council.
The questions came as council discussed the second quarter performance report for the 2019-20 financial year, which includes a breakdown of expenses incurred by individual councillors.
Councillor Brian Simpson asked for clarification about the $55,603.23 worth of accident insurance taken out as well as questioning other expenses not attributable to individual councillors during Tuesday's meeting.
"I'm interested in looking at the accident insurance for councillors and the note that it's around $4500 per head... [I'm] wondering what that entails for council and are we getting the best return for our insurances," Cr Simpson said.
"Where the insurances are [in the report there are] councillor expenses that are not attributed to individual councillors - just probably a question through to you Mr Mayor - do other councillors get to use the mayoral car for example?
"Because the mayoral car is separated, it's grouped as not individually against the mayor's expenses."
Griffith mayor John Dal Broi said councillors do not get use of the mayoral car but other questions raised by Cr Simpson would need to be taken on notice.
Cr Simpson also inquired as to the purpose of a $170.85 expense incurred by Councillor Glen Andreazza for interstate training travel and said other expenses stemming from a financial management in council course have not been added to councillors' totals.
"On 30th September last year, a number of councillors attended training in Leeton," Cr Simpson said.
"That training cost hasn't been put onto the individual councillor expenses."
Cr Dal Broi said Cr Andreazza was unable to identify the purpose of the charge, with the question being put on notice.
A Griffith City Council spokeswoman said answers to the questions on notice were provided to councillors on Wednesday afternoon, with the expense incurred by Cr Andreazza noted as a mistaken data entry.
"The amount of $170.85 attributed to Work Order 5762-8106 Travel - Interstate Training for Cr Andreazza should have been allocated to Work Order 5762-8105 Travel - Interstate Conferences and Seminars," the spokeswoman said.
"At present, the mayoral car allowance does not have a work order assigned to it so is not captured against the other expenses listed for the mayor.
"In future, this line item will be added directly to the quarterly accumulation of expenses attributed to the mayor."
The spokeswoman said the training undertaken in Leeton will appear in the review of the March quarter as invoices pertaining to the training were not received and processed in the September and December quarters, while councillors will be receiving further information regarding the particulars of council's insurance policy.
According to council documents, a total of $25,933.71 was spent by the 12 councillors in the six months between July and December 2019.