Cllr Jacob Williams has now provided his account of last week's meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council in which it was decided to ask the chief executive, Bryn Parry Jones, ever so nicely if he would mind paying back the pension pay supplement which the WAO ruled was contrary to law.
The motion was approved despite strong opposition from the ruling Independents, and Jacob's piece includes a very interesting comment from a former council employee contrasting the gentlemanly treatment of Bryn Parry Jones with their own experience when the council overpaid some salary.
All eyes will now be on Carmarthenshire where an eagle-eyed member of the public recently spotted another beneficiary of a pension pay supplement at the wheel of a brand new and very expensive silver 4x4 in Llanelli, the 4x4 capability presumably being needed to negotiate the increasingly cavernous potholes in Carmarthenshire's roads.
It will be interesting to read accounts of this morning's meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council from Old Grumpy and Jacob Williams (age before beauty), but in the meantime we will have to make do with the BBC's offering (here).
In short councillors voted to instruct the council to write to chief executive Bryn Parry Jones and one other officer to ask for repayment of £51,000 in pension payments ruled unlawful by the Wales Audit Office.
The spotlight will now turn to Carmarthenshire where the chief executive, Mark James, received unlawful payments under an identical scheme.
Although the scheme was withdrawn in Carmarthenshire, the council has so far not asked for repayment of the money. Expect a lot of wringing of hands from Kevin Madge and others involved as they tell us that it's all a bit complicated and that contractual issues are at stake.
Neither of the two men will be asked to pay back the eye watering cost of employing Timothy Kerr QC to defend the schemes, nor will anyone be censured for this spectacularly self-indulgent waste of public money.
On the record
Unfortunately Pembrokeshire's councillors voted not to extend the filming of council proceedings beyond meetings of the full council.
Meetings of scrutiny committee meetings, etc. are unlikely ever to be ratings successes, but as councillors and officers (some to their cost) as well as the public have discovered, filming meetings provides the best record of who said what. It also allows voters to see their elected representatives at work (or not in the case of Carmarthenshire's Independents).
Ironically a majority of Pembrokeshire's councillors voted not to extend filming in the middle of a row about the doctoring of meeting minutes.
This could never happen in Carmarthenshire where it is taken for granted that minutes are unlikely to reflect the meetings they record.