Elbert County Commissioner Robert Rowland says the situation caused by the overdue 2012 audit is "embarrassing."
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The auditor initially hired, Eide Bailly, could not complete the audit due to a host of missing numbers from the county. So, a second auditor, Poysti & Adams, was hired in October to help find the missing data. Additionally, the county paid a financial services company (CRS of Colorado) to help keep track of expenditures. All told, this audit will cost county taxpayers over $100,000. Also, the 2014 proposed budget which was due to the State on 15 October, still has not been published. BTW, Eide Bailly performed the audit for the 2011 budget, which was also late due to county mismanagement. So glad that county residents voted no on the property tax increase!
And yet the county wants to increase taxes, when it continues to mismanage the county business. I, for one, am not willing to vote to increase taxes when the commissioners are unable to manage the county's funds.Why was the audit firm not hired until October 23rd? The audit was due July 31st, and with a 60 day extension, September 30th. A sixty day turn around on this audit is pretty fast. The county needs to stick with an auditor for more than one year and build some continuity.It wouldn't hurt for the county to begin cutting some programs, rather than salaries and straight budget cuts.Again, it was the commissioner's job to get an audit firm hired and get this audit completed. The commissioners continue to fail in their duties.
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