June 12, 2016
The audit presentation was all “good news” according to the auditor, but that was because the auditor and the commissioners had all met privately in meetings before the presentation. These private meetings are where the details and the questions were handled, so none of those issues were talked about in the public meeting.
As soon as we have time to go through the audit and review it page by page, we will give you more details. Until then, here are videos from the presentation:
FY 2015 audit general fund revenues:
FY 2015 audit general fund spending:
FY 2015 audit general fund balance:
The million dollar increase in FY 2015 fund balance would equate roughly to three mils of taxes. If the budget had been calculated properly, the taxes would have been lower that year. If it was an intentional decision to pad the budget, then why? What future use of fund balance does this BOC have in mind?
Could the future use of fund balance be a building at the Recreation Dep’t?
Is it coincidental or was the auditor told to “explain” how to use the fund balance for a building when he was in the private meeting with commissioners? Comm. Trammell has long pushed a multi-million dollar building at the Rec Department. He says it is so Sheriff Pope can continue to expand and move into the Senior Center. Citizens voted on a $300,000 building in SPLOST 2012, not a million dollar or multi-million dollar building.
FY 2015 audit “negative report” on planning and zoning
Once again the missing money, and most likely more than was found in the FY14 audit, was revealed in the FY15 audit. Money was missing from Animal Control, but remember, Animal Control is under Planning & Zoning.
More to follow when the 150+ page audit is reviewed.