Sunday, October 31, 2010

Madison County Contract Oversight is Lax...

The Office of the State Auditor has issued "PART I" (Contract Analysis) of a review of Madison County Engineer contracts. PART II (Financial Analysis) will be issued later.

It is a scathing report of the lack of management oversight by the Madison County Board of Supervisors; indicating a lack of performance of fiduciary responsibilities by the Board.

The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has determined that the Madison County Board of Supervisors did not exercise sufficient oversight and management of contracts and payments. In many cases, it appears as if the Board delegated responsibilities without overseeing, reviewing, or questioning contract terms of payments.

Hopefully, the Madison County Board of Supervisors will use the results of this audit to apply "best business practices" and fully comply with the spirit and intent of State guidelines to improve delivery of services to the Citizens of Madison County.

Below are links to related news articles and comments:

Jackson Jambalaya

Flora Harvester

Madison County Journal
Audit shows contracts protect engineer instead of taxpayers

Clarion Ledger

Audit Report Part 1