Per the minutes on the county website: Terry Sercer, County Auditor, met with commissioners to present the 2011 audit and to work with commissioners on the 2013 County budget.
In the audit, he mentioned four notes in stewardship, compliance and accountability; three of which are no surprise:
1. Partial payment plan for taxes included some personal property and a few heavy trucks-only authorized for real estate.
2. Incorrect interest rates on partial payment plan.
3. List of delinquent real estate was not complete, omitting payment plan individuals. Subsequent list apparently inadvertently left off one individual.
4. Escrow suspense fund ended in a negative balance. END OF QUOTE
On Number 1, it may not be clear that allowing a partial payment plan on personal property was illegal. Number 3, the list on people on the payment plan was given to the public with 80 names of people missing that were on the plan since when Terry Sercer did his report the number swelled to well over 200 people and being published or not seemed to just depend on some unidentified criteria. Number 4. Yeah, Terry made it clear on the choices for why the account was over $3,000 short but Susan Quick was quoted as saying she wasn't surprised. Me either! Nothing would surprise me coming out of that office!