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#1 Jul 8, 2013
I would like to let everyone know that the Union County 2012 Audit is ready. A copy can be picked up at the commissioners office for free. Please pick up a copy and check it over so you can ask questions at the July county meeting.

Lamar Paris will be going over the audit at the County Meeting on July 18th at 6:00pm in courtroom A.

I encourage everyone to attend and get involved and ask question.
deputy dawg

Dahlonega, GA

#2 Jul 8, 2013
I wonder why they don't post it on the state website at DOAA? They have the 2010 Union County audit.
http://www.audits.ga.gov/rsaAudits/viewMain.a...

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#3 Jul 8, 2013
deputy dawg wrote:
I wonder why they don't post it on the state website at DOAA? They have the 2010 Union County audit.
http://www.audits.ga.gov/rsaAudits/viewMain.a...
Did the 2011 audit make it to the website yet? Last time I checked it was not posted. We need to see why it is not posted!

Lamar knows people are looking at the audits now. The reason he got this one back before June 30th is because he needed something to give to the grand jury on July 1st. Lamar is a sneaky snake. He does not want to show what Union County has in the County bank accounts and he knows he can not get away with showing any more budget reports. It will be interesting what he comes up with in December when the grand jury meets again.
6 yrs later

Baldwin, GA

#4 Jul 8, 2013
2010 audit:

Repeat finding from the prior year:

2004-1 Lack of Segregation of Duties in Various Departments (Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, Clerk of Court, Magistrate Judge, Probate Judge, and Meeks Park)

Response: The lack of segregtion of duties is a recurring item that due to the limited number of employees is difficult to accomplish. Management plans to continue close involvement with the County's finances to aid in the matter.

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#5 Jul 8, 2013
6 yrs later wrote:
2010 audit:
Repeat finding from the prior year:
2004-1 Lack of Segregation of Duties in Various Departments (Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, Clerk of Court, Magistrate Judge, Probate Judge, and Meeks Park)
Response: The lack of segregtion of duties is a recurring item that due to the limited number of employees is difficult to accomplish. Management plans to continue close involvement with the County's finances to aid in the matter.
2012 Audit

2004-1 2004-1 Lack of Segregation of Duties in Various Departments (Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, Clerk of Court, Magistrate Judge, Probate Judge, and Meeks Park)

Criteria: Segregation of employees' duties is a common practice in an effective internal control structure. Policies should be in place requiring the segregation of duties involving cash receipts, cash disbursements, payroll, general ledger and bank reconciliation.

Condition/Context: During the course of the audit, we noted many critical duties are combined and given to the available employees.

Effect: Without some segregation of duties within these functions, there is increased exposure that someone could intentionally or unintentionally misappropriate assets of the county.

Response: The lack of segregation of duties is a recurring item that due to the limited number of employees is difficult to accomplish. Management plans to continue close involvement with the counties finances to aid in this matter.

Was the cover up of the money taken from the Golf Course/ Recreation Department the managements way to continue close involvement in this matter?

So many questions and still no answers from the Commissioner!

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#6 Jul 8, 2013
UPDATE: I just noticed something.

I received the document I posted above from the July 2013 grand jury report that I picked up today.

RL Jennings & Company PC report was dated Oct 11, 2012. But what I quoted above the document was dated December 31, 2011.

Why would Lamar Paris give the grand jury audit findings from 2011 instead of the current 2012 report?

I will go back and see what year audit Lamar actually gave to the grand jury. I only picked up a copy of the audit findings today from the Clerk of Courts Office because I am suppose to be picking up a copy of the 2012 audit from Lamars office tomorrow. Lamar said in a meeting two weeks ago the audit was going to be ready June 30th and he would be going over it at the July County meeting.
FOWC

Doniphan, MO

#7 Jul 8, 2013
Interesting you say that. There were 3 Different Budgets floating around in White County. all with Different amounts. Chair could not make sense of them in the open meeting.

They approved the budget n a closed session.

stay at it....
Tom

Dahlonega, GA

#8 Jul 9, 2013
Does anybody really care?

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#9 Jul 9, 2013
Tom wrote:
Does anybody really care?
No!!! that's the problem with this County, this is why the county officials can do what ever they want, and get away with anything they want to do.
Update

Clarkesville, GA

#10 Jul 9, 2013
ACOG wrote:
<quoted text>
Did the 2011 audit make it to the website yet? Last time I checked it was not posted. We need to see why it is not posted!
Lamar knows people are looking at the audits now. The reason he got this one back before June 30th is because he needed something to give to the grand jury on July 1st. Lamar is a sneaky snake. He does not want to show what Union County has in the County bank accounts and he knows he can not get away with showing any more budget reports. It will be interesting what he comes up with in December when the grand jury meets again.

all financial reports are now housed at this website. The location to house the data was changed in 2011.

https://ted.cviog.uga.edu/financial-documents...

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#12 Jul 9, 2013
Update wrote:
<quoted text>
all financial reports are now housed at this website. The location to house the data was changed in 2011.
https://ted.cviog.uga.edu/financial-documents...
Thank you for this information.

UPDATE: Lamar did give the July 2013 grand jury the 2011 audit not the 2012. What do we care about 2 years ago finances? That is exactly what the grand jury should have been asking.
6 yrs later

Baldwin, GA

#13 Jul 9, 2013
Update wrote:
<quoted text>
all financial reports are now housed at this website. The location to house the data was changed in 2011.
https://ted.cviog.uga.edu/financial-documents...
Isn't the internet a great service! Thanks for the info!
boast

Doniphan, MO

#14 Jul 9, 2013
EVERYONE THAT PAYS TAXES SHOULD CARE... YOU ARE PAYING THEM TO RIP YOU ANOTHER ONE.
tmv post

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#15 Jun 30, 2014
Union County 2103 Audit was due out on June 28 - legally that is, as in according to the deadlines passed by the State Annotated Code.

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