Recent Daily Press letter
why is this going on for years? Airfares are made on short notice with associated higher costs. My observations of invoices and signature sign-offs containing typical notations is not considered to be appropriate of the many
best practices controls necessary on the many front-end risks associated with credit card usage by a public agency.
On the back-end processing, why does a manager sign off on credit card invoices made by the finance director and the finance director sign off on a manager’s card invoices? Why does finance
due diligence accept and process invoice payments that would appear to require additional justification and documentation, not just a signature? Does the town continue their practice of rubber stamping two signatures on the actual warrants, thus avoiding necessary oversight review by manager and mayor?
While watching the Council meetings for seven-plus years, I don’t remember any questions from the dais regarding any of the hundreds of monthly commercial warrants involving several millions in expenditures occurring each month. An audit is justified and supported. Does the Town Council have important financial responsibilities?
Al Rice, Apple Valley