Plymouth County Commissioners, meeting last night in Carver, say they are very close to bringing long overdue audits up to date.
County Commissioner Chair Dan Pallotta announced at their meeting Thursday night that the long-delayed audits are well on the way to being completed:
“We promised the Advisory Board that we’d have audits for ’06, ’07, ’08 and ’09 ready to go by the time we get to the Advisory Board and we’ll have ledger audits for those four years—which is fantastic.”
Audits are expected to be fully up to date in the fall.
“We’re going to have ’10, ’11 and ’12 cued up and we hope to have those completed by October 1st.”
And how do you think the Advisory Board will react to the Commissioners’ proposed pay increase from the current rate of $7,500 to $15,000?
“Well, it’s not a pay increase. It’s a half restoration of the cut that we made when the County Commissioners were not getting enough things done. The new County Commissioners are doing what they said they’d do—putting the finances of the County back together and the County Commission wants to send it to the legislature of the County and see if they agree with what we’re doing.”
In 2009, before the Advisory Board cut the Commissioners pay they were being paid $28,000 a year.
The Advisory Board will meet May 23rd at Kingston Town Hall.