Note: Anderson County Commissioner Myron Iwanski wrote this letter in response to a March letter by Clinton resident Stephen Flick.
To the Editor:
In a guest column, Stephen Flick states that my question to the mayor about the recent state audit was intended to embarrass and harass the mayor. A little background might help explain why I raised the question.
The recently completed State Financial Audit for Anderson County raised serious concerns about overspending by $22,740 on a salary in one of the mayor’s offices—which is in violation of state law. The audit finding and responses are available on the state website here on pages 252 and 253.
As noted in the audit report, of particular concern to the auditors was that this overspending occurred after County Commission twice turned down the mayor’s requests for this funding increase and that the mayor knowingly overspent on this salary anyway.
This is the first time in my 20 years on the Audit Committee that we have had a finding like this. [Read more…]