Was Audit & Budget Board mislead deliberately ??
March 13, 2014 8:28 AM ….
To : “Greg Kisela” <email@example.com>
Cc “Robin Fenwick” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I sure did Greg, and I sure am disappointed in both you and Wayne Saunders.
You may remember that Wayne was asked multiple times at the A&B meeting on March 10th ….. When did the City receive the draft CAFR ??
He answered that “ he did not know, AND that he had received his copy earlier that day from Stella”
You may also remember you remained silent during that exchange.
Well it turns out that Wayne, and Stella, and Bridget had received a copy from the Auditor a full week earlier on March 3rd.
Do you have an explanation as to why your Finance director misinformed the A&B board as he did, AND why you remained silent in the face of his answer which you knew or should have known was incorrect.
From: Kisela, Greg [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:22 PM
To: Ted Noftall
Cc: Fenwick, Robin; City Council; Saunders, Wayne; Lewis, Shannon
Subject: FW: Prelim CAFR draft
Ted: I understand you have made a public record’s request for this information.
From: Saunders, Wayne
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 PM
To: Kisela, Greg
Subject: FW: Prelim CAFR draft
I am forwarding to you the below email in response to Ted Noftall’s public records request asking for any emails associated with the auditors providing the draft financial statements to the City.
Wayne Saunders, ICMA-CM
City of Port Orange
From: Zach Chalifour [mailto:Zach.Chalifour@JMCo.com]
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2014 2:27 PM
To: Gurnee, Stella; Saunders, Wayne; King, Bridgette
Cc: James Halleran
Subject: Prelim CAFR draft
Please find attached a working draft of the CAFR with notes. This is not yet final as a final read through on our end and finalization of formatting/page numbers is yet to be done, but we wanted to send over now for your reference as this should pretty well cover the content portion of everything.
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I remained silent because I didn’t know when the information had been received. Mr. Saunders and I spoke briefly on Monday, March 10th, in his office and he was reviewing a hard copy of the draft CAFR. I asked him how was the audit was going and he said it was going okay and we were on schedule for the City Council meeting on the 25th.
On Monday night you asked him when the draft CAFR was provided to Finance. He said he couldn’t remember for sure but believed it was originally sent to Stella. The e-mail shows he was copied on the transmittal. I do not believe that Mr. Saunders intentionally “misinformed” the Board. He said he didn’t remember and I promised to provide the Board along with the Mayor and City Council the requested information which I did on Wednesday, the 12th.