Thursday, September 9, 2021

Friends in High Places

How many times has this happened to you?

Your Village government failed to submit an annual financial statement to the Illinois Comptroller, three years running. No problem, your Village auditor has agreed to file the report but they want a bunch of money first.

What do you do?

You can do like the Village of Old Mill Creek did and pay the auditor out of your own pocket:

President Smith: they were not going to turn it in until we paid them. So, I paid them personally which we can talk about at a later agenda item. They want a bunch of money for the 2019 & 2020 reports.
Village of Old Mill Creek -- Board of Trustees -- Regular Meeting -- Aug 9 2021
Note to Ops: Is your Village auditor demanding compensation for services rendered? Why not pay them with a personal check? It's a win-win for everyone. Your auditor gets paid. The taxpayers don't have to foot the bill. And you get to personally pay off the same people who are examining your Village finances.

Win win nudge nudge wink wink.

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