ISLAMORADA -- The release date of a voter-mandated state audit of village finances has been pushed back again, Marilyn Rosetti of the Florida Auditor General's Office told the Free Press last week.
"Right now we're looking at the end of February or early March," she
"Unfortunately, we got into the review process at our busiest time of year."
Teams of four auditors were camped in Village Hall from early June until early August, reviewing wastewater finances, contracts the village has entered into and the town's financial control procedures, among other items.
Upon the conclusion of the on-site work, Rosetti
expected the audit to be released in the late fall.
subsequently revised the estimated release date to January, before announcing the latest delay last week.
"The hold was on our end," she
"It had to do with our projects and assignments.
It had nothing to do with the village itself."
said the office's staff of approximately 250 auditors is statutorily required to release audit reports on 51 school boards, 28 colleges and 11 universities by March 31.