I have also written to the Lake Sun previously, that tax dollar smoke stacks, as I call them, seem to give us great school buildings, and great fire houses and new trucks yet the Camden County infrastructure seems to suffer on tax dollars being adequate.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter is in response to a letter from John Blankenbeker of Macks Creek, “Listening closely to the Camden County Commissioners” that was published in the Oct. 19-20, 2018 Lake Sun.

I resonate with some of John Blankenbeker’s comments, concerning tax waste, yet I like data! Blaming someone or a group is interesting but I like data! I also note, that only negative things have been pointed out, and nothing positive.

I have also written to the Lake Sun previously, that tax dollar smoke stacks, as I call them, seem to give us great school buildings, and great fire houses and new trucks yet the Camden County infrastructure seems to suffer on tax dollars being adequate. Allocation, always seems to be a problem, but never seems to affect schools or Fire houses or the Ambulance districts.

Something is wrong in my view but, what?

With that said Nichole Galloways office is conducting an audit of Camden County, that in my opinion has long been overdue. The three commissioners in office, know things are not right yet the layers of management in the county, all need to be investigated and determine how to proceed in a better way. It is my understanding this audit will be all encompassing on financials and financial process. I would venture also an outcome of that audit will identify problems by the end of 2018.

It is pretty obvious that Camden county elected officials generally operate as individual departments and previous local audits have continued for years to reflect the same poor performance problems and nothing changes. And once the audit was talked about some local people left office due to health reasons.

The current audit being done by Nichole Galloway, is the first “Real Audit” in my opinion!

Once that is accomplished, and changes are put in place, we shall see who has been doing what and what needs improvements.

One thing for sure, if this audit that is costing the county a lot of money finds problems, and those problems don’t get fixed, then the discussion about who we vote for or against, in my opinion, would be appropriate.

Right now, I really don’t know what the problem is, and it appears the Commissioners are headed in the right direction to find out. But we shall see!