What is going on in the Logan County Commissioner’s office and why are things in Logan County such a mess under the reign of Commissioner Mark Sharpton. As Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, he is ultimately responsible for the chief administrative body in Logan County.
But according to the State Auditor’s office, budget issues are a recurring theme in Logan County. For instance:
Under Commissioner Sharpton, Logan County is not following correct purchasing order procedures that are established by state statutes. This results in poor financial reports, unrecorded transactions and, when it is all said and done, repeated violations of the law.
Under Commissioner Sharpton, Logan County has failed to deposit tax revenue in the appropriate account. Again, this led to misstatement of funds.
Under Commissioner Sharpton, Logan County has failed to complete an Estimate of Needs. This led to the County being unable to present a schedule of receipts, expenditures, and changes in cash balances. One of the most important aspects of the budgeting process, this report provides the start data and recaps all of the revenue that has been generated over the previous year and provides, as the title suggests, an estimate of what will be needed in the upcoming year.
Under Commissioner Sharpton, Logan County has failed to present an accurate and complete estimate of needs and has failed to update its Disaster Recovery Plan. Because of this, Logan County could be unable to function in the event of a natural disaster.
Under Commissioner Sharpton, Logan County has failed to keep accurate records of fuel, resulting in improper documentation and misappropriated inventory.
What do Mark Sharpton and the Logan County Commissioner’s Office have to hide? What is so wrong with their books that they have repeated violations with the State Auditor’s Office?