New Dewey Beach Audit Released, Commissioners Taking Action - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

New Dewey Beach Audit Released, Commissioners Taking Action

Posted: Mar 30, 2018 4:51 PM Updated:

DEWEY BEACH, Del.- A new audit states the town of Dewey Beach did not have cash handling policies and procedures across town, namely with lifeguard donations and the police department's participation in a federal surplus equipment program.

Town Commissioner Paul Bauer and Mayor T.J. Redefer say they've already contracted an outside accounting firm to handle financial statements and hired a new town manager to further fix the town's finances.

"He is quickly taking the lead role and putting policies and procedures in place so this doesn't happen in the future," Redefer says. "And we have transparency moving forward so that no one can wonder what's going on behind the scenes."

While the audit documents various off the book/barter transactions, Bauer says it also points out there was no police "slush fund" as previously alleged.  Redefer says they are starting a second audit to further document operations. He says they also plan on going to places where police equipment was auctioned to ensure there were no auctions the town is unaware of. 

"Everything we are doing going forward is on our watch," says Bauer. "So we want to be everything people expected us to be as far as being transparent and building trust."

Bauer says the commissioners authorized the second audit to begin immediately. He says it should be complete by May. 

To read the full audit, click here

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Democrat Ben Jealous Struggles in Blue Maryland

    Democrat Ben Jealous Struggles in Blue Maryland

    Sep 19, 2018 3:16 PM -04:002018-09-19 19:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:21:15 GMT
    From left: Ben Jealous and Gov. Larry HoganFrom left: Ben Jealous and Gov. Larry Hogan
    From left: Ben Jealous and Gov. Larry HoganFrom left: Ben Jealous and Gov. Larry Hogan
    A Goucher College poll released Wednesday shows incumbent Maryland gubernatorial candidate Gov. Larry Hogan leading his Democratic opponent Ben Jealous by 22 percentage points.More
    A Goucher College poll released Wednesday shows incumbent Maryland gubernatorial candidate Gov. Larry Hogan leading his Democratic opponent Ben Jealous by 22 percentage points. More
  • Drivers Advised of Weekend Traffic at Bay Bridge Ahead of Sunfest

    Drivers Advised of Weekend Traffic at Bay Bridge Ahead of Sunfest

    Sep 19, 2018 3:03 PM -04:002018-09-19 19:03:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:19:50 GMT
    MARYLAND -- The Maryland Transportation Authority is giving drivers a heads up about increased traffic ahead of Sunfest this weekend. MDTA says due to Sunfest in Ocean City, driver should expect traffic volume to be higher than normal Thursday, SeptemberMore
    The Maryland Transportation Authority is giving drivers a heads up about increased traffic ahead of Ocean City's Sunfest this weekend. More
  • Two Arrested On Drug Charges In Dover

    Two Arrested On Drug Charges In Dover

    Sep 19, 2018 1:21 PM -04:002018-09-19 17:21:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:09:20 GMT
    Dwahn Hooks and Keyana LewisDwahn Hooks and Keyana Lewis
    Dwahn Hooks and Keyana LewisDwahn Hooks and Keyana Lewis
    Dover police arrested two people on several drug-related charges following a search warrant Tuesday morning.More
    Dover police arrested two people on several drug-related charges following a search warrant Tuesday morning.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices