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Office of Inspector General audit finds several problems with Tequesta's sidewalk project

Posted at 4:52 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 07:56:24-05

The Office of the Inspector General conducted an audit into the village of Tequesta’s Sidewalks Rehabilitation and Construction contract and found several problems. 

A complaint sent to the OIG had claimed village officials were corrupt. Investigators found no indicators of public corruption but found weaknesses when it came to compliance with payment, permitting and inspection process.

“For a small municipality we think the report is fairly good,” said Village Clerk Lori McWilliams. 

The report found the majority of expenditures, more than $358,000, for the contract were not clearly defined. 

Investigators released eight findings and 21 recommendations, including amending the contract. 

“We have already implemented numerous recommendations and plan on complying with all of them by March,” Village of Tequesta Public Works Director Doug Chambers said.

Read the full report here.