At their meeting on Wednesday, the board heard from their legal counsel regarding steps being taken to obtain documents that have been reported to have been taken from the District by the former Director of Human Resources. Community members have provided documents to the board stating they were obtained by the former Director of HR. It is unclear how many or what types of documents may have been removed from the District in violation of HR policy. Legal counsel will update the board at their next meeting.
The board unanimously supported the recommendation by the Interim Director of Finance Magee to advertise for bids on a forensic due diligence audit. The bids are to include pricing for a 1 year plan, and also a 3 and 5 year span. The recommendations and potential contract are expected to be on the board’s agenda for possible approval on November 8th. The board asked many questions as to why Mr. Magee was bringing this recommendation forward and ultimately all supported his recommendation. He stated there has been no indication of fraud or suspected fraud, but he wants the forensic audit to determine if the elements of the ‘fraud triangle‘ are present. The audit is to bring forward all information that may indicate incidences of suspected fraud along with a risk assessment for any future potential fraudulent activities. To read more about the ‘fraud triangle’ click here.
The board discussed their desire to conduct quarterly townhall meetings. The chair has since scheduled the first townhall, in lieu of their standing board meeting, on October 11th at the Chateau. It is anticipate to be a moderated question and answer session.
The board provided direction to Interim General Manager Bandelin for the implementation of the Moss Adams recommendations beginning with the top priority of conducting a community survey related to venue improvements.
The board discussed the advertising policy for the IVGID magazine and all District related advertising and sponsorships. The board made language changes to the proposed policy and approved the revised policy in a 4-1 vote (Tulloch opposing).