I was cleaning off my desk and ran across that March 13, 2012 Audit Report by Richard Walls on the Hardin Valley Academy Construction.
I must have missed where he wrote on #6 Findings and Recommendations under Markups. "During our audit, we noted that fifty-seven reimbursable expense items of the architectural firm totaling $6,083 were marked up 10%, resulting in an overpayment of $608."
So, what was Mr. Walls recommendation? "We do not recommend recovery of this item due to it's insignificance."
Do What!? $608 is insignificant? So, if my tax bill to Knox County is $1,216 then I can pay $608 because it is insignificant. What if the Knox County Commission decides that Mr. Walls monthly salary will be cut $608 because that amount is insignificant?
This guy is the eyes of Knox County's checks and balances. Unbelievable! Why did it take me till now to see that? Who knows. As Donila would post, Anyhoo.