Let’s hire a consultant…to do our jobs.

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Delaware County is in serious trouble, folks.

Micah Maxwell

County hires financial consultants to help. The Star Press, Muncie

I’m somewhat disappointed to hear that the Delaware County Commissioners hired a consulting firm for the purpose of developing a “comprehensive financial plan.” I only have an article from The Star Press as my source for this information. However, the essence of hiring an outside accounting firm because “we need to get into better habits” is beyond comprehension to me. I am also confused at why you would hire a consultant, give them a deadline and then establish committees to work on the “problem” in the meantime.

Why hire a consultant?

I went to the Delaware County website and copied the following information by clicking departments on the main page and clicking on the specific departments. These departments list as their assigned duties…

Auditor: Other responsibilities include…and overseeing the county payroll, budget and finances.

Commissioners: The Board of Commissioners of…

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