Audit uncovers Georgia city's inventory tracking deficiencies
January 05, 2012
An audit of the city of Lawrenceville, Georgia, revealed inventory tracking
insufficiencies during the tenure of its former mayor, Rex Millsaps, WABE-TV reports.
Millsaps defended himself, arguing that while the auditor's report makes it seem like the city's inventory program
was disregarded while he served as mayor, the lack of an inventory management system
actually predated his administration.
"Some of the controls over inventory and all that … weren't there - they hadn't been there in 25 years," he said, as quoted by the news source. "It just so happened that they looked for the four years because (city councilman Tony Powell) was trying to make my administration look bad."
Powell acknowledged there was tension between him and Millsaps, but claimed he did not hold a grudge against the former mayor for cutting the city attorney salary in 2006 as part of a citywide budget crackdown.
Cities like Lawrenceville can use inventory management software
such as Sage FAS Government Asset Inventory
to help keep on top of their asset inventory holdings.