New Dare County LogoEOD often reads Dare County's financial statements off the county website. Having been in the "audit business" for so many years, we guess its a habit we can't break. This morning, while gathering data for an upcoming report on the county's $24.5 million "beach nourishment slush fund" (reader request) we noticed this.
At first glance, one would think this huge document is the annual audit report for the non-profit organization called "PreserveBeachAccess.org"
Well, think again. This is the cover sheet for Dare County's
for the last fiscal year.
Historically, these kind of very important offical documents have contained the county's seal/logo or only wording which describes the document's contents. While this presentation may seem somewhat benign to a lot of our readers; we think it also shows where our county leaders are in their mindset right now. No matter where one stands on this issue, it is clear to EOD that our elected leaders are devoting too much time and money to this issue, during one of the most difficult economic times in our county's history.