The city report on the state audit suggests citizens who complained about the golf course operations were needless and a waste of money (about $50,000). Yet why wasn’t the financial director, whose very job should be focused on city revenues, expenditures and contracts, concerned about golf course operator Curt Zander for years blowing off the terms of his contract? You can’t really blame him; why should he do work if no one will call him out for being on cruise control? But this lack of reporting, as outlined in the copy-and-pasted portion of the long-term lease, hid the true revenue stream generated by one of the city’s most valuable assets.
Don’t citizens have a right to know this? Shouldn’t highly-paid officials be executing their duties and taking care of this? (Oh, that’s right, this is Ocean Shores…)