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JC Mayor Greg Deemie Responds to State Audit Report

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Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie is responding to a state comptroller's report saying the village's lack of oversight of court cash receipts has led to the loss of $1.1 million in unpaid traffic tickets from 1986 to 2013.

The audit recommends an annual audit of the justices' records, implement policies for the enforcement of unpaid parking tickets, and perform monthly reconciliations for fine and bail accounts.

In a response to the comptroller, Deemie wrote that the village is in full agreement with the draft findings and recommendations. In fact, he says he called for the audit.

He says the village's new justice and court clerk are already starting to implement the comptroller's recommendations.

I'm glad we did it. I'm glad it came back with what it did, so we know where we need to go moving forward with what the recommendations were and where our shortcomings are so we can take care of that. That's what's important," said Greg Deemie, Village of Johnson City Mayor.

Deemie says one of the ways the village is taking charge of the large number of unpaid parking tickets is by having a court committee within the board to oversee court reporting.