An audit has found “significant deficiencies” in the management of Johnson County’s two airports, with problems including lost revenue from out-of-date leases, fire and water damage risk to planes stored in the hangars, and a lack of transparency in spending.
The audit, presented to Johnson County commissioners last week by Auditor Ken Kleffner, outlined a number of purchasing and record-keeping actions that violated county policy and resulted in questions about whether the county got a fair price on what it paid for.
The audit covers New Century AirCenter and the Executive Airport.
For example, a $1.6 million remodeling project at the New Century was split into 11 sub-projects, a practice the county prohibits because it avoids restrictions on competitive bidding and oversight by the commission.
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