Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown Daily Times
The Journal
Daily Courier-Observer
NNY Ads
NNY Business
NNY Living
Malone Telegram
Fri., Jul. 11
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Jefferson County Soil and Water District completes auction, awaits audit as it tries to regain footing

ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District has completed an auction of surplus equipment to help offset the nearly $175,000 it owes the state after it was revealed early this year that former district Executive Director Brian J. Wohnsiedler was borrowing money against future state grants to pay operating costs.

Mr. Wohnsiedler, who resigned from his position in February, has retained an attorney with “no indication why,” according to Christine M. Watkins, the interim executive director.

The sale of a truck, boat and trailer netted the district $27,365.22.

If the district is able to come up with a plan to pay the $175,000 back, it may be able to start receiving state grant money again.

In addition to selling off equipment, the district also has had to downsize staff.

In March, forester Gary D. Eddy became the second district employee laid off in the last four months.

The district currently is awaiting the results of an independent audit of its financial records. Those results are expected in mid-April.

Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes