MADERA COUNTY – Todd Miller was sworn in today as Madera County Auditor Controller during the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
Miller defeated incumbent Marcia Hall in the June 3rd primary election, and Hall tendered her resignation the next day, declining to serve out the balance of her term.
Rather than waiting until 2015, District 3 Supervisor Rick Farinelli made the motion that Miller be appointed to the position now, and by a vote of 3-0 the Board agreed. Supervisors Wheeler and Rogers were absent from today’s meeting.
Miller told the Board that he plans to run the office with a new era of cooperation, courtesy and professionalism. He cited a recent case that demonstrated his commitment to getting things done.
“We had a problem with a payroll check last week, and rather than tell somebody they had to wait until the next paycheck, we just took care of it,” said Miller. “That’s how we should treat the supervisors, the public and all our employees, and in this office, that’s what we will be doing.”
Miller said his first priority is to bring the County’s financial house in order, and get the records to where audits are done in a timely manner.
“I hope to never again say that the financials are delinquent,” he said. “That’s over with.”
Miller says he also wants to start doing the internal audits that the department should have been doing, but hasn’t for many years. He said he will work personally on any issues with the Treasurer’s Office, and go through some policies and procedures that need addressing.
Karl Noyes, Assistant Auditor Controller who took on a much heavier work load with the resignation of Marcia Hall, was granted supplemental pay of 5% for his efforts in the interim, and will be working closely with Miller as everyone gets back up to speed.