- More San Joaquin County Grand Jury allegations
The San Joaquin County Grand Jury also announced the following
findings about the Woodbridge Sanitary District:
- A part-time employee on Social Security disability accumulated
36 hours of work, which could have affected his benefit payment. So
the hours were recorded as compensatory time off on his payroll
records. A $1,260 check was issued to another employee for the 36
hours with the understanding that the money would be turned over to
the employee on disability.
- Management is seldom on-site to check employees’ actual time
- Employees may have stolen equipment from the district. Credit
card purchases averaged $2,883 per month, and tools and equipment
purchases averaged $1,595 monthly. All purchases are approved after
the purchase is made.
- Unlicensed employees performed water tests in Ching’s
- An employee reported being harassed by board and staff members.
Cameras were installed and pointed at her desk, the employee was
stripped of keys to filing cabinets, computer passwords were
changed and desk drawers were searched.
- Nepotism in the hiring process.
— Source: San Joaquin County Grand Jury
- Woodbridge Sanitary District at a glance
Formed: May 11, 1949.
Acres: 531 acres total, including 292 acres for
housing, 43 acres of public land, seven acres of commercial
property and 189 acres of permanent open space (golf course,
Population: About 3,500.
Annual budget: About $376,000.
Staff: Five to 10 part-time employees.
Board of directors: President Doug Colucci,
Vice President Richard Best, directors Harold Rohrbach, Dwight
Langhoff and Glenda Wall.
— Source: San Joaquin County Grand Jury; county Local Agency
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 11:01 am
Updated: 9:49 am, Thu Jun 23, 2011.
The San Joaquin County Grand Jury
has accused the Woodbridge Sanitary District of a litany of
improprieties in its operations.
The small district, which provides sewer service to Woodbridge,
has allegedly committed payroll fraud, fiscal mismanagement,
falsified state water records, harassed employees, used nepotism
and favoritism, failed to adequately train employees and lacked
board polices and procedures, according to a grand jury report
issued on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 11:01 am.
Updated: 9:49 am.