INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – Buchanan County Treasurer, Amy Wright, has submitted her resignation effective June 17, 2019. She has served since February 13, 2013.
By Iowa Code (331.502.6) the County Auditor takes “temporary possession of the office and all official books and papers in the office of treasurer when a vacancy occurs and hold the office, books, and records until a successor qualifies …”
The Board of Supervisors will hold a special session at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11 to vote on formally accepting the resignation and discuss the options to obtain a County Treasurer replacement.
The County has faced problems with reconciling their financial records for several months after a system conversion dating back to April 2018. The delay has put in jeopardy getting reports balanced, audited, and submitted to the State to be eligible for certain State funds. The County currently has an extension to the end of June to submit the reports to the State Auditor's Office.