Commissioners Tony Amadio and Dan Camp / photo by John Paul

Commissioners Dan Camp and Tony Amadio are back to square one in their search for a new financial administrator, after their sole candidate for the position turned down the job when he was made an official offer last week.

The county has been without a financial administrator since March 8th, when Commissioners Amadio and Camp voted to fire Ricardo Luckow — a Certified Public Accountant who had exposed previously undisclosed budgetary deficits under the prior Amadio-led Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Sandie Egley voted against the termination of Luckow and has praised the work he did on behalf of the county.

Following Luckow’s termination, Egley sought to publicly advertise the open position of financial administrator, but she was overruled by Commissioners Camp and Amadio, who brought forward a single candidate for the job. The Beaver Countian revealed that Tim Boyde — a Rochester native who currently resides in New York — was the only person considered for the position in an article published on April 9th. It is unclear how Amadio and Camp came up with the name of Boyde, but after conducting one interview of the man, the two Commissioners instructed the county’s Human Resources Department to offer him the job.

Boyde then declined the offer, telling the county he changed his mind about wanting the position and had decided to stay in New York.

The County Commissioners held discussions during an executive session following their public worksession yesterday to decide how to proceed — the Beaver Countian had objected to the discussion being held in private, believing it to be a possible violation of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act. Following the private meeting, it was announced that Commissioners will now advertise the open position of financial administrator and seek applications from the public.

Without a financial administrator, Commissioners are largely in the dark about the current state of the county’s finances, and have no one to run budgetary projections at a time when the county’s Law Department is negotiating union contracts that will be in effect for the next three years.

Although no longer employed by the county, Ricardo Luckow has continued to assist law enforcement personnel with their investigations into county government.

See Also:

District Attorney Lozier: State Police Conducted An “Unauthorized Investigation” Into County Corruption

FBI Among Agencies Conducting Years-long Investigations Into County Corruption

State Grand Jury Convening Next Week On Alleged Corruption In Beaver County

In-Depth: Beaver County Hid Massive Deficits – Wrote Millions In “Bad Checks” At The End Of Last Year

In-Depth: Beaver Countian Challenges Amadio On Statements About The Budget – Amadio Tells Egley To “Keep Smiling”

Former County Solicitor & “Friendship Ridge” Attorney Praises Commissioner Camp In Post To Egley’s Social Media Page

Camp Flips – County Will Release Another $300,000 To New Friendship Ridge Owners And Surrender Lawsuit

Investigative Report: Former Chief County Solicitor Represented New Friendship Ridge Owners While Still Employed By The County

Commissioner Egley Seeks Investigation Into Former County Solicitor Joe Askar By Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

Commissioner Amadio “No Comment” On If His Statement About Egley’s Complaint Against Former Solicitor Was Untrue

Former County Solicitor Joe Askar Hosting Big Money Campaign Fundraiser For Gov Wolf At “Friendship Ridge” Facility

Financial Administrator: County Officials Paid $300,000 Bonus To New Friendship Ridge Owners Without Justification

In-Depth: Officials Say New Friendship Ridge Owners Had “Money Problems” – County “Loaned” Them At Least $1.2 Million As Sale Was Being Completed

Former Financial Administrator’s Email “Explains” $1.2 Million “Loan” To Friendship Ridge

Bank Slips Show $3.4 Million Unilaterally Withdrawn By Financial Administrator LaValle & Treasurer Javens

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John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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think about it
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think about it

he, most likely, read the beaver countian and decided not his circus, not his monkeys.

Disgruntled
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Disgruntled

“Without a Financial Administrator, the Commissioners are largely in the dark about the current state of the county’s finances…”

What the fuck is the difference? They ignored the state of the county finances anyway. They might as well save the FA salary, go ahead and fly blind, give the unions whatever they want to pander to them, and claim ignorance when the shit falls apart. It’s the perfect scenario for these two dicks.

Disgruntled
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Disgruntled

Better yet, if Tweedledum and Tweedledummer were smart enough to think of it, they should have appointed Commissioner Egley to be the acting FA so they can hang the whole fucking finance shit circus around her neck.

Gringo
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Gringo

Disgruntled, stating ” if tweedledum and tweedledummer were smart enough” is an oxymoron if I have ever heard one !

Disgruntled
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Disgruntled

Gringo, I see Amadio as being the smarter of the two. He was successful in splitting the majority party, essentially putting himself back in control. Camp is a fucking moron who can’t think 10 minutes in front of his face. It’s chess, not checkers. And Amadio got checkmate.

Bobby Boom Boom
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Bobby Boom Boom

Vince LaValle will be back in place in the next 2 months. He “Knows the system”.

young33908
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young33908

Who wants to work for corrupt bankrupt Beaver County?

ricimer
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ricimer

If anyone out there owned a business of any kind. And there is no financial accountability. No one capable of KEEPING THE BOOKS. Oh I’m bad this is Beaver County.