Attendees of Monday's Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council meeting at Ramona Hall were greeted by stacks of documents and a tri-fold poster board presentation detailing former Treasurer Mark Legassie's response to an inventory presented by current Treasruer Judy Knapton last month claiming that more than $11,000 in board property had gone missing.
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In his presentation, which can be viewed in the media box above, Legassie states that Knapton's inventory was inaccurate, because it lists items valued at less than $1,000 as missing.
Legassie asserts that the Neighborhood Council's Treasurer's Handbook only requires that items valued at greater than $1,000 and having a shelf-life of more than three years be inventoried.
In his presentation, Legassie also claims that Knapton's report was inaccurate because it listed as missing items that were purchased for other community groups, such as $1,000 Neighborhood Purposes Grant to Noah's Wish for emergency pet housing.
The report also, finally, reveals the whereabouts of the oft-discussed storage shed, which was purchased for the Hermon Community Emergency Response Team to use as storage for emergency supplies. According to Legassie, the shed is located on the property of Hermon Community Church.
Legassie's report is not the first example of the former treasurer going to great lengths to dispute a report drafted by Knapton. In December 2011, Legassie drafted a detailed response to a Knapton budget report listing items allegedly purchased outside of the ASNC's authority.