State audit: Ellendale finances, records, payroll a mess

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A state auditor’s report posted Tuesday on the department’s website says, in essence, that the town of Ellendale’s financial records, handling of cash, payroll and even basic operational details and practices are a mess. In a lot of cases, they look like growing pains in a small town experiencing rapid growth typical of Sussex County. It had 400-plus residents in 2020 …