Seminole County Clerk of Courts

Grant Maloy, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Auditor: Redeveloper Not Owed

February 1, 2007

CASSELBERRY -- A consultant for Casselberry's downtown-redevelopment agency is backing off claims that Seminole County underfunded the agency by more than $173,000.

An audit by Real Estate Research Consultants concluded that the county failed to fully fund the city's redevelopment agency in 1999 and 2000 and not at all in 1997 and 1998. But an e-mail from the company's president sent to county auditors Tuesday said no money is due.

An audit by the Seminole County Clerk of the Court last year found the city and county had shorted the city's redevelopment agency. Those shortfalls have been paid.

Sandra Pedicini, Nancy Imperiale, Willoughby Mariano, Robert Perez, Kristen Reed and Christine Dellert of the Sentinel staff contributed to this report.

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