Nathan Cryder, chief policy advisor for Edelen's office, said the solid waste management area is listed in the database as out-of-compliance on its budget because the DLG has no record of the district existing for the 2011 fiscal year.
But Solid Waste Director Chris Thomason said he's sure his district filed all the appropriate paperwork with the DLG when it was first incorporated.
"The DLG's attorney signed off on it, so they absolutely do know (we exist)," Thomason said.
A copy of the inter-local agreement forming the Garrard/Lincoln Solid Waste Management Area provided to The Interior Journal by Thomason shows the creation of the district was signed off on by DLG Staff Attorney Andrew Hartley and DLG Director Tony Wilder.
Hartley has not yet been reached for comment.
The McKinney Water District is the only other Lincoln district not currently listed as being in 100-percent compliance, but that is likely an error as well.
The database currently lists the water district's compliance with auditing requirements as unknown, but Cryder said some districts that submitted physical copies of their audits haven't had their ratings updated within the database yet.
A McKinney Water District employee confirmed a physical copy of the district's 2011 audit was mailed to Edelen's office within the deadline given to the district.
Edelen's database lists no compliance issues for Lincoln's six other special districts, which are:
• Lincoln County Ambulance taxing district;
• Lincoln County Extension taxing district;
• Lincoln County Health taxing district;
• Lincoln County Library taxing district;
• Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation non-taxing district; and
• Stanford/Lincoln County Industrial Development Authority non-taxing district.
In the counties surrounding Lincoln, Edelen's database lists compliance issues for six of Casey's 10 special districts, five of Pulaski's nine; one of Rockcastle's seven; three of Garrard's eight; and three of Boyle's eight.