After a C.O.E audit it was determined the Friends Of Lake Ouachita owes the U.S. Treasury $152,000.00 - as was found from the Core of Engineers audit results.
January 5, 2015 meeting of the Lake Ouachita Citizens Focus Committee,
Rick Stokes stated two meetings had been held in regards to the FOLO audit, the
Corps has informed FOLO if they wish to donate the equipment, the Corps will
accept the items, but the donation will not relieve FOLO of paying the
$152,000.00 owed to the Treasury as was found from the audit results.
Arnold Habig recommended disbanding the LOCFC and revert all former LOCFC
members as FOLO members instead.
The audit report indicates that FOLO will be required to return
$184,589.00 to the U.S. Treasury for the use fees collected since the beginning
of the Cooperative Joint Management Agreement with the Corps.
Where does the money go when you pay to rent a campsite or launch a boat on Lake Ouachita?
Since the US Army Corps of Engineers is part of the Department of
Defense. All of the user fees collected at all Corps parks across America
are required to be forwarded to the General Treasury.