MOUNT VERNON — Terry Scott, city auditor, was presented with his 16th Auditor of State Award of Distinction during Monday’s City Council meeting.
“Clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability,” said David Craft, a representative from the Auditor of State’s office. He went on to say that the city presented a “clean” audit report which is void of findings of recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or any questioned costs.
Scott credited his staff, as well as City Council and department heads for being diligent in their efforts to be good stewards of taxpayer money.
Several resolutions were adopted including a piece of legislation, approved by suspending the three readings rule, to purchase three new police cruisers. The funds for the purchase were appropriated with this year’s budget.
Supplemental appropriations were approved including $46,305.17 toward bond retirement, and $11,000 for administrative fees for the FY 2013 CDBG Formula Grant. Scott said an additional $60,000 is expected in 2014.
Funds were approved for transfer Monday night in order to prepare the city for some year-end accounting purposes including funds for a permit fee for the water plant, retirement payoff, law books and funds from probation service to specific line item accounts for a new employee.
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