Utilities audit ‘very good’
Matt Lasley Reporter
The Leitchfield Utilities Commission recently approved the audit report for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013.
During its regularly scheduled Thursday, December 19 meeting, the Commission received an overview of its audit report from City auditors Belinda Colter and Jeff Carter, of Taylor, Polson, and Company, PSC.
Carter said the Utilities audit show no deficiencies nor material weaknesses and no instances of non-compliance.
“[The City] has a good system and set of books. [City Finance Officer] Erin [Embry] and her staff did a very good job,” Carter said. “It was one of the easiest audits we’ve had to work with in a long time.”
Leitchfield Utilities Chairman Robert Crawford said he values the audit reports and uses them as a gauge for trend analysis.
Crawford also said the Utilities are “extremely fortunate” in regards to finances and, as an example, discussed the Raw Water Intake project, which cost $5 million and resulted in only $2.7 million in debt.
2013 was the first year the City worked with Glasgow firm Taylor, Polson, and Company, PSC, according to Embry.
“I enjoyed working with them,” said Embry in a later interview. “We hope to keep a good working relationship with them in the future.”
In other business, the Commission discussed changing the policy of charging individuals in such cases as they disconnect either their gas or water.
No action was taken on this matter.
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