Logansport Clerk-Treasurer Carol Sue Hayworth has drafted a corrective-action plan that implements this suggestion.
“They were very helpful to us,” Hayworth said of the state board of accounts.
She said the audit’s guidance can be accomplished by having “more eyes on extra things” to ensure departments that stand to benefit from grants supply all necessary documents ensuring compliance with grant requirements to her office as quickly as possible.
The 2014 budget recently adopted by Logansport City Council allocates funds for a new deputy for the clerk-treasurer’s office, whom Hayworth said will take on many of the city’s grant-processing duties. This will further help to ensure the state board of accounts’ suggestions are accomplished, she said.
The audit also states the city’s reconciled bank balance exceeded its recorded balance by $587 due to posting errors and that delinquent wastewater fees and penalties had not been recorded with the Cass County recorder.
The end of the audit states while material weaknesses were identified, significant deficiencies were not, although it concludes the city is not qualified as a low-risk auditee.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or email@example.com. Follow him: @PharosMAK