Aldermen Presented Audit Results At Meeting
The Pineville Board of Aldermen heard the results of the 2017 audit at its meeting on Tuesday.
Nick Myers, CPA, of Joplin, gave the report. In the opening pages of the document, Myers presented his opinion of the audit, which he said was a “clean opinion,” meaning there was nothing out of the ordinary in the audit. He noted that government funds are partly subsidizing the water and sewer departments. He also gave a recommendation, which he gives all his clients, he said, regarding segregation of (accounting) duties.
“The more you can break up those functions and have another person looking at it, it cuts down on mistakes,” he said.
Alderman Ann Crowder-Sanders said regarding the audit, “We’re in good monetary condition. When you have more in your account than you have bills, you’re doing well. We just can’t make the water and sewer pay for itself. We don’t have the numbers. We couldn’t charge enough. We do have a good rate.”
Alderman Becky Davis said employees have done a good job with compliance.
In other business, aldermen approved bills in the amount of $19,479.90.