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County Audit Committee meets

Warren County government’s negative audit findings were reviewed in committee on Tuesday evening.

The county Audit Committee met and had little to say about the finding by the state for the fiscal year. It cited one finding, pertaining to the Warren County Schools: 1) general payroll liability accounts were not reconciled each month in the General Purpose School.

“It was regarding the schools’ health insurance and it wasn’t being reconciled to their standards so we instituted a stronger reconciliation procedure and that’s been implemented,” explained Finance Department director Justin Cotten. “General Purpose School alone will move $400,000 through that for medical insurance a month because there is all the time people adding, dropping, and double charging.”

Asked member Danny Martin, “Is the comptroller constantly watching it now?”

Answered Cotten, “No, they did come in in March and go over it with us and made sure we are on the right track.”

A motion to accept the audit report passed. However, the audit for this fiscal year has not been completed so another meeting will take place for further review.

Committee members adjourned.