Commissioners hear results of 2014-2015 audit

By Gary Scott on February 8, 2016 at 3:09pm

Morgan County Commissioners were presented with audit for the 2014-2015 fiscal year this morning.

Commissioner chairman Bill Meier says it was a good audit. He says the county received some unexpected “soft revenue” with increased sales tax.

“That helped us out quite a bit. About another $500,000. So, as it stands right now, we’re in good shape, but we also used that figure to go ahead and prepare the 2015-2016 budget. So, we’re going to have to watch that pretty close, because the last couple of payments that we received have gone back to the levels they were in the past. So, we’ll watch it,” says Meier.

“But, it was great last year. We have about seven months of reserves, so that’s great too.”

The state budget impasse was addressed. Auditor Adam Withee of Zumbahlen, Eyth, Surratt, Foote and Flynn pointed out the county has only gotten about $90,00 of a $150,000 state grant to help pay for roof repairs to the Morgan County Jail.

Treasurer Jenny Geirnaeirt added the state still isn’t reimbursing the county for the state’s attorney’s salary.

The audit found no material weaknesses for internal controls.