Water bonds and monthly billing were part of the audit's original focus.The city hired
The auditor's office continues to recommend obtaining a formal water and sewer rate study from a professional engineer to ensure sufficient future rates.
In June as part of this effort to collect water bills, the city disconnected 34 meters. The city administrator reviews a cutoff register every month before meters are disconnected. This week, all but five households have paid their debts and the reconnect fee of
The city had tried several professional companies in its effort to collect past due bills, without much success.
"It didn't seem logical to hire another company," said
Also, individuals who leave the area and move back at a later date can expect to have to pay any money still owed before they can get a new water hookup, Mrs. Kar said.
Auditors found what they labeled as "significant weaknesses in golf course controls, policies and procedures. The city has begun working with a golf advisory committee reviewing problem areas. Efforts are under way to improve financial reporting and all fees and prices for golf products and services have been reviewed and approved at a June meeting.
Also, employees are doing monthly inventories of the golf store items, Mrs. Kar said.
Finally, the auditor cited numerous Sunshine Law violations. Mrs. Bauman, the city attorney, has begun conducting advisory meetings to inform city employees, city board members and
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