Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 15, 2014

State audit service to cost $4K

CROSSVILLE — Auditing services from the Tennessee State Comptroller's Office for the Cumberland County Trustee's Office will cost the county $4,423.

The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $4,423 amendment for the trustee's office to pay for the auditing services.

The funds will come from the undesignated fund balance.

"Do you have the funds in your budget for this?" Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner asked.

"No, we don't. I didn't ask for this (auditing assistance)," Kim Wyatt, Cumberland County trustee said.

Wyatt said the issue was found and has been reconciled with bank statements. The state auditors assisted in finding a double posting of a $20,000 credit from 2011. The mistake has since been reconciled and state auditors reported bank statements have been reconciled accurately since March of this year.

"Yeah, but this came from that office. Did you have something wrong? I think it ought to reflect on that office," Harvel said.

Sonya Rimmer, 8th District commissioner, asked if it could come out of the trustee's commission.

Wyatt said the trustee's commission goes back into the general fund anyway, so it still would be coming out of the general fund.

"I just feel it ought to reflect on that office in the budget, somewhere," Harvel said.

A motion to approve the amendment was made by Terry Carter, 6th District commissioner. It was supported by John Kinnunen, 9th District commissioner.

The committee approved several other budget amendments during the meeting as well.

Other budget amendments approved were:

• County clerk's office for $392 for maintenance and repair of office equipment. Funds to come from the office supplies line in the county clerk's budget. Harvel made motion and it was supported by Kinnunen.

• Finance department for $150 for premiums on corporate bonds. Funds will come from printing and stationary forms in finance department budget. Harvel made motion and it was supported by Hassler.

• Cumberland County trustee's office for $193 for premiums on corporate bonds. Funds will come from printing and stationary forms in finance department budget. Harvel made motion and it was supported by Kinnunen.

• $3,453 in order to accept various donations to the Cumberland County Animal Shelter. It was approved after a motion was made by Harvel and was supported by Allen Foster, 4th District commissioner.

• Cumberland County Railroad Authority for $9,601 in order to accept unbudgeted revenue.

• Cumberland County General Fund for $6,790 from sale of equipment and $39,318 for public safety grants for a total of $46,108 of unbudgeted revenue.

• Cumberland County Drug Fund for $1,956 to accept unbudgeted revenue.

The three amendments for unbudgeted revenue were unanimously approved after a motion was made by Carter. The motion was supported by Foster.

Nancy Hyder, 2nd District commissioner, did not attend the meeting.

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