Audit: Adams County in good fiscal shape

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 28, 2001

Members of the Adams County Board of Supervisors think Adams County is in &uot;good shape&uot; after studying an annual audit report Monday.

&uot;We’re in good condition,&uot; said Supervisor Virginia Salmon. &uot;In fact, I thought we had a good audit this year.&uot;

Supervisors and other county officials met in small groups Monday morning with the Natchez accounting firm of Switzer, Hopkins & Mange to discuss the audit.

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The discussions were not considered public meetings because a quorum of the supervisors was not present at any of the sessions.

The &uot;exit conferences&uot; are a customary procedure for the audit, Salmon said.

The meetings are held &uot;so the members of the Board of Supervisors know what has been written in a report,&uot; Salmon said. &uot;It gives … any supervisor an opportunity to question (any) findings.&uot;

Supervisor Darryl Grennell also said he did not see any major areas of concern when he looked over the audit.

&uot;Basically we came out pretty clean,&uot; he said. &uot;Overall we’re in good shape. We’re in compliance with state statute.&uot;

The final report on the audit will most likely be finalized in the next few weeks and made public after a supervisor’s meeting next month, Salmon said.

The Adams County Board of Supervisors conducts an audit annually to make sure it is managing its finances in compliance with state law.

Adams County approved a budget of about $16 million for the current fiscal year. Fifty three percent or $8,608,329 of its revenues were generated with local property taxes.