By VIRGINIA GIORGIS
MOUNTAIN VIEW – The Mountain View town council accepted the town’s audit report at their regular meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 15.
According to Mayor Scott Dellinger, the audit by Hirschi DeCoria and Company, P. C. of Afton had been reviewed in detail on Thursday, Dec. 10.
According to the company, Dellinger said, the town should maintain its records on a cash basis, then prior to an audit hire someone to do the accrual basis as the town’s office staff didn’t have the expertise to transfers records to the accrual basis. The other finding in the audit, according to Dellinger, was the council needed to look at and question all bills as a method of preventing any fraud or embezzlement. This was necessary as the town “does not have enough hand for all the checks and balances,” Dellinger said.
In other action, the council approved an easement agreement with the Mountain View school district to go in off of Willow and go through the west side of the new K-8 building property for services. This agreement, according to Dellinger in the town’s workshop, was prompted by Questar’s request as it would be the easiest route for Questar to provide service for the new building, and the route would be the cheapest fro the school. The easement is supposed to be large enough so it can be utilized in the future if needed. The agreement also includes the area needs to be reclaimed if other services are placed in the easement.
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