Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released the audit report for Kimberling City. Auditor Galloway presented the findings at a meeting at Kimberling City Hall Community Center. The audit, which included a performance rating of "fair," was initiated through a petition of Kimberling City residents.
"By requesting this audit, the citizens of Kimberling City have shown they care greatly about their city, their government, and how its operations affect their fellow citizens," Galloway said. "This audit is not just about pointing out problems, it's about identifying solutions that will improve efficiency and operations for the city and its residents."
The meeting included a presentation of audit findings and recommendations for improvement. Audit staff noted findings in seven separate areas, including accounting controls and procedures; payroll; bond refinancing and procurement; budgets, financial statements and excess revenue monitoring; utility controls and procedures; Sunshine Law, and capital assets.
The complete report is available on our website at auditor.mo.gov.
Under Missouri law, the State Auditor`s Office may be called upon to audit a public entity, such as a city or a school district, through a petition process that includes a number of valid signatures based on a percentage of the number of voters. In Kimberling City, 214 valid signatures were required to begin the audit. Petitioners submitted 412 signatures, and 407 were certified as valid by the county clerk.
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