Auditor Galloway announces start of McCord Bend petition audit

Galloway requests citizen input as audit work begins

04/12/2016

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced her office is beginning an audit of the Village of McCord Bend, located in Stone County in southwest Missouri. The audit was requested by citizens through the petition process, which allows Missouri citizens to request a local government audit by collecting and submitting a number of signatures based on the number of voters in that area.

"The people of McCord Bend have asked for a thorough review of local government operations, and I'm pleased to begin this important work,"  Auditor Galloway said. "My office welcomes input and information from citizens through the Auditor's Fraud Hotline, and I look forward to providing results and recommendations for the benefit of the village and its residents."

The Village of McCord Bend petition audit required 47 signatures, which have been received and certified by the Stone County Clerk. Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration during the audit may contact the State Auditor's Office through the Auditor's Fraud Hotline at 800-347-8597 or at moaudit@auditor.mo.gov.

This is the third state audit for the Village of McCord Bend, which was established in 1992. Previous audits were released in 1994 and 1998. A regularly scheduled audit of Stone County, where McCord Bend is located, is currently underway.