Impovements recommended for Bollinger County in audit from Missouri State Auditor Galloway
JEFFERSON CITY, MO/November 15, 2017 (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a regularly scheduled audit of Bollinger County. The audit, which received an overall rating of fair, recommended better controls and procedures throughout county government.
“Resolving problems and ensuring proper oversight in a county’s operations are necessary to adequately serve the public,” Auditor Galloway said. “Citizens deserve fair and transparent treatment by their elected officials, which includes not being burdened with excessive taxation.”
The audit found the county failed to correct sales tax levies that exceed maximum rates specified by the law. Despite the fact that the tax levies were identified as problems in three prior audit reports, the issue has not been corrected, which could put the county at risk of litigation or financial loss.
The report also noted the need for improvement in accounting practices within the prosecuting attorney’s office and sheriff’s office. Implementing the recommendations in the report would reduce the likelihood of errors or potential misuse of funds in these offices.
The complete Bollinger County audit report is available here.