Township audit spotless, fiscal officer reports

WEST POINT – Fiscal Officer Tiffany Chetock informed trustees that Madison Township performed flawlessly on its 2012-13 state audit.

Chetock told trustees Wednesday she had received a draft copy of the township’s audit for the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years, and was happy to report the township was in “complete compliance” with all of the standards set forth by the state auditor.

Trustees thanked Chetock and commended her for a “job well done,” and those in attendance showed their appreciation by applauding.

Chetock said the state has performed full audits of the township in the past, which is more expensive. After these previous years’ full audits turned up no citations, the township has been permitted to do agreed upon procedures rather than a full-scale audit. That saves thousands of dollars.

“So once you do good, then they will do agreed upon procedures if you ask them to and that’s less money for the township,” said Chetock.

Due to a lack of citations, trustees were able to waive the standard post audit procedures. The motion passed unanimously.

“There’s no citations or findings or anything we need to argue that they need to change their mind on,” said Chetock.

In other business, trustees announced the the annual township tire collection – for township residents only – is 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the township garage on state Route 518.