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County ends FY ’13 with surplus, no debt
Accountant Wayne Beyer reviews the findings of his fiscal year 2013 audit report with the Wilson County Commissioners Court at its March 10 meeting.
Wilson County NewsMarch 12, 2014 3,725 views 1 comment
“You don’t have any debt; there’s virtually nothing,” said Wayne Beyer of Wilson County’s fiscal year 2013 financial audit. “You don’t have any debt. That’s rare.”
Beyer made the remarks during his audit presentation, part of the Wilson County Commissioners Court’s March 10 meeting. Beyer said the only debt that existed on the county’s books at the end of the previous fiscal year was $558,000 in capital equipment leases. An additional $332,000 balance on the bond that funded construction of the Wilson County Criminal Justice Center in 1996 was paid off.
Other highlights of the audit included:
•The commissioners court ended the year $187,000 under budget
•The Wilson County Clerk’s Office finished the year $23,000 under budget
•The county’s actual income exceeded expenditures by $659,449
•The county had a $4.1 million ending reserve -- approximately 40 percent of its $10,332,000 in expenditures -- in its general fund
•The county’s four precincts had an ending road and bridge balance totaling $335,000. The road and bridge fund had an ending surplus of $1.8 million -- a 45 percent reserve versus $3.8 million in expenditures.
Concerns listed in Beyer’s management analysis were minor. One related to precinct 2 and 4 workers not listing actual clock-in and clock-out times on time sheets.
Other concerns were related to the motor vehicle division of the Wilson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office, in which invoices dated during the test months of May and July were not paid until September. Also in July, a bank deposit was $30 short, there was $60 unaccounted for, and the county overpaid $14,000 in sales tax.
In addition to voting to accept the audit report, the commissioners also agreed to pay Beyer’s company -- Pleasanton-based Beyer & Co. -- its $15,000 fee for performing the audit.
In other business, the commissioners accepted August Moczygemba’s resignation from the Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 3 board of commissioners and voted to appoint Carlos Salazar to fill his unexpired term.
In attendance: Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney and commissioners Albert Gamez Jr., Paul Pfeil, Ricky Morales, and Larry Wiley; County Auditor Tom Dupnick, Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr., County Clerk Eva Martinez, County Treasurer Jan Hartl, Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Jim Burdette, Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Richard “Dickie” Jackson, Lisa Eberhardt of the Wilson County Auditor’s Office, Emergency Management Coordinator LeAnn Hosek, Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office Coordinator Edwin Baker, and Library Director Nicki Stohr.
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