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City of Russellville receives clean audit for FY 2016-17

When it comes to annual audit reports, local governments want to hear one word.


And that’s exactly what the Russellville City Council heard about the audit performed by the State of Alabama Department of Public Examiners for fiscal year 2016-17.

The council heard a report at its April 2 meeting detailing the audit and a review of the city’s financial statements. There were no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies identified as a result of the audit.

“As stewards of the City of Russellville’s funds, we strive to be professional and honest in our dealings with monies,” mayor David Grissom said. “A clean audit is something we expect, and it’s important the public have confidence in how we manage city government.”

In other action, the council:

  • Approved an ordinance to exempt certain items from the municipal sales and use tax during the weekend of July 20-22 as part of the State of Alabama’s Sales Tax Holiday.
  • Approved a resolution honoring Grace Hamilton for her dedicated service to the Russellville Public Library. Hamilton has been part of the library since the early 1990s, as a patron, volunteer and employee.
  • Approved a waiver of the payment in lieu of taxes for the Russellville Housing Authority for the next year.
  • Approved a contract with Jeff Frederick to provide softball umpires for the City of Russellville Parks and Recreation Department 2018 season. The contract is for $1,200 to be paid in four $300 increments.
  • Approved a waiver of rental fees for the A.W. Todd Centre for the Franklin County Extension Office on March 26, 2018, and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce on April 29, 2018.
  • Approved a $567 claim from Karl Pilati for plumbing repairs and a water pipe replacement after it was damaged accidentally by a member of the Russellville Fire Department.

The next regular meeting of the Russellville City Council will be Monday, April 16, with work session at 6 p.m. and meeting to follow.

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