Just when it seemed like everything was getting more and more expensive, the news came out recently that Great Bend will save a little money on a proposal for its next three years’ business audits.
The Great Bend City Council approved the audit proposal from Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball, agreeing to one figure for the regular audit and a second amount for each federal audit that is required.
City Clerk Wayne Henneke explained that the city handles enough federal pass through funds that it is required by federal regulations to conduct extra audit work on just those accounts.
The proposal that was accepted by the city council approves paying:
• 2011 $23,000 for the city audit and $4,500 federal
• 2012 $23,700 for the city audit and $4,625 federal
• 2013 $24,400 for the city audit and $4,775 federal
That agreement will actually save money over the lump sum proposal the city has accepted in the past, the clerk explained. “I cam up with them being a little bit less,” Henneke said.
And he is confident the city will get its money’s worth, Henneke added. “Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball have provided very good service for us.”
In other recent business, the council also approved revisions to the city employee handbook with Councilman Randy Myers opposed; and approved spending $27,373 to pay for repairs to concrete work at 10th and Kiowa Road at the east entrance to the city.
City Engineer Robert Winiecke said his staff will be looking into the base and construction that was done three years ago when this work was originally done to determine why the street has deteriorated so quickly.
The original work and this repair will be done by the same business, L&M Contractors, it was reported.