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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Eastlake's book$ clean again

Back before Ted Andrzejewski became the Eastlake mayor, the watchdog State Auditor’s office wasn’t too optimistic about town hall’s money handlers.
Back, then, the city had “cited for expenditures and encumbrances exceeding appropriations; not making deposits in a timely manner; appropriations exceeding estimated resources; and for not obtaining an amended certificate of estimated resources.” the auditor found.
Next, Eastlake got a good audit after getting out of fiscal emergency in 2008.
“(The city) should be commended for making all the improvements they have in such a short amount of time,” an auditor spokesperson said last year.
Then after undergoing the same checks of all its books in post-2008 through this year, Eastlake got another A-plus clean bill of fiscal health with such bookkeeping examiners’ comments as:
n “The city maintains careful watching over its financial operations.”
n “The city has a strong internal control system.”
n “The city remains open to protecting the citizens of Eastlake with full disclosure of the financial position of the city.”
--David W. Jones


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