City earns State Auditor Award for eighth consecutive year

For the eighth year in a row, the City of Washington Court House earned a State Auditor Award for a “clean audit and good business practices.”

At Wednesday’s regular Washington City Council meeting, the city’s director of finance Tom Riley said, “These are the best balances I have ever seen for this time of the year. The water and sewer rate income is still down and we cannot make that up by the end of this year. But this is a great balance.”

Riley thanked all of the city employees who are part of the financial trail and part of the audit, he said.

With only three pieces of legislation on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting, the one that received the most attention was the awarding of a contract for the Oakland Avenue rehabilitation project. Under discussion was the dip in the road after motorists cross the railroad track as they travel north on Oakland Avenue. Though not included in the street rehab project, several engineers have looked the area over, according to officials. All suggestions must keep in mind that the level of the track cannot be changed.

In City Manager Joe Denen’s report to council, past and upcoming events were discussed, including: the eclipse party held in the park, the upcoming Scarecrow Festival, the family fun event to he held at Washington Cemetery on Oct. 7, the Oct. 31 Dog Park event at Chrisman Park, and the upcoming 5-K run to benefit the “Shop With A Cop” project.

Look for more information on these events in the Record-Herald.

The next council meeting will be held on the second floor of the administrative building, 105 N. Main St., on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The meeting is open to the public.

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By Bev Mullen

For the Record-Herald