Whitehall News

City's auditing prowess catches state's eye

Representatives from the Ohio Auditor's Office are expected to recognize the city of Whitehall for its auditing practices at Whitehall City Council's meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has selected Whitehall as a recipient of the 2013 Auditor of State Award.

Other Ohio municipalities and school districts also have been recognized, but the award places Whitehall in about the top 10 percent of municipalities and school districts concerning auditing practices, said Gail Martineau, the city's public affairs coordinator.

"We are honored and pleased to be recognized," Martineau said.

The recipients were selected for excellent audit reports, including the timely filing of reports that must not include any findings for recovery, material citations or questioned expenditures, she said.

According to a press release announcing the award, Whitehall's report contained no comments related to ethics referrals, lack of timely report submission, reconciliation, finds for recovery less than $100, questioned costs less than $10,000, or public meetings and records.

Whitehall Auditor Dan Miller will accept the award on behalf of the city at the next regularly scheduled meeting of City Council, set for 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Whitehall City Hall, 360 S. Yearling Road.