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City gets a clean audit

By PJ Martin


The Herald-News


The Edmonton City Council met on Monday, August 1st for the regular August meeting. All were in attendance except City Attorney Brian Pack.

Taylor Polson & Company, PSC representative CPA `Jeff Carter was in attendance to present the results of the 2021-2021 audit.

The audit states on page 6:

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, the discretely presented component unit, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the city of Edmonton, Kentucky, as of June 30.2021.

In common language, it was a clean audit.

The first reading of Ordinance 2022-2023-02 assessing property tax on motor vehicles and watercraft within the city of Edmonton passed with no changes. This tax has remained unchanged at 15.2 (per $100) since 1983.

Resolution 2022-2023-01 declaring the city of Edmonton’s official intent to reimburse itself for capital expenditure from the proceeds of tax-exempt obligations was passed.

The resolution was necessary for the use of grant monies toward the community building and various capital improvements at Edmonton Memorial Park (the “Project”). Also, to state the intent to reimburse any monies that are temporarily used from other funds and sources.

Police Chief Delaney Wilson presented the July activity report. There were 37traffic stops, 68 complaints, 11 arrests, 36 citations written, 3 animal complaints, 5 warrants issued, 2 domestic calls, 6 non-injury accidents, 1 injury accident, 13 new investigations, 3 incomplete 911 calls, 1 alcohol intoxication, 1 drug-related call, and 6 medical calls, for a total of 193 calls worked. July was down 48 from June.

Fire Chief Jerry Clemmons reported 17 runs in July with 8 of those being lift assists, 4 medical, 1 alarm, 1 brush fire, 2 hazardous (trees down), and 1 wreck with injury.

In other business, the Metcalfe County Farmers Market is holding a customer appreciation night market on Friday, August 12th from 5 – 9 p.m. The Hornet’s Nest Pickers will be playing from 7 – 9 p.m. and free hotdogs will be served.


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