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Letters: Kaysville has serious budget issues
Oct 10, 2013 | 1401 views | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

I was shocked to read the article “Kaysville promises to do ‘better’ with shortfalls seen in audit.” This is the most outrageous twisting of facts I have seen in a long time. The auditor’s report did not say the allegations were “unsubstantiated.” No, what the report says is “some of the allegations were unsubstantiated; however, some resulted in identified areas which required correction.” The Auditor went on to say “Our procedures were more limited than would be necessary to express an opinion on any of the items referred to above or to express an opinion on the effectiveness of the city’s internal control or any part thereof... had we performed additional procedures or had we made an audit of the effectiveness of the city’s internal control, other matters might of come to our attention.”

What we need is a complete audit. I’m sure someone will ask for one.

If the mayor thinks that the accusations are unsubstantiated, then we need to get a mayor that can recognize when the city is in error and when it is correct.

 Obviously, Mayor Hiatt is not going to do anything; he does not understand that there is a problem here.

Also, when John Thacker said “We were told we shouldn’t use power funds to pay for street lighting. It should be an interesting situation as we budget.” What kind of a reply is that?

I know that Layton City, Farmington, and a whole bunch of cities can budget for it. Why can’t Kaysville budget for it? Kaysville City must not know how much money is spent on electricity to run the city. It is time the found out.

The other newspaper that printed a story about the audit could see that Kaysville has some serious bookeeping issues and they reported it correct.

Carole Walker

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