Clanton receives favorable audit report

Published 6:36 pm Monday, January 28, 2013

Clanton accountant Janice Hull gave the Clanton City Council a positive report on a recent audit of the city’s finances.

Hull told council members that the city had more than $13 million in total assets and less than $1 million in liability.

“This was an unqualified audit, meaning that everything was good,” said Hull, of Hull & Russell PC. “We didn’t have anything bad to say about you.”

Hull said there were no “uncorrected errors,” and that auditers encountered no problems attaining needed information.

In other business, the council:

•Approved to convert to narrowband 10 weather sirens in the city, at a cost of more than $11,800. “We’ve got to do it,” Mayor Billy Joe Driver said.

•Heard a report from Driver about traces of copper and nickel at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Driver said the city is obligated to find the source of the contaminants and then address the issue. “We’ve got to find out where it’s coming from,” he said.

•Allowed Police Chief Brian Stilwell to declare six pistols as surplus. The firearms will be traded in for a credit that would go toward the purchase of new guns.

•Approved sending animal control officer Chris Whittle to a tranquilizer dart gun class in Tennessee.