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State auditors begin review of Gasconade County government

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 1:33 pm

The Gasconade County Courthouse.

A crew of the Missouri State Auditor’s Office has taken up residence of sorts in the basement of the Gasconade County Courthouse.
The regular state audit of county government has begun.
The team of accountants checking the county’s books and procedures will be at the Courthouse for the next 6-8 weeks, Monday through Thursday.
Making room for the auditing team is the staff of the county’s Emergency Management Agency, which normally works on Monday. Emergency Management Director Kris Bayless and Assistant Director Teresa Bayless will be working around the auditing team for the duration of the review.
The Missouri State Auditor’s Office will issue a report on the findings of the regular audit, conducted every four years. That report will include any recommendations from Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway.
Meanwhile, at last Thursday’s Gasconade County Commission meeting, county administrators heard that the Sheriff’s Department currently has two openings. One deputy has been hired but not yet active on the roster while consideration is being given to a potential hire for the second deputy’s position.
“We’ve got some applications we’re going through for the other open position,” Romanus told the County Commission.
The Sept. 6 session has been cancelled because Leitzow will be attending a County Clerks’ conference.
County government’s website is up and running. You can find some general information — including an agenda for County Commission sessions — by going to www.gasconadecounty.org.