A meeting Monday announced the guidelines of the state audit. It incudes looking at “prevailing wages” on public works projects, as well as compliance with the golf course lease. Will the coming report flag the OS Golf Course project? The independent trade group REBOUND previously raised serious issues with how Curt Zander, operator of the course, did repairs after being awarded a public works contract. Copy of portion of REBOUND’s letter to the state auditor:
From Monday’s OS City Council meeting agenda on “Office of the Washington State Auditors Entrance Conference,” presented by Finance Director Angela Folkers: https://oceanshores.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/72684?preview=73122
“The Office of the Washington State Auditor’s vision is increased trust in government. Our mission is to provide citizens with independent and transparent examinations of how state and local governments use public funds, and develop strategies that make government more efficient and effective.
The purpose of this meeting is to share our planned audit scope so that we are focused on the areas of highest risk.
We value and appreciate your input.
Based on our planning, we will perform the following audits:
Accountability audit for January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
We will examine the management, use and safeguarding of public resources to ensure there is protection from
misuse and misappropriation. In addition, we will evaluate whether there is reasonable assurance for adherence
to applicable state laws, regulations and policies and procedures.
We plan to evaluate the following areas:
Accounts receivable – utility billing, adjustments and collections
Accounts payable – general disbursements
Compliance with golf course lease agreement terms
Payroll – gross wages, overtime, leave cash outs, and bonus payments
Compliance with public work projects – prevailing wage requirements
Open public meetings – compliance with minutes, meetings and executive session requirements
Financial condition – reviewing for indications of financial distress
Financial statement audit for January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
We will provide an opinion on whether your financial statements are presented fairly, in all material respects, in accordance with the applicable reporting framework. The audit does not attempt to confirm the accuracy of every amount, but does search for errors large enough to affect the conclusions and decisions of a financial statement user…”