Mt. Vernon BOA requests state audit of finances

Steve Chapman

The city of Mt. Vernon is requesting the Missouri State Auditor’s Office audit the Mt. Vernon city government.
The Mt. Vernon Board of Aldermen passed a resolution during their meeting on Tuesday, July 26, requesting the audit.
Earlier in the meeting, City Administrator Joe Kelley told the board that the audit was recommended “for the purpose of determining whether there has been proper fiscal, budgetary and procurement policies, and procedures, and conducted in compliance with governmental best practices.”
In response to a request for comment, Kelley said the audit would allow city residents to have a look at how the city was being managed.
“The city is requesting the audit for transparency and accountability to the citizens of Mt. Vernon,” he said.
It was not immediately clear when the audit will be conducted.

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The board also passed an ordinance amending the city’s Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence leave policy to give city employees who are victims of such violence, or who have family members who have suffered such violence, two weeks of unpaid leave. An earlier version of the ordinance gave city employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave if they or their family members suffered domestic or sexual violence. The change brings the city’s leave policy in line with state law.


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