VIDEO: Jonesville town and TDA have good year, good accounting according to audit


By Beanie Taylor - beanietaylor@elkintribune.com



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Finance Director Wendy Thompson takes the oath as town clerk with the aid of Jonesville Mayor Gene Pardue preceding the auditor’s approving report at the November board meeting.


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

JONESVILLE — During the regular monthly meeting of the Jonesville Town Council, auditor Richard Tamer declared both the town of Jonesville and the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) not only did well last year, but were in good hands for the future.

“As part of our audit we have to review whether you met all of the budgetary requirements of the state of North Carolina,” Tamer informed the board, “and I’m happy to report to you that you did not have any budgetary violations during the year.”

Tamer outlined the results of the audits saying that the notations made were done appropriately by staff in Jonesville and that both the town and the TDA had an increase in its final balance over the previous year.

“I felt like you books were in good hands at this point,” said Tamer. “You’ve done a good job with your accounting records and we didn’t have any issues anywhere in the process there.”

One of the things that impressed Tamer was how quickly the town processed their side of the paperwork.

“It was submitted Oct. 19 and approved Oct. 24 so they were actually submitted and approved over a week before they were due. There are no issues [with either budget],” said Tamer, who works with Cannon and Company. “There’s nothing there that we consider to be concerns that need to be brought to your attention.”

In addition to the efficiency of the administrative staff in the town, Tamer was impressed with its residents.

“You can be very proud of the citizens of the town because your collection rate for the property taxes was 97.83 percent. For a point of reference the LCG generally considers anything about 94 percent to be a good number,” said Tamer. “It was a very solid year.”

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Finance Director Wendy Thompson takes the oath as town clerk with the aid of Jonesville Mayor Gene Pardue preceding the auditor’s approving report at the November board meeting.
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By Beanie Taylor

beanietaylor@elkintribune.com

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