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State Audit: Hills FD May have Misspent City Funds

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 6:04 am

A report from the State Auditor suggests the Hills Fire Department might have misspent city funds. The document identifies more than 13 thousand seven hundred dollars of disbursements “Which may not meet the test of public purpose.” That includes more than 75 hundred dollars for grocery purchases, nearly two-thousand for floral purchases and more than 13 hundred dollars for alcohol. In the report, Auditor David Vaudt points out some of the purchases were for fundraisers, meals and parties for volunteer firefighters. Vaudt completed the report at the request of the Mayor and City Clerk. The report recommends improvements on controls over financial records and documentation.