Friday, Jan. 04, 2013
Wilson says goodbye to Commission in final meeting
By Bethany Bashioum
Outgoing Presiding Commissioner Terry Wilson thanked Cass County officials for their service during his brief tenure in office during a brief County Commission meeting Dec. 27, 2012.
“I have been honored to serve Cass County,” said Wilson, in his remarks
Ron Johnson, auditor, publically acknowledged Wilson’s service.
“You were appointed to a position that I don’t think many people wanted at the time and I appreciate your service,” Johnson said. “I feel like we’ve worked good together over the past few months getting things done and getting what we needed to do for the good of the county...I deeply appreciate it and respect you for taking on this journey.”
Associate Commissioner Brian Baker, whose term was also expiring Dec. 31, 2012, was absent from the final commision meeting of the year.
During the meeting, David Cochran from the county’s outside auditor’s firm, Cochran, Vick and Head, gave an abbreviated report of the county’s 2011 audit.
“We believe today that we’re about 85-90 percent complete,” Cochran said.
Cochran said they are awaiting a confirmation responses from nine elected officials and that they needed to be returned before the audit report can be completed.
Wilson thanked the firm for their work.
“During this calendar year, we’ve gotten three audits done and we’re on line to get back on schedule with the future audits, which I think is a very good thing,” Wilson said.
The commissioners also approved a resolution for Johnson to make year-end budget adjustments.
“We’re asking for permission to make any adjustments that the 2011 audit may impact upon 2012 and the adjustments they may ask us to make that may change some budgetary issues,” he said.
Johnson also asked for permission to make any minor payroll overages and carry over any extra funds from the 2012 to 2013.
County treasurer Steve Cheslik noted that year-end balances looked good.
The first commissioner’s meeting of the new year is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m.