June Barron, deputy legislative auditor, has informed the city of Helena-West Helena that unless complete financial records from 2008-2009 are not filed with the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee state turnback funds could be withheld.

 

 June Barron, deputy legislative auditor, has informed the city of Helena-West Helena that unless complete financial records from 2008-2009 are not filed with the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee state turnback funds could be withheld.
    “We need those records to complete our audit,” Barron said Monday.
    The LJAC will meet again March 11 at Little Rock.
    In her letter dated Feb. 17, Barron noted that DeAnna Williams, a LJAC staff auditor, presented a memorandum Feb. 10 to Mayor James Valley noting that the city had failed to present complete audit records by Feb. 15.
    “Since the necessary records are not available, we are withdrawing from the audit until you notify us that ALL records are available,” Barron stated.
    The following were missing from the inventory of records filed by the city:
    • Park Commission, First Bank, March 2009-December 2009.
    • Mosquito, Helena National Bank, December 2008-December 2009.
   • Criminal Justice, Helena National Bank, January 2009-December 2009.
    • Advertising, Tourism, First Bank, May 2008-December 2009.
    • Payroll account, First Bank, April 2008-December 2009.
    • Police and fire equipment project: First Bank, April 2008-December 2009.