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Washington city audit available for review

WASHINGTON — Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. CPAs have released an audit report on the city of Washington.

The auditors reported that the city’s receipts for its governmental funds totaled $ 13,444,242 for the year ended June 30, 2020. The receipts included $3,802,732 in property tax, $49,233 in other city taxes, $961,871 in local-option sales tax, $313,217 in tax increment financing collections, $17,807 from special assessments, $1,012,948 from intergovemmental sources, $348,252 from use of money and property, $110,920 from licenses and permits, $128,766 from charges for services, $5,253,873 from debt proceeds, and $1,444,623 in miscellaneous revenues.

The city’s receipts for its proprietary funds totaled $5,388,765 of which $4,256,940 was from charges for services, $598,254 from intergovernmental sources, $363,393 from debt proceeds and $153,157 in miscellaneous revenues.

Disbursements for its governmental funds totaled $12,482,745, and included $2,282,216 for public safety, $1,263,411 for public works, $955,287 for culture and recreation, $99,542 in community and economic development, $1,263,376 in general government, $5,410,269 for capital projects, and $1,208,644 for debt service.

Disbursements of the city’s proprietary funds totaled $6,3 72,527, of which $3,371,755 was attributable to its business type activities,

$1,798,236 for capital projects and $1,202,536 for debt service.

The report contains recommendations to the City Council and other city officials. The city has responded that corrective action is being taken for each item.

A copy of the audit report is available for review in the state auditor’s office and the city administrator’s office.