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County’s Finance Standards Faulted

Meigs County Schools had a more than $106,000 deficit in its federal projects fund at the end of the 2010 fiscal year, state auditors found, because its expenses had exceeded available funds.

In their review of county finances, auditors also faulted the Finance Department’s purchasing procedures. Auditors identified problems with the county’s handling of purchase orders, payment of invoices, payroll, state and federal grants and reimbursements for travel — “In some instances, different mileage reimbursement rates were paid to employees,” auditors with the state comptroller’s office said.