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Council OKs 2009 audit

The Demopolis City Council received the audit of the City of Demopolis for Fiscal Year 2009, which ended on Sept. 30, 2009.

The audit was performed by Richard LeCroy of the firm of LeCroy, Hunter and Company of Northport. He reviewed the audit to the council and found no inconsistencies. Rob Pearson of the accounting firm of Mason and Gardner of Demopolis assisted the city with the audit.

The sole conflict in the audit was a lack of adequate capital records prior to 2003.

“With that very little citation noted, I move we approve the audit,” said District 1 representative Thomas Moore. The council approved the audit by a vote of 5-0 with District 3 representative Melvin Yelverton abstaining because he felt he hadn’t been given enough time to read over it.

The council voted to apply for additional grant monies to make the airport industrial park road more in compliance with Federal Aviation Association standards.

“We need to apply for funding to the industrial access road committee for additional funding for the western route of our industrial access road,” mayor Mike Grayson told the council. “That application needs to be in on Tuesday, April 27. We need council action to authorize that action for additional funding on this project.”

The council approved the measure 6-0.

“By way of conflicts with the runway, we’re going to have to move the road to the west to avoid a conflict with the runway protection zone,” Grayson said. “By moving it that way, it will be OK with the FAA.

“We just found out (Thursday) that there is more industrial access road money.

“We are shooting for somewhere around $700,000 in addition to the $1.7 million that has been approved,” he said.

The next scheduled council meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at Rooster Hall.