Clean audit for Cape May County

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The county has been given a clean audit for 2012, officials recently announced.

The audit contains one comment and recommendation for improvement, said Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. The audit was completed on time, prior to June 30 as required by the state.  The Board of Freeholders passed a resolution July 23 accepting the audit conducted by the county’s auditor, Ford-Scott and Associates.

The audit, that covers Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2012, included a comment pertaining to liabilities in the general capital and trust funds that are more than three years old and also balances in a trust account without any activity in as many years.

“The county is taking appropriate steps to review these older items and cancel those that are no longer valid,” county treasurer Francine Springer said in a prepared statement.

The county budget is about $139 million with just under 1,000 employees and more than 40 departments and agencies, officials say.  

“A clean audit is an accomplishment for us all to be proud of in light of the challenges we face including the cap law, increases in health insurance costs, turnover of key county employees and continual state-mandated changes,” Springer said.

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