The Henry County Supervisors approved the auditor’s recommendation to accept the state’s quote for annual audit services. The cost is estimated not to exceed $32,000. The past year’s audit, done by TD&T financial cost the county $35,000. The difference in price, however, is not the reason for the switch. The Mt. Pleasant accounting firm informed the county that it would no longer be doing county audits. Auditor Shelly Barber discovered that very few private firms perform this service. She knew the state could do the annual audit and requested a quote. Especially after seeing the figure, Barber told the supervisors she feels better going with the state instead of trying to find a private CPA.
In other business during the supervisors meeting….the board approved Joe Buffington’s recommendation to appoint Susan Crane to the Henry County Board of Adjustment. This appointment meets the requirement for gender balance and brings the number of members to five which is a full board. Three members live in the rural area and two live in the limits of one of the cities in the county.
Buffington requested May 21 at 10 am be set as the time for a public hearing on an application for construction of a mastermix level hog confinement. Ryan Meyer is asking for permission to construct the confinement on Hwy 78 just west of Olds. It would be the same as the one already located on his property. There is just one item on the application that Buffington is concerned about but otherwise he believes everything else is in order.