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St. Mary Officials Receive Check From Benefit Concert

From Staff Reports

St. Mary officials accepted a check for $5,319 from Rebekah Roth at last Thursday night’s board of aldermen meeting.

Roth put on a benefit concert, with 11 acts, Jan. 15 in Perryville’s Perry Park, to raise funds for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the Oct. 24 tornado.

Mayor Carl Wyatt thanked her for her efforts.

Later in the meeting, meanwhile tornado relief applications were discussed.

The mayor and aldermen all recused themselves from being eligible, despite some having damage.  The board discussed ways to notify the public. Letters will be sent out and a meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m., March 3.


The board voted to accept the findings of the city’s annual financial audit, performed by  Beussink, Hey, Roe & Stroder, L.L.C.

The audit showed the usual concern over a lack of segregation of duties among city personnel for receiving and handling cash and recording transactions. This is commonly flagged in audits of small governmental entities. The city responded that sufficient personnel are not on hand to segregate the duties as desired.

The city was also one month short in  one of 12 required deposits of $917 into its reserve fund, due to an automatic transfer procedure expiring without notice. The city will transfer an extra $917 into the account this year.