Performance Audit Identifies $647,000 in Savings for City of Napoleon

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Columbus – Using county dispatching services is one of 17 recommendations that could save the City of Napoleon (Henry County) more than $647,000 annually, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

“The city committed itself to an objective, independent and wide-ranging review,” Auditor Yost said. “This is serious, forward-looking public administration that will help taxpayers make sure the public purse never faces a ‘Waterloo’.”

The audit also recommends the city close or sell its municipal golf course, outsource operation of the municipal swimming pool, contract for municipal income tax administration, and make other changes in staffing and operations that could each save the city from $2,000 to $37,000 annually.

Non-financial recommendations, some of which could have subsequent financial effect, included evaluating the design of the city’s health care plan, establishing a resources plan for the city’s recreation services, and creating a fleet replacement plan.

A full copy of this audit can be found online.



The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,600 state and local government agencies.  Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.

Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary