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Auditor Keith Faber Places the Village of Harrisburg in Fiscal Caution
Columbus – Significant deficiencies and material weakness, indeterminable fund balances, and unreconciled journals and ledgers has prompted Auditor of State Keith Faber to place the Village of Harrisburg (Franklin County) in a state of fiscal caution.
“The village’s finances are in a state of disorder,” Auditor Keith Faber said. “My office has made this decision in order to help the village get back on track and avoid further financial decline.”
The village’s 2015-2016 audit found the village out of compliance with Ohio law. Auditors found the villages appropriations exceeding estimated resources and expenditures exceeding appropriations in multiple funds.
Fund balances cannot be determined for 2017 and 2018 because the village is not reconciled.
The village has not reconciled its account journals and ledgers with the bank. The last time the village reconciled was over two years ago.
Based upon these facts, the Auditor of State has placed the Village of Harrisburg in fiscal caution under Section 118.025 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code.
The village has 60 days from the declaration to submit to the Auditor of State a plan to remedy the conditions that led to the declaration of fiscal caution. A failure to do so could result in an elevation to fiscal watch.
A full copy of this report is available online.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.