Salisbury Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Paul Willistein pwillistein@tnonline.com in Local News

‘Clean audit’ for 2018 reported by CPA firm

Salisbury Township has received a “clean audit” for 2018.

‘You’re in a good position,” Dale Kirk, Partner, Kirk, Summa & Co., LLP, certified public accountants, told township officials at the Oct. 24 board of commissioners meeting.

There was a motion on the Oct. 24 meeting agenda to consider accepting the audit, but it was not brought up for a vote.

Commissioner Rodney Conn and Board of Commissioners President Debra Brinton said they wanted to review the audit before voting on it.

Consideration of a vote on the audit is expected to be on the agenda of the next scheduled township commissioners’ meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 14, in the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

Salisbury has a net positive of $7.5 million, business activities of $6.5 million for a net total of $14 million.

Cash and interest investments were approximately $10 million, overall revenue was placed at $7 million for a surplus of $3 million.

New capital was placed at $1.8 million, plus $300,000, for a total of $2.1 million.

Long-term debt was reduced $128,000 to $1.9 million.

“It was a very clean audit,” Rogen Resides, Manager, Kirk, Summa & Co., said.

“You guys are doing well financially as a township and you did well budgeting,” Resides said.

“Paul [Ziegenfus, Salisbury Township Director of Finance] and his staff did a very good job,” Resides said.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the people here,” Kirk said, adding, “This year went a little smoother.”

Kirk and his firm had to redo the 2017 township audit.

In other business at the Oct. 24 township meeting, commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent, to approve a resolution to dispose of township records.

“Everybody has been diligently cleaning house and getting records together that are eligible for disposal,” Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich said prior to the vote.

According to the resolution, in accordance with the Commonwealth Act 428 of 1968 and the Municipal Records Manual approved in 2008, the disposition of public records includes: finance department; utility billing reports and records, 2002-2009; moving permits, 1996-2011; sewer billing and consumption reports, 2007-2011; real estate tax changes, 2003-2011; tax collector correspondence, 2007-2009; police department; vehicle checklist; incident reports; purchasing records; administration department; employment applications (not hired) prior to October 2017; recreation program registrations prior to 2016 and recycling program records prior to 2009.

Commissioners voted 4-0 at the Oct. 24 meeting to appoint Bonaskiewich; Ziegenfus, chief administrative officer for the non-uniformed pension plan; Brinton; Kerry Rabold, Salisbury Township administrative assistant and Darrell Singles, Salisbury Township Public Works Department equipment operator, to serve on the pension committee for the new Salisbury Township non-uniformed defined contribution pension plan.

Township commissioners voted May 23 to adopt an ordinance to establish the new pension plan.