The yearly presentation of the annual audit by Timmerman and Co. for Fiscal Year 2016 was presented to the Vandalia City Council by Dale Timmerman and Tricia Elam on Tuesday night. The city received a clean opinion from the audit. The city saw lowered expenses across several of the departments with a few areas seeing a deficit in their funds, one being the Vandalia TIF #1 fund and that is due to the cost of the cleanup from the downtown building collapse being in that fund. Another area that Timmerman pointed out saw a big change was in fire protection, which was attributed to the city not having the purchase of a fire truck during the year as it had the previous fiscal year. When looking at revenues for the city, sales tax was the largest revenue coming in as Timmerman pointed out that the city’s Executive Secretary LaTisha Paslay budgeted an expected $1.9 million in sales tax with the city coming very close to that amount seeing the actual amount being just $683 shy of the projection. After hearing the highlights of the audit, the council unanimously to approve the audit as presented.