The Fayette County Board was presented with and approved its yearly audit during Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting. The audit was presented by Nathan Franklin of Franklin and Vaughn who briefly highlighted key parts of the audit including the auditor’s opinion which was that the county had an unmodified audit opinion which is the best opinion given. Franklin briefly reviewed the revenues and expenditures from the 2017 fiscal year which showed the county general fund had revenues of $4,624,308 and expenditures of $4,927,842 showing an operating deficit of $303,534. Following the presentation of the audit, the board approved the audit by a vote of 11-0.
In other business at the meeting, a motion to approve the yearly prevailing wage ordinance failed to pass by a vote of 1-10. Prior to the vote, board member Wade Wilhour briefly read a history of the prevailing wage and also stated that in speaking to an attorney for the Illinois Department of Labor, despite what was previously thought, the county would not face fines or penalties for not passing a prevailing wage ordinance.
Also at the meeting, the board approved the resignation of board member Mark Isaiah and approved the appointment of Debra Warner to the board to fill the vacancy left by Isaiah’s resignation.