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County Board Approves Audit, New Okawville Polling Place

The results of an audit of the county’s books came back clean, but the auditor cautioned that those results relied primarily on revenue from Prairie State Energy Campus.

Gary Malawy of Krehbiel and Associates presented the findings of the audit at last week’s meeting of the Washington County Board, which found no instances of non-compliance.

“It’s a clean audit, which is what we want from our county government,” Malawy said. “However, if we don’t take into account the money from Prairie State, the county would have lost $600,000 last year.”

New Okawville Polling Place Approved

The board voted to move the polling location in Okawville Precinct 1 from the Okawville Township Building to the Okawville Community Club building.

According to county officials, the small size and difficulty in making the Okawville Township Building fully handicap accessible was the reason for the change.

County Clerk Nancy Heseman said her office is sending out voter notices at the end of the month, and the new polling place will be listed on the cards. The new location will be in effect for the next election cycle in 2020.

The Board heard other updates from the State’s Attorney, Highway Dept, and Treasurer’s Office.

To read the full report on the County Board meeting, pick up this week’s issue. 

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