Danielsville’s city council voted Monday night to hire a new auditor to conduct the city’s annual audits, beginning with the 2008 audit.
The decision came after discussion about the 2006 and 2007 audits, which are still not finished. The council currently employs the firm of Hawkins and McNair, but approved a contract to hire Benjamin Vance to perform their audits, starting with this year’s audit.
City clerk Michelle Dills said the city is under contract to Hawkins and McNair through the completion of the 2007 audit.
Councilwoman Junne Temple expressed her dissatisfaction with audits, saying it leaves the council operating with its “hands tied.”
“We have to know what shape we’re in,” Temple said.
In other matters, water restrictions for the city have been revised to all outdoor water uses on an odd/even basis between midnight and 10 a.m. Water customers may also hand water for 25 minutes on Saturday or Sunday from midnight to 10 a.m. Customers may also wash their vehicles and pressure wash on their designated days between midnight until 10 a.m.
In other business, the council agreed to purchase Quick Books computer software and discussed a request by police chief Rodney Christian to use his patrol car to work ball games for the school system. City attorney Victor Johnson advised the council that they could run the risk of not being covered by insurance if an accident occurred outside city limits. The council also agreed to raise the pay of city worker Scott Anglin from $10 to $12 per hour, tabled a discussion of police department fee increases and tabled water utility and identity theft rules.