Village of Waldo given good financial reports

by Rodney Schroeter
of The Review staff

WALDO — The Village Board heard Monday night that its finances are in good order.

Dave Hamann, of Corson, Peterson & Hamann S.C. in Sheboygan, the village’s accounting firm, presented two financial status reports, the first for the village, the second for the water and sewer utility.

After summarizing revenue, expenses, the levy rate and several other items, Hamann stressed that his report was not an audit. Waldo last had an audit in 2011. Village President Gary Dekker asked if the village should have one.

Hamann replied that, to come up with his report, “I’m doing a lot of the same things that I normally would do in an audit.” He said the board could decide if it wanted an audit. “Different municipalities have different policies,” he said.

“I think the Village Board here has a very good oversight in the finances. You’re getting a very detailed treasurer’s report, you’re getting a listing of all the disbursements made during the month,” and other details, Hamann said. “If someone’s not requiring [an audit], there’s no need to incur the cost to prepare one.”

He added, “I think there are some good informal controls, and good board oversight, that the village has within the community here, that watches over the finances during the year that in some ways negates the requirements of an audit.”

Bruce Neerhof’s village administrator report included an update on work being done at the Village Hall (which he hopes will be complete by July) and the park; upgrading the doors on the Memorial Hall; pothole repairs; work on the baseball diamond; spraying weeds on village grounds; using a new janitorial service at Memorial Hall on a trial basis; an update on the Christmas lights purchased; and a few updates on the subdivision proposed to the board in May.

The board unanimously approved:

• Two requests for village facility rentals. Trustee Chris Nadgwick suggested that the fee for one request, for a Special Olympics event, be waived. The rest of the board agreed.

• An annual cigarette license for Kvindlog’s.

• Annual liquor licenses for Chissy’s, Kvindlog’s, Waldo CafĂ©, and the Waldo Fire Department, with several operator’s licenses for each.

• A resolution acknowledging the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report (CMAR).

Police report for the past month: Three warnings; two complaints investigated (assist lost motorist; traffic complaint); 14 property checks; three citations totaling $220.50 (two cases of seat belts not in use; no insurance).


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