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Hurley receives clean audit report for 2017


December 12, 2018


Hurley — The Hurley City Council accepted a favorable audit report for 2017 at Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting.

The audit by Wipfli LLP found “no unusual transactions,” council members learned.

Some of the city’s grant money from projects will be carried into 2018 for audit purposes.

The state retirement system is overfunded, the council was told, but that was because of favorable stock market investments that can vary from year to year.

The council approved hiring Wipfli to complete the 2018 audit at a cost of $17,500.

In other business, the council acted on a finance committee recommendation and approved health insurance again through the Spectrum Employer Business Cooperative. Members under the plan met previously with a representative of the company, which has cut the insurance costs.

Jeff Seamandel of MSA Professional Services reported to the council that his application for a city infrastructure grant for Second Avenue, from Iron to Florian Streets, has been submitted. He expects to know how the city stands in scoring by January. He prepared the application at no cost to the city.

Police, fire and license committee chair Steve Lombardo said Noah Bunt, formerly of Shawano, has been hired as a full-time city police officer. Lombardo said a veteran city officer will retire next summer.

The committee will consider a raise for police chief Chris Colassaco and talk numbers at its next meeting, coming up with a recommendation to be decided by the full council.

In other business Tuesday, the council adopted an ordinance on credit card use and tabled a city personnel manual until a few corrections can be made.

Council members were pleased with the festive Christmas decorations and the trimmings on the two trees — on Silver Street and at city hall, next to the fire department.


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