Mount Clemens commission accepts audit report

By: Alex Szwarc | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published January 13, 2021

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MOUNT CLEMENS — With a new year came approval of an audit report by the Mount Clemens City Commission.

On Jan. 4, the commission reviewed and accepted the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 independent audit report, and the city’s annual financial report.

The independent financial audit was performed by Plante Moran. Lisa Plonka, a partner at Plante Moran, said over the last few years, there’s been a lot of stability in the city’s financial results.

Some noteworthy items from the report, as noted in the meeting agenda, include that the Mount Clemens Ice Arena had a loss of $161,221 due to the pandemic. Additionally, there was an $881,938 change in net position for the sewer fund and nearly $1.3 million from the water fund.

“Even though both funds finished the year with a positive net income, the decrease in net income from the previous year makes it once again financially difficult to make the necessary repairs on both plant facilities,” a city letter reads.

In 2020, the city’s fiscal year-end general fund revenue was $11.1 million, down from $11.8 million in 2019. General fund expenditures increased over $500,000 from 2019 to 2020.

The city’s future liability for other post-employment benefits decreased from $51 million to $36.1 million in the last three years.

Also at the meeting, it was noted that 10 Mount Clemens firefighters have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nursing home residents and staff started receiving the vaccine Dec. 28.

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