Quick News: Braidwood council adopts Robert’s Rules of Order
August 29, 2013 9:04PM
Updated: October 1, 2013 6:25AM
BRAIDWOOD — Used by city leaders as a guideline for many years, Robert’s Rules of Order was never officially adopted by the City.
Tuesday night, the Braidwood City Council voted unanimously to adopt the guidelines for parliamentary procedure.
City Attorney Scott Pyles said the adoption of the rules does leave an “escape hatch.” The majority can vote to suspend the rules in an emergency situation, he said.
Shorewood approves financial report
The Shorewood village board on Tuesday approved the village’s 2013 financial statements and independent auditor’s report.
More than 5,400 entries are made into the village’s accounting system each month from utility bills alone, so a “very clean audit” would include less than two dozen journal corrections, officials said.
“We only needed five journal corrections,” Accounting Manager Sara Prince said. “We felt it was a very successful audit for us.”
The audit was conducted by the accounting firm Sikich, which has worked with the village in the past.
Additionally, this year’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report will be submitted for consideration for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association, Prince said. The village has won the award for its financial reporting in each of the last six years.