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February 11, 2013

County receives award for financial reporting

Corsicana — The Navarro County Auditor’s office has again been honored for its work in financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officer’s Association awarded Navarro County its 19th consecutive “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” award.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management according to a release accompanying the award.

County Auditor Kathy Hollomon received the “Award of Financial Reporting Achievement” from 13th District Judge James Lagomarsino at Monday’s meeting of the Navarro County Commissioners Court.

The honors came to the county and Hollomon as a result of the annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report prepared by Hollomon and her staff.

Navarro County has won the award every year since 1993. In 2010, only 42 other counties in Texas received the same Certificate of Excellence awarded to Navarro County.

Lagomarsino said of the 87,525 local government entities as of the last census, only 498 counties received the award, adding that the county is in the top 1/2 of 1 percent of all local government entities eligible.

The Government Finance Officer’s Association established the certificate of achievement program in 1945. it requires preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.

Commissioners meeting briefs

Consent Agenda

  Commissioners approved the consent agenda, including minutes of previous meetings, payment of bills, and a budget adjustment.

Burn Ban discussed

  Drought Index is still very low, said County Judge H.M. Davenport Jr. No action was taken. Pct. 2 Commissioner Dick Martin urges caution due to recent fire in Eureka.

Reinvestment Tax Credits approved

  Improvements in downtown area eligible to apply for tax credits based on re-investments in their properties. Total of $14,110.90 to be credited for the improvements. Passed contingent upon taxes being current by those applying for credits.

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