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Weissport Council hears update on financial records

Published July 25. 2014 04:00PM

Weissport Council is awaiting an accurate treasurer's report.

Weissport Council had recently hired Andrea Davis to update the borough's financial records that have been in disarray for some time.

"I've spent many hours, and I'm making progress," Davis said. "I have your paperwork about 55 percent complete.

"I want to make sure that everything is right. I hate the word miscellaneous. Everything has to go somewhere."

Davis also gave council members some financial advice.

"You've been paying a company to do payroll," she said. "So now you've been paying them, your secretary and now me. Some of your checks are less than the costs for administration.

"Unfortunately you signed a contract with ADP, and that payroll service is too expensive for this tiny borough," she said. "I believe you've paid $1,805 to them so far, and I estimate you'll be paying about $2,500 to $3,000 before the contract ends.

"You're paying fees of $80 every pay period for payroll checks that total $50 to $60."

Davis said that she has been able to drop QuickBooks and save the borough $500.

Davis also made other recommendations.

"You have to stop the overdrafts," she said. "You've paid $365 in bank overdrafts. That is not good."

The borough has five local bank accounts and three PLIGT accounts.

She said that the borough has been spending money without even knowing it.

She said according to the state liquid fuels auditor, the general account must reimburse the liquid fuels account for a check of $360 and another for $30.

Davis said the borough was not fined, it was simply a concern the auditor had over the use of the funds.

"It's still your money," she said. "The auditor said the concern was that the paperwork wasn't done properly."

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