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November 25, 2012

State auditor: Madison has 13 ‘special districts’



A closer look:

Madison County’s 13 districts were graded on four criteria that are mandatory and graded/reviewed by the state auditor’s office: Survey, Audit, Budget and UFIR (Uniform Financial Information Report), which is required by the Department of Local Government. If a monetary amount is listed, it represents the difference between a district’s budgeted revenues and actual revenues. If no amount is listed, then the district has an even balance.

• Kentucky River Foothills Community Action Agency Development Council: Compliant in all areas UFIR not available; $5,595,156.

• Madison County Air Board: Compliant with budget, not compliant on survey and UFIR; audit status not known; monetary information not provided.

• Madison Count Ambulance District, compliant with budget and UFIT, non-compliant on survey; audit status not known; monetary information not provided.

• Madison County Extension Taxing District, compliant in all areas, $74,641.

• Madison County Library Taxing District, compliant in all areas, $623,720.

• Madison County Public Health Taxing District, compliant in all areas; audit status is unknown.

• Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, compliant in all areas except UFIR which was not available; -$329,272

• Madison County Tourism, non-compliant in all areas. (Editor’s Note: Richmond and Berea have city governments have created tourism commissions, both of which levy taxes on hotel room rentals. Berea also taxes restaurant bills. However, what the auditor lists as Madison County Tourism appears to be dormant.)

• Madison County Water District, compliant with budget, non-compliant on survey; UFIR not available; audit status unknown; monetary information not provided.

• Northern Madison County Sanitation District, compliant in all areas, $89,091.

• Red Lick Creek Watershed Conservancy, compliant in all areas, $13,540.

• Southern Madison Water District, compliant with budget, non-compliant on survey; UFIR not available, audit status unknown; monetary information not provided.

• Valley View Ferry Authority, non-compliant in all areas; audit status unknown; monetary information not provided.


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