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2018-2019 Chickasaw County audit triggers many questions

According to the New Hampton Tribune, the yearly 2018-2019 audit of Chickasaw County inspired a couple of questions. After receiving the audit, the board voted to send it over to the County’s Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney Office to review the complications with the area.

The audit was done by Hacker, Nelson and Co., and showcased the county’s budget to be in rock-solid shape. The uglier news followed, as Chickasaw County was credited with renting out farmland without a lease. Questions also arose about “questionable expenditures” and vacation and sick leave discrepancies.

The Board of Supervisors Chairman Jacob Hackman says, “Look, we need to get these things corrected. To have land being rented out without a lease, for example, that’s not a good thing. That’s not serving the public.”

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