The Effingham County Board has approved the hiring of West & Company to conduct the audit of the county’s finances. The audit is done annually, and analyzes the previous fiscal year. West & Company has handled the audit for the last several years.
The County also approved a supplemental construction engineering agreement with Charleston Engineering for their work on the TREC Trail. The engineering company handled the oversight of phase three of the trail’s expansion, This agreement covers the additional six months that it took to complete the project over what was projected. The cost of this is $24,000. The County will only have to pay 20% of this, with the remaining cost handled by federal funds.
In other action, the Board approved an annual fee for raffle licenses. Previously the cost was $10 an event. The fee will now just be $10 annually.
The Board also approved Nick Althoff’s appointment on the 911 Board. Althoff currently serves on the Board, but he had planned to step down following his current term. He will now remain on the 911 Board for the upcoming term as well, which runs from December 1st of this year through November 30, 2017.