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By Tony Farkas
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COLDSPRING — The Coldspring City Council approved its 2022 audit, which shows that not only is the city on the right track financially, but also getting current with its annual audits.

Mayor John Benestante said that at the Jan. 8 meeting, representatives from Axley & Rode presented the audit, which came back with an unmodified opinion, or without any problems.

He said there was one finding regarding investment briefings; it was recommended to be done quarterly, but the council will have done monthly.

Benestante said the old findings have been dismissed, as well as the city is only one year behind on having audits performed.

“We were 6-7 years behind on audits when I took over, and now we’re almost on track,” he said. “Axley & Rode of Lufkin worked with us on this to help us get caught up. I’ve changed policy to ensure that we always have a current audit.”

In other business, the council:

•tabled action on its proposed unauthorized signs ordinance;

•discussed an electronic sign for the front of City Hall;

•approved converting water treatment to bleach from chlorine gas. Benestante said that in light of the November 2023 chemical plant fire in Shepherd, he felt it was prudent to convert to bleach for safety concerns, since the treatment plant was in the vicinity of a school;

•discussed its new food truck permit program, and its effect on Christmas on the Square;

•discuss amending its sewer ordinance fee structure to address multiple taps; and

•approved a policy adopting equal opportunity and commitment to diversity related to grant funds.

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