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County Has Back-to-Back Zero Audit Findings

Lexington High School was the venue for the March 8, 2022 Henderson County Commission meeting.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

The Henderson County Commission met on Tuesday evening, March 8, 2022, at the Lexington High School Cafeteria.

The following notaries were approved: Chrystal Jodie Allen, Sheree Brown, Mary Beth Goff, Angel M. Henley, Tasha Johnson, Susan R. Melton, Brenda G. Scott, Beverly Simpson, Michele C. Stevens, and Jaclyn Hayes Wood.
There were no transfers before the commission, and the commissioners met with Henderson County Attorney Lena Beal on the statewide opioid suit update.

The Audit Committee reported that there were no findings in the recent Comptroller’s Audit, and Lee Wilkinson and the Finance Department, along with the department heads, were congratulated, as Henderson County is one of the few counties that have had back to back zero audit findings.

Jim Terry gave a report from the Beech River Regional Airport. The twenty year contract ends in August, and there is a possibility that some of the four entities, Henderson County, Decatur County, Parsons, and Lexington, may not want to renew the contract. Worst case scenario is that the other three do not renew, which will leave ownership to Henderson County by default. Henderson County can withdraw from the contract, but only with consequences, mainly involving grants. The airport is a $16 million investment, and requires about…

For the complete article, see the March 16th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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