The city of Caney's financial records for 2022 are accurate.
During last night's meeting, the council heard from Neil Phillips and Emily Franks from the CPA firm Jarred, Gilmore, and Phillips with a presentation concerning the 2022 audit. The results showed all monies were accounted for. City Administrator Kelley Zellner says when working with city finances, he doesn't like the “rob Peter to pay Paul mentality”, but likes to work in straight lines.
Zellner says it's important for cities to have goals of financial health, which is the main reason Caney is not just looking one year into the future when budgets are set, but setting goals for departments and city services as much as five years into the future.
In other business during last night's meeting, the council discussed water line replacement for Maple Street, and discussed a zoning variance for property at the intersection of 3rd and Ridgeway Streets.