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No financial review for Dixon

City Council votes 3-2 against contract

Published: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 6:37 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 7:08 p.m. CDT

DIXON – There will be no review of the city's current financial controls. At least for now.

This evening, City Council voted 3-2 against placing a contract on file that would have brought in Sikich, a Naperville-based accounting and consulting company, to review the financial controls and make recommendations for addition controls or procedures.

The contract would have cost the city about $30,000.

Voting against the contract were commissioners Dennis Considine, Colleen Brechon and Jeff Kuhn.

All three said they were confident in the current controls that have been implemented since the hire of Finance Director Paula Meyer in August 2012, in the wake of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell's theft of nearly $54 million over 2 decades.

Mayor Jim Burke and Commissioner Dave Blackburn voted in favor of placing the contract on file.

The dissenting commissioners allowed for the fact that future councils could revisit the option of an outside firm being hired.

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