Issaquah library district, system receive clean audits

March 12, 2013

By Staff

Auditors uncovered no problems in finances or procedures at the Issaquah-based King County Library System and the Issaquah Library Capital Facilities Area, a special taxing district, according to recent reports from state Auditor Brian Sonntag’s office.

The thumbs-up from auditors came after routine financial check-ups conducted by the state.

State auditors examined how the library system handles procurement and complies with the state Open Public Meetings Act. The team described the mechanisms in place to protect public assets as adequate, and said the district complied with internal procedures, as well as state laws and regulations.

Auditors examined documents from the library system for 2011.The library system includes 46 branches from Skykomish to Vashon Island. The district encompasses more than 1,200 employees and a $100 million budget.

Auditors also conducted at detailed audit of Issaquah Library Capital Facilities Area finances. The special taxing district contracts with the King County Library System to operate the Issaquah Library and oversee the building.

The state delivered a clean audit to the special taxing district after auditors uncovered no instances of noncompliance or other problems.

Auditors examined the special taxing district’s finances from January 2009 to December 2011.

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