City will choose new internal auditor

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After more than a year without an internal auditor, Carson City supervisors today plan to interview and select one of three candidates for the position.

Supervisor Richard Staub said Wednesday the city received 30 applications for the revamped position, which will focus more on city departments' operating efficiency and less on tracking dollars through city government.

Staub and Supervisor Pete Livermore spent months on a committee formed to rewrite the requirements of the position. Staub said the first item he will ask the new auditor to look into is a performance audit of the city's Sheriff's Department, the largest arm of city government.

Supervisors will interview: Cheryl Dailey, a certified public accountant from Reno; Kenneth Keddington, a Gardnerville certified public accountant, and Steve Wolkomir, a certified public accountant from Virginia.

The city has been without an auditor since Gary Kulikowski left the position in August 2001. The internal auditor reports directly to the Board of Supervisors and is the only city employee not under the supervision of City Manager John Berkich. The city's charter mandates the position, and a 1987 grand jury report censured the city for not having an internal auditor at that time.

Supervisors also will discuss:

-- approval of the economic strategic plan, a nine-month effort aimed at planning for the city's economic future; some 60 community volunteers worked on the plan;

-- make-up of the new metropolitan planning organization. The city's Regional Transportation Commission recently recommended the organization be comprised of seven members, five from Carson City, one from Douglas County and a representative from the Nevada Department of Transportation.


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