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WARSAW TOLD TO KEEP BETTER RECORDS

A state comptroller's audit for the Village of Warsaw's 1995-96 operations recommends that the Village Board require tighter record-keeping to reduce the risk of unauthorized use of fuel and garbage bags.

Garbage-bag sales were valued at $90,000 while annual village fuel purchases were put at $20,000. The audit also said that nine claims for payment lacked required detail.

It repeated a prior recommendation that annual audits of Warsaw's clerk-treasurer and village justice be conducted as required by state law.

Mayor Daniel W. Moran said steps have been taken to control the village's fuel use and that some suggestions on annual accounting of the clerk-treasurer and justice are being followed.

But he saw no problem in garbage-bag controls and said that the nine vouchers that did not contain all the required information and approvals were a scant few over a three year period.

"Our policy has been that payments are not made until the responsible officials approve them, but a few apparently slipped past," he said. "Warsaw has a small village office with two people, and we do not want to hire a third person."

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