Niles council forms audit committee

NILES — The first meeting of the newly formed Niles City Council Audit Committee is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in council chambers.

Council formed the committee at council President Robert Marino’s suggestion and is meant to allow members of the public to offer input on the city’s financial choices.

Its members include all seven council members; Marino, who is chairing the committee; business member Anthony Ciminero of Ciminero’s Banquet Center; community member Sherry Smith; school board member Becky DePanicis; civic organization member Carrie Kibby at Avenue & Main; and clergy member the Rev. John Lavelle of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

The meeting will include a review of the latest finance reports as well as a question and answer session, Marino said.