Warren auditor reports 2Q financials

DEAR EDITOR:

A financial review of the second quarter of 2019 shows Warren’s general fund collected $8.2 million, a decrease of $290,267 from 2018, while total general fund expenses were $7.7 million, an increase of $1.9 million from 2018. The second quarter saw a rounded monthly revenue average of $2.74 million, and a rounded monthly expense average of $2.57 million.

Revenue from withholding for the first half of the year was $8.1 million, 48.2 percent of the $16.8 million budgeted for the year.

The finance department completed its Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (special thanks to Deputy Auditor Nancy Ruggieri and city department heads) for 2018 and has filed it with the Ohio Auditor’s Office as required by the state and with the Government Finance Officers Association.

As summer hits full stride, street resurfacing and orange barrels become the norm. Not only will we meet our promised annual $500,000 in street resurfacing, but will more than double that amount with an additional commitment of $600,0000, totaling about $1.1 million in 2019 city street resurfacing projects.

Second-quarter budget reviews with all city department heads took place July 9-10, with a few adjustments needed to keep every department operating though the third quarter. Warren’s annual audit is almost complete and should be available to the public before the next quarterly update.

The following orders to proceed were issued by the administration in the second quarter of 2019: Siegel Excavating LLC, asbestos abatement and demolition, $33,000; Pro Quality Land Development Inc., asbestos abatement and demolition, $14,900; Gibbs Construction Inc., asbestos abatement and demolition, $20,900; Trumbull County Dispatch and 911 services, $623,185; Carmeuse Lime Inc., pebble quicklime, $157.10 per ton; Everbrite Inc., street sweeping, $136,495.75; Everbrite Inc., street sweeping additional, $9,500; Warren Parking 17-023-CO1 contract extension, $19,176; Carmeuse Lime and Stone Inc., high calcium quick lime for WPC, $167.41 per ton; Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, Home Partnership Program grant agreements, $227,050; Tartan Benefit Services workers compensation program, $17,000; Warren Parking Systems LLC, parking management and enforcement, $57,528; Holton Inc., asbestos abatement and demolition project, $47,000; and Chagrin Valley Paving Inc., utility road cut repair, $98,625.

The finance department is here to serve you. We can be reached 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at City Hall, 391 Mahoning Ave. NW, by calling 330-841-2586 or by emailing vflask1@warren.org.

VINCENT S. FLASK

Auditor, city of Warren

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