CAC gets clean audit report

STEUBENVILLE – An independent auditing firm issued a clean audit report Wednesday for the Jefferson County Community Action Council.

Michael Zeno of Zeno, Pockl, Lilly and Copeland Certified Public Accountants and Advisers told the CAC board of trustees during their monthly meeting the audit report focused on three areas of the agency and found no problems.

“There were no issues of noncompliance. It was a clean audit,” said Zeno.

The trustees also heard from Celeste Krolak of the Office of Community Assistance in Columbus who was at the CAC offices to conduct a review Wednesday and today.

Krolak said Randal Hunt, deputy chief of the Office of Community Assistance, plans to visit every community action council in Ohio during the next several months.

Krolak issued a list of board reminders to the trustees and said the board of trustees should always include members representing the low-income residents and public officials as well as major groups and interests in the community.

In other business, CAC Chief Executive Officer Barb West announced the agency has been approved for a $3,000 grant from the PNC Foundation.

“The money will be used for literacy development for our Head Start program to introduce the children to reading skills,” said West.

West also recommended and the board approved a new facility use agreement with the United Methodist Church in Tiltonsville for the Head Start facilities in that community.

“This is the same lease we currently have and I think it is a very good agreement for the church and for our Head Start,” noted West.

The board also approved a $6,000 agreement with the Jefferson County Department of Jobs and Family Services for the, “rebranding of the One Stop Center.”

West said the state is changing the name of the One Stop Center to a Job Center.