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Port of Grandview receives favorable audit report

GRANDVIEW - The Washington State Auditor's Office gave the Port of Grandview a passing grade on a recent accountability audit.

State auditors performed the audit to determine whether the Port complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures. Areas examined were selected using financial transactions from Jan. 1, 2005 through Dec. 31, 2007.

The auditors found that in most areas Port officials complied with state laws and regulations and found that the Port's policies and procedures were adequate to safeguard public assets.

Auditors did suggest to Port officials that the Port have a resolution each time they surplus any property before the actual sale. Auditors found a few instances where this occurred.

Port Commissioner Colleen Byam said the clean audit is due in part to Karen Mortensen, the administrative secretary for the Port.

"She continues to do a terrific job," Byam said. "Everything is always in order."

Byam said the auditors always have some suggestions.

Byam said the Port of Grandview is given an accountability audit every three years.

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