Council Meeting – April 16, 2018

At the county council meeting tonight, the council received a general update from Kevin Ault of the Convention Visitors Commission (CVC). Questions to ask candidates that are running for election/re-election to the council:

Are you aware that Indiana Code (IC 6-9-14-4) requires the CVC to “annually prepare a budget … and to submit it to the county council for its review and approval”? Please explain the process to include identifying how citizens can obtain copies of the approved budget.

Are you aware that the CVB has an annual audit conducted by Blue and Company and the CVB also files an annual information report (990) to the IRS? Should these reports be reviewed as part of the annual review and approval process? If not, why not?

Are you aware that the improper transfer of funds would be considered a class D felony? Does the scope of the annual audit of the CVB include a review of internal controls?

Has a new CVC budget been prepared that includes the impact of Maple Leaf on the CVC/CVB budget? If not, why not? If so, where can citizens obtain a copy of the budget?

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