Audit finds conflicts in Goodman fire district

4 years 9 months 8 hours ago Monday, December 21 2015 Dec 21, 2015 Monday, December 21, 2015 2:20:22 PM CST December 21, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state audit of a southwest Missouri fire district shows conflicts of interest and inadequate record keeping.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway said in a release Monday that an audit of the Goodman Fire Protection District shows the district did not solicit bids for nearly $8,000 in services provided by a member of the district's board. The auditor says a lack of competitive bidding violates state law.

The audit also shows the district doesn't maintain adequate records of land, buildings, vehicles, equipment and other property owned by the district.

Goodman is a town of about 1,250 residents in far southwest Missouri.

The district's board president didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

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