Pella Chronicle

March 22, 2013

Audit on City of Pella released


The Chronicle

Pella — Van Maanen, Sietstra & Meyer, PC, Certified Public Accountants recently released an audit report on the City of Pella in Pella, Iowa.

The City's revenues totaled $42,948,004 for the year ended June 30, 2012, a 34.9% increase from the prior year. Revenues included $3,804,765 in property tax, $1,500,001 for tax increment financing revenues, $23,170,886 from charges for service, $1,064,345 from operating grants, contributions and restricted interest, $893,637 from capital grants, contributions and restricted interest, $1,350,972 from local option sales tax, $102,590 from unrestricted investment earnings, $9,809,265 from gain on sale of assets and $1,251,543 from other general revenues.

Expenses for City operations totaled $31,964,820, an 8.9% increase from the previous year. Expenses included $2,217,756 for culture and recreation, $1,910,503 for public safety, and $1,808,141 for public works.  Expenses for business type activities totaled $24,504,850.

A copy of the audit report is available for review in the City Clerk’s office, in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s web site at http://auditor.iowa.gov/reports/index.html.