Seneca County commissioners aired their displeasure with the cost of a state audit during their Monday meeting.
Board President Ben Nutter said he is tired of getting charged more money for audits.
"If you look at where our expenses have gone over the years, everything has gone down except for a few things," Nutter said. "The audit is one of them that continually goes up."
In fiscal year 2009, the county paid $66,698 for the state auditor's 2010 audit. Cost for the FY 2011 was $82,453 for the state auditor's 2012 audit.
Commissioner Jeff Wagner said he talked with the deputy chief of staff in the state auditor's office before Monday's board meeting.
According to Wagner, this year's audit cost $5,400 more than last year's audit, and he agreed with the state to split the difference.
Seneca County commissioners Monday amended a ruling from Aug. 14 to grant the vacating of a portion of TR 1015 in Liberty Township.
Also Monday, the commissioners approved:
A supplemental appropriation of $1,715.70 for the Delinquent Care and Custody Fund.
A supplemental appropriation of $2,300 for the Victims of Crime Act Expansion Project Fund.
An appropropriation adjustment of $1,000 within the Maintenance and Repair Fund.
A supplemental appropriation of $9,000 to Seneca Regional Planning Commission to administer a $500,000 SafeHavens Grant Fund for children and their families who have become victims of abuse, neglect or other crimes to recover from trauma.
The purchase of two 2012 Dodge Chargers for $23,000 each and a 2012 Ford Econoline van for $24,800 through the Cooperative Purchasing Program for replacements of vehicles for the Seneca County sheriff.
The purchase of two 2013 International 7400 trucks for $82,000 each for the Seneca County engineer.
The purchase of a 2012 Ford Fusion for $20,700 for Seneca County Juvenile Court.
Amending July 3 orders certifying unpaid assessments to the county auditor for collection.
"He said it was unknown costs at the time of the estimate, that three additional federal programs that were somehow unknown to them at the time," Wagner said. "We saved the county $2,700."
More than $60,000 has been paid to date on FY 2011 audit.
"Vendor preparation for the state auditor to come in and audit was $18,780 for FY 2011," County Auditor Julie Adkins said.
Commissioners also agreed to purchase several vehicles during Monday's meeting. The purchases include two 2012 Dodge Chargers and a 2012 Ford Econoline van for the Seneca County Sheriff's Office, a 2012 Ford Fusion for Seneca County Juvenile Court and two 2013 International 7400 dump trucks for the Seneca County Engineer's Office. Total cost of the vehicles was $255,500.
All vehicles were purchased locally except the dump trucks.
The two trucks, which cost $82,000 apiece, added to the 18-truck fleet, making it a total of 20 trucks.
"One dump truck is to help with tree trimming and the other is to use for ice storms," said Seneca County Engineer Mark Zimmerman.