KEMPNER — The City Council on Tuesday approved another year of monthly and quarterly accounting services by Lampasas Bookkeeping.
“We have a monthly payment of $225 for the accounting service,” Mayor Gene Isenhour said about the city continuing to work with Jack Clark, of Lampasas Bookkeeping.
Clark, a former Lampasas County auditor, offered to provide accounting for the city for free when the city first incorporated in 1997, Isenhour said. Eventually, the city started to pay for the service. Each year, the council votes on whether to keep the accounting services.
Clark told the council about some changes to the city’s accounting practices. Until this year, the city was operating by using just a general fund, Clark said. When the city took on debt, the city’s auditor suggested moving to a multiple fund system.
Clark showed the council how the city’s accounting paperwork looks with five funds: general, debt service, parks, sales tax and street.
“All I did was break the balance book down to five funds,” Clark said, adding the balances of the funds remained the same.
In other action, the council appointed Paul Cook mayor pro tem for a one-year term, and Councilmen Robert McKinnon, Bob Crane and Clifton Morse took their oaths of office.