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File #: 2018-1051    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/10/2018 In control: Board of Directors Workshop Meeting
On agenda: 12/12/2018 Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Approval of Audit and Related Draft Financial Reports Pertaining to the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018
Sponsors: Nicolette Bateson
Indexes: Finance
Attachments: 1. 2018-1051.GLWA - SAS Ltr (Draft), 2. 2018-1051.GLWA - SA (Draft), 3. 2018-1051.GLWA - CAFR (Draft), 4. DWSD Revenue Revision_GLWA Board Memo

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Approval of Audit and Related Draft Financial Reports Pertaining to the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018

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Agenda of:                      December 12, 2018

Item No.:                     2018-1051

Amount:                     N/A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

TO:                                          The Honorable

Board of Directors

Great Lakes Water Authority

 

FROM:                     Sue F. McCormick

                                          Chief Executive Officer

                                          Great Lakes Water Authority

 

DATE:                     December 12, 2018

 

 

RE:                     Approval of Audit and Related Draft Financial Reports Pertaining to the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018

 

 

MOTION

 

Upon recommendation of Nicolette N. Bateson, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer, The Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), moves to receive and file the Draft Reports Pertaining to the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018 Financial Audit (the FY 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the FY 2018 Single Audit Act Compliance Report, and the FY 2018 Independent Auditor’s Communication with those Charged with Governance) and authorizes staff to proceed with the completion and filing of the annual audit prior to the due date with the state of Michigan before December 31, 2018; and authorizes the CEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote. 

 

 

BACKGROUND

GLWA’s second twelve-month financial audited financial reports for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) for the year ended June 30, 2018 are nearly complete.  The final step is review and requested approval by the GLWA Board of Directors based upon draft reports.  This will enable staff to those reports with the state of Michigan Department of Treasury, the federal clearinghouse for the single audit report, and the Electronic Municipal Market Access system (“EMMA”) for Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) requirements, and others. 

JUSTIFICATION

The draft reports pertaining to the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018 include the following and are attached:

                     FY 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

                     FY 2018 Single Audit Act Compliance Report

                     FY 2018 Independent Auditor’s Communication with those Charged with Governance

A prior draft of the CAFR has been distributed to the Audit Committee. ARTICLE XII,

Section 2 of the GLWA By-laws states the following:

 

The Board shall obtain an annual audit of the GLWA’s Financial Statements by an independent certified public accountant and report on the audit and auditing procedures in accordance with state law and generally accepted government auditing standards, as well as federal grant compliance audit requirements. The Board shall furnish at least two copies of the annual audit to each Incorporating Municipality. The audited financial statements shall be posted on the GLWA’s website. In addition, the audited financial statements shall be filed with the Michigan Department of Treasury upon approval of the GLWA Board.

 

 

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT

Not applicable for the proposed action.

COMMITTEE REVIEW

The Audit Committee has received updates from staff and auditors on a monthly basis.

SHARED SERVICES IMPACT

This item does not impact the shared services agreement between GLWA and DWSD.