A new auditor for the City of Summerville found several mistakes in the municipality's financial records.
The city hired CPA Chrysan Thomas, of Trion, to perform the city's annual, state-required audit. Monday evening she told the city council she noted more than $1.7 million in mistakes.
"In looking at your fund balance, we had to make some prior year adjustments where some stuff was left off or incorrectly reported," Auditor Thomas told the council.
"Incorrectly reported here at city hall. . .?" Councilman Joe Money asked.
The auditor found accounting mistakes dealing with customer's utility deposits, franchise fees, how sick leave is tracked and even how $378,468 in sales tax revenue that was not recorded properly.
Despite these bookkeeping errors, the audit said the city's finances last fiscal year improved.
"The total net position went up $586,000," Auditor Thomas said.