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City Audit, Treasurer’s resignation highlight Valley Grande City Council meeting

Valley Grande’s city audit was the biggest headline at its news-filled city council meeting on Tuesday night.

Chris Neuenschwander of the Jackson Thornton Accounting firm presented the 2020 financial audit to mayor Wayne Labbe and the city council Kay Davidson, Sara Day, Jane Harris, Bruce Hughes and Robbie Rose.

Neuenschwander said the city is run well and had a clean audit.

“Valley Grande is a very flexible, liquid town,” Neuenschwander said. “No one has gotten you into debt. You don’t have strange practices or obligations. The pension is well funded.”

Neuenschwander also praised the previous administration of former mayor Matt Dobbs and the council of Tammy Troha, Ronnie Sawyer, Jimmy Johnson and Tim White.

“The city’s in a good place because people did a good job before you came into office,” Neuenschwander said.

The city council unanimously approved the city’s audit.

Janet Frasier announced her resignation as City Clerk/Treasurer after 11 years to accept another job in Dallas County. Frasier’s last day will be Jan. 29. The city council unanimously accepted Frasier’s resignation.

Assistant City Clerk/Treasurer Kim Harris will succeed Frasier and the city is accepting applications for Harris’ former position.

The next Valley Grande city council meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at Valley Grande City Hall.