first_imgA state audit has found that Clark County improperly charged some of its departments for insurance coverage during 2011-12, and by doing so, shifted general government costs onto accounts designated for maintaining roads and processing building permits.Fixing the problem could cost the county’s already strapped general fund more than $700,000 annually, if the costs are reapportioned according to the auditor’s calculations.The county has responded that while it believes it can improve the documentation of such charges, it’s not sure it wrongly charged its departments.The disagreement, and its ramifications, will likely be discussed as the county moves forward with its yearly and quarterly budget discussions.The audit report was released Monday by the state auditor’s office. It concludes the county incorrectly charged about $1.8 million to the county road fund and the county’s building and permit fund.Also in the report, the state auditor’s office recommends the county take a look at how it bases charges for insurance, document its methodology and repay the funds that it says overcharged.last_img

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