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State auditor's office digging deeper into Bay St. Louis' financial troubles

The state auditor's office wants to delve deeper into the city of Bay St. Louis' financial woes. (Photo source: WLOX) The state auditor's office wants to delve deeper into the city of Bay St. Louis' financial woes. (Photo source: WLOX)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

The state auditor's office wants to delve deeper into the city of Bay St. Louis' financial woes.

At Tuesday's meeting, Councilman Joey Boudin read a letter from the state auditor's office. The letter was a request to further review the city's finances, but it won't come cheap.

The city is being asked to pay $35 an hour for the audit, which the state wants to begin in January.

According to the letter, the work would take 250 hours or less. The council voted to pay for the audit.

“We've had a lot of auditing expenses, but you know I really applaud the efforts to come in. Anybody who can come in and give us a little lead on how things might be done a little more appropriately or better in the future. We're all ears,” said Mayor Les Fillingame.

Currently the city is without a full-time clerk and comptroller. Council members voted Tuesday to advertise for both positions.

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