County notes

Board awards firm audit contract

CliftonLarsonAllen will perform independent annual auditing for Washington County after the Board of Commissioners approved a three-year contract with the company Tuesday.

The State Auditor’s Office gave the county permission in 2003 to have annual audits done by a certified public accounting company. CliftonLarsonAllen was selected through a competitive request-for-proposal process and signed a three-year agreement in November 2009.

The county this year will replace its current accounting system with a new “chart of accounts.” This transition is more efficient if the county continues using an audit company familiar with the past chart of accounts, according to county officials.

CliftonLarsonAllen’s contract is for three years because the State Auditor’s authorization ends Dec. 31, 2014.

 Baytown Township, Scandia roadwork OK’d

Contracts with two companies for separate road projects in Baytown Township and Scandia were approved Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

North Valley, Inc., will do $671,238 in mill and overlay, signs and striping work on County State Aid Highway 14, 40th Street North and Olinda Street North from Manning Avenue (CSAH 15) to 75 feet south of 47th Street North in Baytown Township. State aid and levy dollars pay for this project.

New Look Contracting, Inc., will do $249,919 in curb and gutter replacement and pedestrian ramp installations on CSAH 3 (Olinda Trail North) from 900 feet south of 205th Street North to 372 feet north of Minnesota Highway 97 in Scandia. Property tax levy funds pay for this project.