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Kalamazoo County commissioners direct treasurer to provide financial report ‘under oath’

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to direct Treasurer Thomas Whitener to provide an official written report on financial information, in the wake of scrutiny and concerns about issues at the treasurer’s office. At the Tuesday, Feb. 7, Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Jen Strebs made a motion to direct the county treasurer to “provide an accurate, written official report under oath regarding the county’s fourth quarter 2022 investment report and statements of accounts, and bank reconciliation progress as necessary for the completion of the county’s audit with supporting documentation.”The motion directs Whitener to give the update at the next Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The item was added to the agenda during at the beginning of the commission meeting Tuesday night before it was approved by commissioners. Newly elected members of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners were sworn in to office in January. Read more:Accounting firm hired at $150 an hour to promote transparency at Kalamazoo County officeKalamazoo County hires finance director amid money issues in treasurer’s officeFalse reports of school shootings ‘nothing short of a nightmare’ with investigation ongoingMichigan reports drop in new COVID infections and deaths