Published on May 25, 2022
The office of the Missouri State Auditor completed its performance audit of the City of Belton. The result of the audit shows that the city is well managed. The city received an overall performance rating of “Good”. Specifically, the Missouri State Auditor stated, “In the areas audited the overall performance of this entity was Good.” The Missouri State Auditor defines “Good” as, “The report contains few findings, and the entity has indicated most, or all recommendations have already been, or will be, implemented.” Good is the second highest rating the city could have received.
The petition submitted to the state auditor’s office by citizens in 2020 is anticipated to result in a cost to the city in excess of $100,000. The citizen petition – provided to the city by a Kansas City metro news channel - requested the state auditor investigate the following areas of concern:
The state audit began January 12, 2021, took more than a year to complete and resulted in recommendations for city council to consider in these four areas:
The city council has already taken steps to address each of the recommendations.
Click here for the full auditor’s report.