A report from the Missouri State Auditor’s office is critical of some accounting controls and procedures used by Monroe City’s municipal court.
State Auditor Nicole Galloway says the court’s overall performance is good and is believed to be well managed. Items cited in the audit as needing improvement are better segregation of accounting and record keeping duties for the municipal court. Galloway’s office suggests accounting and record keeping duties be segregated or that steps be taken to carry out an independent review of the court’s accounting records.

A response issued to Galloway’s office by the municipal court says full segregation of duties is not possible due to the small number of employees at city hall. The court agrees that an independent review would be beneficial and that they will work with the city to implement the recommendation.