Back Issues: December 19, 2017

This afternoon’s Commission on Aging meeting cancelled

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The commission’s next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The meeting is open to the public. Commission members will meet with the Board of County Councilors. No outside speaker is scheduled. The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the 2012 Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. For more about the commission, visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging. Commission meetings are carried live on CVTV Channel 23 and online at www.cvtv.org.

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Donate to Columbia Springs his holiday season

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
In 2017, Columbia Springs once again saw record numbers of participants for its science-focused field trips, nature festivals, guided walks, volunteer events, and sustainable living workshops; this doesn’t include the countless people that come to walk the trails and enjoy a bit of nature-time. Columbia Springs provides the community a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world, inspiring stewardship. The nonprofit depends on help from the community to ensure everyone has equal access to such experiences. Support its work by donating at columbiasprings.org/donate. As a “thank you,” those that donate will receive a shirt, hat, or other Columbia Springs swag.
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Evergreen Public Schools Spanish Dual Immersion Program, four informational meetings scheduled

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Evergreen Public Schools will host four meetings for those interested in enrolling their students in its Spanish Bilingual Immersion program. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend the meeting at either Pioneer or Marrion schools, regardless of which school your child will attend. Those interested in enrolling kindergartners in the program for the 2018-2019 school year, must attend. Meetings are slated for Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Marrion Elementary; and Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Pioneer Elementary. Another round of meetings are available Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Marrion Elementary; and Monday, Feb. 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Pioneer Elementary. For more information, contact Dual Language Program Coordinators, Jake Curtis or Dr. Catherine Carrison at 360-604-4007.

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Auditor’s Office releases its annual report on internal controls

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Clark County Auditor’s Office released its 2017 Review of Selected Internal Controls report Monday, providing a look at internal controls for receipting and cash and check handling in selected areas of the county. Overall, the office found cash handling and receipting well controlled.

This year, Audit Services performed 22 reviews of cash accounts held by county departments and offices. The reviews included unannounced cash counts and examination of internal controls and other safeguards for processing and receipting of payments and cash funds.

The report made 48 recommendations to strengthen controls in 19 areas, including recommendations to reduce cash held in five funds. The greatest concerns identified were inconsistent security regarding cash and valuables, limited management oversight of cash handling, and a need to update or write more comprehensive procedures for staff. Three organizations had no deficiencies in the areas tested.

The report can be viewed at https://www.clark.wa.gov/auditor/other-report or a copy can be obtained by calling 360-397-2130 ext. 4789.

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