Loganville achieves top honor for financial practices, reporting

LOGANVILLE -- Ken Neal, a certified public accountant with the firm Clifton, Lipford, Hardison & Parker, presented a brief 2011 audit summary to Mayor Ray Nunley and city council members Thursday night. The accounting firm issued the highest opinion of the audit results, with an "unqualified" rating for 2011.

The rating, according to Neal, means that "no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies" were found in the fiscal year's reporting.

Councilman Mark Kiddoo made a motion Thursday to engage the same firm for next year's audit.

City leaders vote to purchase CodeRED emergency notification system

Council members also agreed Thursday to purchase the CodeRED emergency notification system for the city. The system allows officials to immediately notify residents and business owners of emergencies in the area, such as missing children alerts, water main breaks and other matters of public interest and safety. Leaders also voted to purchase a weather warning system for the city.

According to Nunley, some citizens have expressed concern in the past that there is no emergency warning siren in the city. These emergency notification systems are a much more efficient and thorough means of warning citizens of any concerns, according to the mayor. "It's a bargain, money well spent," Nunley said of CodeRED.