Claremore Requests State Audit Into City Finances

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 9:55 am
By: News On 6

The Claremore city manager said he'll be starting the paperwork to request a state audit into the city's finances. City councilors made the decision to request the audit late Monday night.

It comes after hundreds of citizens signed a petition asking for the audit. The petition that has been circulating addresses high electric bills, sales tax collections and claims of late payments from the city to GRDA.

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"If we have a problem with smart meters not calculating electric rates in Claremore, Oklahoma then we have a problem in the state of Oklahoma and a problem in the United States of America," Claremore City Manager Jim Thomas said.

It's expected to cost up to $80,000. Petitioners are still pushing for a separate, independent audit.