The Auditor’s Office is located on the second floor of the City Building and our office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. daily with a one hour lunch respite from 12:00 N. until 1:00 P.M. The professional office staff is available during business hours to answer questions about finances of our fair city.
The personnel in the Auditor’s Office includes: Auditor Chris Dupree, Deputy Auditor Denise Davis, and Assistant Deputy Auditor Kathy Long. It is the responsibility of this office to provide the residents of Wellston with integrity among the various financial operations within the City Government.
The routine daily tasks include but are not limited to: monitoring budgets, creating purchase orders, reconciling accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and purchasing, grant management and other related financial transactions.
With information gathered from department supervisors and revenues estimated by our office, we assist the Mayor and the Council Finance Committee in the development of the annual budget document. This document, approved by Council, is the spending guide for the year and is monitored by the Mayor and Auditor’s Office personnel.
In regard to purchasing, the Auditor is responsible to certify that funds are available before any financial obligation is approved or processed. Along with routine expenditures, it is also within our purview to gather data that assures the City of cost effectiveness in regard to bids and volume purchases.
Finally, the City Auditor’s Office acts as the liaison between the City and the State of Ohio Auditor’s Office and works hand-in-hand with the Local Government Services (LGS) to facilitate an effective financial philosophy for the City of Wellston.
The Auditors Office is located on the 2nd floor of the City Building
Phone (740) 384-2428
Fax (740) 384-0628
Here’s a copy of the Wellston Recovery Plan, our financial “map” to getting city finances back on track. You can download the entire plan in a .pdf file and print a copy if you’d like. Our city administration is committed to restoring fiscal responsibility to our municipal government.