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Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District
A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the district, which serves parts of Clay and Platte counties. 'The fire district's new leadership recognized the need to address the long-standing problems our audit discovered,' Auditor Galloway said. 'The progress we found reflects their commitment to better serve those who live in the district.' The