State audits released for Hunker, Mt. Pleasant and Yukon-South Huntingdon fire relief associations
Two Westmoreland County volunteer fire department relief associations in Hunker and Mt. Pleasant received clean administrative and financial bills of health in audits released Tuesday by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
Meanwhile, an audit of the Yukon-South Huntingdon Township fire department relief association for 2016-2017 showed it was in compliance with state laws, contracts, bylaws and administrative procedures, however, it did not properly maintain minutes of its meetings. The auditors noted a prior audit cited the association for the same issue.
In 2018, 2,518 municipalities received $55.1 million in state aid for distribution to local volunteer firefighters’ relief associations to provide training, purchase equipment and insurance, and pay for death benefits for volunteer firefighters.
Full audit reports for volunteer fire department relief association reports with findings are available online at https://www.paauditor.gov/audit-reports
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