- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A company that conducted an audit for the city of Natchez has been able to get $14,600 back from vendors who overcharged the city.

The Natchez Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/1jj444l ) Spiller Consulting, based in North Carolina, did an audit of the city’s gas, electric and phone bills. Spiller Consulting’s fee is half of what they got back for the city, or $7,300.

Information Technology Director Ed Bowser says the majority of the money the city was overcharged was for state and federal taxes from which the city is exempt from paying.

Alderwoman Sarah Smith, chairwoman of the city’s utilities committee, says the audit could save the city $22,700 over the next three years.

Smith says the audit is a tool to find extra savings that may have otherwise been overlooked.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/


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