Century agrees to pay audit cost

The Century Council voted Monday to approve to pay $9,000 beyond the $21,000 submitted by auditing firm Warren Averett, allowing Mayor Henry Hawkins to sign an engagement letter to begin the town's annual audit.

When Councilwoman Ann Brooks asked why Hawkins had not signed the letter when the deadline for the audit completion is June 30, Hawkins said that the firm advised the $9,000 was for extra trips made to the town.

“I've got some issues with that agreement because they went up $9,000 and they stated they made extra trips up here,” said Hawkins. “I don't recall them making extra...