CC auditor unveils Citizen Transparency

News Journal

WILMINGTON — Clinton County Auditor Terry Habermehl announced the addition of a new website called Clinton County Citizen Transparency.

According to Habermehl, this website provides financial transparency to the public with easy access to Clinton County’s expenditure, revenue, budget and payroll information for the current fiscal year as well as a historical view of the previous three years.

This interactive website can be used to search details of county expenses and revenues by category, department, fund, government area, or vendor. It includes numerous search capabilities and interactive charts that allow users to drill down on county spending.

The data within this site covers every level of county finances, from fiscal year totals to individual vendor payments.

“As the county’s chief fiscal officer, it is my responsibility to account for the millions of dollars received each year by the county and to issue warrants (checks) in payment of all county obligations, including the distribution of tax dollars,” Habermehl said. “My office is the watchdog over all county funds and maintains the official records of all receipts, disbursements and fund balances.

“I am committed to ensuring transparency in the finances of Clinton County, and am pleased to offer this tool to the public,” Habermehl said. “Taxpayers have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent, and this site allows them to keep a diligent eye on county spending. They can actually see every expenditure in county government.”

Clinton County Citizen Transparency can be accessed from the Clinton County Auditor’s website at

The auditor’s office will update the county’s financial information weekly and its payroll information every two weeks.

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