103D.355 Annual audit.
Subdivision 1. Requirement. The managers must have an annual audit completed of the books and accounts of the watershed district. The annual audit may be made by a public accountant or by the state auditor. The annual audit must be made by a certified public accountant or the state auditor at least once every five years, or when cumulative district revenues or expenditures exceed an amount established by the board in consultation with the state auditor.
Subd. 2. Audit by state auditor. (a) If the annual audit is to be made by the state auditor, the audit must be initiated by a petition of the resident owners of the watershed district or resolution of the managers of the watershed district. The petition must request an annual audit pursuant to the authority granted municipalities under sections 6.54 and 6.55.
(b) If the audit is made by the state auditor, the watershed district receiving the examination must pay the state the total cost and expenses of the examination, including the salaries paid to the examiners while actually engaged in making the examination. The general fund must be credited with all collections made for examinations under this subdivision.
Subd. 3. Reports for state auditor. The managers must make and submit reports demanded by the state auditor.