A material weakness is a condition in which the design or operation of one or more of the internal control components does not reduce to a relatively low level the risk that misstatements in amounts that would be material in relation to the financial statements being audited may occur and not be detected within a timely period by employees in the normal course of performing their assigned functions. Our consideration of the internal control over financial reporting would not necessarily disclose all matters in the internal control that might be reportable conditions and, accordingly, would not necessarily disclose all reportable conditions that are also considered to be material weaknesses. However, of the reportable conditions described above, we believe items (A), (D), (G) and (I) are material weaknesses.
This report, a public record by law, is intended solely for the information and use of the officials, employees and customers of the Villisca Municipal Power Plant and other parties to whom the Villisca Municipal Power Plant may report. This report is not intended to be and should not be used by anyone other than these specified parties.
We would like to acknowledge the many courtesies and assistance extended to us by personnel of the Villisca Municipal Power Plant during the course of our audit. Should you have any questions concerning any of the above matters, we shall be pleased to discuss them with you at your convenience.
DAVID A. VAUDT, CPA Auditor of State
WARREN G. JENKINS, CPA Chief Deputy Auditor of State
August 19, 2004