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File #: 18-1671    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 12/19/2018 In control: Auditor-Controller
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: Capital Asset Policy
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Draft Capital Asset Policy 12-4-2018
To: Board of Supervisors

From: Auditor/Controller

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:
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Capital Asset Policy
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Approve adoption of the attached Capital Asset Policy; and
2. Authorize the use of the capitalization thresholds contained in the policy for recording and depreciating assets starting in fiscal year 2018-19.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
General Fund

DISCUSSION:
The county has not previously adopted a capital asset policy. The annual audit and the recent Assessment of Management and Accounting Practices and Process report have included a recommendation that a capitalization policy be established. The county has a significant investment in capital assets, such as land, buildings, roads and equipment. Adopting a policy will help ensure that capital assets are acquired, safeguarded, controlled and accounted for in accordance with state and federal regulations, audit requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

The recommended policy was developed in collaboration and with feedback and communication from county departments.

The purpose of the proposed Capital Asset Policy is to provide a consistent method for accounting for capital assets and is intended to be in compliance with GAAP and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement Numbers 34, 35 and 51.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
There should be no financial impact associated with adopting the Capital Asset Policy. County staff are already accounting for capital assets and it is anticipated that no additional resources will be required to implement the policy. The proposed policy primarily provides a consistent method of maintaining records and accounting for assets.

The recommended actions support the Board of Supervisors' Strategic Framework by managing resources to ensure sustainability of services.

OTHER AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
None.

ALTERNATIVES TO STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS:
The B...

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