Office of the Utah State Auditor Releases Report on Kaysville City Review of Expenditures for ‘Big Red’ Fire Engine 2016 Parade Entry

The Office of the Utah State Auditor released its Report on Kaysville City Review of Expenditures for “Big Red” Fire Engine 2016 Parade Entry.  

The Office reviewed City expenditures related to this parade entry and the City’s compliance with city policy and state laws. The Office also reviewed certain City purchasing policies to determine whether they are properly designed to protect against real or perceived improprieties. 

The Office identified five (5) findings and recommendations concerning these expenditures.

Finding 1:  Parade participation of the “Big Red” Fire engine lacked clear understanding and formal arrangement.

Finding 2:  Public funds may have been used for political purposes.

Finding 3:  Kaysville City supervisor likely unable or unwilling to decline questionable spending requests by any member of the Kaysville City Council.

Finding 4:  Kaysville City supervisor failed to clearly delineate spending approval.

Finding 5:  Shared credit cards increase risk of misuse.

The full report may be found on the Office’s website,, specifically at