Rogers County is putting some of their best practices on paper in the form of a finance plan.
Treasurer Jason Carini made a presentation to the county commissioners this week saying a plan is in the works.
"All the financial policy does is put in writing what we already do," he said. "There are a lot of things we do out of habit from one year to the next, but it's just continued by institutional knowledge. We don't really say why we do what we do."
In this plan, Carini said, "We will outline what we do, why we do it and what our goal is."
He said, "It will help promote a defined, shared understanding of how we handle our finances. There are eight elected officials, and it's like a group of horses pulling a wagon. You want all the horses pulling the same direction."
He said the plan will define boundaries, and outline what the county can and can't do.
It will afford the county a better bond rating in the future, he said.
"We want to show our taxpayers that we are dutiful and responsible with our money," he said.
The terms of the financial plan will be presented to the county commissioners at a later date.