The city is going to give other accounting firms a crack at auditing its books.

After four years with the same accounting firm, City Council members decided Tuesday to seek bids from other firms interested in auditing the city. Council members said it may be time for a change - depending on how the bids come in.The city's contract with Squire and Co. of Orem has expired, said Kay Driggs, city finance officer, although the accounting firm has agreed to "continue on the same basis." In 1990 Squire was paid about $10,000 to audit Pleasant Grove.

"Auditors are hired to keep the city straight but changing them periodically is healthy," council member Lloyd K. Ash said. "That way the auditor gets audited."

Squire will be allowed to submit a new bid along with other accounting firms, including firms in Salt Lake City. However, Mayor David Holdaway said the city is interested in staying with a local firm.

"It's easier to work under that situation," Holdaway said.