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September 23, 2017

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending September 23, 2017


New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits and reports were issued during the week ending September 23, 2017 
Source: Office of the State Comptroller

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Audit of State Agencies Recommends Better Tracking of Food Purchases from Local Farmers
The Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Office of General Services are now directing all state agencies to submit better reporting of their purchases of New York produced foods according to an auditby State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found numerous problems.
 


 Former Treasurer Arrested in Village of Millport Theft
Former Village of Millport Treasurer Dawn Haverley was arrested for felony grand larceny after an investigation and audit found she allegedly stole more than $4,000 in public funds.



New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the 

Town of Carlisle – Fund Balance (Schoharie County)
The board has not developed a fund balance policy or comprehensive long-term financial and capital plans specifying the town"s objectives and goals for using accumulated funds. General fund balance totaled $623,000 at the end of 2016, more than 950 percent of the tax levy and approximately three times actual expenditures that year. 


Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department – Financial Operations (Clinton County)
Department officials did not deposit or account for all donations received or deposit money received from fundraisers and lounge sales. Deposits totaling approximately $158,300 were not supported by adequate documentation. Department officials did not approve 499 disbursements totaling $63,010 before payment was made. 


City of Niagara Falls – Financial Condition (Niagara County)
The city did not maintain a multiyear financial plan and has continued to rely on unreliable revenues and one-time funding sources. From fiscal years 2014 through 2017, city officials balanced the budget using primarily casino revenue, averaging $9 million, and fund balance, averaging $2.9 million. By the end of 2017, auditors project that the city will deplete available fund balance. Assuming no additional casino revenue is received, the city will have a projected general fund budget gap of $12 million for 2019.


Village of Sagaponack – Claims Processing (Suffolk County)
The board did not perform an effective claims audit or establish an adequate process to ensure that transactions were properly authorized and approved, complied with statutory or village requirements or that claims were for proper village purposes. As a result, the board does not have adequate assurance that goods and services are purchased at the best price.




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