January 23, 2021

Audits issued by the New York State Comptroller during the week ending January 22, 2021

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits were issued during the week ending January 22, 2021.

MUNICIPAL AUDITS

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following local government audits have been issued.

Town of Delhi – Pool Project Donations and Disbursements (Delaware County)

The board did not properly manage pool project donations or disbursements. The board also inappropriately used town funds to pay at least $8,000 for fundraising activities. Auditors found the board did not properly document donations it received totaling $117,300. In addition, 77 of the pool checks were improperly disbursed. The town supervisor, as the town disbursing officer, should have signed the checks. However, the committee treasurer, a private citizen or a board member signed them.

 

Village of Little Valley – Capital Project Management (Cattaraugus County)

The board properly planned the waste water treatment plant (WWTP) project but could have better managed certain aspects of the project. Auditors determined the board developed a financial plan that addressed the impact of project debt payments. Village officials incurred $67,000 in additional expenses because they were unable to comply with certain grant funding requirements. In addition, project delays and project scope changes added an additional $220,000 to the WWTP project costs. The initial project completion date was December 2017 but was completed in October 2020.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT AUDITS

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following school district audit was issued.

East Rockaway Union Free School District – Extra-Classroom Activity Funds (Nassau County)

The extra classroom activity (ECA) clubs did not maintain adequate records. As a result, auditors could not determine whether all money collected was accounted for, properly remitted and deposited. Other than minor exceptions, disbursements were properly supported and for legitimate purposes; however, ECA deposits were not always timely. Managing the finances of ECA activities is meant to be a learning experience for student club members. By not properly managing ECA finances, students miss this learning opportunity and district officials have little assurance that ECA funds are adequately safeguarded and properly accounted for.

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