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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

City of Gloversville – Parking Violation Operations (2016M-231)


Released: September 30, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the City’s parking violation operations for the period January 1, 2014 through April 30, 2016.

Background

The City of Gloversville is located in Fulton County and has approximately 15,000 residents. The City is governed by an elected eight-member City Council. General fund budgeted appropriations for the 2016 fiscal year total approximately $16.3 million.

Key Findings

  • City officials have not established a benchmark for collection rates of unpaid parking violations.
  • The City does not utilize options such as the State DMV’s Scofflaw Program for collecting parking violation fines.

Key Recommendations

  • Establish a standard benchmark collection rate with which to periodically assess the Department’s parking violation collection system’s effectiveness.
  • Examine the effectiveness of collection strategies and consider enhanced or alternative measures that may increase the collection of fines and related penalties.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236