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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Gold Coast Public Library District – Claims Audit (2014M-237)


Released: October 8, 2014 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine whether all claims were audited before payment for the period January 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014.

Background

The Gold Coast Public Library District is located in the Towns of Oyster Bay and North Hempstead in Nassau County. The District was created by special act of the State Legislature to provide library services to residents of the North Shore School District, excluding the Village of Seacliff, and is governed by an elected nine-member Board of Trustees. Expenditures for 2013 totaled approximately $1.45 million.

Key Finding

  • The Board as a whole does not audit District claims as required by the special act.

Key Recommendation

  • Audit all claims prior to payment in accordance with the requirements of the special act and document in the minutes that abstracts of audited claims have been approved.

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