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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts


Town of Guilderland – Golf Course Collections (2017M-22)


Released: March 31, 2017 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to review the processing of collections received at the Town golf course for the period January 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016.

Background

The Town of Guilderland is located in Albany County, encompasses 59 square miles and has a population of approximately 35,300. The Town is governed by an elected five-member Town Board. The Town owns a golf course for which revenue in 2015 totaled $970,000.

Key Finding

  • Driving range fees were not remitted to the Town Comptroller’s office in a timely fashion, and no one independent of the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation reconciled the daily sales logs to his annual report of driving range fees.

Key Recommendation

  • The Director should remit driving range fees to the Comptroller’s office on a timelier basis and include the daily sales logs with the annual report so that a reconciliation can be performed between the two records.

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