DiNapoli’s Office Completes Audit of the
Village of Jeffersonville
An audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found that the Village of Jeffersonville saved more than $3,500 in 2008 by cooperating with the town to provide assessment and code enforcement services instead of duplicating services.
“My office’s audits of local governments improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for local officials to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide the best possible service these taxpayer dollars can deliver. The Village of Jeffersonville should be commended for its efforts. By cooperating and consolidating services, both the village and town were able to save money and reduce taxpayer costs.”
DiNapoli’s auditors found that the village and the town both save money by cooperating on highway projects through shared labor and machinery. Moreover, the village dissolved its justice court and eliminated dog control services prior to 2000. These services are currently performed by the town.
DiNapoli’s auditors noted that the village could further reduce taxpayer costs by consolidating or cooperating with the town for other common services, such as purchasing, payroll, collecting taxes, buildings inspections and permits, and highway administration.
Auditors from DiNapoli’s office found the board did not adequately oversee the clerk-treasurer’s duties over cash receipts, cash disbursements and payroll or implement compensating controls. Finally, the board did not ensure that all purchases were made for legitimate purposes and conformed to the competitive bidding requirements of General Municipal Law or the board’s procurement policy.
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If you have any questions or would like a comment from the Comptroller’s office regarding this audit, please call the press office at 518-474-4015.