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THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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June 5, 2014, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed audits of the Town of Camden, Village of Greenwich and Village of Perry.

“In today’s fiscal climate, budget transparency and accountability for our local communities is a top priority,” said DiNapoli. “By auditing municipal finances and operations, my office continues to provide taxpayers the assurance that their money is being spent appropriately and effectively.”

Town of Camden – Internal Controls Over Salaries/Benefits and Ambulance Services (Oneida County)
The board did not properly authorize salaries and benefits for all town officers and employees. Wage rates paid to town employees were either not properly documented or not approved, and auditors found questionable payments to members of the town supervisor’s family. For example, the supervisor’s wife was paid $4,186 as a town court recorder in 2013 with no board approval of her salary or record of hours worked.

Village of Greenwich – Justice Court Operations (Washington County)
Internal controls over the justice court’s accounting and reporting of financial activity are not adequate. The village justice did not consistently perform bank reconciliations, maintain timely and accurate cash records, or submit monthly reports to the state Justice Court Fund on time.

Village of Perry – Water Accountability (Wyoming County)
Village officials do not have written procedures for reconciling the water produced by the village’s water system, as measured by master meter readings, with the water billed to customers. For the audit period, the village could not account for 34 percent of the water produced.

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