November 19, 2010
DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of the Harpursville Central School District
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit: Harpursville Central School District - Joint Transportation Facility.
“As Comptroller, I’m committed to using the audit process to make sure state and local governments run as efficiently as possible,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools governments should use to better protect taxpayer dollars, and we’ve found a way for the Harpursville Central School District and the town of Harpursville to save millions. Given the financial hardships communities across New York are facing, this is one idea that should be a top priority.”
DiNapoli’s auditors found that significant opportunities exist for the district and the town to save money by building and operating a joint transportation facility. Due to the age and condition of the district’s existing transportation facility and the town’s highway building, both local governments would benefit by replacing their buildings with a joint facility.
Further, auditors from DiNapoli’s office noted that the district and town could save local taxpayers between $2.8 million and $4.2 million if they jointly built one new facility. In addition, a joint facility could save local taxpayers more than $13,000 in annual heating and electricity costs.
For a full copy of the audit, see: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/schools/2010/harpursville.pdf
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