Village of Corfu - Sewer Operations (2018M-133)

Issued Date
November 02, 2018

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Audit Objective

Determine whether the Board and Village officials effectively managed sewer operations by reasonably estimating budgets, ensuring a good financial condition and properly billing, collecting and recording sewer rent revenue.

Key Findings

  • The Board routinely adopted budgets that were not reasonably estimated, resulting in operating deficits.
  • The Board did not develop and adopt multiyear capital and financial plans or receive comprehensive financial reports.
  • Because the Board did not annually audit the Clerk- Treasurer’s financial records, it did not identify errors or inaccuracies in the records.

Key Recommendations

  • Adopt more realistic budgets.
  • Develop and adopt written multiyear capital and financial plans.
  • Annually audit, or contract with a certified public accountant to audit, the Clerk-Treasurer’s records.

Village officials agreed with our recommendations and indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.