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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Roosevelt Fire District – Fire Station Project (2015M-163)

Released: October 23, 2015 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine internal controls over the District’s fire station construction for the period January 1, 2014 through March 13, 2015.


The Roosevelt Fire District is a district corporation of the state, distinct and separate from the Town of Hyde Park, Dutchess County, in which it is located. The District, which covers 27 square miles and has three stations, is governed by an elected five-member Board of Fire Commissioners. Budgeted appropriations for 2015 total approximately $1.2 million.

Key Findings

  • The District’s procurement policy states that the Board does not need to solicit multiple quotes when procuring professional services.
  • The Board did not enter into written agreements with four contractors that provided services during the fire station project.

Key Recommendations

  • Amend the procurement policy to include the use of competitive methods to obtain professional services.
  • Ensure that District officials enter into written agreements with professional service providers.

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