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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Report Highlights

Arlington Fire District - Purchasing (2018M-43)

Released: June 15, 2018 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Audit Objective

Determine whether the Board ensured that goods and services were procured in accordance with the District’s procurement policy (policy).

Noteworthy Achievements

District officials established adequate procedures to ensure that goods and services were procured in accordance with the District’s policy.

  • We reviewed 50 purchases totaling $334,676 made during our audit period and found that they were properly procured.

We commend District officials for effectively designing and implementing its policy and procedures that ensure effective purchasing of goods and services.

There were no recommendations as a result of this audit.

Background

The Arlington Fire District is a district corporation of the State, distinct and separate from the Town of Poughkeepsie (Town). The District is one of three fire districts that serves the Town and responded to 5,981 emergency calls in 2017.

The District is governed by an elected Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) composed of five members. The Board is responsible for the District’s overall financial management and safeguarding its resources.

The purchasing policy specifies that the account clerk and the Chief are responsible for ensuring compliance with the policy.

Quick Facts
2017 Budget $17.2 million
Purchases for the Audit Period $13.3 million

Audit Period

January 1, 2016 – December 11, 2017


Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.ny.gov
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236