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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Town of Rensselaerville – Claims Auditing (2016M-244)

Released: October 7, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine the review the Town’s claims audit process for the period January 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016.


The Town of Rensselaerville is located in Albany County and has a population of approximately 1,850. The Town is governed by an elected five-member Town Board. Budgeted appropriations for 2016 fiscal year total approximately $2.5 million.

Key Findings

  • The Board established an effective claims auditing process to ensure that claims were properly audited before payment and supported by adequate documentation, the goods and services were received and the claims were for proper Town purposes.

Key Recommendations

  • There were no recommendations as a result of this audit.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

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