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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Town of Waterford – Claims Auditing (2016M-154)

Released: June 17, 2016 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

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


The Town of Waterford is located in Saratoga County and has a population of approximately 8,400. The Town is governed by a five-member Town Board. Budgeted appropriations for 2016 total approximately $8.1 million.

Key Finding

  • The Board adequately audits claims prior to payment and ensures the claims are supported by adequate documentation and are for legitimate 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