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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Report Highlights

Village of Trumansburg - Ambulance Fund Accountability (2018M-168)

Released: November 30, 2018 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Audit Objective

Determine whether Village officials properly accounted for ambulance funds.

Key Findings

  • As of May 31, 2018, the ambulance fund had an unidentified cash balance of $16,100.
  • The Village’s general fund and the Town of Hector were overpaid $12,231.
  • The ambulance fund owes the Town of Covert and Town of Ulysses $28,331.
  • Village officials did not perform monthly accountabilities of the ambulance fund.

Key Recommendations

  • Perform a monthly accountability of the ambulance fund.
  • Research unidentified funds, collect any amounts owed by municipalities and disburse any amounts due to municipalities.

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

Background

The Village of Trumansburg (Village) is located in the Town of Ulysses in Tompkins County.

The Village is governed by an elected Board of Trustees (Board) composed of the Mayor and four Trustees. The Board is the legislative body responsible for oversight and general management of the Village’s financial operations. The Mayor is the chief executive officer responsible for day-to-day management. The Treasurer, who is appointed by the Mayor, is the chief financial officer responsible for financial operations.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Manager prepares monthly summary reports (monthly reports), used for the allocation of billing service fees for the ambulance fund.

Quick Facts
Population1,800
2018-19 Appropriations$3.8 million
2017-18 Ambulance Fund Receipts$285,159

Audit Period

June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018.

We expanded our audit period to December 1, 2011 to examine all ambulance fund activity since its inception.


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