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Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

August 28, 2019

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following local government audits have been issued.

City of Cohoes Industrial Development Agency (IDA) – Legislative Reform Compliance (Albany County)

The board did not ensure that adequate cost-benefit analyses for proposed projects were developed before project approval. The board also did not ensure that annual project status reports were submitted in a timely manner. In addition, the board did not ensure annual assessments of progress toward achieving project goals were performed.

Town of Grand Island – Information Technology (Erie County)

Auditors found that town officials did not monitor Internet usage for computer use policy (CUP) compliance. Auditors also found town officials did not review the inventory of IT hardware and do not maintain an inventory of software or data. In addition, town employees were not provided with IT security awareness training.

Mount Sinai Fire District – Financial Condition and Price Quotations for Purchases (Suffolk County)

The board overestimated appropriations and transferred nearly the entire operating surplus to the reserve funds, leaving the district with virtually no unrestricted fund balance. In addition, district officials did not always seek quotations for purchases under the bidding threshold.

Village of Voorheesville – Water and Sewer Charges (Albany County)

Auditors found village officials accurately billed users for water and sewer charges. Officials also deposited water and sewer collections intact and in a timely manner and enforced unpaid bills and correctly assigned interest and penalties. Overall, the board and officials established effective controls over the billing, collection and enforcement of water and sewer charges.

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