New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following local government audits have been issued.
A prior audit of the city found the council and city officials did not effectively manage its financial condition, resulting in operating deficits from 2013 through 2015 totaling $4.5 million. In a follow up audit, it was found that the city has made progress implementing corrective action. Of the nine audit recommendations, three recommendations were fully implemented, five recommendations were partially implemented and one recommendation was not implemented.
Auditors found the tax collector did not properly record or remit money in a timely manner. In fact, the tax collector’s records were insufficient to determine whether she deposited money in a timely manner. Property tax collections totaling $5.4 million and penalties collected totaling $9,719 were not remitted in accordance with New York State Town Law. In addition, the tax collector’s records included an unidentified bank balance of $4,637 as of January 1, 2018 and $17,068 as of December 4, 2019.
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