Town of Conesville – Long-Term Planning (2016M-314)

Issued Date
December 02, 2016

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine the Town’s long-term planning for the period January 1, 2015 through July 26, 2016.


The Town of Conesville is located in Schoharie County and has a population of approximately 730. The Town is governed by an elected five-member Town Board. Budgeted appropriations for all funds for 2016 total approximately $930,000, of which $598,100 is for the highway fund.

Key Findings

  • Town officials have not adopted formal long-term financial or capital plans for equipment replacement.
  • The Board has not established any reserves to ensure financial resources are available to finance future capital equipment needs.

Key Recommendations

  • Develop long-term financial and capital plans to ensure that financial resources are available to replace capital assets in a timely manner.
  • Consider establishing reserves to set aside funds for identified future expenditures and clearly establish the purpose, planned uses and desired funding level of each reserve.