Town of Cortlandville - Improving Private Property (2018M-219)

Issued Date
March 22, 2019

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Audit Objective

Determine whether the use of Town resources to improve private property was appropriate and properly disclosed.

Key Finding

  • Town officials inappropriately spent $22,600 to improve and maintain a Board member’s property with no lease agreement in place.

Key Recommendation

  • Consider the legal implications of this arrangement and consult with the Town attorney as to whether it may be appropriate to recoup the initial costs for improving the private property.

District officials agreed with our recommendations and have initiated or indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.