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NEWS from the Office of the New York State Comptroller
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Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

May 1, 2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed audits of the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library, Cincinnatus Fire District and the Claryville Volunteer Fire Company.

“In today’s fiscal climate, budget transparency and accountability for our local communities is a top priority,” said DiNapoli. “By auditing municipal finances and operations, my office continues to provide taxpayers the assurance that their money is being spent appropriately and effectively.”

Bayport-Blue Point Public Library – Employee Leave Accruals and Procurement (Suffolk County)

The library’s employee leave accrual records are not accurate. Auditors found a total of 209.37 leave accruals hours were overstated and 17.25 hours were understated. In addition, library officials did not use competitive methods when procuring goods and services.

Cincinnatus Fire District – Internal Controls Over Financial Operations (Cortland County)

The board did not establish adequate controls to ensure that financial activity is properly recorded and reported and that district moneys are safeguarded. Although the board has adopted procurement and code of ethics policies, it did not adopt an investment or credit card use policy.

Claryville Volunteer Fire Company – Internal Controls Over Financial Operations (Ulster County)

Although the board approves the monthly treasurer’s report, which details each payment along with corresponding check numbers, no one is reviewing support for those payments, including the monthly bank statements, cancelled check images or invoices. In addition, the board does not require the treasurer to perform monthly bank reconciliations to ensure an accurate account of all moneys.


For access to state and local government spending and nearly 50,000 state contracts, visit The easy-to-use website was created by Comptroller DiNapoli to promote openness in government and provide taxpayers with better access to the financial workings of government.