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

February 9, 2016

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed audits of the Ballston Area Recreation Commission, Longwood Public Library and the Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board.

“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.”

Ballston Area Recreation Commission – Board Oversight (Saratoga County)

The board did not provide adequate oversight to ensure that the commission’s financial activity was properly recorded and reported or that program money was safeguarded. The director did not maintain complete records to account for the fees collected from each program and did not maintain records of sales or make regular bank deposits for money collected from the soccer concession stand.

Longwood Public Library – Bank Account Management (Suffolk County)

Library officials managed cash effectively, monitored interest earned and service fees charged to achieve optimal return, maintained a minimum number accounts required for operations and periodically sought competition for banking services.

Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board – Water Accountability (Oneida County)

The authority monitors the amount of water produced and compares the production to the amount of water sold to customers on a monthly basis. In 2014, however, 43 percent of the water produced was unaccounted-for.