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State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits

January 23, 2019

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the following municipal audits have been issued.

Town of Freetown – Records and Reports (Cortland County)

The three supervisors from 2016 through audit fieldwork in 2018 neither maintained nor required the bookkeeper to maintain complete, accurate and up-to-date accounting records and reports. They also did not adequately oversee the bookkeeper’s work during their tenure by verifying that all transactions were properly recorded.

Town of Milo – Real Property Tax Exemption Administration (Yates County)

The assessor granted 850 non-New York STAR property tax exemptions for non-municipal-owned property on the 2017 assessment roll. Although the assessor certified the roll was accurate, he did not review the exemptions granted by previous assessors to ensure the exemptions had the necessary supporting documentation, are correctly calculated and remained eligible.

Village of New Hempstead – Clerk-Treasurer’s Duties (Rockland County)

The village board did not ensure that the clerk-treasurer performed duties such as maintaining general ledger cash accounts or preparing monthly bank reconciliations, as required.