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State Comptroller Releases Municipal Audits

January 21, 2021

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

Town of Delhi – Pool Project Donations and Disbursements (Delaware County)

The board did not properly manage pool project donations or disbursements. The board also inappropriately used town funds to pay at least $8,000 for fundraising activities. Auditors found the board did not properly document donations it received totaling $117,300. In addition, 77 of the pool checks were improperly disbursed. The town supervisor, as the town disbursing officer, should have signed the checks. However, the committee treasurer, a private citizen or a board member signed them.

Village of Little Valley – Capital Project Management (Cattaraugus County)

The board properly planned the waste water treatment plant (WWTP) project but could have better managed certain aspects of the project. Auditors determined the board developed a financial plan that addressed the impact of project debt payments. Village officials incurred $67,000 in additional expenses because they were unable to comply with certain grant funding requirements. In addition, project delays and project scope changes added an additional $220,000 to the WWTP project costs. The initial project completion date was December 2017 but was completed in October 2020.

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