The final report from the New York State Comptroller’s office of their audit of the town of Yorktown was released today.
Titled “Ethics and Internal Controls over Purchasing Practices and Computer Use,” the report covers the time period from Jan. 1, 2007 to May 13, 2010 that was the focus of their year-long investigation.
The final audit report was released along with a press release from the Supervisor's Office.
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The final report includes some corrections to . It also includes comments from Yorktown officials who responded to the draft report (which can been seen in Appendix A, starting at page 25 in the report---see attached pdf file).
The audit includes a response from Highway Superintendent Eric Dibartolo, who was the primary subject of the audit. He said (found starting at page 39 in the pdf file) that he volunteered to disclose that he worked for Envirostar company even though it wasn't required, that the town's procurement policy was followed, and that his computer is now locked.
In Appendix B (starting at page 41---see attached pdf file) you can read the rebuttal comments from the Comptroller’s auditors. The State Comptroller's office responded to the town's comments and explained what needed to be changed.
You can read the Audit Results on page 4. (see attached pdf file). According to the report, "town ofﬁcials generally agreed with [their] recommendations and indicated that they planned to take corrective action."
In a statement, Yorktown Supervisor Susan Siegel, who requested a financial audit prior to taking office in Jan. 2010, said that most of the "deficiencies or bad practices" noted in the report have already been corrected since she took office.
"We met regularly with the auditors during the course of their investigation, and so we were able to address the problems as they were identified instead of waiting for the report to be issued," Siegel said. "As a result, most of the issues cited have already been corrected with the auditor’s guidance."
Siegel said the town will submit a written Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to the Comptroller’s office within 90 days as required by General Municipal Law. The CAP will explain how the town plans to address any remaining issues cited in the report.