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State Comptroller Releases Final Audit Report of Yorktown

The final report from the New York State Comptroller’s office of their audit of the Town of Yorktown was released to town officials on Friday.

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.

Francis T McVetty August 25, 2011 at 07:43 PM
It does look like TOTAL mismanagement by ALL. As I have written previously, the vendetta by the Supervisor against the Highway superintendent has cost us money. They gave him added responsibility by adding departments to his oversight. Then they took them away. Couldn't take the money away that they were paying him for these though. Went out an opened a position for the water department at 85 k. From what I remember, the highway superintendent was being compensated with 15K for doing the job. How about the moving of the garages so it wouldn't be under the supervision of the highway superintendent? Consolidation and then not. Wasted money over a turf dispute. That is NOT what the taxpayers of Yorktown want or need. We need a change from top to bottom.
Sir August 25, 2011 at 07:55 PM
If everyone would channel their negative energy into something positive, we would be so much better off.
Francis T McVetty August 25, 2011 at 08:07 PM
Jerry, that is psycho babble. These are critiques of government. They are observations by the common folk. We have that right to object, so far, in the way our government is being run.
Sir August 25, 2011 at 08:46 PM
I agree, we all have rights. What I am suggesting is that YOU turn from a very negative, find something wrong, I'm entitiled individual to doing something constructive. You are your own worst enemy. You are dying inside but can't see it.
Francis T McVetty August 25, 2011 at 10:04 PM
Jerry, I'm not dying from the inside. My life is being destroyed by an the ever increasing greed of our government. I am entitled to keep what I have earned with hard work over the years. I have a president that wants me to share MY wealth. If I want to give money to charity, I will do that. These discussions have the effect in waking people up to what is going on.That, in my opinion, IS constructive. If you want to keep thinking that everything is fine, that is OK. Too many people have NO idea what is going on in our country other than the reality shows.They know more about who is on American idol than what is going on in the government.

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