Friday, January 14, 2011

The cat is out of the bag...

but according to information that has been floating around the Town of New Hartford...this is just the tip of the iceberg!

According to the Observer Dispatch...
NEW HARTFORD AUDIT: A state Comptroller’s Office audit of the town found that Receiver of Taxes Hilarie Elefante failed to collect more than $2,500 in penalties for late tax payments from herself and other town residents, according to a draft of the audit obtained by the Observer-Dispatch.PAGE 1A.
We also FOILed a copy of the DRAFT audit, but it appears that for some reason our copy is not yet available.

UPDATE:

We contacted the Town Clerk's office this morning and were told that she has requested that the FOILed document be sent to her office by January 21, 2011. We will keep you updated as to whether or not it is sent to us.

In the meantime, the Observer Dispatch has just added the "First in Print" story to their website, Audit: New Hartford failed to collect tax penalties...Official didn’t charge herself, draft report states.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has the OD reported on this yet? Again, good work

New Hartford, N.Y. Online said...

Yes, the OD has a story in today's paper...it will probably be on their website later this afternoon.

For some reason, our copy of the report has yet to be given to us.

When we get a copy, we will provide a copy on our website and also take it apart page by page and reporting on it!