According to an Observer Dispatch article earlier this week, Tyksinski guarantees New Hartford will eliminate police deficit, reporter Bryon Ackerman wrote:
In a corrective action plan submitted to the state in response to the audit, Tyksinski, who took office in 2010, estimates any deficits in the police fund will be resolved by the end of this year. If not this year, then definitely in 2012...The article went on to say:
The plan likely will be based on reallocating sales tax revenue toward the police fund, according to the corrective action plan. Expectations of higher than budgeted sales tax revenues for 2010 and potential other budget surpluses will assist with the goal, according to the plan.
Tyksinski declined to discuss further details of how he will address the deficits – saying the ideas will remain in his head for now.
However, during Public Comment at the January 26, 2011 town board meeting, former Town Supervisor Ralph Humphreys posed a few questions to Supervisor Tyksinski regarding the use of sales tax revenue to pay back any monies owed to other funds, including the police fund, due to "borrowing" between funds over the past few years. This prompted further discussion on the Town Supervisor's possible future plans for addressing the recommendations of the State Comptroller in their recently released State Comptroller's Audit for the Town of New Hartford.
Here is the video of that portion of the meeting:
The video of the entire January 26, 2011 town board meeting is below: