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Friday, January 21, 2011

It's here....

It was just a couple of days ago that the Town sent us an official denial of our FOIL request for a copy of the DRAFT audit report; the denial was received from the Town Clerk on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. In their denial they offered to give us the final audit once it is released or we could appeal their decision to deny us.

No need to appeal their decision to not release an audit that has already been reported on in the Observer Dispatch a couple of times over the past week or so and that according to rumor is in the hands of many people! No need to send us a copy of the final audit either!

Today, Friday, January 21, 2011, the final audit is on the Comptroller's website and we now have a copy.

A quick glance through the report reveals that there is much more than what has already been reported in the Observer Dispatch. We will be blogging on this report over the next few days.

For now, we are making it available for everyone to read.

By the way, here are the links to the Observer Dispatch articles in case you missed them:

Audit: New Hartford failed to collect tax penalties;
Official didn’t charge herself, draft report states

Audit: Some NY Mills taxpayers paid for 2 police departments

Our view: New Hartford needs sound fiscal manager
AT ISSUE: Latest fiasco with receiver of taxes demonstrates need for oversight


Anonymous said...

Shame on you Hilarie and shame on everyone for that matter!

What hell happened with NHPD's lucrative outside contracts and where is the Board while this crap goes on?

Typical responses to follow...

Reed: I dropped the ball, bat, glove and whatever else you can think of

Philo: More cars. More manpower More overtime! Our officers are very busy babysitting at the mall, schools, theaters and chasing druggies in Utica. Oh and btw, I quit!

Renyonlds: Our Public Safety is second to none. Give 'em whatever they want!

Krupa: I'm going to look very concerned but will probably do nothing like always.

Backman: Someone hand me my glasses

Woodland: I have no comment or won't be available when asked for one

Elefante: I didn't make timely deposits because it was raining and my hair would flatten. Also, next year I'll be rounding to the nearest #10,000.

Sorry for the levity, after all this is a joke ... right?

Anonymous said...

What I find most troubling is the lack of talk about the town bookkeeper! There is all this discussion about one million dollars illegally transferred from the general fund to the police fund, but no mention of the guilty party responsible for this transfer and her bought and paid for silence!

It certainly makes sense why she finally resigned. It had nothing to do with her salary being decreased. Rather, it had everything to do with keeping her out of this report!