State comptroller criticizes Greenport Town Clerk financial operations


ALBANY – An audit of the
town clerk’s operations in Greenport has recommended improvements
to the financial operations. The state comptroller’s office studied
the clerk’s office for the period of January 1, 2015 through September
23, 2016.

Key findings included that the clerk did not issue press-numbered duplicate
receipts for all transactions and did not perform monthly back reconciliations
and that the clerk did not submit a monthly report of all money received
and dispersed to the supervisor and did not make disbursements to the
supervisor and state agencies in a timely manner.

The audit also found that the town board did not provide adequate oversight
of the clerk’s financial activities and did not provide for an annual
audit of her records.

The state auditors said the clerk should institute the procedures that
were omitted.
In response to the review, Town Supervisor Edward Nabozny said the findings
are accurate and that the town has “already taken steps to implement
corrective action to address the audit recommendations.”