State audit reviews proposed 2021 Newburgh city budget


NEWBURGH – A State Comptroller’s review of the proposed 2021 Newburgh city budget of $67 million made a series of observations including cautions about using money from the fund balance, police and fire overtime, and potential shortfalls based on revenue estimates for sales and use tax.

City Manager Joseph Donat said the comments from Albany “speak to the outstanding work that has taken place in the City of Newburgh over the last two years. Our books are in order, and the fiscal credibility of this great City is being restored.”

Donat commended the city finance department for their efforts that have brought the city where it is today. “This time last year, the city was faced with a very difficult decision at budget time. The Mayor and City Council and our Comptroller all worked to positively contribute to where we are now and their dedication can and should be recognized,” Donat said.

He said in the coming days, there will be “more great news regarding the City and its finances.”

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