NYS Comptroller says corrections needed for Barneveld Village Board procedures

By WKTV News

BARNEVELD, N.Y. - The New York State Comptroller says that following an audit of various municipalities, the Barneveld Village Board needs to make corrections to operations.

According to the office of Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the village board did not segregate the duties of the clerk-treasurer, who was responsible for billing, collecting, recording and depositing water rents.

Village officials also did not adequately plan, account for or monitor the water filtration capital project, according to the audit, adding that as of January 2012, the project's cost was roughly $108,000 more than the highest estimate.

The audit report states that village officials also did not follow competitive procurement requirements which may have resulted in the village paying more than necessary to complete the project.

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