Haflmoon adopts changes in wake of critical audit
The town of Halfmoon has written a corrective action plan in response to criticisms about the town's budgeting from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Office.
According to the comptroller's audit, Halfmoon relied too heavily in recent years on its rainy day funds to cover revenue gaps created by overly optimistic sales tax projections.
The town's response to the audit is available below.
When the audit initially came out, Halfmoon Supervisor Mindy Wormuth came out with a fiery defense of the town’s finances, describing the comptroller’s assessment as “utterly ridiculous.”
“This information is in sharp contrast to the comptroller’s report, which attempts to portray the town as in a deficit situation,” she said. “All our budgets and borrowing are done in an open fashion, subject to town hearings and voted on in public. The entire board is involved in this process from beginning to end and are active participants.”
“This is obviously a partisan attempt to attack our town’s fiscal policies in an election year. We are truly disgusted by this blatant attempt at partisan hackery,” she added.
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