Mechanicville Criticized in Comptroller’s Report – Harold Wessell

 MECHANICVILLE, Feb. 6:  "I've read the whole thing. I don't understand how you can't know what your working balance is... that you have to call the bank to see."

"If you guys had a business, you would be fired for what you've done," added resident Kim Dunn as most discussion at Wednesday's City Council meeting was consumed by the recently published State Comptroller's Office report on the City's finances.

"No excuse," stressed Accounts Commissioner Mark Seber. "No one here thinks it's a good audit, don't get me wrong." "I hope not," added Dunn. "You had no clue for a couple of years of how much money you had.  ... How can you even put together a budget, not knowing what your fund balance is?"

 

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