Development Authority of the North Country

Board Governance, Procurement and Disbursement Practices (Follow-Up Report)

The Development Authority of the North Country operates a solid waste management facility, a water/sewer facility, and a fiber-optic network that serve the United States Army base at Fort Drum and customers in the surrounding counties. In audit 2005-S-34, we identified several weaknesses in the Authority’s procurement and disbursement practices. For example, written support for purchases was sometimes missing, review and approval to authorize purchases was not always documented, contracts were not always used when required, sole source and emergency procurements were not always justified in writing, and credit card records were incomplete. We recommended that a number of improvements be made in these practices, and when we followed up on these matters with Authority officials, we found that our recommendations had, for the most part, been implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-F-39 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.