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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Johnsonville Fire District – Claims Processing (2017M-190)

Released: January 5, 2018 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine whether claims were adequately supported, properly authorized, approved before payment and for valid purposes for the period January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.


The Johnsonville Fire District is a district corporation of the State, distinct and separate from the Towns of Pittstown and Schaghticoke in Rensselaer County. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Commissioners. Operating disbursements for the audit period totaled $216,953.

Key Finding

  • The Board did not approve 80 claims totaling $101,707 and did not subsequently approve eight claims totaling $3,459 that were properly paid in advance of audit.

Key Recommendation

  • Ensure that the audit and approval of claims for payment is adequately documented.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236