Sunday, December 6, 2009


Here are some of the issues and projects facing the Office of the Ulster County Comptroller for the month of December 2009.

1) An extensive audit of the $183,000+ medical bills for convicted killer Anthony Passaro Jr., while he was in the custody of the Ulster County Sheriff. Early indications are that there may be overcharges and duplicate billing.
2) An appeal to the Ulster County Legislature who diverted $92,000 from the Comptroller’s budget in order to gain control and authority over the county’s independent outside audit.
3) A review and report of the obligations of the County to reimburse school districts for unpaid taxes.
4) A review and report of the hotel/motel bed tax.
5) A review and report of EZ-PASS use by Ulster County employees.
6) A review and report of vehicle fuel consumption.
7) A review and report of mileage reimbursement to County employees using personal vehicles to conduct county business.
8) A “report card” on 2009 legislator attendance at monthly meetings, public hearings and committee meetings.