A primary topic of conversation at the Village of Florida Board meeting on Wed., Sept. 14 was a request from the NYS Court System requesting the 2016 audit or examination of the Justice Court records and a copy of the resolution indicating the findings of the audit. The Board discussed who was best to handle the audit and whether it would be best for the Village to conduct the audit or hire an outside contractor.
Trustee Brian Slattery voiced the option that the Village should hire an external auditor, feeling it would be the best way to conduct a solid audit. However, Village Clerk Gloria McAndrews said that the State wanted the audit complete and submitted as soon as possible. With that in consideration, Mayor Jim Pawliczek decided that the Board of Trustees would conduct the audit this year and the following year the Village would place an announcement for an external auditor.
Other topic discussed at the meeting include the Seward/Mapes House restoration project; the possibility of using S.S. Seward Institute and Golden Hill Elementary School as emergency shelters; bids for tools and machinery to be used in future jobs; raising the fee to turn water back on for water services disconnected due to failure of payment from $10 to $100; amending the current Local Law which permits multiple unlicensed vehicles on properties in the Village; and reports from the Village Trustees on all of the departments in the Village ranging from the police to recreation.
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