Hamilton’s Real Financial Situation: Report from An Observer
by Wanda Berry (April 2011)
It has been a mixed news year for the Town of Hamilton. Recent good news from the U. S. Census is that we have had the largest percentage population growth in Central New York. Meanwhile, the community that attracts people here has been at times agitated by news of the NY Comptroller’s audit as well as by tensions about the overdue re-evaluation of properties. These tensions appear to have been heightened because many citizens still believe that the Town has been holding excessive funds. More
State of New York Comptroller’s Office report: “Town of Hamilton Financial Condition and Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Operations”
Report of Examination, Period Covered: January 1, 2008 — July 31, 2009 - 2010M-151
by Owen Tallman (November 2, 2011)
Handling of Town Finances Questioned.
If you pay taxes in Hamilton and care about what happens to your tax dollars you should read this report. You really only need to read the first few paragraphs to get the picture. It is deeply disturbing. I do not understand why it has not been more widely publicized and discussed.
The State Comptroller's office audited the Town of Hamilton's finances for the period January 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009