Rossie Supervisor Blames 'Procrastination' For Late Filings

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The New York State Comptroller is criticizing the way the supervisor in the St. Lawrence County town of Rossie handles taxpayer money.

According to an audit, the town supervisor failed to maintain accurate computerized accounting records and reports.

In addition, the supervisor filed the town's annual financial report with the Office of the State Comptroller 116 days late for 2008, 112 days late for 2009 and 374 days late for 2010.

As of December 2012, the supervisor had not filed the annual financial report for 2011.

Wayne Knight has been the town supervisor since 1998.

He said he is guilty of handing in the annual financial reports due to "procrastination."

However, he disagrees with the claim that he failed to maintain accurate computerized accounting records and reports.

Knight said he makes sure the town records always match the bank records.

According to the audit, town officials were given a chance to respond within 30 days in writing to the state's findings and recommendations.

Town officials did not submit a written response within this time frame, the state said.

Knight said that's true, again, because of his "procrastination."

Read the full audit

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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