The Dunkirk Local Development Corporation has a clean audit. The organization received its audit at its meeting which was presented by Kevin Wystup of Johnson and Mackowiak.
The audit was good with a few minor problems which Wystup presented to the board. The problems with the audit included paperwork and segregation of duties.
Wystup said there should be segregation of duties among the board, especially when authorizing and signing checks for the department.
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The DLDC received a clean audit with some minor infractions that if not addressed could turn into something bigger. Pictured from left are members Judy Presutti, Councilwoman-at-Large Stephanie Kiyak and Councilman Andy Gonzalez.
"This doesn't necessarily indicate that a problem had occurred but these situations, if left alone could lead to a potential problem," Wystup said.
According to Steve Neratko, Development Director, treasurer Tim Gornikiewicz signs the checks but he will look over them and signs the vouchers. DLDC member Richard Halas said there should be a checks and balances system within the organization.
"(Write) the check and have someone co-sign the check," Halas said.
Halas said the matter could be brought up at a later meeting. Member Judy Presutti also suggested a description of jobs and segregation of duties could be added in to the risk management policy which is required by the governor's office. The committee will come back to discuss the matters brought up at a later meeting.
The DLDC also adopted an organizational chart and a mission statement. In addition, the submission of a proposal to the city on its Community Development Block Grant program was approved.
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