MONTICELLO – The state comptroller’s office recently said Sullivan County was in fiscal stress and now, the agency has outlined details of how it came to that conclusion.
In an audit of the county’s finances released on Friday, the comptroller said the county spent $6.7 million more than it received between 2007 and 2011. During three of those years, the county suffered operational deficits.
In addition, the audit said the general fund balance was artificially inflated due to a $4.5 million nursing home receivable that is unlikely to be collected.
MONTICELLO – Sullivan County public officials, business and economic development leaders hope to pursuade Governor Cuomo to site at least one casino in the county.
Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson and Legislator Alan Sorensen penned a letter. Sullivan County Partnership Vice President Michelle Klugman Resnick and Chamber of Commerce President Terri Ward came up with the idea to shoot a video message read by a number of people.
Resnick said they hope it will get the governor’s attention.