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(NBC New York)   Hey, comptroller did you pay that $500,000 invoice for maintaining our entire fleet of police, fire and garbage vehicles? No, mayor, I thought you did. Uh oh   (nbcnewyork.com) divider line
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2021-07-16 10:32:09 AM  
What how is that possible - no town could possibly really be that incompetent!?!
*clicks link and sees Mount Vernon*
Checks out
 
2021-07-16 11:29:38 AM  
Just arrest the mechanics for not fixing your vehicles for free. Problem solved.
 
2021-07-16 11:52:01 AM  
Time do go and do some crimes.
 
2021-07-16 11:52:41 AM  
The real question is whether the $500k is still in the city's coffers.
 
2021-07-16 11:52:44 AM  
Well people were screaming to defund them...
 
2021-07-16 11:55:14 AM  

ImpendingCynic: The real question is whether the $500k is still in the city's coffers.


Of course it is, right there in the Teacher's pension account.
 
2021-07-16 11:55:42 AM  

ImpendingCynic: The real question is whether the $500k is still in the city's coffers.


They would ask that from the Comptroller, but the Comptroller seems to be avoiding the media too. (I bet we find out the Comptroller stole that money, since general maintenance is generally looked over until the last minute with government vehicles)
 
2021-07-16 11:55:43 AM  
Look at the top of that crap-pile that they call Albany...Cuomo?  yeah start with him and work your way down.

Oh wait?

its' New York...."lets raise the taxes on everyone again"

there we go. everything's fixed.


bastards...the whole farking lot of them. best thing they did was legalize pot.....70 years too late.
 
2021-07-16 11:57:54 AM  

fnordfocus: Just arrest the mechanics for not fixing your vehicles for free. Problem solved.


I can speak with certainty when I say that city garage workers are incompetent stump-toothed neanderthals.  Better to pay the arm and leg for third-party contractors on it.  Found that out the hard way at two different municipal jobs.
 
2021-07-16 11:58:37 AM  
Incompetence: Waiting a year and a half to do something about someone not doing their job. Why are they still employed? She may be guilty of gross negligence but so are the superiors and oversight committee. Check those books for the money.
 
2021-07-16 11:59:01 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well people were screaming to defund them...


Defund the Mount Vernon municipal fleet? Whatever it is you're smoking, keep it away from me.
 
2021-07-16 11:59:19 AM  
Looks like the comptroller was also responsible for paying the editor that proofread the article.
 
2021-07-16 12:01:03 PM  
I believe every state in the Union has a town named Mt. Vernon. It's like "Springfield".
 
2021-07-16 12:01:19 PM  
Sounds like a libertarian paradise to me. Town is still thriving despite a lack of government bureaucracy. Somebody notify Ayn Rand Paul so he can visit.
 
2021-07-16 12:02:33 PM  
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2021-07-16 12:02:51 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: ImpendingCynic: The real question is whether the $500k is still in the city's coffers.

They would ask that from the Comptroller, but the Comptroller seems to be avoiding the media too. (I bet we find out the Comptroller stole that money, since general maintenance is generally looked over until the last minute with government vehicles)


He'll get back to you right after his extended vacation from the Maldives.
 
2021-07-16 12:09:04 PM  

UltimaCS: DarkSoulNoHope: ImpendingCynic: The real question is whether the $500k is still in the city's coffers.

They would ask that from the Comptroller, but the Comptroller seems to be avoiding the media too. (I bet we find out the Comptroller stole that money, since general maintenance is generally looked over until the last minute with government vehicles)

He'll get back to you right after his extended permanentvacation from the Maldives.


Fixed.
 
2021-07-16 12:11:39 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: Looks like the comptroller was also responsible for paying the editor that proofread the article.

"It's not just the mechanical ... some of these vehicles, the clutches, our have to use sticks (sic) so that they can work the brake and the clutch," the mayor said.

...

"She cut back (sic) a few checks today for fleet maintenance. These are checks that could have been cut weeks ago, or months ago, and we might have been able to avoid this," said Patterson-Howard.


Fixed
 
2021-07-16 12:12:05 PM  
I think that they will find that the money is missing.
 
2021-07-16 12:16:02 PM  
There's no mention of a budget problem. It seems the issue is simply the comptroller not doing their job.
 
2021-07-16 12:17:19 PM  
Just wait until they need to pay the annual licensing fee to Tesla/Apple/Ford
 
2021-07-16 12:17:37 PM  

KarmicDisaster: I think that they will find that the money is missing.


the monkey is missing? what monkey? am I reading this right?
 
2021-07-16 12:29:38 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well people were screaming to defund them...


Well, there's the dumbest thing I'll read today.  I'm curious, are you like, capable of feeling pain?  I'm curious what it's like to operate with only part of a working nervous system...
 
2021-07-16 12:29:52 PM  

ImpendingCynic: The real question is whether the $500k is still in the city's coffers.


FTA: "There will be a special city council meeting on Friday, where the mayor said the comptroller will be compelled to pay bills."

So, I guess we'll find out later today.
 
2021-07-16 12:33:45 PM  
False flag story!! Mayor and the comptroller are women. We were told when women are in charge everything works better because there isn't any of that nasty testosterone gumming up the works.
 
2021-07-16 12:35:11 PM  
Is the comptroller tRump? I mean this sounds just like his MO.
 
2021-07-16 12:36:02 PM  
Just blame the comptroller???

The people using the dump trucks, police cruisers, and the fire engine... none of them reported "um, hey, when are we getting new tires/clutches/windshield wipers?"

I feel like somebody had to be hearing complaints and ignoring them.
 
2021-07-16 12:38:39 PM  

Dustin_00: Just blame the comptroller???

The people using the dump trucks, police cruisers, and the fire engine... none of them reported "um, hey, when are we getting new tires/clutches/windshield wipers?"

I feel like somebody had to be hearing complaints and ignoring them.


Yeah ,that kind of confused me. Surely higher ups must have been aware that nothing was getting done? There's more to this story.
 
2021-07-16 12:41:49 PM  

dothemath: Time do go and do some crimes.


Oh, I'm criming.  I'm criming hard.
 
2021-07-16 12:44:06 PM  
Lmfao fkn of course it's mt vernon 🤣
 
2021-07-16 12:46:20 PM  
The comptroller cuts the checks? This doesn't sound like good separation of duties.
 
2021-07-16 12:54:58 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well people were screaming to defund them...

Defund the Mount Vernon municipal fleet? Whatever it is you're smoking, keep it away from me.


The "municpal fleet" includes the city's cop cars, so...
 
2021-07-16 1:02:08 PM  
I don't know what they're complaining about. They got that solid gold Dig'em statue, didn't they.?
 
2021-07-16 1:05:31 PM  

Arkanaut: The comptroller cuts the checks? This doesn't sound like good separation of duties.


Isn't the comptroller the head of the financial group in a city government?  More or less the equivalent of the CFO, I mean.

Seems like that's the right person to cut major checks.
 
2021-07-16 1:06:44 PM  

urger: What how is that possible - no town could possibly really be that incompetent!?!
*clicks link and sees Mount Vernon*
Checks out


Mount Vernon, huh?  Well i got your Moneyearnin' Mount Vernon plus a Jesus counter plus bootleg fireworks, for ya!

Motherfucking Bootleg Fireworks - Subtitled Version
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2021-07-16 1:10:12 PM  
I have learned something where I work. If there is something (where I am the responsible party for the company) that needs to be paid DO NOT send it to 'Accounts Payable.'
 
2021-07-16 1:13:43 PM  

Dadburns: I believe every state in the Union has a town named Mt. Vernon. It's like "Springfield".


Can't be as bad as the prevalence of "Peachtree" here in Georgia. I'd also argue that every city of 100k or more has a street named for Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
2021-07-16 1:17:58 PM  
Pretty nice government you have there, be a shame if someone found out how inefficient it was
 
TKM
2021-07-16 1:21:33 PM  
 
2021-07-16 1:22:03 PM  

KarmicDisaster: I think that they will find that the money is missing.


No, the comptroller knows exactly where it is.
 
2021-07-16 1:31:24 PM  

PTP_Professor: Dadburns: I believe every state in the Union has a town named Mt. Vernon. It's like "Springfield".

Can't be as bad as the prevalence of "Peachtree" here in Georgia. I'd also argue that every city of 100k or more has a street named for Martin Luther King, Jr.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_​streets_named_after_Martin_Luther_King​_Jr.
 
2021-07-16 1:31:52 PM  

Geotpf: common sense is an oxymoron: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well people were screaming to defund them...

Defund the Mount Vernon municipal fleet? Whatever it is you're smoking, keep it away from me.

The "municpal fleet" includes the city's cop cars, so...


By that "logic," people calling to defund something like family planning shouldn't get upset if lifestyle-associated illnesses also lose funding because some healthcare facility didn't pay its bills.
 
2021-07-16 1:54:57 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: Arkanaut: The comptroller cuts the checks? This doesn't sound like good separation of duties.

Isn't the comptroller the head of the financial group in a city government?  More or less the equivalent of the CFO, I mean.

Seems like that's the right person to cut major checks.


I don't know what's going on in Mount Vernon, but in NYC (and in most state and local governments... and the private sector too) the primary responsibility of the comptroller is to audit the financial reporting of the organization they work for.

It's generally considered poor practices to have the person who cuts all the checks be the same person who reviews the checks. At least, it is if you don't want endless embezzlement.
 
2021-07-16 1:57:37 PM  

steklo: Look at the top of that crap-pile that they call Albany...Cuomo?  yeah start with him and work your way down.

Oh wait?

its' New York...."lets raise the taxes on everyone again"

there we go. everything's fixed.


bastards...the whole farking lot of them. best thing they did was legalize pot.....70 years too late.


Easy there, buddy, don't want to blow a blood vessel.  Here, have some Doritos.
 
2021-07-16 2:01:22 PM  

NM Volunteer: fnordfocus: Just arrest the mechanics for not fixing your vehicles for free. Problem solved.

I can speak with certainty when I say that city garage workers are incompetent stump-toothed neanderthals.  Better to pay the arm and leg for third-party contractors on it.  Found that out the hard way at two different municipal jobs.


I live in NY along Lake Erie.  A couple years ago, one of the mechanics for our DPW got busted doing cocaine on the job.  When approached about it, he played moron, and literally said "What?  I can't do coke on the job?".  Why yes, he is still working in the same position.
 
2021-07-16 2:05:24 PM  

Prof. Frink: KarmicDisaster: I think that they will find that the money is missing.

No, the comptroller knows exactly where it is.


She does, and she's notified the mayor: It's gone.  They are asking for checks she cannot cash in her role as fiduciary for the city, not until they provide the revenues for her to do so.  She's right to not cut those checks, that mayor seemingly spent millions overbudget during covid, knowing full well that the budget couldn't be met as it was because of revenue shortfalls.  Don't blame the accountant, it's the CEOs fault.
 
2021-07-16 2:10:01 PM  

dothemath: Time do go and do some crimes.


Like get sushi and not pay?
 
2021-07-16 2:15:35 PM  
So maintenance is on hold? But the oil changes?.... and, tire rotations.... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
 
2021-07-16 2:26:53 PM  

deadsanta: Prof. Frink: KarmicDisaster: I think that they will find that the money is missing.

No, the comptroller knows exactly where it is.

She does, and she's notified the mayor: It's gone.  They are asking for checks she cannot cash in her role as fiduciary for the city, not until they provide the revenues for her to do so.  She's right to not cut those checks, that mayor seemingly spent millions overbudget during covid, knowing full well that the budget couldn't be met as it was because of revenue shortfalls.  Don't blame the accountant, it's the CEOs fault.


Ben Affleck is gonna be pissed!
 
2021-07-16 2:31:24 PM  

Arkanaut: I May Be Crazy But...: Arkanaut: The comptroller cuts the checks? This doesn't sound like good separation of duties.

Isn't the comptroller the head of the financial group in a city government?  More or less the equivalent of the CFO, I mean.

Seems like that's the right person to cut major checks.

I don't know what's going on in Mount Vernon, but in NYC (and in most state and local governments... and the private sector too) the primary responsibility of the comptroller is to audit the financial reporting of the organization they work for.

It's generally considered poor practices to have the person who cuts all the checks be the same person who reviews the checks. At least, it is if you don't want endless embezzlement.


So they don't have any outside agency or consultants telling them, "Hey, your internal controls need a complete overhaul!"? Well, that seems odd.
 
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