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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 30, 2017
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645
lernerj@co.rockland.ny.us

Rockland County Recoups Over $100,000 Through Audit

NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County has recouped more than $100,000 through an audit of telecommunication and utility bills, County Executive Ed Day announced.

"Every dollar counts and we will do everything to make sure that your money is spent appropriately," Day said.

The audit was implemented by Rockland County Purchasing Director Paul Brennan.

"We thank Paul Brennan for this innovative approach to making sure that Rockland County gets every cent to which it is entitled," Day said.

Brennan worked with a company, Troy & Banks of Buffalo, that specializes in audits of telecommunication and utility bills.

Troy & Banks was awarded the audit contract through a competitive Request for Proposal process. The contract is structured on a contingency basis so the County only pays if refunds are received.

So far this year, the company's work resulted in over $100,000 in refunds.

Refunds have been received from Orange & Rockland Utilities, Verizon, and Verizon Wireless.

Troy & Banks is continuing its audit, which will also include Gross Receipts Tax – the 911 surcharge – owed to the County and collected by telecommunications companies.

It will be the first time that Rockland has conducted an audit of the Gross Receipts Tax.

An audit will also be done of the County's water bills with Suez.

 

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