Comptroller: Audit of town of Canton still underway
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:52 am

CANTON -- The audit of the town of Canton's financial records is still underway, said a spokesperson for the New York State Comptroller's office Tuesday (Nov. 6).

"We do not have an estimated date of completion yet," said Mark Johnson, a press officer with the comptroller's office.

Following controversy and public criticism over how previous town supervisor David Button handled the bookkeeping of his department, the town board requested the audit in the fall of 2017 to clear up any remaining questions regarding the town's finances.

Button lost the 2017 election to Mary Ann Ashley.

Auditors from the comptroller's office spent several weeks in Canton looking at the town's financial records early last year. The inspectors concluded that field work portion of their investigation months ago.