As Ulster County’s first comptroller Elliot Auerbach becomes more acclimated to his new job, he issued a white paper Monday on “Improving Internal Control in Ulster County’s New Charter Form of Government.”
The report explains that Auerbach will establish new internal controls to examine all areas of county government.
“It will allow us to take a non-judgmental, professional observation of every department in the county and every agency and authority that the county does business with,” he said. “We are really focused in on risk assessment as we approach the beginnings of operating under the new charter, looking to insure that county money is being spent prudently and wisely and most importantly to insure that there is no waste and fraud in county government.”
Auerbach said the county is at a “watershed period” in its history, “and we have enormous opportunity to build on what has worked well in the past, but more importantly, recast the dye on what has not worked well.”