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Owego Audit Results Analyzed By Its Supervisor

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The Town of Owego Supervisor discussed the State Comptroller's audit of the Tioga County town today.

The audit revealed that the current balance for the town's Highway Fund is at zero.

Supervisor Donald Castellucci said this is largely due to the 2012 flood, but also due to smaller flooding events and harsh winters not reimbursed by FEMA.

The town was also criticized for having the same town-wide balance in 2014 as it did in 2012.

Castellucci said this is because the town received a million dollars in insurance in 2014, and had not spent it yet.

Supervisor Donald Castellucci says, "If you take that money out, we're down to 700 thousand in that fund so we've spent down money but it doesn't look that way because we have this money from the insurance."

The Supervisor also weighed in on the country-wide Syrian refugee situation.

In a letter to Governor Cuomo, he said he supported the suspension of bringing in refugees due to the current terrorist threat level.