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February 3, 2010

Comptroller Maragos asks Nassau Treasurer to Invoice and Collect

over $5 million owed to the County for 2008 and 2009

 

Comptroller George Maragos requested the Nassau County Treasurer’s Office to invoice over $3.8 million owed to Nassau County related to 2009 and to follow up and collect over $1.2 million owed from towns for 2008.

Nassau County pays the resident fee for our students who attend Community Colleges outside the County. The County is entitled to charge back the towns where the students reside. As of last week, the Treasurer’s Office sent the 2009 bills for $3.8 million to the Town of Hempstead, the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town of North Hempstead, the City of Long Beach, and the City of Glen Cove.

The Treasurer’s Office failed to send invoices for $3.8 million for 2009 and failed to collect $1.2 million for 2008 representing reimbursement to the County from the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay for Nassau County residents who attended Community Colleges outside of the County.

"The Treasurer’s Office needs to be more aggressive in collecting cash due the County, especially during these times of economic distress,” Comptroller Maragos said. “The County simply cannot afford to have uncollected funds while borrowing to cover short term cash flow needs.”

2009 YEAR TOTALS OWED TO COUNTY

TOWN

TOTAL

Glen Cove

Hempstead

Long Beach

N Hempstead

Oyster Bay

 

 

 $          3,893,709