The New York State Comptroller's office is advising officials in the Village of Whitney Point to improve their oversight on how money is spent.

A report from Thomas DiNapoli's office said the mayor and village board did not conduct a thorough audit of claims presented for payment, so it was not clear if money paid out went to proper village purposes.  The board was also criticized for not segregating the duties of the clerk-treasurer and for not conducting an audit of the clerk-treasurer records for fiscal 2011.

A response from village Mayor David Downs states officials generally agree with the findings of the audit and will be discussing corrective actions.