The operators of Brome County’s largest sewage treatment plant are happy with a lengthy audit by the New York State Comptroller’s office.

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Binghamton Mayor Richard David and Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie have issued a joint statement responding to the audit of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant released on Friday, July 9 by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office.

The mayors say the year-and-a-half-long, 17-page audit of the $274-million rehabilitation of the plant found the project had been properly planned and monitored and that any change orders were warranted.

The officials said the audit only recommended working with legal counsel on getting back the costs related to project delays and that step has already been taken.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is expected to be in town in the next few months for the ribbon cutting for the huge environmental project that was years in the making and sometimes thwarted by Mother Nature and major flooding as well as cost, material and funding source issues.

The audit can be found at www.cityofbinghamton.com.

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