During a presentation of the city's annual audit report, Councilmember Richard Filippi mentioned and City Manager Scott Pickup confirmed the June departure of Rye City Comptroller Jean Gribbins.
Gribbins has held her position since August 2009 and previously worked as Deputy Comptroller of the Town of North Hempstead for 3 years prior. Gribbins did not respond to requests for comment from Rye Patch regarding her departure.
The City Council is currently discussing what capital projects it will include in an upcoming bond issue this November and will begin its customary budget discussions this summer.
O'Connor Davies, LLP of Harrison submitted an independent audit report at the last regular city council meeting. The firm noted no irregularities or illegalities for the 2011 period reviewed. They recommended the city maintain a restricted fund for Workers' Compensation Benefits saying "We have noted that the City has appropriated monies from this restriction in the 2012 adopted budget moving toward reducing this balance."
The firm also singled out the potential cost overruns of the Kirby Lane Sanitary Sewer Project- currently over budget by nearly $300,000 to be distrbuted amongst beneficiaries of the system upgrade.
They recommended city revisit the 10 year old methodolgy it is using to calculate overhead costs generated by the Boat Basin and Golf Club.