Ulster experiences ‘record breaking’ sales tax growth

September 1, 2021Press

“If the current trends continue, we project that these revenues will exceed the budgeted projections in the current year,” said Comptroller March Gallagher. “Sales tax revenues combined with existing fund balances, reductions in personnel spending and American Rescue Plan funding mean that Ulster County is on track to close 2021 with a surplus that should … Read More

Ulster comptroller’s report shows ‘record-breaking sales tax growth’

August 31, 2021Press

An analysis by the county Comptroller’s Office of sales tax revenues for the first six months of 2021 showed what Comptroller March Gallagher called  “record-breaking sales tax growth,” with the county collecting $78.6 million, a 32% increase of $19 million over the first six months of 2020. Daily Freeman | 8/31/21

Seminar tackles fraud prevention for nonprofits

July 27, 2021Press

Ulster County Comptroller March Gallagher and Dutchess County Comptroller Robin Lois will sponsor a virtual fraud detection training seminar, “Don’t Get Burned – Fraud Detection and Prevention for the Nonprofit Sector,” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 4. Daily Freeman | 7/27/21

Ulster County trash agency stalls on compost sale policy

July 23, 2021Press

Agency officials have resisted turning over documents about composting operations to county Comptroller March Gallagher, who contends the agency has not followed terms of a $237,000 grant received through the county and that the agency has engaged in self-dealing by selling significant amount of compost to agency employee William Whittaker. The Daily Freeman | 7/23/21