Ulster County comptroller says getting Resource Recovery Agency data from Legislature chairman may violate state audit rules

July 3, 2021

Daily Freeman

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Among the agreements involved in composting is a March 7, 2017, contract for a $237,000 composting grant that Gallagher said was the basis for auditing authority. Complaints involving the operations have included allegations of favoritism in selling compost to agency employee Willie Whittaker; violations of a contract provision to not “create odor, litter, pollutants or other negative effects” with composting operations; and failure to sell the material at a market rate.

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