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Councilman Ferrara unloads on condition of SF, says state audit is coming

Seneca Falls Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara told all in an exclusive interview with Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX podcast. He talked about an ongoing water issue in the Town of Seneca Falls, as well as an audit, which Ferrara says he initiated, with the State Comptroller’s Office.

“There have been a lot of irregularities for a very long time,” explained Ferrara of the need for an audit beyond the third-party audit sought by the Board earlier this year. “The books need to be examined and we need to understand what’s been going on — our taxpayers deserve it,” he explained.

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Ferrara said that he had been in communication with a variety of state office and officials regarding the irregularities — but noted that these issues were not relevant to the recent exit of Water & Sewer Clerk Dusti-Lee Provencher.

He accused a Town Councilor of giving the resignation letter to the press, but FingerLakes1.com could not confirm who delivered the document. “It was an anonymous act, and one that I, nor anyone else in the newsroom, could even identify if we wanted to,” Josh Durso, News Director at FingerLakes1.com said of the situation.

The accusation was the latest in a string of contentious moves within the Town, but Ferrara maintained throughout his time in-studio that he’s thinking of the taxpayers first-and-foremost.

It’s unclear what the next steps will be in the process of obtaining an audit from the New York State Comptroller’s Office, but Ferrara confirmed during the interview that the process was underway.

Listen to the entire interview in the video window above, or listen to the audio-only version below.

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