A 1988 audit of the Town of Sardinia by the state comptroller's office criticized the town for failing to buy a road construction roller from the lowest bidder.
When town officials explained that the low bid roller failed to meet town specifications, the auditors responded that the roller that was purchased also did not.
The report also noted that 16 of 91 appropriation accounts had been overdrawn along with the entire general fund account. Additionally, the audit cited 1988 deficits of $26,372 in the special grants fund, $27,302 in the highway fund and $6,998 in the fire protection fund.
The deficits were financed, the audit says, by interfund advances, a method authorized only since last June.
The audit also recommends maintaining town fuel use inventories, annual audits of town officials and the developing of self-evaluations of town purchasing procedures and more fully itemized payment claims.