SYRACUSE – Syracuse received its annual audit and announced completion of online bill payment at its Jan. 24 meeting.
The Payport at Syracuse.com accepts utility bill payments, tenant deposits and parks and recreation fees.
Auditor Julie Baumann also presented an audit and commended the city for its handling of public funds.
The city’s total assets grew by $100,000 compared to 2016 and total liabilities dropped by $250,000.
Mayor KC Ortiz said citizens can rest easy regarding city finances.
Ortiz: “We had a very good operational year. The auditor found no findings or discrepancies. The citizens of Syracuse should take pride knowing that the elected officials are meeting their fiduciary responsibilities to our constituents.”
The Syracuse Rescue Squad expects delivery of a new ambulance this winter. The Kimmel Foundation contributed $100,000 toward the $225,000 vehicle.
In other action, the city reached an agreement with Kent Backer for the yard waste dumping site. The cost was anticipated to rise $5,500 this year because of household waste being mixed with leaves and branches.