Office of the Ulster County Comptroller

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Ulster County Comptroller
P.O. Box 1800
Kingston, New York 12402
For all other Comptroller office inquiries, contact us at: CountyComptroller@co.ulster.ny.us

News

Press Release Re: Re: Issuance of Opioid Snapshot

Kingston, NY (February 16, 2024) – The Ulster County Comptroller has released a second snapshot on the Opioid settlement funds received by Ulster County. In 2023, Ulster County experienced over 460 nonfatal opioid overdoses and 48 opioid-related deaths, with 4 additional likely opioid overdose cases awaiting toxicology screening.

Comptroller's Press Release Re: 2023 Third Quarter Financial Report

Kingston, NY (January 8, 2024) - County Comptroller March Gallagher released the 2023 Third Quarter Report. The third quarter saw a lowering of consumer prices with strong gross domestic product and these national factors helped grow the County’s economy through strong job creation. The Leisure and Hospitality Sector continued to lead all sectors in job creation for the quarter with the addition of 500 jobs in September alone.

Recent Reports

Opioid Snapshot

Nearly every family in Ulster County knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. The Ulster County Comptroller’s Office presents this snapshot to share data with policymakers and the community on the public health impacts of the opioid crisis considering the additional funding coming to Ulster County from opioid settlement agreements. While the opioid settlement funds are not the only sources of financial support to address the opioid crisis, these are a new and recurring source of funding that should be put to best use to save and improve as many lives as possible.

Ulster County Follow Up Investment Audit

Ulster County regularly maintains more than $200 million in cash that could be more strategically invested to maximize the potential for investment earnings. In May of 2023, the County Legislature adopted a new Investment Policy to address the findings of our previous audit. As a result, we have performed this audit to determine if the County has complied with the new Policy, and to determine if appropriate changes have been made to address the recommendations made in our initial audit of investments. The period for this follow-up audit is from January 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023.