Office of the Ulster County Comptroller

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Ulster County Comptroller
P.O. Box 1800
Kingston, New York 12402
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Press Release Re: Appointment of Director of Internal Audit and Control

Kingston, NY (March 21, 2023) – Ulster County Comptroller March Gallagher announces the appointment of a new staff member in the Comptroller’s Office. Comptroller Gallagher has appointed Charles Dinstuhl as the new Director of Internal Audit and Control. Charles Dinstuhl is a Certified Public Accountant who has more than 8 years of accounting experience. He began his career in public accounting conducting external audits of local municipalities, conducting internal audits of local school districts, and providing tax compliance and consulting services to a wide range of local businesses.

Press Release Re: Call for Full Investigation of the U.C. Commissioner of Finance, Burt Gulnick

Kingston NY (March 1, 2023)- On February 28, 2023, the Comptroller’s Office was made aware of allegations of theft occurring at the Hurley Recreation Association and the subsequent removal of Ulster County Commissioner of Finance Burt Gulnick as the Treasurer of that organization. Given the seriousness of the allegations as they relate to cash oversight and management, I immediately reached out to the County Executive’s Office and began an internal investigation.

Recent Reports

2022 Third Quarter Financial Report

The third quarter of 2022 continues to leave the County in a strong financial position with continued growth in revenues. The County recognized $258.2 million or 73.1% of budgeted revenues through the third quarter. This mirrored the percentage of total budgeted revenues collected through the third quarter when compared to the previous year, though we collected $13.6 million more in total dollars due to an expanded total budget. The County expended $214.7 million, or 60.8% of budgeted expenditures compared to 57.0% through the same quarter last year.

2022 Popular Annual Financial Report

The Comptroller's Office is happy to release the third Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The PAFR provides an overview of the county’s Consolidated Annual Financial Report, making it easy to understand the financial position of Ulster County over the last year. Additionally, we provide demographic, economic, and statistical information about Ulster County. This report is for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.