Patrick Bowen Nikki Martin Stephenie Mitchell

Patrick Bowen
Finance Manager
patrickb@townofplattsburgh.org

Nikki Martin
Senior Account Clerk /Typist 
nikkim@townofplattsburgh.org

Stephenie Mitchell
Account Clerk/Typist
stepheniem@townofplattsburgh.org
  • Accounting: (518)562-6825; Fax: (518)563-8136
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Applications & Permits: Click here to view all.

The Accounting Department is responsible for the financial functions of the Town under the jurisdiction of the Chief Fiscal Officer, the Town Supervisor. This Department handles all incoming and outgoing funds for the Town. Financial recording, reporting and analysis are key areas of concern for this Department. New York State Finance Law governs the use of separate funds and the guidelines for the recording and reporting of these funds.

 Responsibilities:

  • Annual Budget
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Investment of Idle Funds
  • Payroll
  • Personnel
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Debt Management

Vendors
The Town of Plattsburgh pays by an original invoice OR by a signed voucher. The bills are presented to the Town Board for approval on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the months February through December. Please feel free to print a copy of our voucher and utilize that for any or all services you have provided. You may put several invoices on one voucher, sign it and attach the invoices that relate to your claim and send it to the Accounting Department listed at the address on the voucher.

Click here to download a blank voucher.  

The Town as a government municipality is Tax Exempt.


Fund Accounting
The accounting office is responsible for the recording of all financial transactions in the 11 separate funds within our Town and the several capital projects currently underway.

New York State Finance Law governs the use of separate funds and the guidelines for the recording and reporting of these funds.

Budget
Each year an annual budget is prepared by a co-ordinated effort of the Town Supervisor, Town Board, and Finance personnel. The process begins by collecting the data from the departments, the Town Board and the Finance personnel for inclusion in the upcoming budget. After much analysis by the Town Board, Town Supervisor and Accounting personnel, the budget is then finalized and presented for public comment. The budget process begins in July and concludes with its adoption in November.

Payroll
The Accounting Office also serves as the Town Payroll Office. With over 75 employees the process is on-going for the Accounting office. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis while certain elected officials are paid monthly.

Accounting Files
Fund Budgets

2018 General Tentative Budget

2018 Ambulance Tentative Budget

2018 Base Sewer Tentative Budget

2018 Base Water Tentative Budget

2018 Cons. Sewer Tentative Budget

2018 Cons. Water Tentative Budget

2018 Highway Tentative Budget

2018 Storm Drain Tentative Budget

2018 Street Light Tentative Budget

2018 Water Sewer Dept. Fund Tentative Budget

2017 General Budget - Final

2017 Ambulance Budget - Final

2017 Base Sewer Budget - Final

2017 Base Storm Drainage Budget - Final

2017 Base Water District Budget - Final

2017 Consolidated Sewer Budget - Final

2017 Consolidated Water Budget - Final

2017 Highway Budget - Final

2017 Street Light Budget - Final

2017 Water and Sewer Budget - Final

2016 PRELIMINARY BUDGET ITEMS IN ONE ZIPPED ARCHIVE

2016 General Fund - Preliminary

2016 Ambulance Fund - Preliminary

2016 Highway Fund - Preliminary

2016 Base Storm Water Fund - Preliminary

2016 Street Lighting Fund - Preliminary

2016 Consolidated Sewer Fund - Preliminary

2016 Consolidated Water Fund - Preliminary

2016 Water & Sewer Department Fund - Preliminary

2016 Base Sewer Fund - Preliminary

2016 Base Water Fund - Preliminary

2016 TENTATIVE BUDGET ITEMS IN ONE ZIPPED ARCHIVE

2016 General Fund - Tentative

2016 Ambulance Fund - Tentative

2016 Highway Fund - Tentative

2016 Base Storm Water Fund - Tentative

2016 Street Lighting Fund - Tentative

2016 Consolidated Sewer Fund - Tentative

2016 Consolidated Water Fund - Tentative

2016 Water & Sewer Department Fund - Tentative

2016 Base Sewer Fund - Tentative

2016 Base Water Fund - Tentative

 

News & Notices

  • 8Dec Town of Plattsburgh seeking consultant to develop Smart Growth Plan focusing on NYS Rte 3 commercial corridor and connections to waterfront hamlets. Details and RFQ document link under What's New in Town on Home page.
  • 16Nov Town of Plattsburgh looking to purchase new financial software to replace their Accounting, and Water and Sewer Billing applications. Fill out the System Requirements Assessment Survey by November 16, 2017. Details and form link under What's New in Town on Home page.
  • NOW 2018 Preliminary Budget Summary and Detailed now available under Accounting Files on the Accounting Department page.
  • NOW 2018 Tentative Budget Summary under Accounting Files and 2018 Tentative Fund Budgets under Fund Budgets now on the Accounting Department page.
  • NOW Planning Department develops new Town of Plattsburgh Interactive Web Map (external application link).
  • NOW 2016 Audited Financial Statements now available under Accounting Files on the Accounting page.
  • NOW 2016 Greater Plattsburgh and Cadyville annual water quality reports now available.
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