Financial Mess At Schroon's Transfer Station: All Cleaned Up!


An investigation into the Schroon Lake Transfer station by the Essex County Prosecutors Office, appears to be over.

That's according to Town Supervisor Mike Marnell. "Put it this way, they haven't arrested anybody," Marnell told Schroon Laker last week.

Marnell said new policies he put in place, after an audit found thousands of dollars missing, have resulted in a turn around of the facility, with revenues up by more than $70,000 since he took office.

Those policies include having two workers at the facility at all times, a new, accurate scale, a better book keeping system, and abandoning the practice of residents being able to dump bulky items for free.

State auditors found that annual transfer station revenues reported by the town plunged more than $30,000 — a decline of 32 percent — from 2009 to 2011. (Marnell took office in January 2012).

"The old system, just having one employee there, was too much for one person to handle everything. I am pleased with the way things have turned out".