Public Comment Period Regarding Tier IV Designation
On April 14, 2022, the Municipal Accountability Review Board adopted findings that the fiscal condition of the City of West Haven warrants designation as a Tier IV municipality and to make a recommendation for such designation. The finding was based on an evaluation of the criteria in CGS Section 7-576e(2) detailed in a report.
The statute provides for a 30-day public comment period. Following the public comment period, the recommendation, report of findings, and a report regarding the comments received, will be forwarded to the Governor. The Governor may approve or disapprove the board’s recommended designation.
Notice of the public comment period was posted on April 14, 2022.
The public comment period closed on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
Background Information: Municipal Finances:
ELECTRONIC AUDIT REPORT SYSTEM (EARS) (Includes Municipal Audits)
EARS is a web site made available by the Municipal Finance Services Section of the Office of
Policy and Management (OPM) to provide independent auditors an electronic process for
uploading audit reports of their clients on-line. State grantor agencies and the public will
be able to access and view the reports that have been filed on EARS. These reports include the audit
reports that must be submitted each year submitted by municipalities.
Municipal Fiscal Indicators:
Municipal Fiscal Indicators is an annual compendium of information compiled by the Office of Policy and Management, Office of Finance, Municipal Finance Services Unit (MFS). The data contained in Indicators provides key financial and demographic information on municipalities in Connecticut.
Municipal Fiscal Indicators contains the most current financial data available for each of Connecticut's 169 municipalities. The majority of this data was compiled from the audited financial statements that are filed annually with the State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management, IGP Division. This database of information includes selected demographic and economic data relating to, or having an impact upon, a municipality’s financial condition. The most recent edition is for the Fiscal Years Ended 2011-2015 and was first published in January of 2017.
The latest information is available on-line only and is not available in book format.
Information Regarding Municipalities Referred to the MARB:
For more information about the Municipal Accountability Review Board, please contact Julian.Freund@ct.gov, or by phone at 860-418-6327