DAYTON: Call in comptroller over town’s finances

Red flags have been raised in the town of Dayton in recent months regarding finances. One side says the books have been audited fairly recently while another is in disagreement over that statement.

Add to that, the town is running a deficit and there appears to be $100,000 missing.

Obviously, small government — especially one not consistently in the spotlight — can be reckless. That was one of the downfalls of the dissolved village of Forestville.

A recent change in leadership, from Mark Smith to current Supervisor Angie Mardino-Miller has been the impetus to finding these flaws. We believe residents need more answers in the form of an audit by the state comptroller.

That must happen as soon as possible.