By Lou Michel
The Buffalo News
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Orchard Park Fire District commissioners acted improperly when they provided taxpayer money and public equipment to establish a nonprofit ambulance service, an audit by the state comptroller released Friday determined.
"The fire district made available cash and other assets totaling more than $1.3 million to an organization it had no legal authority to create or subsidize," Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said.
Audit: Set up of NY ambulance service using taxpayer money not proper