Special financial report to be published and it will not contain Town employee salaries, according to the Town Accountant. "It will be written according to the Town by-laws."
So what does the Town by-law say - Article VIII Records and reports.
Section 4. states The annual town report shall contain, in addition to the reports of officers, boards, and committees as herein before provided, a detailed report of all monies received into and paid out of the town treasury in the financial year next preceding. In my opinion, salaries are monies paid out of the town treasury, what do you think? showing separately payments made from the proceeds of loans as capital outlays for permanent improvements; the report of the collector of taxes, of receipts, payments and abatements; statements of all funds belonging to the town or held for the benefit of its inhabitants; a statement of the liabilities of the town on bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness or otherwise, and of indebtedness authorized but not incurred, and the purpose thereof : a statement of transfers made to or from any appropriation; abstracts of the records of the meetings of the town held since publication of the last municipal year: and such other matters as the said report is required by law to contain, or as may be inserted by the selectmen under the discretion granted them by law.
So I will be making a public records request for a list of salaries for all town employees as that involves the spending of public monies and we will see where that leads.
On anther note, apparently the continued blogging about policies and procedures and the selectmen leaving public comment off the agenda (for the past 4 months) brought selectmen Brooks to broach that subject. Again, we will see for the next selectmen meeting if it is included on the agenda.
Now to go thru the meeting calendar and try to get an idea of how long it has been.
Oh, the selectmen are great dancers!
posted by Jeff Bennett
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