In my opinion, which I believe I am still entitled to have, is this is another example of interference by the office of the Board of Selectmen and is one reason I believe, the jabs will continue, from this individual anyway. Don't like me, don't like being written about and on and on, fine, but a report of a Committee that involves the accounting of public, taxpayer monies needs to be reported as submitted, as it was written and completed, in my opinion. If the original report had been included in the fiscal year 2016 annual town report that was handed out at the May 2017 elections, this would not even be mentioned here today and beyond.
At the Advisory Committee meeting on June 21, 2017 a review of the FY16 issued Advisory Committee's annual report compared to your edited version was done, The conclusion of the committee was that the submitted report be the one that is issued and not your edited version. As the committee's report is a public document it is not subject to be edited by anyone other than the public body from which it is being issued. In addition, the edited version does not include the transfers brought before the committee which were reviewed/discussed and were not approved. Excluding them from the report would be in violation of the Town By-law Article IV SEC 6.
Again, the attachment is the Advisory Committee FY16 annual report being resubmitted to be included in the revised Town annual report.
Advisory Committee Chairman
posted by Jeff Bennett