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The failure of the board of selectmen to hire a full time experienced Town Administrator
TO: Board of Selectmen
FROM: Carter Terenzini, Town Administrator
RE: Administrator’s Weekly Report
DATE: August 17, 2017
CC: All Departments
THE SELECTMEN’S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY. OPENINGS THE REST
OF THE WEEK WILL BE INTERMITTENT AS CARTER’S SCHEDULE PERMITS.
If you have procurement questions, you are urged to consult with this Office ASAP.
It is imperative that all Town Departments understand that any contract which is entered into that is
not in compliance with the statute “… shall not be valid, and the governmental body shall make no
payment under such contract.” (MGL Ch. 30B §17). I think we can all agree that we certainly do not
ever want to see the Town in such a position.
The following is intended to provide information where a full memo may not have been
warranted or supplement the provided information.
Business Meeting or Workshop: N/A
Weekly Report: I worked with the Diane and Keith on the IMA in keeping with a request from the
Winchendon representatives to try to move the IMA forward. In keeping with our backup/supplemental
plan of 08/14, the Management Fellow position was posted with 15+/- colleges
and universities, ICMA, the northern four New England municipal associations, the municipal
mangers email blasters, our typical web site postings and the like. Please remember to get me
comments on the financial policies ASAP so we can pull them all into the next Draft w/a target of
your 09/06 policy setting workshop to finalize them going into budget season. Time was spent
seeking additional information on the procurement issue for finalizing the memo for the state. The
BAN paperwork is off to the bank and the monies will be in our account(s) shortly.
Administration & Finance:
Town Accountant: Nothing to report this week.
Treasurer/Collector: Nothing to report this week. (Out of the Office)