Friday, September 29, 2017

Capital Planning Committee to have it's second meeting this year! Second meeting? That committee has a quorum for the first time in a very long time and the chairman, who is selectmen Doug Morrisson has only called for two meetings? This special Town meeting has been talked about since back in April, during and after the audit reports. Does not seem like much planning going on, at least in the public view, so much for transparency in government. I am talking about the here and now. No required reports of the accountant and treasurer, as required by law, why not? This is the board that said we will be transparent, we have a competent financial team, we have stability. When you consider that you do not need an audit to report cash flow, there is no excuse for not having a report from the treasurer and accountant. Money is voted at Town Meeting, it is spent on debt, salries and bills. There is no reason to not being able to report that. Again, this is not the past, this is now and there was no reason to not have that information in the 2016 Templeton Annual Town Report!

In the words of Bernard Heaney, "the time is NOW" for these things to happen!

TO: Board of Selectmen
FROM: Carter Terenzini, Town Administrator
RE: Administrator’s Weekly Report
DATE: September 28, 2017
CC: All Departments

Fall Town Meeting 11/14. As noted here, notwithstanding any deadline of the public during the “Open” warrant period, your warrant articles need to be to me by the morning of 10/2. Special BoS Workshop 10/16 to review Draft Warrant.

Business Meeting or Workshop: The following is intended to supplement agenda items where a full memorandum may not have been required or updates are needed. N/A

 Weekly Report: I carried out the second round of interviews for our Management Fellow candidates and made the arrangements for the assessment center to be carried out for the three finalists. We should remain on schedule for final decisions on the management path forward for your 10/10 meeting. Notices about the pay raises was distributed to the affected non-union employees. Working with Alan we will have a submission to the CIC for the Fall TM capital articles we need. We have begun to assemble our BAN offering for the School Project. I've begun a review of our health insurance offerings to try to manage the pricing for FY '19. We'll advise the IAC over the next few weeks