Thursday, January 11, 2018

from the office of the board of selectmen:

Date: January 10, 2018 at 9:53 AM
> Subject: FY17 Annual Report
> Good Morning:

> Just a reminder about the deadline for the Annual Report. As you must have
> seen in the weekly reports, the deadline is now January 22, 2018 at 4 p.m.
> This was updated since my memo to you back in August.
> DEADLINE:   Annual Reports for FY’17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)
> are due to me in electronic format only-via email on or before Monday,
> January 22, 2018 at 4 p.m.
> This date is the absolute final deadline and anything sent after that date
> WILL NOT be included in the Annual Report.
> Format:  ALL reports must be sent in electronic format ONLY and in Times New
> Roman, 12 font, single spaced (1.0).

> NOTE: This office reserves the right to edit reports received so they fit
> properly, have the correct format, and look their best for the final report.
> Thank you.

How about these reports get printed as submitted so all of the information a board, commission, committee or department wishes to convey to the taxpayers actually gets to those taxpayers . . . who pay for this report!

Note: This report is for fiscal 2017, which ended June 30, 2017.

With regard to Town employees salaries in the Annual Town Report, try emailing Selectmen Haley Brooks at and ask her why town employee salaries are not in the ATR?

Town employee salaries were in ATR 2012, skipped 2013, appeared in 2014 and have been absent since. I believe you will find it was a selectmen who pushed for these to not be published because it is none of your business. That is what was rumored at Town Hall, but again, I would begin with selectmen Brooks and if she is ever at a BOS meeting, that would be the place to ask, in public and on the record. (my opinion)
Something to watch - Templeton selectmen sent out and / or posted a request for proposal for legal services. Proposals were to be submitted by January 9, 2018.  It will be interesting to see who responded, who is chosen and if present counsel was included. Again, what is the reason to change counsel in the middle of the fiscal year?