The financial information in this letter comes from the current Town of Pownal’s Annual Report.
On pg. 91, ballot article (27) reads -- Shall the Town of Pownal vote to eliminate the office of Town Auditors and the Selectboard shall contract with a certified public accountant?
On pg. 7, Auditors’ note, the town financial records ending June 30, 2012 were audited by a Professional Auditing Firm, Bonadio & Co., LLP, Certified Public Accountants. The town has contracted with this firm for auditing the financial records for each year for the next three fiscal years.
On pg. 40, Total audit expense, we have a fund for professional audit in the amt. $11,000 for 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and increased to $13,000 for 2013-2014. Auditors (in house) wages are also shown for the same years.
This ballot article (27) was not petitioned by the voters, but put on the ballot by the Selectmen on a 3-2 vote. Selectmen Brownell and Bisson against.
We have always had three auditors and outside audits by CPA’s. What is the real purpose behind Article 27? Getting rid of auditor Ray Shields?
NORMA J. RAETZ
Pownal Running for the Pownal School Board
I am running for the vacant three year term on the Pownal School Board. I have lived in Pownal for the last 35 years. Both my sons attended Pownal Elementary School and Mt. Anthony Union High School.
DOUGLAS (DOUG) ROBERTSON