By Pattie Pacella
Neighb News Correspondent
The Acushnet Selectboard met for about a half hour on Monday, 6/20.
Selectboard chair Garry Rawcliffe advised the board that he had done a little research and found that Powers & Sullivan, who the town uses for their audits, are a very highly rated company.
Mr. Rawcliffe stated that he had spoken to them and they advised they would send a different auditor down to do the final audit for fiscal year 2016. He recommended the board allow this audit to proceed as it was in the best interest of the budget as they are already under contract.
Mr. Rawcliffe also said that he was having a hard time finding an interim town accountant but he wanted the board to give him leeway to discuss the position further with Cathy Doane, the current financial director as she prepares to leave next month.
Selectboard member Kevin Gaspar stated that he had written up a few questions for Ms. Doane to help them decide what needed to be done before her last day, which is set for July 15.
There was a brief discussion about the trash changes starting after July 4. Mr. Rawcliffe read a letter that would be sent to residents with the new trash bins. He read that the yellow bin was for recycle and that both bins should be kept three feet from any object on the sidewalk, and three feet apart between the two bins.
In other business, the board approved the EMS and Police teamsters contracts.
The board also appointed a local resident to the beautification committee, and set the water and sewer rates, making no change to the rates.
“How’s that for sustainability,” Mr. Rawcliffe said.
The board’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, at the Council on Aging building, 59 1/2 So. Main Street, at 6:30 p.m., along with the LNG Committee, to hear their presentation on the project. The public is invited to attend.
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