The meeting was called to order at 6:00pm. Selectboard members present in person or remotely were Lewis Sumner, Pete Silverberg, Tristan Roberts and Cara Cheyette. Others in attendance in person or remotely were Marilyn Allen, Bob Audette (Reformer), Bonnie Batchelder, Paul Blais, Mary Brewster, A Crossley, Patty Dow, Sue Kelly, Wendy Musiak, Doug and Marilou Parkhurst, Chris Parkins, Raquel Smith (DVN), Chum and Deborah Sumner and Bob Teree.
CHANGES OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA
SB’s financial reporting obligations in advance of Town Meeting, which may require
revisiting the decisions made at the regular meeting held on January 18, 2022 concerning logistics and deadlines, and will include an update on the ongoing audit.
Discussion with Bonnie Batchelder of Batchelder Associates re status of comprehensive audit of town’s financials for FY2020 and 2021, including suggestions she expects to include in final 40-50 page audit report and what has contributed to delay.
Discussion about SB’s financial reporting obligations (i.e., obligations re town meeting versus those re comprehensive audit) – whether to move forward with town meeting in March with just required financial information or to postpone until May so audit can be completed, disseminated and discussed at a warned SB meeting.
Roberts moved to hold town meeting on May 3. Motion seconded and passed, 4-0.
Board did not revisit decision concerning method of holding town meeting: all articles will be voted by Australian ballot. Dow will re-set and re-post deadlines associated with town meeting for articles and candidates for elected offices.
For the Selectboard