Every year the town departments undergo an internal audit report to see how the town is operating, For the past few years the town officials have been using the firm of Powers and Sullivan.
Tuesday night principal James Powers presented the results of the audit and basically said the town isn’t perfect, but it is in good shape.
“It’s a clean report with no issues,” he said about the financial statement and the report on federal award programs (mostly tied to schools).
In the management letter, Powers pointed out areas the town needs to address to move forward. He noted that the town’s pension program was in great shape and is almost 90 percent funded.
“You’re retirement board has
done a good job and they should be commended,” Powers said.
As for improvements, Powers urged the town to embrace technology and software that would allow for electronic permitting, a purchase order system, and being on top of cyber security.
He said they continue to recommend software for tracking town employees’ sick and vacation time. This sick and vacation time continues to be tracked manually at the department level. The letter continues to recommend that the town formalize their disaster recovery plan – how town data would be saved during a disaster and how the town would react.