Hanson: Selectmen Receive Audit Update

The Hanson Selectmen received an update after an audit of the town’s finances.

Representatives from Lynch Marini and Associates, the firm chosen to audit the Town of Hanson’s finances spoke at the Tuesday meeting.

The auditors told the board they found no weaknesses in the town’s finances, and included a list of recommendations.

The town entered the recent Special Town Meeting with close to $1 million in free cash. Voters approved the appropriation of $555,000 to close the Maquan Elementary School from free cash.

“The town is fiscally sound, we’re doing very well on it,” said Chair of the Selectmen, James McGahan. “Which is why I’m hoping we can fund other things that maybe the school is asking for.”

McGahan said full-day kindergarten in town could be one option, but it’s up for the voters to decide.

The audit included a list of suggestions, such as improving water collection.

“The point is we should get a list of privatized wells and cross-reference it with the water department from the board of health,” said McGahan. “That why we can find out who has private wells for what homes, and make sure they’re not getting billed.”

 


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