Marshfield: Changes Made to Town Employee Credit Card Policy

The Marshfield Board of Selectmen voted to revise a town employee credit card policy that was created in May.

This comes after a recent business trip to Arizona, where Town Administrator Michael Maresco says he, Treasurer Patrick Dello Russo, DPW Superintendent Tom Reynolds, and Water Supervisor Paul DuRoss personally reimbursed the town for a $1,110 dinner.

“The company that we went down to see is a vendor,” said Maresco. “It’s illegal for the vendor to pick up the tab, so we’re reimbursing that.”

He says they were looking at options for new water meter system in town. The dinner was for 12 people.

“In retrospect, we talked about the trip. We wanted to tighten up on the cost,” said Maresco. “We don’t really do travelling like that. The old policy, there really weren’t limitations… The vendor had made the suggestion of the hotel, that’s where they were going to be. When the arrangements were made, that’s where we stayed.”

Chair of the Selectmen, Jim Fitzgerald, says there was some ambiguity in the policy. Town Department heads currently have access to credit cards.

A unanimous vote was taken to amend the policy to include a $75 limit on meals per day. Hotels were set at $250 per night, and no personal items can be purchased. Any expenses deemed not appropriate will have to be repaid.


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