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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Audits. TONIGHT. NRSD Auditorium. 6:30 PM

Audits. TONIGHT. NRSD Auditorium. 6:30 PM

Tonight's meeting on the audit release is vital if you want to begin to understand "what went wrong!" .

Templeton Audits to Be Released 

The Templeton Board of Selectmen has announced that it will meet in a special public session to receive the long-awaited audits for Fiscal Year(s) 2013 through 2016 in public session next week. The presentation will be at the Narragansett Regional Middle School Auditorium at 460 Baldwinville in Templeton on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 pm. Mr. Tony Roselli, CPA, Partner with Roselli, Clark & Associates of Woburn, MA will take the lead for his firm in presenting the materials for this unusual exit conference. 

This presentation will include all the audit information for these four-fiscal year. It will also include an overview of the Management Letter which is the firm’s observations on the Town’s procedures and areas which need to be addressed by the Town going forward. John Caplis, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said that, “This is an extraordinary way for a Town to receive its audits but then it has been an extraordinary set of circumstances which led to such a delay in getting these four years audited. However, it was thought best, in the interest of public transparency, that the Board receive these materials in a manner where as many of our citizens may attend and hear the presentation first hand.” 

It has been reported that the Town and the audit firm have also met with representatives of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to ensure that the presentation is more than a set of financial reports but also lays out the action steps for the community to follow going forward. For those who cannot attend this special session, the meeting is being recorded by Templeton Community Television and will be available for viewing shortly thereafter. The actual published material will be posted on the web after the presentation and the Town will be issuing a special printed report compiling the materials to be made available to the public by June 30th of this year.


  1. It's odd, but planning on attending the Audit readings feels more like going to a Crime/Mystery Theatre. Will anyone be led off in cuffs? Ok, so maybe I'm getting carried away.

    Im just hoping it is not painful to the taxpayers, detrimental to the towns near term future and that maybe, just maybe, we learn from mistakes made and come up with a workable small town financial plan to maintain the expected quality of life citizens deserve.

    Who in our local government is looking out for all the citizenry. Is anyone looking into the makeup of boards/committees/commissions to verify that no "appearance" of improper relationships/terms/conditions are occurring. Many last names seem to multiply in our little government and has anyone looked into the entire structure of our town government?

    1. (Many last names seem to multiply in our little government and has anyone looked into the entire structure of our town government?)

      this is why i think Julie will have a hard time getting elected

    2. I guess my concern is that unless we have a defined structure of management throughout our Administrator/Boards/Committees/Commissions and readily available whose to know. You cannot trust the information on the website to be accurate, but I'll give you an example of something that made me wonder.
      The other night at the CPC meeting. An agenda item came up regarding the Senior center siding. As it stands we just review and accepted the report without recommendation as it was more formality based on timing. Had we voted to recommend should Doug, have disclosed his position to us or recuse himself? I dont know Doug, but from a little research it appears he is deeply involved in elder issues "Friends of Templeton Elders" along with wife/relative as Director of Senior Center.
      Please dont assume I'm saying Doug or anyone is/has done anything wrong. It's just that this multiple offices, intermingled town government can leave taxpayers feeling that way...........hence the suggestion by the DOR to stop it!

    3. I guess i misunderstood your earlier statement. yes to much family in government is bad news.

  2. Was just doing a little reading. The 2009 DOR report.

    Pretty damn interesting how they recommend to have elected or appointed members of boards,committees or commissions restricted to one position. How many slots would that open up on our town boards,committees and commissions.

    It appears to me that the BOS said, NOT US as they have inserted themselves on every board,committee or commission ...............

    Am I missing something?

  3. Yes Mike the ratepayers paid over 12k to have a lawyer find out about our government.
    The General mgr of the TMLWP would not share it though.
    It was called the governance of Templeton and shared it with no one we were told not even the commissioners of the TMLWP.
    One who requested it was chairman of the Advisory committee.
    People wonder why i have a strong point for the TMLWP commission and the G.M.
    That's just one.