Questions over audit process raised by councillor

 

 

Town hallBy Ron Giofu

 

A member of council wants to have the town’s regular auditors looked into more thoroughly while at the same time requesting an RFP for auditors to participate in.

Councillor Diane Pouget wanted further investigation done, in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, of the town’s current auditing firm but legal concerns have been raised due to that request.

Town solicitor Ed Posliff told council he would want to discuss the matter further with interim director of finance Wendy Dade before any such issue was to proceed further. Other members of council, including Councillor Bob Pillon and Councillor John Sutton, voiced concerns over potential liability and lawsuits.

Dade told council that the audit has been scheduled for April, although noting no formal agreement has been signed.

“For the 2013 audit, it’s been booked,” Dade told town council.

Town council did adopt a Pouget motion to “stop ordering dinner at the taxpayers’ expense.” Council has been known to bring in meals during breaks between meetings.

That motion was passed unanimously by council at the Feb. 3 meeting.

The town will also have a better handle on the books of the Libro Centre, formerly known as the United Communities Credit Union Complex. Councillor Bart DiPasquale’s motion to have administration provide a report on the town’s recreation complex was passed at the most recent meeting.

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