The auditor’s office recommended that the board of commissioners review Lally’s performance, require the executive director to punch a time clock to record his hours as the agency’s other three employees do, and require that the director be present during business hours.
The report challenges Glynn’s contention that the housing authority was well run under Lally, too. In three of the eight rental units that auditors inspected, they found “10 instances of noncompliance with the state sanitary code . . . such as peeling paint, ceiling water stains, roof deterioration, exterior siding falling off, walkways in disrepair, collapsing fence, rubbish and debris in yard, and disintegrated caulking in sink.”
The auditor also faulted Winchester Housing Authority for management problems, including failing to keep enough reserve funds, failing to keep an inventory of furniture and equipment; and making an accounting mistake that cost the authority $4,772 in state funds.
In an interview for the recent Globe story, Lally conceded his schedule was exhausting, but insisted he was “fulfilling my obligations” to both the housing agency and his clients.
Sean Murphy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.