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Arlington to discuss proposals to revamp financial operations

Posted by Brock Parker  November 19, 2012 11:41 AM

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Arlington is holding a public input session next month about recommendations to re-organize the town’s financial practices, including the elimination of an elected treasurer position.

The meeting will be held Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in Arlington Town Hall, and will tackle a list of recommendations made by the Coordinated Finance Stakeholder Group.

The group was formed earlier this year after a review by the state Department of Revenue recommended that Arlington consolidate its financial operations, and, among other changes, make the town’s treasurer a position that is appointed by the town manager.

The stakeholder group, which includes town and school officials, has recommended the change to the treasurer’s post, as well as the establishment of a coordinated finance department that would fall under the direction of the deputy town manager.

Other changes to the hiring processes for financial positions, such as the comptroller and the director of assessors, would also be changed.

The session at town hall will provide a brief overview of the recommendations and allow the public a chance to comment. The full list or recommendations can be found on the town’s website.

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