Auditors

Town auditors play a vital role in preserving the democratic nature of Vermont’s local government by ensuring that local officials are accountable for their expenditures of taxpayers’ money. It is the auditor’s job to review the accounts of local officials and report the findings directly to the taxpayers for review. Because this report is presented only days before town meeting, the statutory scheme envisions that if the taxpayers do not like what the auditors’ report indicates about how the officials have spent the taxpayers’ money, the officials will be voted out of office. Thus, it is the auditor’s function to present an easy-to-understand picture of the town’s finances to its citizens. [from: VLCT’s Handbook for Locally Elected Auditors]

Auditors as of May 2017

Juanita Burch-Clay
Sarah Grimm
Mellissa Chesnut-Tangerman

The auditors currently meet at 7:30 at the Town Office on the fourth Wednesday of the month. For meeting details, see the Agenda link below.

Typical activities include:

  • auditing town financial activities and status throughout the year
  • monthly review of town accounts
  • review of town trust funds and investments
  • review of procedures for handling and tracking public funds
  • attendance at Select Board meetings
  • communication of suggestions to the Select Board
  • annual review of treasurer’s report

Upcoming Meeting Agenda
UnApproved Minutes
Approved Minutes -Recent 

MINUTES

Auditors Mtg Minutes 2017-01-09
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2015-12-29
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2015-11-18
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2015-03-31
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2014-12-22
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2014-10-27
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2014-06-23
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2014-05-06
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2014-03-25
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2014-01-30
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2014-01-23
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2013-12-5
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2013-09-26
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2013-07-25
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2013-05-23
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2013-03-22
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2013-02-10
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2013-01-30
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2012-12-10
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2012-11-20
Auditors Mtg Minutes 2012-10-30