Sutton re-appoints town accountant for another 3-year term
By Robert Fucci
Earlier this year the Board of Selectmen decided to keep Town Administrator Jim Smith in the fold for another five-year term.
During its May 2 meeting, the Board also decided it was wise to keep his financial teammate, Tim Harrison, on board, as well, and approved a three-year extension for the town accountant.
“The town accountant plays such a critical role of the town’s financial operations,” Smith said, who added he typically suggests appointments in June. “He’s a very important member of the financial team. We share ideas, brainstorm, and it leads into better ideas. I really appreciate everything he’s done. I’d like to keep him as long as possible.”
According to the Town Charter, three years is the maximum term allowed.
“We typically use this as an opportunity to joke with Tim, but not tonight,” Selectman David Hall said. “He does all the things you say. We strongly appreciate all things he does for the town. We’re better off having him.
Harrison was in attendance during the Board’s vote.
“We’re glad you are interested in staying with the town,” Selectman Jesse Limanek said. “There’s proof you have built trust and work well together (with Jim). You’re really looking for the best for our community.”
Harrison’s term will end June 30, 2020. His salary for FY17 is $55,800.
“I’m glad to have you here for another three years,” Board Chair John Hebert said. “I hope you stay and glad you are here. You’re more than a cog in the wheel.”