A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
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D. CITIZEN COMMENTS
– Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the Agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
G. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
2015 Audit – Melanson Heath, Auditors
The documents released for this agenda can be found here
Independent Auditors Report
enterprise funds (water, sewer, solid waste) in the second column
118M high school building to be depreciated
118M other fixed assets being depreciated
42M - OPEB listed, this is the GAAP amount for reporting purposes, not the total outstanding liability.
net pension liability, 39M
1.5M in OPEB trust fund to help fund the liability
deficit equity due to the unfunded liability previously not reported
9M is a good number, one the bond agencies look for (stabilization accounts and free cash)
at 9% indicates a very strong financial position
amount revenues beat the budget, in far column $864K, a good number
use of free cash and stabilization, appropriately used for one time funds, i.e. snow and ice
very strong financial balances for enterprise funds
Management Letterno material issues or weaknesses noted
The Risk assessment process mentioned has been for past couple of years and it being worked, still work needs to be done. Looking for Franklin to be more proactive in identifying risks for the town
single audit completed, no findings this year. Thresholds are being raised and more documented policies and procedures are being required. If not completed by next year's report, there could be 'findings' next year.
the audit runs very smoothly