BYRON — The Board of Selectmen will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Town Hall.

This spring, the town contracted Ron Smith of the accounting firm RHR Smith & Co. to review records from 2014 to 2017.

The first audit in five years, findings revealed significant financial discrepancies, including missing money.

One week after the audit began, Allison Freeman submitted a letter of resignation from her positions as town clerk, treasurer and tax collector. She cited harassment, a town divide and an inability to fulfill the requirements of the job.

In his letter to Board Chairwoman Linda Joyal dated Aug. 8, Smith wrote that the town “was missing many financial records and source documents … to determine the accuracy of tax billing, motor vehicle payments and areas of cash receipting and cash disbursements.”

The town had not had a financial audit in four years. In April, voters approved hiring the auditor to review records from 2014 to 2017.


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