Finance & Advisory Committee

Town of Wenham Finance and Advisory Committee Vacancy

The Town of Wenham has a vacancy on their Finance and Advisory Committee.

TERM:  The committee has five members with each term being three years.  No elected or appointed Town officer or employee shall serve on the Committee.

FUNCTION:  The Committee reviews and approves the proposed annual town budget as submitted by the Town Administrator and the Finance Director, at the direction of the Select Board, for submission to the Annual Town Meeting.  They also review and make recommendations on all articles in any Town Meeting warrant that involves finances or disposition of Town property.  Transfers from the Reserve Fund are also approved by the Finance Committee.  The Committee may also review and discuss various items of a financial nature for the Town.

Please submit applications to mmcgovern@wenhamma.gov

Deadline for applications is 10/14/22

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As outlined in Chapter III, Section IV of our Town bylaws, the Finance and Advisory Committee is comprised of 5 residents who “shall consider all articles and warrants for town meetings involving an appropriation or expenditure of money or the disposition of any property of the town. The Committee shall hold prior to each annual town meeting one or more meetings at which the Selectmen and other invited officers, boards and committees of the town shall be present to consider the items which make up the annual budget and any other municipal matters. In discharge of its duty, said Committee shall have free access to all books of record and accounts, bills and vouchers on which money has been or may be paid from the town treasury. Officers, boards and committees of the town shall furnish said Committee upon request with facts, figures and any other information pertaining to their several activities. The recommendations of the Committee on the articles in the warrant for the annual town meeting shall be printed in the annual town report, which shall be distributed, if possible, one week before the date of said meeting.”

The Finance & Advisory Committee also has statutory authority to make transfers from the Town’s reserve fund to departmental budgets for extraordinary or unforeseen occurrences. It may approve, with the Selectmen, some budget transfers during the last two months of the fiscal year and the first 15 days of the next year in order to close out the Town’s financial records. 

Contact the Finance Committee:

Jeff Calder (2024)
Deirdre Pierotti (2025)
Jim Purdy, Chair (2023)
Scott Schonberger (2024)

Yeimi Colon, Finance Director & Town Accountant

Wenham Town Hall
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984

Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 7
Fax: 978-468-8014

Town Hall Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

 

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