Coventry Town Meeting: Diaz keeps clerk and treasurer jobs
copyright the Chronicle March 2, 2016
by Randi Morse
COVENTRY – Town Clerk and Treasurer Cynthia Diaz retained both jobs at Town Meeting here Tuesday, despite a caution about her bookkeeping that the select board had put in the Warning for Town Meeting.
Auditors have consistently returned negative comments about her record keeping, and many of the same problems have persisted for years.
When the 2016 Town Report was released, residents were unsure what would happen as Ms. Diaz’s bookkeeping, as the treasurer, had not fared well in the reports from Graham & Graham, and from Gene Besaw and Associates. Both audits recommended that numerous changes be made by Ms. Diaz, most of which she had, at the time of Town Meeting, yet to implement.
The second article of the Warning Tuesday asked to change the treasurer’s three-year term to a one-year term.
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