Sandwich needs a sound financial plan

Editor's note: The following letter was submitted to the Sandwich Board of Selectmen and Town Manager George Dunham last night.

Town of Sandwich Board of Selectmen
George H. Dunham, Town Manager
130 Main St.
Sandwich, MA 02563

Selectmen and George Dunham:

As you’re aware I am very concerned with the manner in which the Town of Sandwich is being managed.  The following is a partial list of my concerns:

  1. The golf course which costs the taxpayers at least $450,000 a year to operate.
  2. The new 32,000 Square foot $14-$16 million dollar library “annex” the Board of Library Trustees wants to build and the Board of Selectmen approved their pursuit of a State grant for 50% of the construction cost when we can’t afford to staff or repair the existing library
  3. East Sandwich Fire Station remains closed

It is my belief that the neither the Board of Selectmen or the Town Manager have the desire or ability to adopt and enforce a sound financial plan for the Town of Sandwich.

It’s because of this concern that I appear before the Board of Selectmen to request that the Town of Sandwich apply to the Massachusetts DOR Division of Local Services for a financial management audit.

Regards,

Jane Logan, CPCU
Sandwich, MA

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