We call on Southampton Town’s elected officials to address many issues: water quality, coastal erosion, land use, affordable housing and many more. I think they’ve done a good job in all of those areas, and, as a recent audit finds, they do a superb job managing our finances, too. The case for financial excellence is made by independent auditor Nowicki Smith LLP [“Town Shines in Audit,” July 11].
The Press article hit the highlights: “fiscal strength due to controlled spending, sound budgeting practices, reduced staffing and reorganization in various departments to allow the town to operate more efficiently.”
It should be noted, too, that the auditors found that due to accomplishing sound fiscal practices, the “ability to balance budgets will continue to positively impact future budgets.” (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Page 8.)
Sound planning and foresight mean an ongoing enterprise can meet goals and objectives. So, kudos to Jay Schneiderman, John Bouvier and our other elected officials for a fiscal job well done—for our present and future.
Mike AnthonyWesthamptonMr. Anthony is a former chair of the Southampton Town Democratic Committee—Ed.
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