Finance Director Takes Position In Yarmouth; Ellis Becomes Latest Town Official To Depart

Finance Director Takes Position In Yarmouth; Ellis Becomes Latest Town Official To Depart

HARWICH Finance Director Anne Marie Ellis, on the job for just 7 months, will be leaving to turn into the tax collector/treasurer in Yarmouth. With the retirement Friday of Assistant Town Accountant Wendy Tulloch, a longtime member of the finance section, the town’s fiscal division will have no office heads in place.

The departures arrive as the town is in the midst of crunching budget figures for the coming calendar year.

Ellis confirmed that she has recognized the placement in Yarmouth. She declined to remark on her good reasons for resigning. According to her resignation letter, she will be leaving her place in Harwich March 9.

Yarmouth City Administrator Robert Whritenour announced the appointment of Ellis at the town’s board of selectmen conference Feb. 7. Yarmouth selectmen unanimously endorsed the appointment.

“I have totally savored all of the prospects afforded me in my tenure as director of finance/town accountant, as nicely as becoming grateful for the valuable knowledge I have obtained,” she wrote.

Harwich has confronted the departure and retirement of a quantity of officials more than the past pair of many years and has had issues filling some of the positions. No division has suffered from the departures much more than the finance division. At the stop of December, Treasurer/Tax Collector Amy Bullock, a 25-12 months veteran of the office, retired. Assistant Treasurer/Tax Collector Nancy Knepper also retired in mid-December. The examining department is becoming operated by interim director Gail McAleer right after Evaluating Director Donna Molina retired last April. Now the assistant town accountant has left and the finance director will be leaving shortly.

The city has employed former Yarmouth Town Administrator Robert Lawton on a section-time foundation to oversee the treasurer/tax collector operations right up until an individual is employed to fill the position. City Administrator Joseph Powers mentioned Susan Kerr has been moved up to assistant treasurer/tax collector.

Powers experienced no remark on the latest employee or staff predicament.

I normally wouldn’t remark on the record concerning staff or personnel issues,” he explained. “I have no remark relative to the alleged emptiness at this position. Any time there are vacancies we consider to move expeditiously on filling them.”

Ellis began serving as finance director final July right after Carol Coppola introduced she was leaving to consider the finance director’s situation for Barnstable County. She had served as finance director in Harwich for five years.

We did to some degree of an interview in that space as we talked about what the deal would glimpse like and I’m confident Joe [Powers] has furnished the board with the right way to go,” Selectmen Chairman Michael MacAskill stated when affirming Ellis’ appointment past June.

Ellis held various federal government accounting and finance positions about the yrs, which include assistant city accountant in Yarmouth, director of finance and operations in the Norwood Public Educational institutions for eight yrs and assistant director of finance in the town of Barnstable for six yrs. She also served as a treasurer/tax collector in Mattapoisett and as assistant treasurer in Duxbury.

In contrast to in Harwich, wherever the household rule charter involves the selectmen to affirm a division head appointment, in Yarmouth the city administrator can make such appointments outright. Having said that, the Yarmouth board has begun endorsing appointments built by the administrator.

She is remarkably overqualified and did a great task as assistant town accountant in Yarmouth,” Whritenour instructed the Yarmouth board. “She seriously caught our focus. I was delighted to provide her the placement listed here.”

I was so impressed with her resume and qualifications. I commend the administrator for no matter what he did to recruit her, and I enthusiastically endorse the appointment,” Selectman Mark Forest mentioned.

The only stage that I have is that she moves all around a good deal,” said Selectman Daniel Horgan. “She was below two decades in the past and left. To me it’s a worry.”

I do also get worried about the bouncing about, but she has company memory here, which indicates she is heading to be able to hit the ground operating,” included Selectman Peter Smith.