PEPPERELL -- Selectmen voted Monday to approve the emergency appointment of two election workers for Tuesday's special election.

The Deputy Wardens of Precincts 1 and 2 will be out of town due to private family matters and may be unable to work at the election.

Former Deputy Warden David Theall was appointed to take over the position in District 2.

Kirsty Benson, who also volunteered at the primary election in April, was appointed as an election worker for Precinct 1 to assist as other election workers take over the duties of Deputy Warden.

Both appointments will expire Aug. 31 with all other election worker appointments.

Town Administrator John Moak also discussed the town's plan to use budget surpluses in some departments to cover deficits in others.

"In the last two months or first 15 days of a fiscal year, we can use interdepartmental moves to transfer money to underfunded departments," Moak said.

An audit costing $4,200 will be paid for using funds from the IT and Treasurer Collector's salaries.

Higher than expected street-lighting costs, which went $3,900 over budget, will be paid for by surpluses in the Town Hall Heating and Town Insurance budgets.

"The costs of the streetlights have been up and down," Moak said.

He said he is looking into why so the town can prevent budget shortfalls in the future.

Moak said the transfer of funds from one department to another at the end of a fiscal year is preferable to covering the deficits with funds from the Finance Committee's reserve account, which only has $19,000.

He asked that the selectmen acknowledge the transfers, but said a vote wasn't necessary.

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