TOWNSEND -- The Finance Committee approved two municipal transfers at its meeting July 11, with no discussion.

The first was a $5,000 transfer to the utilities account to cover the last Unitil bill of the year, which exceeded the amount allotted in the budget. The overage may have been a result of higher than anticipated electric bills this summer, said Finance Committee clerk Andrea Wood.

The committee also approved a $5,000 municipal transfer request from the Police Department's salary account to its "other services" account to cover miscellaneous expenses.

The "other services" account has a balance of just $137.57, according to a letter from Police Chief Erving Marshall to the Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen.

-- Chelsea Feinstein