August 19, 2008
This is the letter that Chief Consentino wrote back to the AG’s office with regard to the 5 accounts he supposedly manages.
Terry M. Knowles
August 6, 2008
Assistant Director-Charitable Funds
Dept. of Attorney General
33 Capital Street
Concord, N.H. 03301
Dear Terry Knowles:
I have received your letter dated August 5, 2008. There are several issues that need to be clarified and I hope I can provide you with the needed information to clarify those issues.
At the present time there are only three (3) accounts that I am involved in, they are the Police Departments Donation/Equipment Fund, the Special Senior Fund and the D.A.R.E. Fund. The Special Senior fund has a total of $30.14 in this account and the D.A.R.E. account has a balance of $33.69. Both of these accounts will be closed out by Tuesday August 12, 2008. The other20two (2) accounts that you made mention to do nor exist. The Police Fund and the Life is Not Done Group do not exist.
The Life Is Not Done Group is an organization in town that has donated funds to our Donation/Equipment Fund from time to time and those funds have been deposited into our Donation/Equipment Fund that the town’s bookkeeper has control of. I am not associated or belong to that organization, again the Police Fund you mentioned is unknown to me.
In our conversations you presented me with several ways to properly handle the funds that the residents of Atkinson have so generously provide us with over the past years. One is the one you mention in your recent letter and the other is to put in place an association similar to the ones the Fire Department and the Friends of the Library have. We have opted to go with the formation of an association.
We are in the process of completing the association’s by-laws. When we have completed this task we will be taking advantage of your offer to come to your location so you can review our by-laws and our articles of agreement. Hopefully we will have those documents put together by Monday August 18, 2008. Once we have completed that task I will call your office to set up an appointment to go over our application.
I wish to thank you for your continued support in providing us with the needed information and assistance in helping up set up our new association.
Philip V. Consentino
Police Chief Proudly celebrating my 40th year of service
Previous letters can be viewed here:
Atkinson Taxpayers Association Website