The Town Treasurer was an elected position until March 1 2022. At that Town Meeting the voters approved ARTICLE 16 which asked – Shall the legal voters of the Town of Coventry authorize the Select Board to appoint the Town Treasurer as provided in 17 V.S.A. § 2651f whose elected term will expire in accordance with 17 V.S.A. § 2651f(c) if this article is approved. Article 16 was approved in a vote of Yes 199 to No 79. Currently, the Town Treasurer is hired by the Select Board and assists in keeping the town’s financial accounts, investing money with the concurrence of the Select Board, keeping a record of the taxes voted, paying orders drawn, and conducting payroll. An appointed Town Treasurer has no independent statutory authority. The scope of their duties is determined by the Select Board on an annual basis.