ANSON — Selectmen voted 4-0 Tuesday night to accept the resignation of Administrative Assistant Triss Smith.

Smith, who was hired by the board about a year ago in May 2014, will remain in the office through Monday, June 1.

Arnold Luce, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said the board plans to replace Smith, but there is no immediate plan to do so.

The vote was taken at the end of Tuesday’s regular selectmen’s meeting after the board came out of an executive session. Smith said she had no comment on her resignation, about which she originally notified the board a week ago.

Smith has three weeks of vacation time left and the board will continue to pay her insurance through the end of June.

Her departure comes in the middle of a state police investigation into the disappearance of $77,000 from the Town Office. In April, the investigation led police to seize $58,500 in cash from the town tax collector, Claudia Viles.


Smith’s resignation is unrelated to the investigation, Luce said last week, adding that the board had hoped to convince her to stay.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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