A heated meeting of the Board of Finance revealed a need to review the town’s policies on contracts and emergency purchases. Numerous Board of Finance members expressed a desire to clarify this policy and delineate which contracts do and do not require Board of Selectmen approval. At a special meeting Monday night to go over finances related to the Public Works pile, it became clear that there’s been a lack of consistency in following the Town Charter. There were also questions about the requirements for emergency purchases, under which Gidez and Tighe & Bond’s contracts were both completed. According to a 2011 Board of Finance ordinance, emergency purchases that require immediate attention can occur without public bid.