Is the RFO also the Town Clerk?? Our RFO attends the Finance Committee meetings but she is also the RFO. She gives us the financial updates and advices on expenditure and budgets.
To the best of my knowledge a Councillor cannot be a RFO but it can be a separate officer from the Clerk. In my opinion it makes sense for the RFO to attend the Finance Committee. BUT the RFO cannot make any decisions, only the committee members (councillors) can do that.