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Wakefield city hires new auditing firm from Houghton

By P.J. GLISSON

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WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield City Council voted on Monday evening to hire a Houghton accounting firm to address city audits.

City Manager Rob Brown, Jr. informed the Globe on Tuesday that the council agreed to hire Rukkila, Negro & Associates, CPAs, PC to handle auditing for a period of three fiscal years beginning with 2021-2022.

The grand total of the 3-year cost is expected to range from $60,000-$71,000. Brown also informed the council that, if the city spends more than $750,000 of federal assistance within any fiscal year covered in the agreement, the f...