The finance department is managed by the Clerk-Treasurer, with the assistance of the Fiscal Clerk and Utility Clerk.
The Town’s resources are accounted for in different funds, the largest of which are the General Fund, Street Fund, Water Fund and Sewer Fund. Funds to run the basic Town functions (General Fund) come from a variety of sources, including property tax, sales tax, utility tax, permits, grants, state entitlements, fines and interest. General Fund expenses cover police, planning, building inspections, public works, parks, finance, administration and municipal court costs.
Detailed information about the town’s finances is included in the current adopted budget.
The Clerk-Treasurer is also responsible for maintaining the recorded history of the town. Duties include preparing Council agenda and minutes; managing the records of the Town; reporting on the receipts, expenditures and fund balances of the town; preparing the annual reports and budgets for the Town.
Responsibilities of this department include:
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