Finance Department

The Department of Finance consists of the offices of director of finance, Accounting, Assessing, Collector and Treasurer, Information Technology Center, Parking Clerk and Purchasing. The department is responsible for the overall financial management of the town, including advising and updating the Town Manager, Select Board, Finance Committee, and other interested parties on the town's financial condition.


The department is responsible for complying with a myriad of municipal finance laws and regulations as well as meeting the financial reporting requirements of the federal and state governments. These financial controls are essential in order to properly safeguard taxpayer dollars.

Services Provided

Services provided, but not limited to, include:

  • Audit review
  • Budget
  • Cash management
  • Citizen assistance programs
  • Collection activities
  • Debt management
  • Financial status reports
  • Internal financial controls
  • Preparation of the 5-year capital improvement plan
  • Property tax and utility billing
  • Property valuation assessments
  • Risk management

Additionally, the department oversees contract compliance, compliance with the uniform procurement act, and supports all aspects of the town's information technology, network operations, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and hears appeals on and enforces the collection of parking fines.