Inside Town Finances

Inform and Educate

The Board of Selectmen’s Office is pleased to introduce “Inside Town Finances”, a weekly one-page publication designed to inform and educated the community on various municipal financial topics. Topics to be explored include revenue sources, local receipts, Proposition 2 1/2 , expenses, Fund Balance, and enterprise funds.

Volume 1: Revenue

Volume 1 provides an overview of Town revenue sources and how the tax levy, our largest source of revenue is calculated. (Jan 14, 2020)

Read Volume 1 (PDF)

Volume 2: Local Receipts

Volume 2 explores Local Receipts, which make up about 10% of total Town revenue and include motor vehicle excise tax, ambulance revenue, investment income, and more. (Jan 20, 2021)

Read Volume 2 (PDF)

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