Description of Services
The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, investment, and disbursement of all Town funds. The Treasurer's office receives all monies which come into the Town. The Treasurer pays all bills, after the Accountant prepares and the Selectmen approve them. It is the responsibility of the Treasurer to administer payroll and employee benefits programs. In addition, the Treasurer is responsible for investing the Town's funds in accordance with guidelines imposed by Chapter 44, Section 55 of Massachusetts General Laws.
The Treasurer is responsible for the short and long-term borrowing which the Town Meeting has authorized with approval from the Board of Selectmen. Also, the Treasurer manages the Town's property which is in tax title or foreclosure. Delinquent property is turned over to the Treasurer annually when the Collector does a tax taking.
It is the mission of this office to be a reliable and accurate provider of information and quality services to the community and its residents. This office strives to work cooperatively and in concert with all departments, boards and committees while complying with state and local statutes. As part of departmental policy, the staff will perform their duties in a courteous, professional manner and treat all equally.