When it comes to managing the Town of Portland's financial operations, the buck stops here!
At least temporarily.
This is where your tax dollars aggregate before being dispensed to pay for Town services. Responsibilities include:
- employees salaries & benefits
- maintenance and repair of municipal infrastructure
- program expenses
- equipment replacement
- employee pension plan
- grant applications
- and a whole lot more
What the collector of revenue takes in, other departments take out, through the control of our department (under the aegis of the Board of Selectmen).
Under Portland's Town Charter, the development of a yearly budget has to follow specific guidelines. If you would like to read a summary of those guidelines, click here.
A breakdown of past expenditures is available through the Town of Portland Annual Report.