Groton Treasurer/Collector of Current Taxes
Town Treasurer & Collector of Current Taxes – Lisa Hart firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Treasurers - Carrie Peters email@example.com
1476 Scott Highway
The town treasurer is elected for a three-year term. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(3).
The town may vote to have the treasurer collect current taxes. 32 V.S.A. § 4791. Whether or not the treasurer actually collects the taxes, when the bills are prepared, the treasurer credits the general, highway and school funds (24 V.S.A. § 1524), and debits the general funds as taxes are received (24 V.S.A. § 1526). Current taxes include all municipal taxes and ALL education taxes both residental and non-residental.
The treasurer shall keep accounts of the money, bonds, notes and evidences of debt paid or delivered to him or her and of all monies paid out. 24 V.S.A. § 1571.
The treasurer also shall pay all orders (warrants) drawn by the selectboard and shall keep records thereof. 24 V.S.A. § 1576.
The treasurer must work closely with both the selectboard (which has the authority to draw orders or warrants, borrow in anticipation of taxes, develop the budget and make investment decisions) and with the auditors (who will annually review the finances of the town and report to the voters on the financial status of the town.