Government Information

2015- 2016 Budget

Barre Town utilizes fund accounting, as many municipalities do. Eight fund budgets are included in the Town budget. Each budget has a specific purpose except for the General Fund, which is used for general expenses. At Barre Town’s annual Town Meeting Day on the second Tuesday of May, voters elect to approve or disapprove the Budget Committee’s proposed General and Highway Fund budgets. Approval of these two budgets are decided by voters because their primary source of revenue (83% for the General Fund and 92% for the Highway Fund) is property taxes. To see full budget details see our Annual Budget page.

Fund

Purpose

Primary Revenue Source(s)

Budget

Ambulance

Operate multi jurisdictional EMS

Fees charged to patients, tax subsidies

$1,813,430

Building

Planned maintenance, repair renovations to town buildings

All other Funds

$55,000

Cemetery

Operate 3 cemeteries

Fees for services, sale of plots, tax subsidy

$62,820

Equipment

Buy, maintain, operate Town’s vehicles and equipment

Rental payments from all departments

$1,365,065

General

Operate traditional local government departments

Property taxes

$3,349,961

Highway

Build and maintain Town street sand roads

Property taxes

$2,712,220

Sewer

Sewage collection and treatment

Sewer use fees paid only by users

$920,660

Water

Distribution of water

Water use fees paid only by users

$342,990

 


FY 2015-2016 DEBT SERVICE

Barre Town has issued bonds to pay for capital improvements. Municipal lease financing is used for some equipment purchases. See below for our 2015-2016 Debt Service Chart. 

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