Arlington Water Department

The town treasurer plays a vital role in Vermont municipal government. The town treasurer is a key player in keeping the town’s financial accounts, investing town money, keeping a record of the taxes voted and paying the bills when orders to do so are properly submitted. An equally important role is the largely unwritten one of interacting with other town officials to insure that the town finances run smoothly. When the local school district does not elect its own treasurer, the town treasurer also assumes the duties of treasurer of the school district. Put simply, the town treasurer handles the finances and keeps the accounts for the municipality. Vermont League of Cities & Towns Handbook for Vermont Municipal Treasurers 2002.