Administration Department

The Administration Department provides for a well-functioning Town government that is responsible to its constituents. Administration responds to citizen inquiries and concerns, coordinates interaction among Town departments and ensures that the policies of the Town Council are carried out.

Functions:

Finance: The Town Administrator assisted by the Town Treasurer

  1. Collect all taxes and fees due the Town, pay all Town obligations, and responsibly manage the investment of Town funds.

  2. Maintain a general accounting system for all monies received and disbursed by the Town.

  3. Make periodic financial reports to the Town Council.

  4. Prepare the Town Budget for Town Council action.

  5. Prepare the review of Town finances by an independent auditor.

  6. Prepare bi-weekly payroll and related reports.

Human Resources: The Town Administrator assisted by the Town Treasurer

  1. Supervise the staffing of Town departments, including hiring, compensation and job classification.

  2. Oversee employee benefits programs, such as health insurance and pensions.

Public Meetings and Public Information: The Town Clerk works with the Town Council and Town Administrator to

  1. Notice and prepare all official meetings.

  2. Record official meetings in the form of written minutes and BHTV video.

  3. Attest to official actions of the Town Council, including ordinances, resolutions and agreements.

  4. Manage Town Council elections with assistance of an independent Board of Election Supervisors.

  5. Manage the paper and electronic records of the Town.

  6. Inform citizens about official and unofficial Town activities and events through newsletters, mailers, website and public access TV.

Other Responsibilities: The Town Administrator deploys such staff and vendors as necessary to

  1. Maintain a service counter that is open to the public during regular weekday hours.

  2. Clean, repair and rent Town buildings and parks.

  3. Manage the Town's IT infrastructure.

Staff Contacts

NameTitle

Town Administrator

Town Treasurer

Town Clerk

Administrative Assistant

Business Licenses Clerk

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