The Board of Finance consists of six members, elected for 6 year terms. Its primary function is to recommend a budget and mill rate at the Annual Town Meeting. The Board of Finance also has the power to approve special appropriations and transfers upon request of the Board of Selectmen or the Board of Education. It has specific responsibility for determining the method and extent of financial record keeping, arranging for the annual audit of the Town records and publishing the annual Town report. The major responsibility of the Board of Finance is to review all requests for expenditures for town activities, to evaluate these requests, and to recommend to the town meeting a budget that, in its judgment, meets all the town’s expenditure needs within its financial resources. We facilitate this task through public meetings and public hearings.