Finance Department

Duties & Responsibilities

There shall be a Finance Department, headed by the Finance Officer.

The Department shall be custodian of all Town funds and responsible for the proper receipt, management and disbursement of these funds. The Department's activity shall occur in a manner that is consistent with generally accepted accounting principles, statute, local ordinance and established policies of the Town. These duties include, but are not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, annual budget preparation, cash account and bank reconciliations and sewer billing.

The Department shall establish and issue, to the various Town departments, boards, committees and authorities, those procedures which are necessary to meet its responsibilities outlined in Subsection B above.

Sewer Payments

Sewer bills are based upon meter readings provided by the Bethel Water District. Bills are generated quarterly and sent to customers in the months of January, April, July and October.

Payment may be made by cash or check. The minimum charge for sewer is $190.00 per quarter for water usage of 0 - 1500 cubic feet. Water bill payments are not accepted at the Town Office. Those payments must be submitted directly to the Bethel Water District.

Vendor Guidelines

Vendors are required to submit a W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification form. Please see link if you wish to download a W-9 form. Upon verification of TIN, vendors will be assigned an identification number and added to Town of Bethel's vendor list.

Treasurer's Warrants are prepared weekly with check disbursement Friday afternoon.

Finance Department Documents