Welcome to Sharon’s visual budget. The graphs and charts shown here display information about the 2019 Budget. Historical trends can be explored on the Expenses, Revenues and Funds pages.
Enter your annual property tax bill here:
then hover over the graph below to see how much of your annual contribution is spent on every service provided by your town and schools. You can click on each budget to dive into more detail. Click on the Zoom Out bar at the top of the graphic to return to a higher level. Please note that the site is best viewed using Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari. Other browsers are not guaranteed to be compatible. More information about expenses.)
Most of our money comes from property taxes paid by owners and renters. A large portion comes from state aid, from income taxes and lottery receipts. The rest comes from local receipts such as fees, permits and licenses, and money taken from funds. You can click on each budget to dive into more detail. Click on the Zoom Out bar at the top of the graphic to return to a higher level.More information about Revenues)
The town maintains a number of reserve, stabilization and “rainy-day” funds to help smooth out year-to-year expenses and provide funds for emergencies. ( More information about reserves and funds)