Town Departments

The Administration Department executes the mission of the Board to promote, enhance, and sustain the quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors. Functions included in this department encompass day to day Town management and the maintenance of public records.

The Finance Department is responsible for the financial management, human resources, and information technology services of the Town. Specific functions of the department include accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and solid waste billing and collections. Prior to FY 2018-19, the costs associated with these functions were included in Administration.

The Planning Department provides research and advisory services related to the development of the Town. The primary functions of the department are land use and development, long range planning, permitting compliance with State building code, and code enforcement. The Planning Department is responsible for the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Staff also provides support to the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

The Police Department is responsible for the protection of life and property within the Town limits. Major functions of this department include routine patrol, enforcement of local and state criminal law, traffic control and enforcement, criminal investigation, evidence control, community education, and police-community relations.

The Public Works function contributes to citizen safety by maintaining Town infrastructure. These duties include maintenance and repair of public streets, rights of way, storm drainage, street signs, park facilities, and other Town buildings and grounds. Other major expenditures included in this program include contracted solid waste collection (garbage, recycling, yard waste), street lighting, and the Powell Bill resurfacing program.

The Parks and Recreation Department seeks to enhance the quality of life for Town residents by providing recreational areas and quality programming. The department’s major functions include park facility development and maintenance, athletic programs, cultural programs, summer camp, special community events, and facility rental.