Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for collaborating with other departments in order to: ensure the budgetary integrity of the Village, coordinate use of the Village-wide enterprise resource planning system, prepare financial statements, coordinate year-end financial audits, and assist with grant administration for the Village.

The Finance Department also provides services concerning investment and treasury, accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, cash receipts, collections, pensions, payroll, and procurement services.

Staff liaisons work with the following Boards and Commissions to provide planning expertise and recommendations to the Village Council. 

Food and Beverage Tax

The Village collects a 1.5% tax on the sale of alcohol, packaged liquor, prepared foods and non-alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. 

Food and Beverage Tax FAQs

What is the food and beverage tax?

Which establishments are taxed?

Are there any exceptions?

How can a payment be submitted?

When is the tax due?

Are there penalties for late-payment?

How is this tax applied to a food or beverage purchase?


Robin Lahey

Finance Director


Daiva Sheldon

Assistant Finance Director



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