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AVAILABLE FUNDS - Free cash, reserves, and unexpected balances available for appropriation.
CHAPTER 90 - General Law which provides for contributions by the State for construction and maintenance of certain town road; usually roads leading from one town to another.
CHERRY SHEET - Details of State and County charges and reimbursements used in determining the tax rate; known as "Cherry Sheet" due to color of the paper originally used.
ESTIMATED RECEIPTS - Estimate of miscellaneous receipts based on previous years receipts deducted by the Assessors from gross amount to be raised by taxation.
FREE CASH - Amount certified by the Department of Revenue determined by any excess revenue and unexpended appropriations of the prior year.
MATCHING FUNDS - Amount made available by special State and Federal acts to supplement local appropriations for specific types of projects.
PROVISION FOR ABATEMENTS & EXEMPTIONS
(formerly OVERLAY) - Amount raised by Assessors for purpose of creating a fund to cover abatements granted.
PROVISION FOR ABATEMENTS & EXEMPTIONS SURPLUS (formerly OVERLAY SURPLUS) - Excess determined by the Assessors (exceeding tax balance for that year) which may be voted for extra-ordinary or unforeseen purposes.
RESERVE FUND - Amount appropriated for unforeseen or emergency purposes, controlled exclusively by the Finance Committee.