Treasurer / Collector

Mission Statement

  • The Treasury Department issues payroll and accounts payable checks, including maintaining appropriate payroll records and complying with reporting requirements on all Federal, State, and Local levels.
  • Collects all taxes for the City of Gardner.
  • The Treasurer receives and takes charge of the money of the Municipality in General Treasury and Special Funds, including Stabilization Funds, Trust Funds, and many others.
  • The Treasurer negotiates for borrowing, including preparation of documents and notes.
  • The Treasurer has the statutory responsibility to pay all bills as properly authorized by proper City Officers.
  • The Treasurer retains custody of Tax Deeds or Instruments of Taking, maintains Tax Title accounts, conducts sales of land and oversees petition for foreclosure.
  • The Treasury Department maintains and controls the City Hall computer network.
  • Keeps all deeds for City-owned property.