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As a sign of just how complicated it is to run a municipality, look over the list of topics covered by the email below from the Division of Local Services (DLS) –

Bulletin 2019-1: FY2020 Budget Issues and Other Related Matters

The Division of Local Services has posted Bulletin 2019-1: FY2020 Budget Issues and Other Related Matters to its 2019 Bulletins page. This Bulletin addresses several issues that cities, towns, regional school and other districts should consider for FY2020 budgets and other related matters including:

Host Agreement Funds Received from Marijuana Establishments and Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers
Local Option Excise on Retail Sales of Marijuana for Adult Use
Short-term Rentals
Special Accounting Treatment for Intended FEMA Reimbursement
Balance Sheets as of 6/30/2019 and Revenue Recognition
Community Preservation Fund
Early Voting Law
PEG Access
911 Reimbursements
Appropriating Enterprise Retained Earnings
Betterment Reserve
Borrowing Purposes and Terms
Borrowing Premiums, Surplus Proceeds, and Debt Exclusions
Certification of Notes and Receipts of Audit Reports
Court Judgments
Departmental Revolving Funds
Emergency Expenditures
Energy Generating Facilities Enterprise Fund
Energy PILOTs
Estimating FY2020 Enterprise Revenues
Estimating FY2020 Medicaid Receipts
Expenditure Budgeting for FY2020
Expenditure of Federal Funds Threshold
Free Cash Update and Non-Recurrent Distributions to Cities and Towns
Internal Borrowing
Minimum Performance Bond – Treasurers, Collectors, and Clerks
Year End Transfers
School Finance

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