What is “Free Cash”?
  • Free Cash is money unexpended from various town accounts, surplus revenues, prior year's free cash, or outstanding property taxes. Typically free cash is used for special purchases, put into the Stabilization Fund, or to reduce property taxes.
  • Free Cash is remaining, unrestricted funds from operations of the previous fiscal year including unexpended free cash from the previous year, actual receipts in excess of revenue estimates shown on the tax recapitulation sheet, and unspent amounts in budget line items.

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1. What is a Town Meeting?
2. Does Rutland have Town Meetings?
3. What is an open Town Meeting?
4. Is there a quorum required for Rutland’s Town Meetings?
5. What does Town Meeting decide?
6. What is a moderator?
7. What is a selectman or selectwoman?
8. What does the town clerk do?
9. What is a town counsel?
10. What is a Finance Committee?
11. What does the Finance Committee do?
12. May voters call a special Town Meeting?
13. May a special Town Meeting be called for more than one reason?
14. What is a warrant?
15. When is the warrant available?
16. Who makes up the warrant?
17. What are articles?
18. May voters place articles on the warrant?
19. Are there votes that cannot be taken by voice?
20. What if I think the moderator did not decide correctly a voice vote or an informal show of hands?
21. How do I speak in a debate?
22. What does a “motion to take from the table” mean?
23. I’m not familiar with making motions, how do I make one?
24. How do I call for a vote?
25. What is a reconsideration motion?
26. What’s the difference between adjourning, recessing and dissolving?
27. What does it mean to adjourn “without day”?
28. What is a “Stabilization Fund”?
29. What is “Free Cash”?
30. What is “Raise and Appropriate”?