The Grand List generates the greatest amount of revenue to the town through the collection of tax. Other sources of income to the town include various grants, building permit fees, copies, the filing of documents, and Park and Recreation activity enrollments, to name a few. The dollar amount of these various sources, plus the revenue generated by the total net grand list, versus the total town budget is calculated to create the mill rate.
A thorough analysis of all the town expenditures and revenues is made by the Town Manager and the Town Council before it is scheduled for a town meeting. The taxpayers of Clinton play a large role in this process, as we vote in the budget, thus setting the mill rate. The 2020 mill rate was set at 29.83 mills.