Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Sandra Dennies updated the Board of Finance on the town\u2019s financial status report at the board\u2019s Jan. 22 meeting. \u201cThe status report truly has not changed substantially,\u201d said Ms. Dennies. \u201cWe are right on the money with revenues. Taxes are on target with 57.53% collected at the 50% mark of the year.\u201d Taxes are on target, said Ms. Dennies, because December collections are in advance of their actual due date in January. Ms. Dennies said the town clerk\u2019s office is doing \u201ca fine job with conveyance taxes and other town clerk fee categories,\u201d and licenses, permits and fees are better than anticipated. \u201cThe finance department, alarms registration, health department and environmental health fees, were also up a little bit, so we had a pretty decent collection in our licenses, permits and fees,\u201d she said. Additionally, Ms. Dennies said, the town is doing well on its mortgage-backed securities. \u201cWe\u2019re seeing nice little gains,\u201d said Ms. Dennies. \u201cIt\u2019s really helping us out a lot.\u201d On the expenditure side, said Ms. Dennies, \u201cBoard of Selectmen operating is a little above the half-year mark.\u201d On the capital side, she said, \u201cour major [procurements] in December were really hardware, software, the defibrillators for the police department, and three thermal energy cameras that were encumbered, and then we also had our payment for the Miller-Driscoll project.\u201d Since revenues start coming in the second half of the year, said Ms. Dennies, there aren\u2019t many allocations form the state that arrive in December. \u201cIn December, I don\u2019t think there was a lot of activity going on between the November report and what will come up in January,\u201d she said. Ms. Dennies said tax income is doing well. \u201cIt\u2019s coming very strong this month,\u201d she said. \u201cJanuary is our tax collection month, so the greatest port of our revenues come in when the taxes are due \u2014 July and January.\u201d When it comes to notifying residents to pay their taxes, Ms. Dennies said\u00a0 recommendations by the Board of Selectmen are followed. \u201cWe put notices in the paper and on the website just to make certain that everybody gets reminded that they have their taxes in January.\u201d Online taxpaying is an option, she said, but no reminder is sent out with that. \u201cIt is identified as a payment option in the information we\u2019ve made available,\u201d Ms. Dennies told the board.\u00a0\u201cIt\u2019s exceptionally affordable and we\u2019re getting great usage of that.\u201d Ms. Dennies said she is\u00a0 happy with the tax collections and thinks next month\u2019s status report will show more variation in taxpaying methods from last month\u2019s report.