Town of Middleton, MA
Essex County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Middleton 3-15-1949 by Art. 23. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Contracts and purchasing — See Ch. 14.
Finance Committee — See Ch. 27.
Sale of Town property— See Ch. 84.

§ 31-1 Accountant.

The Selectmen shall appoint a Town Accountant for a term of three years and if a vacancy occurs shall appoint a successor. The Town Accountant in office when these bylaws shall take effect shall continue to hold office until the term for which he was appointed shall have expired, and his successor is appointed and qualified. The Town Accountant shall perform such duties as are required by law.

§ 31-2 Annual audit.

[Amended 11-29-2005 STM by Art. 12]
The accounts of the Town shall be kept in the manner prescribed by the Director of Accounts of the Department of Revenue, and shall be audited annually under the supervision of said Director, pursuant to provisions of MGL c. 44, § 35.

§ 31-3 Demands against Town.

All demands against the Town shall be paid directly by check by the Town Treasurer-Collector.

§ 31-4 Warrants for payrolls.

All warrants for payrolls must be accompanied by the daily time sheets of each employee, showing where each employee performed such labor, the number of hours so employed, and the particulars of the labor done each day, the total number of hours worked, rates per hour and amount earned for the week, and the amount chargeable to each appropriation or subdivision of the same.

§ 31-5 Warrants for material furnished.

All warrants for material furnished shall be accompanied by the original bills for the same, showing the number of the order for such material, the kind of material furnished, quantities, prices, discounts allowed, total amount, for whom and for what purpose the material was furnished, and the amount chargeable to each appropriation or subdivision.