Town of Lexington, MA
Middlesex County
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[Added 3-30-1970 ATM by Art. 109; amended 4-24-1974 ATM by Art. 89]
[Amended 4-4-1973 ATM by Art. 83; 4-8-1974 ATM by Art. 70; 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48; 3-21-2011 ATM by Art. 29]
The Town shall have a Permanent Building Committee consisting of seven full members and two associate members, who shall be registered voters of the Town appointed for terms of three years each, the terms of no more than three of which shall expire in any one year. No full or associate member of the Committee shall be a Town officer or Town employee. The Chairman shall designate an associate member to sit on the Committee for specific projects, in case of the absence, inability to act, conflict of interest, or at the request of a full member. When designated by the Chair to sit on the Committee for a specific project, the associate member shall have the same voting rights as a full member.
A. 
On or before the first day of July in each year the Town Manager shall appoint to the Committee two full members and one associate member, or three full members (as the case may be) to serve until June 30 in the third year thereafter and until his successor is appointed and qualified. The adoption of this by-law shall not affect the term of any member of the Permanent Building Committee as constituted and existing on the effective date of this by-law. Any vacancy in the Committee shall be filled by appointment by the manager and the member so appointed shall serve for the unexpired term of his predecessor. If any regular member of the Committee ceases to be a resident of the Town, or accepts any position that would have made him ineligible for appointment to the Committee, he shall forthwith cease to be a member of the Committee. The Committee shall choose its own officers.
B. 
The board or committee for which a structure, recreational facility, or building is being planned or constructed shall appoint not more than two representatives to the Committee who shall be entitled to participate in the activities of the Committee and vote on matters affecting the particular project for which they are so appointed. Such appointed members shall be voters of the Town and shall serve only for the time during which the Committee is exercising its function with respect to such project. No such appointed member of the Committee shall be a Town employee.
When authorized by the Town, the Permanent Building Committee shall have general supervision over the design and construction of public structures, recreational facilities and buildings including the authority to employ professional assistants, to obtain bids, and to enter into contracts on behalf of the Town for preparation of plans and specifications, and for the construction, remodeling, alteration or renovation, including equipping and furnishing, of buildings and other structures and recreational facilities. The plans and specifications for all such construction, equipping and furnishing shall in each instance be subject to the approval of the board or committee for which such building or recreational facility is being planned or constructed. The Committee may make recommendations and reports to the Town from time to time and shall make an annual report of its activities and recommendations to be published in the Annual Town Report.