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City of Waltham, MA
Middlesex County
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Cross references — Annual inventory of City property to be submitted to Mayor and Auditor, § 2-2; annual reports by boards and officers to Mayor, § 2-9; turnover and accounting for funds, § 2-88; books and records to correspond to fiscal year, § 2-89.
State law reference — City Treasurer generally, M.G.L.A. c. 41, § 35.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-8]
There is hereby established a principal department to be known as the Treasury Department.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-9]
There is hereby established the office of City Treasurer.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-5; Ord. No. 23392, § 2, 3-26-1973]
The City Treasurer shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council for a term of three years and until his successor in office is appointed and qualified. Such term shall commence on the first Monday in March and the appointment shall be made by the Mayor on or before the first Monday in February.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-9]
The City Treasurer shall be collector of taxes.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-41]
The City Treasurer shall be in charge of the Treasury Department. He shall be ex officio treasurer of any water loan sinking fund.
Cross reference — Perpetual care cemetery fund, § 4-2.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-42]
The City Treasurer shall give a bond with sufficient securities, to be approved by the Council in an amount not less than that required by the Commissioner of Corporations. The bond of the Treasurer shall be kept by the Mayor, who shall forthwith upon its receipt cause written notice thereof to be given to the Board of Assessors.
Cross reference — Official bonds, § 2-5.
State law reference — Bond of Treasurer, M.G.L.A. c. 41, § 35.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-44]
The City Treasurer shall keep, in books provided for that purpose, an accurate and true account of all his receipts and payments on behalf of the City, making the same conform as nearly as may be to the accounts kept by the auditor.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-45]
At the close of each fiscal year, the City Treasurer shall make a written report to the Mayor of the condition of the treasury and of all moneys received and paid out by him during the year.
State law reference — Fiscal year, M.G.L.A. c. 44, § 56A.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-46]
The City Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay from the treasury all warrants drawn on him by the auditor but he shall pay no money out of the treasury unless upon warrants so drawn.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-47]
The City Treasurer shall negotiate and sell all loans authorized by the Council; provided, that no bond, note or other evidence of indebtedness of the City shall be negotiated or sold by him until the terms of such negotiation or sale are approved by the Mayor.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-48]
All bonds and notes issued by the City shall be signed by the City Treasurer, and countersigned by the Mayor and by the City auditor and shall have the City seal affixed thereto. All bonds shall upon the face thereof be properly denominated and shall show the general purpose for which they were issued.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-49]
As often as practicable during each month, and in any event at the close of each month, the City Treasurer shall transmit to the auditor a statement in detail of his collections and receipts during the month, with the names of the persons from whom, and the purposes for which the same were received; provided, however, that it shall be sufficient in reporting the receipts for taxes, assessments and water rates to state the full amount received.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, § 2-50]
Whenever the City Treasurer is authorized to invest trust funds, such investments shall not be made before the approval of the commissioners of trust funds has been obtained.
Cross references — Treasurer to be custodian of trust funds, § 9-20; duty of Treasurer with regard to Henry I. Fiske Fund, § 9-41; duty of Treasurer with regard to Leland Charity Fund, §§ 9-51, 9-53; duty of Treasurer with regard to Joseph J. McAuliffe Scholarship Fund, § 9-63; duty of Treasurer with regard to Royal E. Robbins Memorial Fund, §§ 9-71, 9-73; duty of Treasurer with regard to Jacob C. Whitney Fund, §§ 9-81, 9-83.
State law reference — Similar provisions, M.G.L.A. c. 41, § 46.
[Ord. No. 27854-A, 1-9-1995]
(a) 
The Tax Collector or other municipal official responsible for records of all municipal taxes, assessments, betterments and other municipal charges, hereinafter referred to as the "Tax Collector" shall annually furnish to each department, board, commission or division, hereinafter referred to as the "licensing authority," that issues licenses or permits, including renewals and transfers, a list of any person, corporation or business enterprise, hereinafter referred to as the "party," that has neglected or refused to pay any local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or other municipal charges for not less than a twelve-month period, and that such party has not filed in good faith a pending application for an abatement of such tax or a pending petition before the appellate tax board.
(b) 
The licensing authority may deny, revoke or suspend any license or permit, including renewals and transfers, of any party whose name appears on said list furnished to the licensing authority from the Tax Collector; provided, however, that written notice is given to the party and the Tax Collector, as required by applicable provisions of law, and the party is given a hearing, to be held not earlier than 14 days after said notice. Said list shall be prima facie evidence for denial, revocation or suspension of said license or permit to any party. The Tax Collector shall have the right to intervene in any hearing conducted with respect to such license denial, revocation or suspension. Any findings made by the licensing authority with respect to such license denial, revocation or suspension shall be made only for the purpose of such proceeding and shall not be relevant to or introduced in any other proceeding at law, except for any appeal from such license denial, revocation or suspension. Any license or permit denied, suspended or revoked under this section shall not be reissued or renewed until the licensing authority receives a certificate issued by the Tax Collector that the party is in good standing with respect to any and all local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or other municipal charges, payable to the municipality as of the date of issuance of said certificate.
(c) 
Any party shall be given an opportunity to enter into a payment agreement, thereby allowing the licensing authority to issue a certificate indicating said limitations to the license or permit, and the validity of said license shall be conditioned upon satisfactory compliance with said agreement. Failure to comply with said agreement shall be grounds for the suspension or revocation of said license or permit; provided, however, that the holder is given notice and a hearing as required by applicable provisions of law.
(d) 
The licensing authority may waive such denial, suspension or revocation if it finds there is no direct or indirect business interest by the property owner, its officers or stockholders, if any, or members of his immediate family, as defined in MGL c. 268A, § 1, in the business or activity conducted in or on said property.
(e) 
This section shall not apply to the following licenses and permits; open burning under MGL c. 48, § 13; bicycle permits under MGL c. 85, § 11A; sales of articles for charitable purposes under MGL c. 101 § 33; children work permits under MGL c. 149 § 69; clubs and associations dispensing food or beverage under MGL c. 140 § 21E; dog licenses under MGL c. 140 § 137; fishing, hunting and trapping licenses under MGL c. 131 § 12; marriage licenses under MGL c. 207 § 28; and theatrical events and public exhibition permits under MGL c. 140 § 181.