[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Belmont as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Art. 11 of the 1981 Bylaws; amended 4-27-2009 ATM, approved 10-1-2009]
Pursuant to MGL c. 41, § 108C, the Town Meeting shall adopt and may amend from time to time a Classification Plan classifying into groups and classes all positions other than those filled by popular election and those under control of the School Committee and shall in like manner adopt and may amend from time to time a Salary Plan and Personnel Policy Guide which applies to all positions except elected officials, employees with personal contracts, employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, and employees of the School Department.
[Adopted 11-13-2017 STM, approved 2-27-2018]
This article establishes and authorizes revolving funds for use by specified Town departments, boards, committees, agencies, or officers in connection with the operation of programs, or activities that generate fees, charges or other receipts to support all or some of the expenses of those programs or activities. These revolving funds are established under and governed by MGL c. 44, § 53E½.
The specified department or agency head, board, committee, or officer may incur liabilities against and spend monies from a revolving fund established and authorized by this article without appropriation subject to the following limitations:
Fringe benefits of full-time employees whose salaries or wages are paid from the fund shall also be paid from the fund.
No liability shall be incurred in excess of the available balance of the fund.
The total amount spent during a fiscal year shall not exceed the amount authorized by Town Meeting on or before July 1 of that fiscal year, or any increased amount of that authorization that is later approved during that fiscal year by the Select Board and Warrant Committee.
Interest earned on monies credited to a revolving fund established by this article shall be credited to the general fund.
Except as provided in MGL c. 44, § 53E½ and this bylaw, the laws, bylaws, rules, regulations, policies, or procedures that govern the receipt and custody of Town monies and the expenditure and payment of Town funds shall apply to the use of a revolving fund established and authorized by this article. The Town Accountant shall include a statement on the collections credited to each fund, the encumbrances and expenditures charged to the fund and the balance available for expenditure in the regular report the Town Accountant provides the department, board, committee, agency, or officer on appropriations made for its use.
Senior Programs Fund: funds derived from Council on Aging course and program fees, charges or other receipts to be expended by the Council on Aging to fund courses and programs for Fiscal Year 2018 and subsequent years.
Art Gallery Fund: funds derived from commissions on art sales, to be expended by the Belmont Cultural Council for gallery exhibits and event expenses, including administrative costs and part-time wages, for Fiscal Year 2018 and subsequent years.
Rock Meadow Restoration and Maintenance Fund: funds derived from rental fees from garden plots, to be expended by the Conservation Commission for costs associated with the restoration and maintenance of the Rock Meadow conservation area, including part-time wages, for Fiscal Year 2018 and subsequent years.
Library Lost Book and Copying Fund: funds derived from lost book fees and fees for printing and copying, to be expended by the Board of Library Trustees for the replacement of lost books and for copier and printer supplies and maintenance for Fiscal Year 2018 and subsequent years.
Stormwater Improvement Fund: funds derived from payments made in lieu of on-site stormwater facilities, under the Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Bylaw, to be expended by the Director of the Office of Community Development for design, construction, and maintenance of public or shared stormwater facilities, for Fiscal Year 2018 and subsequent years.
Martin Luther King Day Breakfast Fund: funds derived from ticket sales for the annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast, to be expended by the Human Rights Commission for event expenses for Fiscal Year 2018 and subsequent years.
Non-School Property Maintenance Fund: funds derived from the rental of Town properties not under the control of the School Department, to be expended by the Select Board for the maintenance and repair of such properties.
Stormwater Consulting Fund: funds derived from consultant fees paid by applicants for stormwater permits, to be expended by the Director of the Office of Community Development for peer review consultant services for Fiscal Year 2018 and subsequent years.