[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Sharon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Art. 31 of the Town Bylaws]
Any board or department of the Town may sell, trade in, give away or otherwise dispose of any personal property of the Town that is within its possession or control and which has become obsolete or is not required for its further use, if it determines that no other Town board or department could make use of the property. If another board or department could make use of the property, it shall be transferred, without cost, to that department.
Before property valued at $5,000 or more is transferred, sold, traded in, given away or otherwise disposed of, the transaction shall be approved by the School Committee, in the case of schools and departments under its control, or the Select Board, in the case of all other boards and departments. A public notice of the availability shall be posted at least 14 days prior to the disposition of all property valued at $5,000 or more, except that which is transferred to another Town department.
[Amended 12-12-2016 STM by Art. 5]
[Adopted as Art. 34A of the Town Bylaws]
This bylaw is enacted for the purpose of preserving the history of the Town by insuring that in naming, renaming or otherwise designating public buildings and public lands, the Town seeks to recognize individuals and/or events of significance to local history.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The act of calling by a distinctive title, term or expression any public buildings or public lands as defined in this bylaw.
- A word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of any public buildings or public lands as defined in this bylaw.
- PUBLIC BUILDING
- Any structure, edifice or other facility owned or maintained by the Town of Sharon.
- PUBLIC LAND
- Any real property owned or maintained by the Town of Sharon.
- The act of redesignating any public buildings or public lands as defined in this bylaw.
The naming, renaming or other designation of any public building or public land shall be by a two-thirds majority vote of Town Meeting.
Any proposed name or designation of any public building or land shall be submitted to the Sharon Historical Commission for its review and recommendation as to the historic significance of the proposed name or designation. The Sharon Historical Commission shall forward its recommendation to the Town Meeting.