[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Sharon as Art. 6 of the Town Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All boards, standing committees, special committees or officers of the Town having charge of the expenditure of money shall, annually, report thereon, in writing, in such manner as to give the citizens a fair and full understanding of the objects and method of expenditure, referring, however, to the report of the Treasurer or auditors for specified details, and shall make therein such recommendations as they deem proper.
All reports shall be placed in the hands of the Select Board for printing and publishing as soon as possible, not later than the first day of February each year.
The Select Board shall, annually, print and make available, not less than five days before the Annual Meeting, to the taxpayers of the Town, the reports of the officers of the various departments and boards of the Town, and reports upon such matters as directed by the Town in these bylaws. It shall have the custody and distribution of the same.
The Select Board and all other boards shall, in addition to the requirements of § 67-2, report in detail their estimates of the amounts of money which will be required for the next fiscal year.
The Town Clerk shall furnish for publication in the annual Town report an abstract of the official records of all Town meetings held during the preceding year. He shall also furnish an abstract of the vital statistics for the preceding year.
Whenever a Town way is laid out or altered, a plan thereof shall be made and filed with the Town Clerk, with the location thereof, and it shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep a book of records for the sole purpose of recording the location of all highways and Town ways within the Town, with an index thereto.
Each quinquennial valuation of estates made by the Assessors, or an abstract thereof, shall be printed in the Annual Report for the next year after same shall be made.
In his annual report, the Town Treasurer shall state specifically the objects for which the debt of the Town was increased, if any, during the preceding year, and recite the votes under which this money was borrowed, and shall render a classified statement of all expenditures and receipts of the Town in such detail as to give a fair and full exhibit of the objects and methods of all expenditures.