Town of South Hadley, MA
Hampshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of South Hadley 1-11-2017 STM by Art. 14; amended in its entirety 5-10-2017 ATM by Art. 13. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 39-1 Town Administrator.

A Town Administrator may be appointed by the Selectboard pursuant to MGL c. 41, § 108N, for a term not to exceed five years. The Town Administrator shall serve as the chief administrative officer under the direction of the Selectboard, shall perform the duties that are assigned to the Town Administrator by the Selectboard, and shall not perform any function that has not been approved for the Town Administrator by the Selectboard or prescribed by law.

§ 39-2 Chief of Police.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-3 Town Counsel; special counsel.

A Town Counsel may be appointed for a term not to exceed three years. The Town Counsel shall draft all legal instruments and do every act of professional legal service that is required of him or her by the Selectboard or by a vote of the Town. The Town Counsel shall represent the Town or an officer, board, committee, or commission of the Town in any proceeding to which it is a party before any court, government agency or body, arbitration, or mediation panel or board of referees. The Selectboard has the right to appoint special counsel. The Selectboard can remove any counsel at any time by a super-majority vote (4-1).

§ 39-4 Town Accountant.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-5 Superintendent of Public Works.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-6 Building Commissioner.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-7 Wiring Inspector.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-8 Animal Control Officer.

An Animal Control Officer may be appointed by the Town Administrator upon written recommendation from the Health Director and Police Chief.

§ 39-9 Constables.

Constables may be appointed by the Town Administrator upon recommendation from the Police Chief.

§ 39-10 Sealer of Weights and Measures.

A Sealer of Weights and Measures shall be appointed for a term not to exceed three years.

§ 39-11 Conservation Administrator.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-12 Recreation Director.

A Recreation Director may be appointed for a term not to exceed three years.

§ 39-13 Council on Aging Director.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-14 Tree Warden.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-15 Emergency Management Director.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-16 Director of Public Health.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-17 Associate Assessor.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-18 Town Planner.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-19 Director of Veteran Services.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.

§ 39-20 Director of the Public Library.

See General Court Chapter 458, Acts of 2012.