Town of Norwell, MA
Plymouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Norwell. Formerly designated Art. IX and Art. XII. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All committees of the Town shall cause records of their doings and accounts to be kept in suitable books. Said books shall be kept in their respective places in the committee offices, and shall not be removed therefrom. Said books shall, unless otherwise provided by law, be open to public inspection at any reasonable time, but shall remain during such inspection under supervision of the committee having custody thereof.
Every committee of the Town shall file with the Town Clerk, within two weeks after their adoption, a copy of their rules and/or regulations and all revisions, corrections and additions made thereto.
The Town Clerk shall cause a copy of the rules and regulations of every committee of the Town to be included in Division 4, Rules and Regulations, of the Town Code.
[Amended 5-6-2019 ATM, Art. 28]
All committees and special committees of the Town having charge of the expenditure of Town money shall annually report thereon in writing in such manner as to give the citizens a fair and full understanding of the objectives and methods of such expenditures, referring, however, to the report of the Town Accountant for statements in detail of receipts and payments, and may make therein such recommendations as they deem proper. Such reports shall be submitted to the Selectmen for inclusion in the Annual Report on or before the 15th day of January of each year.
The Annual Town Report shall contain, in addition to the reports of committees, as hereinbefore provided, a detailed report of all monies received into and paid out of the Town treasury in the financial year next preceding; the report of the Treasurer-Collector, of receipts, payments and abatements; statements of all funds belonging to the Town or held for the benefit of its inhabitants; a statement of the liabilities of the Town on bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness, or otherwise, and of indebtedness authorized but not incurred, and the purposes thereof; abstracts of the records of the meetings of the Town held since publication of the last Annual Report; and such other matters as the said report is required by law to contain, or as may be inserted by the Selectmen under the discretion granted them by law.
All committees of the Town shall, at the completion of any building project, land acquisition, or contracted report or study involving the expenditure of Town money, other than those printed in the Town Report, file a copy of any plans and specifications, deed and plan, contracted reports or studies with the Town Clerk, who shall be responsible for keeping all of such documents.