Town of Middleton, MA
Essex County
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Table of Contents
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[Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Middleton 5-9-2017 by Art. 7. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 79-1 Purpose.

This bylaw establishes and authorizes revolving funds for use by Town departments, boards, committees, agencies and 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, § 53E 1/2.

§ 79-2 Expenditure limitations.

A department or agency head, board, committee or officer may incur liabilities against and spend monies from a revolving fund established and authorized by this bylaw without appropriation subject to the following limitations:
A. 
Fringe benefits of full-time employees whose salaries or wages are paid from the fund shall also be paid from the fund.
B. 
No liability shall be incurred in excess of the available balance of the fund.
C. 
The total amount spent during a fiscal year shall not exceed the amount authorized by Annual 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 Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee.

§ 79-3 Interest.

Interest earned on monies credited to a revolving fund established by this bylaw shall be credited to the general fund.

§ 79-4 Procedures and reports.

Except as provided in MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2, and this bylaw, the laws, charter provisions, 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 bylaw. The Town Accountant shall include a statement on the collections credited to the fund, the encumbrances and expenditures charged to each 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.

§ 79-5 Authorized revolving funds.

The table establishes:
A. 
Each revolving fund authorized for use by a Town department, board, committee, agency or officer;
B. 
The department or agency head, board, committee or officer authorized to spend from each fund;
C. 
The fees, charges and other monies charged and received by the department, board, committee, agency or officer in connection with the program or activity for which the fund is established that shall be credited to each fund by the Town Accountant;
D. 
The expenses of the program or activity for which each fund may be used;
E. 
Any restrictions or conditions on expenditures from each fund;
F. 
Any reporting or other requirements that apply to each fund; and
G. 
The fiscal years each fund shall operate under this bylaw.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Revolving Fund
Department, Board, Committee Agency or Officer Authorized to Spend from Fund
Fees, Charges or Other Receipts Credited to Fund
Program or Activity Expenses Payable from Fund
Restrictions or Conditions on Expenses Payable from Fund
Other Requirements/ Reports
Fiscal Years
Firearms License and Permits
Police Chief
Firearm licenses and permit revenues
Firearm permit issuance expenses, purchase of equipment and technology associated with the implementation of Chapter 180 of the Acts of 1998
Fiscal Year 2019 and subsequent years
Council on Aging
Council on Aging Director
Fees from programs, activities and trips sponsored by the Council on Aging
Expenses related to said programs, activities and trips sponsored by the Council on Aging
Fiscal Year 2019 and subsequent years
Recreation
Recreation Commission
Fees from programs, activities and trips sponsored by the Recreation Commission
Expenses related to said programs, activities and trips sponsored by the Recreation Commission
Fiscal Year 2019 and subsequent years
Recreation Field Use
Superintendent of Public Works
Field use permits
Expenses related to field maintenance and improvements
Fiscal Year 2019 and subsequent years
Stormwater Management
Superintendent of Public Works under direction of Town Administrator
Permits, fees, fines, and contributions related to stormwater management
Expenses related to the design and construction of stormwater improvement projects
Fiscal Year 2019 and subsequent years