Town of Swansea, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Swansea as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 2, Art. II, Div. 1, and Ch. 2, Art. VII, § 2-331, of the 1988 Revised General Bylaws]
The Town officers that are required by law to be chosen by ballot shall be elected annually on the second Monday in April. The polls shall be open for such purpose from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.
[Amended 5-20-2002 ATM by Art. 23]
A. 
The term of office of the moderator shall be three years. He shall be elected triennially on the second Monday in April.
B. 
The term of office of the tree warden shall be three years. He shall be elected triennially on the second Monday in April.
All Town officers shall receive such salary or compensation as the Town may vote, and all fees received by any Town officer by virtue of his office shall belong to the Town and shall be duly paid into the Town treasury by such officer.
No officer or board of the Town shall make any contract on behalf of the Town in which such officer or any member of such board is directly or indirectly financially interested, unless he is the lowest bidder on competitive bids.
[Adopted as Ch. 2, Art. II, Div. 3, of the 1988 Revised General Bylaws]
The town clerk shall have custody of the town seal.
The town clerk, within seven days after a vote of the Town has been passed which relates particularly to or affects the duties of any board, committee or officer of the Town shall furnish a copy of such vote to such board, committee or officer.
The town clerk shall, within seven days following any town meeting, cause to be notified in writing each officer or each member of every committee who may be elected or appointed at any such meeting or in pursuance of any vote thereof. Such notice shall contain a copy of the vote creating the committee and the names of all members of such committee.
The town clerk shall promptly after each session of a town meeting furnish the town accountant with a statement of all moneys appropriated by the Town at such sessions and the purpose for which such moneys are respectively appropriated.
The town clerk shall, not less than 90 days before the annual meeting, notify in writing the chairman of any committee which has not made a report to the Town since the last annual town meeting that a report will be expected at the coming annual town meeting and the warrant for such annual town meeting may contain an article to act upon the report of each of such committees specifically naming them.
The town clerk shall provide and have in readiness for use at town meetings a sufficient supply of yes and no ballots. These ballots shall not be distinguishable from each other in size, shape, color, paper or ink or in size and style of type.