Town of Watertown, MA
Middlesex County
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[1982 Code, Ch. III, § 3]
The Town Auditor, Town Treasurer, Town Manager and Town Council President shall be personally consulted by any board or committee appointed by or acting on behalf of the town whenever such board or committee proposes or plans any project or undertaking which involves in whole or in part the borrowing of money by the town.
[1982 Code, Ch. III, § 4]
Whenever it shall be necessary to execute any deed conveying land or other instrument required to carry into effect any vote of the town, the same shall be executed by the Town Manager on behalf of the town, unless otherwise ordered by a vote of the Town Council.
[1982 Code, Ch. III, § 8]
The Town Manager may accept from time to time, in behalf of the town, gifts of land at the intersection of public ways with public or private ways, to be used for the purpose of rounding street corners provided such gift is made by a good and sufficient deed executed by the donor in proper form to be recorded in the Registry of Deeds.
[1982 Code, Ch. III, § 9]
The Town Manager may sell at public auction and in a manner, upon the terms and for the consideration as in his or her judgment is for the best interest of the town, lands held from time to time by the town under tax titles the right of redemption from which has been foreclosed.
[1982 Code, Ch. III, § 11]
All town officers shall pay all fees received by them by virtue of their office into the town treasury and the aggregate annual compensation of all town officers or employees shall be limited to the amount of the annual appropriation therefor.
The schedule of fees charged by the Town Clerk for certain services, certificates, documents and copies, as passed by the Town Council and amended from time to time, is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated herein as if set out in full. A copy of the specific fee schedule is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
[1982 Code, Ch. III, § 12]
(A) 
Each town officer, head of department, chairperson of any board or committee or other person immediately responsible for the submission to the Auditor of a payroll to be included in a warrant for payment, shall certify under oath or under the penalties of perjury that the services listed thereon have been rendered, except as otherwise noted, and are properly chargeable against the appropriation designated.
(B) 
If the services listed thereon have not been rendered due to illness, day off, vacation time, or otherwise, the person responsible for the payroll shall state in his or her certification the reason for absence from work, the dates of absence, and such other explanatory statement as shall be required from time to time by the Town Manager. Bill warrants submitted, vouchers or statements of materials delivered or services rendered, other than the ordinary payroll for salary and wages, shall contain the certification under oath or under the penalties of perjury, as shall be requested from time to time by the Town Manager, as will in his or her judgment assure full delivery of materials in good condition and full and proper performance of services contracted for.
[Ord. O-2017-47, passed 6-27-2017]
(A) 
There are hereby established in the Town of Watertown pursuant to the provisions of Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 44, § 53E 1/2, the following revolving funds, from which the specified department head, board, committee, or officer may incur liabilities against and spend monies from without appropriation in accordance with the limitations set forth in this section.
(B) 
Fringe benefits of full-time employees whose salaries or wages are paid from the fund shall also be paid from the fund.
(C) 
No liability shall be incurred in excess of the available balance of the fund.
(D) 
The total amount spent during a fiscal year shall not exceed the amount authorized by the Town Council or any increase therein as may later be authorized by the Town Manager and Town Council in accordance with the provisions of Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 44, § 53E 1/2.
(E) 
Interest earned on monies credited to a revolving fund established by this section shall be credited to the general fund.
(F) 
Authorized revolving funds.
Revolving Fund Program or Purpose
Department Receipts to Be Credited to Fund
Representative or Board Entity Authorized to Spend
Commander's mansion to pay costs associated with rental and use of the commander's mansion
Fees and receipts from rentals and use
Director of Community Development and Planning
Organized crime drug enforcement task force to pay costs associated with the operation and equipping of the crime task force
Fees and receipts for task force rental and operations
Town Manager
Senior center to pay costs associated with programs and activities provided at or by the senior center
Fees and receipts for program participation
Senior Center Director
Library copier to pay costs of copier maintenance, materials, and equipping
Fees from copier usage
Library Director
Faire on the square to pay costs associated with Faire activities
Fees and receipts received from faire participants
Town Clerk
Farmers' market to pay costs associated with the operation of the farmer's market
Fees and receipts from participation in farmers' market
Director of Community Development and Planning
Animal control to pay costs associated with the operation of the animal control program
Fees and receipts from the animal control program
Director of Public Health
Affordable housing development to pay costs associated with the creation and/or preservation of affordable housing
Fees and receipts received in connection with affordable housing development
Director of Community Development and Planning
(G) 
Procedures and reports. Except as provided in Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 44, § 53E 1/2 and this section, all applicable state and local laws and regulations that govern the receipt, custody, expenditure and payment of town funds shall apply to the use of revolving funds established and authorized by this section.