[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Groton 3-16-1970 by Art. 35, approved 4-30-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Capital Planning Committee — See Ch. 9.
Finances — See Ch. 16.
[Amended 10-22-2007 STM, Art. 14]
There shall be a Finance Committee consisting of seven voters of the Town, appointed by the Selectmen as hereinafter provided, none of whom shall be a Town officer elected by ballot or an appointed official receiving a salary, which Committee may consider any and all municipal questions for the purpose of making reports or recommendations to the Town.
Whenever the Warrant for any Town Meeting contains an article or articles under which an appropriation or expenditure of money may be made, the Finance Committee shall consider such article or articles after one or more public hearings thereon and shall report its recommendations to the Town Meeting.
Upon the approval of this chapter by the Attorney General, the Selectmen shall appoint said Committee as follows: three members shall be appointed to serve until the first meeting of the Selectmen following the next Annual Town Meeting after said approval; three members shall be appointed to serve until the first meeting of the Selectmen following the Second Annual Town Meeting after approval of this chapter; and three members shall be appointed to serve until the first meeting of the Selectmen following the third Annual Town Meeting thereafter. Upon the expiration of the term of office of each member, the Selectmen shall then appoint a successor to serve for a term of three years.