Town of Yarmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Yarmouth 4-7-1981 by Art. 16.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Account books — See Ch. 3.
Administration of government — See Ch. 5.
Appropriations and expenditures — See Ch. 9.
Collector of Taxes — See Ch. 21.
Editor's Note: This chapter was derived from Sections 4.21 through 4.26 of the Town of Yarmouth Bylaws. Sections 4.21, 4.22, 4.23 and 4.26 were originally adopted in 1915. Section 4.24 was originally adopted in 1915 and amended 4-9-1974. Section 4.25 was originally adopted 2 19-1914 and amended 4-9-1974.
The Treasurer is authorized to engage counsel at the expense of the Town for the purpose of prosecuting any action at law under the provisions of the public statutes relating to suits on bonds, notes or other securities and for trespasses committed on any public buildings or enclosures belonging to the Town, but no bill shall be paid by the Treasurer for services of counsel so employed until it has been approved by the Selectmen or a majority of the same.
The Treasurer shall render a classified statement of all expenditures and receipts of the Town in such detail as to give a fair and full exhibit of the objects and methods of all expenditures.
No moneys shall be paid by the Town Treasurer unless upon an order signed by the Selectmen or a majority of the Board of Selectmen, except as is otherwise provided by law, by these bylaws or by a vote of the Town.
At the close of every fiscal year, the Treasurer shall render his account to the Selectmen and shall account with them for all money received and paid by the Treasurer in behalf of the Town.
All Town boards, committees and officers shall, on or before the 30th day of June in each year, settle their accounts and pay to the Treasurer all moneys due the Town.
Any person indebted to the Town for poll tax or otherwise shall have such debt deducted by the Treasurer or Selectmen before payment is made for any sum due said person from the Town for work or service performed in any department of the Town.
[Added 4-11-1984 by Art. 32, approved 6-1-1984]
The Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to sell at public sale any real estate the Town may acquire by tax title foreclosures and takings and give proper deeds therefor. The sale of any Town property so acquired must have a minimum sale price of no less than the assessed valuation shown on the Yarmouth Assessors' records during the year of such sale.