[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Wakefield 6-1-1992 by Art. 37 as Ch. V, Secs. 1 and 3 of the 1992 Bylaws; amended in its entirety 11-5-2018 RTM by Art. 17. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Council shall appoint an attorney at law to act as Town Counsel pursuant to § 5-4 of the Charter.
The Town Counsel may delegate to others his duties described in § 5-4 of the Charter (e.g., bond counsel, insurance defense counsel, collective bargaining counsel, etc.) with the approval of the Town Council. In the event that multiple boards or officers of the Town have inconsistent positions on legal issues, the Town Counsel shall proceed as instructed by the Town Council, which alone has the right to direct litigation by or on behalf of the Town. The Town Counsel shall represent and advise the School Department and the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department to the extent and on the terms approved by the Town Council.