Town of Ashland, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ashland 11-14-2007 Annual Town Meeting, Art. 28. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Finance Committee — See Ch. 23.
Pursuant to the Ashland Home Rule Charter and all other power and authority enabling, there is hereby established the Ashland Department of Finance.
The Ashland Department of Finance may consist of the following divisions and/or other applicable functions to be determined by the Town Manager with the approval of the Board of Selectmen:
A. 
Treasury.
B. 
Tax Collections.
C. 
Accounting.
D. 
Information Systems.
E. 
Human Resources.
F. 
Procurement.
The Department shall be under the direction of a Finance Director (hereinafter called the "Director"), who shall be appointed by the Town Manager in accordance with the Town Charter. The Director shall have direct responsibility for the administration of the Department, subject to the direction and control of the Town Manager. The person holding the position of Director may also be appointed to hold other positions within the Town except that no one person shall hold both the Town Accountant and Treasurer position at the same time.
The Board of Selectmen may, and are authorized, to develop a formal process of cooperation with other elected Town officials and/or departments that have impacts on financial operations.