Town of Braintree, MA
Norfolk County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The statutory references direct the Code user to those portions of the state statutes that are applicable to the laws of the municipality. This reference list is up-to-date through July 2001.
General Provisions
Powers and duties of cities and towns generally: MGL c. 40, §§ 1 to 4F
Ordinances, bylaws and regulations: MGL c. 40, §§ 21 to 33
Lockups: MGL c. 40, §§ 34 to 37A
Seal: MGL c. 40, § 47
Boundaries of cities and towns: MGL c. 42
City charters: MGL c. 43
Vital statistics: MGL c. 46
Administration and Personnel
Town meetings: MGL c. 39, §§ 9 to 24
City government generally: MGL c. 39, §§ 1 to 8A
Powers and duties of cities and towns generally: MGL c. 40, §§ 1 to 4F
Taking, purchasing and abandonment of land: MGL c. 40, §§ 14 to 15C
Ordinances, bylaws and regulations: MGL c. 40, §§ 21 to 33
Records and reports: MGL c. 40, §§ 48 to 52
Public records: MGL c. 66
Election of town officers: MGL c. 41, §§ 1 to 11
Disclosure of campaign expenditures and contributions: MGL c. 55
City charters generally: MGL c. 43, §§ 1 to 45
Government by mayor and city council elected at large: MGL c. 43, §§ 46 to 55
Government by mayor, city council and city manager: MGL c. 43, §§ 79 to 92A
Government by mayor and council elected by wards and at large and nominated at party primaries: MGL c. 43, §§ 117 to 134
Standard form of representative town meeting government: MGL c. 43A
Home rule procedures: MGL c. 43B
Fires, fire departments and fire districts: MGL c. 48
Clerk: MGL c. 41, §§ 12 to 19J
Selectmen: MGL c. 41, §§ 20 to 23D
Assessors: MGL c. 41, §§ 24 to 34B
Treasurer and collector: MGL c. 41, §§ 35 to 43A
Sinking fund commissioners: MGL c. 41, § 44
Commissioners of trust funds: MGL c. 41, §§ 45 to 47
Auditor: MGL c. 41, §§ 48 to 54A
Accountant: MGL c. 41, §§ 55 to 61
Temporary officers: MGL c. 41, § 61A
Officers in charge of roads, sewers and water works: MGL c. 41, §§ 62 to 69B
Board of public works: MGL c. 41, §§ 69C to 69G
Planning board: MGL c. 41, §§ 70 to 72 and 81A to 81J
Board of survey: MGL c. 41, §§ 73 to 81
Art commission: MGL c. 41, §§ 82 to 84
Weighers, measurers and surveyors of commodities: MGL c. 41, §§ 85 to 90A
Constables: MGL c. 41, §§ 91 to 95
Police officers: MGL c. 41, §§ 96 to 101A
Regional police districts: MGL c. 41, §§ 99B to 99K
Indemnification of officers and employees: MGL c. 41, §§ 100 to 100H
Inspector of health: MGL c. 41, §§ 102 to 102B
Purchasing agent: MGL c. 41, §§ 103 to 104
Tree warden: MGL c. 41, § 106
Town physician: MGL c. 41, § 106A
Terms of office and compensation of town officers: MGL c. 41, §§ 107 to 109A
Municipal personnel systems: MGL c. 31A
Retirement systems and pensions: MGL c. 32
Holidays and vacations: MGL c. 41, §§ 110 to 111N
Employment of veterans: MGL c. 41, §§ 112 to 112A
District officers: MGL c. 41, §§ 113 to 132
Tenure for certain appointive officers: MGL c. 41, §§ 126 to 132
Disaster relief: MGL c. 41, § 125
Revenue and Finance
Municipal finance generally: MGL c. 44
Assessment and collection of local taxes: MGL c. 59 and 60
Purposes for which towns may appropriate money: MGL c. 40, §§ 5 to 12
Public beach districts: MGL c. 40, §§ 12B to 13A
Taking, purchase and abandonment of land: MGL c. 40, §§ 14 to 15C
Oaths of claimants demanding payment: MGL c. 40, § 46
Illegal appropriations: MGL c. 40, § 53
Annuities for hospital employees: MGL c. 40, § 55
Property taxation: MGL c. 40, § 56
Governmental units pooled insurance: MGL c. 40M
Municipal indebtedness: MGL c. 44, §§ 2 to 11
Liability for debts: MGL c. 44, §§ 14 to 15
Bonds, notes and certificates of indebtedness: MGL c. 44, §§ 16 to 22C
Form and certification of town and district notes: MGL c. 44, §§ 23 to 27A
Report of borrowing: MGL c. 44, § 28
Department appropriations: MGL c. 44, §§ 30 to 31D
Budget in cities: MGL c. 44, §§ 32 to 33B
Auditing: MGL c. 44, §§ 35 to 46A
Sinking funds: MGL c. 44, §§ 47 to 52
Miscellaneous financial provisions: MGL c. 44, §§ 53 to 72
Business Licenses and Regulations
Licenses generally: MGL c. 40, §§ 22F and 57, and MGL c. 140
Regulation of carriages, taxicabs, etc.: MGL c. 40, § 22
Alcoholic liquors: MGL c. 138
Rent control prohibition act: MGL c. 40P
Animals
Dogs: MGL c. 140, §§ 136A to 174D
Pounds and impounding of cattle: MGL c. 49, §§ 22 to 41
Health and Safety
Infirmaries: MGL c. 47
Fires, fire departments and fire districts: MGL c. 48
Recycling programs: MGL c. 40, § 8H
Public Peace, Morals and Welfare
Crimes and punishments generally: MGL c. 263 to 274
Vehicles and Traffic
Laws of the road: MGL c. 89 to 90
Parking and parking meters: MGL c. 40, §§ 22A to 22D
Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places
Public parks, playgrounds and the public domain: MGL c. 45
Improvement districts: MGL c. 40, §§ 44 to 44L
Snow and ice removal: MGL c. 40, § 7
Public Services
Public water supply: MGL c. 40, §§ 38 to 42
Collection of water rates: MGL c. 40, §§ 42A to 42K
Improvement districts: MGL c. 40, §§ 44 to 44L
Regional refuse disposal districts: MGL c. 40, §§ 44A to 44L
Subdivisions
Subdivision control: MGL c. 41, §§ 81K to 81GG
Planning and Zoning
Zoning generally: MGL c. 40A, §§ 1 to 17
Regional planning: MGL c. 40B
Historic districts: MGL c. 40C
Industrial development of cities and towns: MGL c. 40D
Improved method of municipal planning: MGL c. 41, §§ 81A to 81J