Town of Andover, MA
Essex County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Matters involving town moneys — See Art. IV.
Lawsuits and claims by and against the town — See Art. VI.
Whenever it shall be necessary to execute any deed or bill of sale, or any other instrument by way of convenience, the same shall be executed in the name and on behalf of the town by a majority of the Selectmen, or by all of them if the town so votes in a particular instance; but the Selectmen may delegate all such authority to the Town Manager, provided that such delegation is not inconsistent with a vote of the town or with law.
Contracts for the purchase of services or supplies shall be executed in the name of the town by the Town Manager.
The Town Manager, with the approval of a majority of the Selectmen, may sell at public auction, real estate and interests in real estate acquired by the town by foreclosure of tax titles or under Chapter 60, Section 80, of the General Laws, and give proper deeds and other instruments in connection therewith. Pending such sale, land so acquired shall be in the custody of the Town Manager.
The Town Manager, with the approval of a majority of the Selectmen, may sell personal property of the town at public sale at such prices as may be deemed proper by the Manager and a majority of the Selectmen. Items having, in the opinion of the Manager, a value of less than $100 may be sold by the Manager at private sale, and an account of each transaction made during the year shall be printed in the Annual Town Report.
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Editor's Note: For provisions regarding certain officers not to make contracts with town, see Charter, § 14. For the effect of the Charter on current contracts, see Charter, § 17.