[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Charter provisions — See Charter § 5-4.
There shall be a Department of Municipal Finance responsible for the performance of all of the fiscal and financial activities of the Town. The Department of Municipal Finance shall be responsible for the coordination of all of the duties and responsibilities related to fiscal and financial activities which are performed by or under the authority of the Town Accountant, the Treasurer/Collector, the Trust Fund Commissioners, the Board of Assessors, and the MIS Department, and it may have such additional powers, duties and responsibilities with respect to fiscal and financial-related functions and activities as may from time to time be provided by ordinance.
The Department of Municipal Finance shall be under the direct control and supervision of a Director of Municipal Finance who shall be appointed by and who shall be responsible to the Mayor. The Director of Municipal Finance shall be a person especially fitted by education, experience and training to perform the duties of the office.
The Director of Municipal Finance shall serve for an indefinite term.
The Director of Municipal Finance shall be responsible for the supervision and coordination of all activities of the Department of Municipal Finance under state law, Town ordinances, administrative code and rules and regulations. The Director of Municipal Finance shall serve, ex officio, as the Mayor may from time to time specify, as the Treasurer/Collector. The Director of Municipal Finance shall also serve as the Town's chief procurement officer and shall oversee all procurement-related activities.
Whenever it shall be necessary to execute any deed conveying land, or any other instrument required to carry into effect any vote of the Town Council, the same shall be executed by the Treasurer/Collector, or the person performing the duties of the Treasurer/Collector, in behalf of the Town, unless otherwise provided by law or by vote of the Town Council.
Note: This section derived from prior code § 26-3.
There is established under the control of the Director of Municipal Finance a fund to be known as the "Cemeteries Perpetual Care Fund" in which fund may be deposited any gift received and accepted by the Mayor or payment required by the Mayor, on the sale of cemetery lots, for perpetual care of certain lots, the income therefrom to be used for the perpetual care of such lots. All such gifts or payments shall be recorded on the cemetery lot records of the Town Clerk.