Town of Braintree, MA
Norfolk County
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[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 § 2-8(c).
The Town Council shall appoint a Clerk of the Council to serve for a term of three years and until a successor is chosen and qualified. The salary of the Clerk of the Council shall be established by the Town Council and incorporated into the Town's Wage and Salary Classification Plan at a grade approved by the Town Council.
The Clerk of the Council shall give notice of Town Council meetings to its members and to the public, keep the journal of its proceedings and perform any other duties that may be provided by ordinance or by other vote of the Town Council.
The Clerk of the Council shall serve as a liaison between all Town agencies and members of the public and the Town Council. The Clerk of the Council attends regular Town Council meetings or meetings as directed by the Council President, supervises the recording of meeting minutes, prepares meeting agenda packages and other material as required, and notifies all applicable parties of actions taken at Town Council meetings.
The Clerk of the Council shall maintain records of all Town Council votes, activities, resolutions, ordinances, changes and proposals and provide copies of the ordinances enacted during the year for inclusion into the Town's annual report.
The Clerk of the Council is responsible for publishing and posting every proposed ordinance, appropriation order or loan authorization in a local newspaper, on the Town's official website, and in any additional manner as described in Section 2-9 of the Charter. The Clerk of the Council shall include in every publication of a proposed ordinance, appropriation order or loan authorization the following disclaimer: "This document is published for the benefit of the public, solely for purposes of information and to make the public aware of the general nature of certain subject matter the Town Council may consider at a future meeting. This publication is not intended to suggest that the measure will be adopted in this precise form, that it will be adopted with amendments, or that it will be adopted at all. Notwithstanding any amendments which may be made to this proposal by the Town Council it will not be published again before final enactment unless at least three Councilors vote to require such publication before final enactment."
The Clerk of the Council shall record all ordinances in the order in which they are passed to be ordained in a book prepared and kept for that purpose. This book shall be referred to as the "Records of Ordinances of the Town of Braintree" and shall be preserved in the office of the Town Clerk and shall be available for public inspection.
The Clerk of the Council shall notify the Mayor, Chief of Staff and Operations, Town Solicitor, Town Auditor, Director of Municipal Finance, and any other Town agency affected thereby of all orders passed by the Town Council authorizing appropriations, loan authorizations, or ordinances, or directing the Town agency to do or to refrain from doing something, promptly after such orders are passed by the Town Council. The Clerk of the Council shall also file with the Mayor and the Town Solicitor a copy of each ordinance, order or resolution passed by the Town Council.