Town of Mansfield, MA
Bristol County
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Any vacancy which occurs in an appointed town office shall be filled forthwith by the appointing authority in accordance with the provisions of this Charter.
Appointed town officers shall receive for their services such compensation as may annually be provided for that purpose by appropriation of the Town Meeting.
[Repealed 2006]
[Amended 1983]
The Town Manager shall appoint for an indefinite term a suitably qualified person to be Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. The Director shall be responsible for the establishment and implementation of the Town's Recreational Program under the general policy and guidelines of the Recreation Commission. The Director shall also be responsible for the maintenance of Town parks and commons. Their powers include the operation and administration of their department, including appointment and dismissal of their employees.
The Town Manager shall appoint, under the provisions of the Civil Service Laws, a person qualified under prevailing law to serve as the Chief of the Fire Department.
The Chief shall have responsibility for the operation and administration of their department. They shall have complete authority and responsibility for the recruitment, retention training and duties of all fire department personnel, and for maintenance and allocation of all fire department equipment. They shall have full responsibility for the protection of life and property, and shall be in complete command of all persons and equipment, in the immediate area of any emergency for which they are charged with responsibility.
The Town Manager shall appoint, under the provisions of the Civil Service Laws, a person qualified under prevailing law to serve as the Chief of the Police Department.
The Chief shall have responsibility for the operation and administration of their department. They shall have complete authority and responsibility for the recruitment, retention, training and duties of all Police Department personnel, and for maintenance and allocation of all Police Department equipment. They shall have full responsibility for the protection of life and property, and shall be in complete command of all persons and equipment, in the immediate area of any emergency for which they are charged with responsibility.
[Amended 1983]
The Town Manager shall appoint for an indefinite term, a Planning Director who shall be selected from a list of at least three suitably qualified candidates submitted by the Planning Board.
The Planning Director's primary responsibility shall be to the Planning Board. They shall administer Planning Board functions and activities, shall act as Planning Board Agent, review proposed subdivision plans, advise and implement coordination for comprehensive planning, and make recommendations to the Planning Board. As time permits, in addition to the above duties, they shall work with other boards and committees at the direction of the Town Manager. They shall act as liaison between the Planning Board, Town Manager, or applicable boards and committees, and the citizens in regard to municipal planning. They shall be a non-voting member of Capital Improvement Committee.
The Town Manager shall appoint a civil engineer to the position of Town Engineer for an indefinite term.
The Town Engineer shall have responsibility for engineering layouts for Town ways and utilities, supervision of installations of improvements to or in public ways, engineering layouts for sanitary landfill sites and other such operations, assisting the Planning Director in the review of subdivision plans when necessary, and other duties as assigned by the Town Manager.
The Board of Health shall appoint for an indefinite term a health agent who may represent the Board in matters of inspection and enforcement of the applicable statutes of the Commonwealth and regulations of the Town, and who shall further exercise all the powers and duties of health agents under the General Laws.
The Town Manager shall appoint for an indefinite term a suitably qualified person to the office of Town Clerk. The Town Clerk shall keep the official records of the Town and shall exercise all the powers and duties of town clerks under the General Laws.
[Amended 1983]
The Select Board shall appoint for an indefinite term a suitably qualified person to the office of Town Accountant. The Town Accountant may be bonded in an amount to be determined annually by the Select Board. They shall keep and audit the accounts, approve the weekly warrant and exercise all the powers and duties of town accountants under the General Laws.
The Town Manager shall appoint for an indefinite term a suitably qualified person to the office of Town Treasurer/Collector. The Treasurer/Collector shall be subject to audit by the Town Accountant, and shall be bonded in an amount to be determined annually by the Select Board. They shall be responsible for collection and disbursement of monies, investments, payroll concerns and credit transactions for the Town, and shall exercise all the powers and duties of town treasurers and collectors under the General Laws.
The Select Board shall appoint for an indefinite term to the office of Town Counsel, a person who shall be qualified by education, training and experience in municipal law. They shall directly advise all Town Boards in matters of law. In the event of a dispute of law between or among officials, Town Counsel shall not be required to defend either party in litigation. They shall exercise all other powers and duties of town counsels under the General Laws.
The Select Board shall appoint for an annual term two constables and may at any time appoint additional constables for an indefinite term as it deems necessary. The constables shall exercise all the powers and duties of constables under the General Laws.
[Added 1983]
The Town Manager shall appoint for an indefinite term a suitably qualified person to the office of Inspector of Buildings. The Inspector shall exercise all powers and duties allowed under the General Laws.
[Added 1983]
The Town Manager shall appoint for an indefinite term a suitably qualified person to the office of Civil Defense Director. The Director shall exercise all powers and duties allowed under the General Laws.