[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Lunenburg as Art. II, §§ 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10 and 15, of the Town Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All boards, standing committees and officers of the Town shall keep proper records of all their doings and accounts. The records and vouchers of such boards, committees and officers shall be kept in their respective offices and shall not be removed therefrom; such records and vouchers shall be open to the inspection of the citizens of the Town, the said records and vouchers remaining under the supervision of the board, committee or officer having charge thereof.
The minutes of all Town board's and committee's meetings shall be filed with the Town Clerk within two weeks after those minutes are approved by the Board, and the minutes of all executive sessions of those boards and committees shall be filed with the Town Clerk within two weeks of those minutes being made public. Minutes shall include the material substance of the discussions, including votes, and need not be a verbatim record unless otherwise required by law.
The Selectmen may make from time to time such rules and regulations for the government, disposition and management of the police, including the elected constables when acting as police officers, as they may deem expedient.
All public grounds, parks, buildings and places of public resort owned by the Town shall be under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen, except as otherwise provided by statute, and the use of the Town Hall may be granted by the Selectmen, at their discretion, without pay therefor, to any Town organization or society for free public entertainment, lectures or meetings.
The Board of Selectmen and the elected constables of said Town shall have the right, either individually or collectively, to enter all places of public resort, business or amusement licensed in the Town, at any and all times, for the purpose of assuring themselves that the same are conducted according to law and the terms and conditions of the licenses.
The fiscal year shall begin on the first day of July and end on June 30.
[Amended 5-2001 ATM by Art. 33]
All Town boards or officers having in their charge or control personal property owned by the Town which, in the best judgment of said boards or officers, has become obsolete and does not have a value in excess of $500 as reasonably estimated by them are hereby authorized, with the prior written approval of the Town Manager, to sell and convey the same in behalf of the Town upon such terms as said boards or officers deem reasonable; provided, however, that a description of such property sold, together with the name and address of the buyer, and the consideration paid therefor, shall be included in the annual report of the responsible board or officer for the year in which the property was sold. No such personal property, the estimated value of which exceeds $500, shall be sold without prior authorization by a Town Meeting.
[Amended 5-14-1988 ATM by Art. 3]
The Board of Selectmen shall annually provide for an independent audit for all books and accounts of the Town. The audit requirement may be fulfilled, in whole or in part, by a certified public accountant, a firm of public accountants, or under the auspices of a federal or state governmental agency, or any combination thereof.