[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Marion as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-3-2003 STM by Art. S17 (Art. III, Sec. 5, of the Bylaws)]
The purpose of this bylaw is to allow the Town to retain counsel who may also represent other towns in the formation and operation of a district of which the Town is or may be a member, without violating MGL c. 268A, § 17(a) and (c). Such dual representation allows the Town to pool resources for a common purpose and preserve scarce Town funds.
Pursuant to this bylaw, the official duties of the Town Counsel include representing the current or prospective member towns in the formation and operation of a district of which the Town is or may be a member, provided that the interests of the Town would be advanced by such dual representation and would not cause a violation of rules governing attorney conduct. Town Counsel shall discharge such duties only when requested to do so by the Board of Selectmen, which shall determine whether the dual representation advances the interest of the Town and conforms to law.