Town of Medfield, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Medfield ATM 4-24-2017 by Art. 4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This Bylaw establishes and authorizes revolving funds for use by Town departments, boards, committees, agencies or officers in connection with the operation of programs or activities that generate fees, charges or other receipts to support all or some of the expenses of those programs or activities. These revolving funds are established under and governed by MGL c. 44, § 53E1/2.
A department or agency head, board, committee or officer may incur liabilities against and spend monies from a revolving fund established and authorized by this Bylaw/ordinance without appropriation subject to the following limitations:
A. 
Fringe benefits of full-time employees whose salaries or wages are paid from the fund shall also be paid from the fund.
B. 
No liability shall be incurred in excess of the available balance of the fund.
C. 
The total amount spent during a fiscal year shall not exceed the amount authorized by Town Meeting on or before July 1 of that fiscal year, or any increased amount of that authorization that is later approved during that fiscal year by the Board of Selectmen.
Interest earned on monies credited to a revolving fund established by this Bylaw shall be credited to the general fund.
Except as provided in MGL c. 44, § 53E1/2, and this Bylaw, the laws, charter provisions, bylaws, rules, regulations, policies or procedures that govern the receipt and custody of Town monies and the expenditure and payment of Town funds shall apply to the use of a revolving fund established and authorized by this Bylaw. The Town Accountant shall include a statement on the collections credited to each fund, the encumbrances and expenditures charged to the fund and the balance available for expenditure in the regular report the Town Accountant provides the department, board, committee, agency or officer on appropriations made for its use.
A. 
Fire Alarm Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Fire Alarm Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Fire Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the Fire Alarm Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the charged and received by the Fire Department in connection with fire alarm inspection and maintenance.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Fire Chief may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Fire Alarm Revolving Fund for fire alarm maintenance, equipment or supplies.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Fire Alarm Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
B. 
Ambulance Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Ambulance Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Fire Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the Ambulance Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the fees, charges or other receipts to be charged and received by the Fire Department in connection with operation of Town ambulance service.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Fire Chief may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Ambulance Revolving Fund for purchase and/or debt service on Town ambulance(s).
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Ambulance Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
C. 
Advanced Life Support Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Advanced Life Support Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Fire Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the Advanced Life Support Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the fees, charges or other receipts to be charged and received by the Fire Department in connection with Town ambulance service.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Fire Chief may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Advanced Life Support Revolving Fund for payments for advanced life support service in connection with Town ambulance service.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Advanced Life Support Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
D. 
Community Gardens Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Community Gardens Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Medfield Community Gardens Program.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the Community Gardens Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the fees, charges or other receipts to be charged and received by the Town in connection with Medfield Community Gardens Program.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Town Administrator may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Community Gardens Revolving Fund for operation of Medfield Community Gardens Program.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Community Gardens Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
E. 
CENTER at Medfield Building Maintenance Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "CENTER at Medfield Building Maintenance Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Council on Aging.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the CENTER at Medfield Building Maintenance Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the fees, charges or other receipts to be credited to the fund charged and received by the Council on Aging in connection with rental or use of CENTER at Medfield.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the COA Director may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the CENTER at Medfield Building Maintenance Revolving Fund for building maintenance and repair in connection with operation of the CENTER at Medfield.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The CENTER at Medfield Building Maintenance Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
F. 
Library Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Library Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Library Trustees.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the Library Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the fees, charges or other receipts to be charged and received by the Library photocopier printer services, rental or use of library space, payment for lost or damaged books or materials.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Library Director may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Library Revolving Fund for purchase of equipment, furniture, books or other materials in connection with operation of the library.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Library Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
G. 
Respite Care Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Respite Care Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Council on Aging.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the Respite Care Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the fees, charges or other receipts to be charged and received by the Council on Aging Respite Care Program operation of the Respite Care Program.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the COA Director may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Respite Care Revolving Fund for operation of Respite Care Program in connection with Respite Care Program.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Respite Care Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
H. 
Transfer Station Recycling Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Transfer Station Recycling Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Transfer Station and Recycling Committee.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the Transfer Station Recycling Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the fees, charges or other receipts to be charged and received by the Town's recycling and SWAP programs in connection with recycling and SWAP programs at the Transfer Station.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Director of Public Works may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Transfer Station Recycling Revolving Fund for operation in connection with recycling and SWAP programs at the Transfer Station.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Transfer Station Recycling Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
I. 
Former State Hospital Property Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Former State Hospital Property Revolving Fund" authorized for use by the Town Facilities Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The Town Accountant shall establish the Former State Hospital Property Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all of the fees, charges or other receipts to be charged and received by the Town in connection with rental or use of the property.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Facilities Director may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Former State Hospital Property Revolving Fund for property maintenance, repair and/or security.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Former State Hospital Property Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.