Town of Lunenburg, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Lunenberg 5-5-2018 ATM by Art. 2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This by-law establishes and authorizes revolving funds for use by town, departments, boards, committees, agencies and 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 General Laws Chapter 44, § 53E 1/2.
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 by-law 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 in the fund.
C. 
The total amount spent during the year shall not exceed the amount authorized by Annual 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 Selectmen and Finance Committee.
Interest earned on monies credited to a revolving fund established by this by-law shall be credited to the general fund.
Except as provided in General Laws Chapter 44, § 53E 1/2 and this by-law, the laws, charter provisions, by-laws, rules, regulations, policies or procedures that govern the receipt and custody of town monies and the expenditures and payment of town funds shall apply to the use of a revolving fund established and authorized by this by-law. The Town Accountant shall include a statement on the collections credited to the fund, the encumbrances and expenditures charged to each 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.
The Table establishes:
A. 
Each revolving fund authorized for use by a town department, board, committee, agency or officer,
B. 
The department or agency head, board, committee or officer authorized to spend from each fund,
C. 
The fees, charges and other monies charged and received by the department, board, committee, agency or officer in connection with the program or activity for which the fund is established that shall be credited to each fund by the Town Accountant,
D. 
The expenses of the program or activity for which each fund may be used.
Revolving Fund
Department, Board, Committee, Agency or Officer Authorized to Spend from Fund
Revenue Source
Program or Activity Expenses Payable from Fund
Ambulance Billing
Fire Department
5% of Ambulance services and 100% of Advanced Life Support Services
Payments to Third Party Billing Company and ALS companies
Timber Rights
Conservation Commission
Proceeds of Timber Rights
Acquisition/Improvement of Conservation Land and associated costs
School Custodial Special Details
School Committee
Charges/Fees for Outside Details
Payment of Special Details for Outside Functions
Green Thumb
School Committee
Sales of Items from Green Thumb Program
Expenses related to the Operation of the Green Thumb Program
Library Revolving
Library Trustees
Library Fines, Penalties, Donations, and Bequests
Purchase of Library and Information Materials, Document Information, and Electronic Data Delivery
Council on Aging/MART Revolving
Council on Aging/COA Director
MART Program Reimbursements and User Fees
Dispatch, Operation, Maintenance, and Record Keeping of Elderly Transportation Program
Stormwater Task Force
Stormwater Task Force Committee
Proceeds from sale of rain barrels and composting bins
Acquisition of additional rain barrels and composting bins
Electrical, Gas, Plumbing Inspector
Building Department
82.5% of the fees collected from wiring inspections, 80% of the fees collected form plumbing and gas inspections
Payment of all charges and fees related to electrical, plumbing, and gas inspections
Technology
Town Manager, IT Director, and Land Use Director
Proceeds from Technology Fee associated with electronic permitting
Payment of software fees, software upgrades, and equipment related to electronic permitting