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Town of Chelmsford, MA
Middlesex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Chelmsford 10-15-1990 by Art. 19. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Manager shall submit to the Finance Committee a proposed budget and capital improvement program for the ensuing fiscal year with an accompanying budget message and supporting documents as set forth in Section 6-2 of the Chelmsford Home Rule Charter at least 90 days prior to the spring session of the Annual Town Meeting.
A. 
All fees received by the Town Clerk and Town Treasurer-Collector by virtue of their office shall be paid into the Town Treasury.
[Amended 10-21-1999 ATM by Art. 31]
B. 
The Town Clerk may, pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 22F, set fees and charges for all items specified under MGL c. 262, § 34. The schedule of such fees shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the office of the Town Clerk.
[Amended 10-17-2005 ATM by Art. 17]
Any budget item presented at any Annual or Special Town Meeting for salaries or the payment of any benefit or expense that is the subject of collective bargaining shall accurately reflect the most recently negotiated or agreed payment and shall not be inflated to reflect anticipated negotiated contractual amounts.
[Amended 10-21-1999 ATM by Art. 31]
A committee to be known as the "Capital Planning Committee" shall be established and shall be composed of the following Committee members: the Town Accountant (nonvoting member), the Town Treasurer-Collector, one member designated by the School Committee, one member designated by the Finance Committee, one member designated by the Board of Library Trustees and two citizens of the Town of Chelmsford to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen who are neither a municipal employee of the town nor an elected or appointed town official, except that they may be Town Meeting members. The Committee shall study proposed capital outlays having a useful life of at least one year or the acquisition of land. The Committee shall promulgate rules and regulations, make such investigations and hold public hearings as it deems appropriate.
[Added 4-24-2006 ATM by Art. 23]
At the first session of the Fall Annual Town Meeting, the Town Manager shall make an oral and visual presentation of the five-year financial forecast that is required to be prepared annually under Section 6-4 of the Town Charter. The Town Manager's presentation shall include an explanation of the process used to develop the current fiscal year budget and the basis for five-year financial projections.
[Added 4-24-2017 ATM by Art. 15]
A. 
Purpose. This section 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 MGL c. 44, § 53E1/2.
B. 
Expenditure limitations. A department or agency head, board, or committee or officer may incur liabilities against and spend monies from a revolving fund established and authorized by this section without appropriation subject to the following limitations:
(1) 
Fringe benefits of full-time employees whose salaries or wages are paid from the fund shall also be paid from the fund.
(2) 
No liability shall be incurred in excess of the available balance of the fund.
(3) 
The total amount spent during a fiscal 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 Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee.
C. 
Interest. Interest earned on monies credited to a revolving fund established by this section shall be credited to the general fund.
D. 
Procedures and reports. Except as provided in MGL c. 44, § 53E1/2, and this section, 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 section. 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.
E. 
Authorized revolving funds. The table establishes:
(1) 
Each revolving fund authorized for use by a Town department, board, committee, agency or officer;
(2) 
The department or agency head, board, committee or officer authorized to spend from the fund;
(3) 
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;
(4) 
The expenses of the program or activity for which each fund may be used;
(5) 
Any restrictions or conditions on expenditures from each fund;
(6) 
Any reporting or other requirements that apply to each fund; and
(7) 
The fiscal years each fund shall operate under this section.
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B
C
D
E
F
G
Revolving Fund
Department, Board, Committee, Agency, or Officer Authorized to Spend from Fund
Fees, Charges or Other Receipts Credited to Fund
Program or Activity Expenses Payable from Fund
Restrictions or Conditions on Expenses Payable from Fund
Other Requirements/ Reports
Ficscal Years
Dog Pound and Licensing
Town Clerk
Fees from rabies clinic, pound and adoption of dogs
Improvement of the dog pound and expenses for licensing of animals
FY 19 and subsequent years
Senior Citizen Trip Program
Council on Aging
Fees charged for trips
Payment of transporta-tion for senior citizen trips
FY 19 and subsequent years
Senior Citizen Respite Care Program
Council on Aging
Fees charged for the care of seniors in the program
Payment of personnel and expenses for the adult day-care program
FY 19 and subsequent years
Police Cruiser
Police Department
Revenue from the sale of used police vehicles
Purchase of communica-tions equipment for newly acquired police cruisers
FY 19 and subsequent years
Fire Safety Equipment
Fire Department
Revenue from the sale of used fire vehicles
Purchase of life safety equipment for firefighters
FY 19 and subsequent years
Weights and Measures
Inspections Department
Fees for the Sealer of Weights and Measures Inspections
Personnel and expenses related to the inspections under the Sealer of Weights and Measures program
FY 19 and subsequent years
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