Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The board of selectmen of the town of Dedham is hereby authorized to appoint a committee, to be known as the Dedham '86 committee, which shall consist of not more than fifteen members, who shall be residents of said town. The members of said committee shall include one member from each of the nine voting districts of the town, one member from the board of selectmen, one member from the park and recreation commission, one member from the Dedham Historical Society, one member from the Dedham school committee and two members of the general public. Said committee shall devise ways and means of celebrating the three hundred fiftieth anniversary of the town of Dedham, and to handle all arrangements in connection with the celebration thereof.
The board of selectmen shall designate one of said members as treasurer of said committee, who shall deposit all receipts of said committee into a special revolving fund established in section three. Said treasurer shall give bond for the faithful performance of his duties in such form and such amount as the selectmen shall determine. Said committee shall elect from its membership a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary, and may establish any subcommittees deemed necessary. Said committee may expend for the aforesaid purposes such sums as it deems necessary, including the expenses for stationery, advertising, and stenographic services. The members of said committee shall receive no compensation for their services. Said committee is hereby authorized to receive donated grants, contributions, and other monies necessary in carrying out the purposes of this act.
Said committee shall be empowered, in relation to any activity or proposal directly related to the three hundred fiftieth anniversary celebration, to review such activity or proposal and make to the town clerk such recommendations, endorsements, or comments as they may deem appropriate regarding the use of the town seal by said town clerk as provided in section forty-seven of chapter forty of the General Laws.
Said committee shall have exclusive authority to use or to authorize the use in any manner whatsoever of the official logotype or symbol, as well as the official title of the town celebration; it shall have exclusive authority to approve, schedule, or otherwise regulate all events and activities which may comprise any portion of the official celebration.
SECTION 2. The town of Dedham is hereby authorized to appropriate such sums as it may determine to be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.
SECTION 3. Pursuant to the provision of Clause (27) of section five of chapter forty of the General Laws, and notwithstanding the provisions of section fifty-three of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, the town of Dedham is hereby authorized to establish in its treasury a special revolving fund in which shall be deposited any and all appropriations, receipts, contributions, grants, and other monies of the committee established to celebrate the three hundred fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Dedham. Said funds shall be kept separate by the town treasurer from any other money, funds, or property of said town, and the principal and interest thereof shall, from time to time by authorization of the majority of the committee established by this act, be expended without further appropriation for the purposes of said celebration in the year of such celebration and in the year preceding or succeeding same. All such funds shall be fully accounted for by said committee to the board of selectmen at the end of each fiscal year while such fund is in existence and after such celebration is concluded. Any surplus remaining in said special revolving fund after payment of all expenses for such celebration shall be transferred into the treasury of said town.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.