AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, BUDGET AND PERSONNEL IN THE TOWN OF MERRIMAC.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
There is hereby established in the town of Merrimac, a
department of finance, budget and personnel. Said department shall have all
powers and duties presently exercised by the offices of town treasurer, town
accountant, and tax collector including supervision of budgets and the director
of purchasing by the various town boards and departments as may be assigned
from time to time by the board of selectmen. Said department shall be
comprised of the divisions of treasurer, tax collector, assessors, accountant
and such other divisions as the board of selectmen may from time to time
assign. Said department shall be under the direction of a full time finance
director appointed by said board of selectmen.
Upon appointment of a finance director, the office of town
treasurer shall be abolished and its functions transferred to the department
of finance, budget and personnel. The incumbent in said office shall be
transferred to said department for the remainder of his current term and may
be retained as an employee thereafter. The finance director shall exercise the
and duties of treasurer and collector and shall, subject to the approval of the
board of selectmen, appoint a person or persons to direct the divisions of
accounting and assessing.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.