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  • Acts
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  • Chapter 200 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION OF FINANCIAL OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF MALDEN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 10 of chapter 169 of the acts of 1881 is hereby amended by striking out the first 5 sentences and inserting in place thereof the following 5 sentences:- The mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the city. The mayor shall be active and vigilant in causing the laws and regulations of the city to be enforced and keep a general supervision over the conduct and performance of duties of all officers. Whenever in the mayor’s opinion the public good requires, the mayor may remove, with the consent of the appointing power, any officer over whose appointment the mayor has, in accordance with this charter, exercised the power of nomination. The mayor may call special meetings of the city council to be convened when, in the mayor’s opinion, the interests of the city require it, by causing notices to be left at the usual place of residence of each member of the city council. The mayor shall from time to time communicate to the city council such information and recommend such measures as the business and interests of the city may, in the mayor’s opinion require, including recommending, in compliance with applicable general laws and regulations, discipline or dismissal for cause of any officer appointed by the city council.

SECTION 2. The fourth sentence of section 11 of said chapter 169, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 425 of the acts of 2000, is hereby amended by striking out the words “provided that, when reconsidering the election of an assessor, city clerk, controller, solicitor or treasurer, the election shall stand if agreed to by a majority of the members present and voting” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided, however, that when reconsidering the election of an assessor, city clerk, controller, solicitor or treasurer, the election shall stand if agreed to by two-thirds of the members present and voting.

SECTION 3. Chapter 446 of the acts of 1950 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. Upon passage of this act, the city council may, as soon as practicable, choose by majority vote a treasurer who shall serve until December 31, 2011, unless sooner removed for cause. Commencing in January of 2012 and every 3 years thereafter, the city council shall choose by majority vote a treasurer who shall serve for the 3 years next ensuing and until a successor is appointed and qualified; provided, however, that the treasurer may be removed by the city council at any time for sufficient cause. Any vacancy occurring in such office may be filled at any time by majority vote of the city council. The compensation of the treasurer shall be fixed by ordinance. The treasurer shall have all the powers and duties imposed by law and ordinance on municipal treasurers and collectors of taxes and shall serve as chief financial officer for the city. As chief financial officer, the treasurer’s duties shall include administering, coordinating and supervising all financial services, activities and officers, and assisting in all matters relating to municipal financial affairs. The treasurer shall, under the direction of the mayor, prepare the annual appropriation order for consideration by the city council and, under the direction of the mayor and city council, develop and implement a long-range capital plan. The treasurer shall make recommendations to the mayor and city council for enhancing revenue and revenue collections and shall perform such other duties as prescribed by the mayor and city council.

SECTION 4. Chapter 188 of the acts of 1953 is hereby amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 2. Commencing in January of 2015 and every 3 years thereafter, the city council of the city of Malden shall choose by majority vote a controller of accounts, who shall hold office for the 3 years next ensuing and until a successor is appointed and qualified; provided, however, that the controller of accounts may be removed at any time by the city council for sufficient cause. Any vacancy occurring in such office may be filled at any time by majority vote of the city council. The compensation of the controller of accounts shall be fixed by ordinance.

SECTION 5. The current controller of accounts of the city of Malden shall hold office until December 31, 2014, unless sooner removed for cause.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 29, 2011.