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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN IN THE TOWN OF NEWBURY TO THE SELECT BOARD AND AMENDING CERTAIN TRANSMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

     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 2 of chapter 460 of the acts of 2008 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  select board.
     SECTION 2.  Section 3 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 3.  Said section 3 of said chapter 460 is hereby further amended by striking out the word “selectmen”, the second time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 4.  The first sentence of section 5 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 5.  The second sentence of said section 5 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 6.  Section 6 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the word “selectmen”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 7.  Section 7 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the word “selectmen”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 8.  The first sentence of section 8 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 9.  The second sentence of said section 8 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 10.  Section 9 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 11.  Section 10 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 12.  Section 11 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen”, each time they appear, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 13.  Said section 11 of said chapter 460 is hereby further amended by striking out the word “selectmen”, the fourth to seventh, inclusive, times it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 14.  Clause (11) of said section 11 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the word “selectmen’s” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- select board’s.
     SECTION 15.  Clause (16) of said section 11 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the select board.
     SECTION 16.  Section 12 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 17.  Section 13 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen”, each time they appear, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 18.  Said section 13 of said chapter 460 is hereby further amended by striking out the words “town planner” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- planning director.
     SECTION 19.  Section 14 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 20.  Said section 14 of said chapter 460 is hereby further amended by striking out the word “selectmen”, the second time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.
     SECTION 21.  Said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out sections 15 and 16 and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:-
     Section  15.  The town administrator shall submit in writing to the select board a careful detailed estimate of the probable expenditures of the town government for the ensuing fiscal year that states the amount required to meet the interest and maturing bonds and notes or other outstanding indebtedness of the town and shows specifically the amount necessary to be provided for each fund and department, together with a statement of the expenditures of the town for the same purposes in the preceding year and an estimate of the expenditures for the current year.
     The town administrator shall also submit a statement showing all revenues received by the town in the preceding fiscal year together with an estimate of the receipts of the current year and an estimate of the amount of income from all sources of revenue exclusive of taxes upon property in the ensuing year. The town administrator shall report the probable amount required to be levied and raised by the taxation to defray all expenses and liabilities of the town. To enable the town administrator to make up the annual estimates of expenditures, the boards, offices and committees of the town shall, during the first week of January, furnish all information in their possession and submit in writing to the town administrator a detailed estimate of the appropriations required for the efficient and proper conduct of their respective departments during the next fiscal year.
     Section  16.  The select board shall consider the tentative budget submitted by the town administrator and make recommendations relative thereto as it considers expedient and proper in the interests of the town. The select board shall transmit a copy of the budget, together with its recommendation relative thereto, to each member of the finance committee, either at or before their joint meeting, to finalize the budget for the following fiscal year.
     SECTION 22.  Section 17 of said chapter 460 is hereby amended by striking out the words “the selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- , the select board.

Approved, September 15, 2022.