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Sec. 7-113. Powers, duties and responsibilities
In addition to the powers, duties and responsibilities,
imposed upon the city treasurer by the Charter,
General Laws, chapter 41, sections 35 through
43A, and by other special and general laws,
he shall have the powers, duties and responsibilities
imposed upon a city collector and upon a collector
of taxes by General Laws, chapters 41, 59 and
60, and by other general and special laws, and
such additional powers, duties and responsibilities
as are established by ordinance.
Sec. 7-114. Record of receipts and disbursements
to be kept.
The city treasurer shall cause an accurate and
true account to be kept of all receipts and
disbursements on behalf of the city, and such
records shall conform as far as practicable
with the accounts of the city auditor.
Sec. 7-115. Payments to be made only
upon warrants issued by city auditor, approved
by the mayor. Except as provided in
section 7-119 no payments shall be made by the
city treasurer except upon a warrant issued
by the city auditor approved by the mayor.
Sec. 7-116. Books, papers, vouchers
and documents to be kept in safe or vault.
The city treasurer shall cause all books, papers,
vouchers and documents under his care, together
with all money not deposited in banks, and belonging
to the city, when not in use, to be kept in
a proper safe or vault.
Sec. 7-117. Payments to employees or
officials based on departmental payrolls.
The city treasurer shall make payment, based
on departmental payrolls and warrants issued
by the City Auditor and approved by the mayor
and the city auditor, to each employee or official,
or his authorized agent or attorney, or his
assignee, and shall take therefore the receipt
of no person other than such employee or official,
his authorized agent or attorney, or assignee.
Sec. 7-119. Payments which may be made
without warrants of the City Auditor,
approved by the mayor. The city treasurer
may pay any sum of money due on the principal
or interest of any bond, note or certificate
of indebtedness, or state or county taxes or
assessments, or on any court execution against
the city. Any of the aforesaid payments made
by the city treasurer without a warrant issued
by the City Auditor approved by the mayor shall
forthwith be reported to the mayor and the city
Sec. 7-120. Statement of receipts and
disbursements to be furnished mayor and city
council. The city treasurer shall furnish
to the mayor and city council a statement of
receipts and disbursements for the preceding
Sec. 7-121. Monthly statement to city
The city treasurer shall furnish to the city
auditor, not later than the fifth day of each
month, a detailed statement of all cash receipts,
including trust and investment funds, during
the preceding month.
Sec. 7-141. Authority of city treasurer
as city collector.
The city treasurer shall exercise the powers,
duties and responsibilities of a collector of
taxes and a city collector under the title of
city collector. (Ord. of 12-29-76, § 2)
Sec. 7-142. Bond.
The city treasurer shall give bond for the faithful
performance of his duties as collector of taxes
and as city collector in accordance with the
provisions of General Laws, chapter 60, section
13. The premium for such bond shall be paid
by the city.
Sec. 7-143. Collection of taxes, accounts
and other money due the city.
The city treasurer as city collector shall collect
all taxes, accounts and other sums payable to
the city, not otherwise specifically provided
for, together with interest, costs and charges
Sec. 7-144. Statement filed with city
auditor by the city treasurer of all moneys
collected by him as city collector.
(a) Any treasurer shall, at least once in each
week, file with the city auditor a statement
of all moneys received or collected by him as
city collector since his previous
statement on account of taxes, accounts or other
sums, together with interest and costs and charges
thereon, accompanied by a statement of the purposes
for which the
moneys were received or collected.
(b) Such statement shall include all fees, charges,
costs and commissions allowed by law, received
or collected by him or for him or by any deputy
collector, clerk, sheriff,
deputy sheriff or constable acting under authority
of law by their appointment, and
shall certify that all moneys so received or
collected have been deposited to the account
of the city.
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