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GENERAL BY-LAWS OF THE TOWN OF BILLERICA - Article III
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ARTICLE 3. - Financial Regulation
ARTICLE 3. - Financial Regulation
3.1.1. The financial year shall begin on July 01 and end on June 30.
3.1.2. The assessment of taxes shall be completed and the tax list and warrant shall be delivered to the Collector, starting on August 01 and continuing quarterly on January 01, April 01 and July 01, provided the bond of the Collector has been approved.
3.1.3. All taxes assessed shall be payable quarterly on or before August 01, November 01, February 01 and May 01. Unless the first day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, in which case they shall be payable on the next business day.
3.2.1. It shall be the duty of the Collector to:
3.2.1.A. Complete an account of the collection of all taxes committed to him, and present the same to the Board of Selectmen for settlement on or before January 15 each year and at other times as needed by the Board of Selectmen.
3.2.1.B. Pay over to the Town Treasurer all taxes collected by him, at least once a week until the collection is completed.
3.2.1.C. Have the due date printed on all tax bills.
3.3.1. The Books and Accounts of the town of Billerica shall be audited annually under the direction of the Town Administrator by an outside firm of his choice.
3.4.1. All Town officers are to pay all fees received by them by virtue of their offices into the treasury.
3.4.2. Except in the case of the Town Clerk's Office, when acting as an agent of the County or State, which shall report the amount from time to time to the Board of Selectmen and publish the amounts in the annual report.
3.5. BID BY-LAW
3.5.1. Every contract for the procurement of supplies, services or real property and for the disposal of supplies or real property, shall be solicited and awarded pursuant to the provisions of the Uniform Procurement Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30B, Section 4 and 5.
3.5.2. Every contract for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling or repair of any public works, or for the purchase of any materials related thereto estimated to cost less than $25,000.00 shall be solicited and awarded, at the discretion of the procurement officer, pursuant to either the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, Section 39M or the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 30B, Section 5.
3.5.3. Every contract for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling or repair of any public work, or for the purchase of any materials related thereto or for the construction, re-construction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair of any building, for the purchase of any materials related thereto estimated to cost more than $25,000.00, shall be awarded in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, Section 39M or Chapter 149, Section 44 A-H respectively.
3.6. FEES OF THE TOWN CLERK The fees of the Town Clerk shall be established as set forth in Section 34 of Chapter 262 of the General Laws and any acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, except for the following fees:
For furnishing a certificate of birth: $5.00
For furnishing an abstract copy of a record of birth: $4.00
For correcting errors in a record of birth: $10.00
For entering a delayed record of birth: $10.00
For entering an amendment of a record of birth of an illegitimate child subsequently legitimized: $10.00
For furnishing a certificate of death: $5.00
For furnishing an abstract copy of a record of death: $4.00
For correcting errors in a record of death: $10.00
For recording a deed of a lot or plot in a public burial place or cemetery: $10.00
For issuing a certificate of marriage: $5.00
For entering a notice of intention of marriage and issuing certificate thereof: $15.00
For entering a certificate of marriage filed by persons married outside the Commonwealth: $5.00
For furnishing an abstract copy of a record of marriage: $4.00
For correcting errors in a record of marriage: $10.00
For filing a business certificate of a person conducting business under any title other than his real name: $20.00
For filing a change of business certificate of a person conducting business under any title other than his real name such as: a statement of change of his residence, or of his discontinuance, retirement or withdrawal from, or of a change of location of such business: $10.00
For furnishing a certified copy of a business certificate of a person conducting business under any title other than his real name or a statement by such person of his discontinuance, retirement or withdrawal from such a business: $5.00
For filing a copy of a written instrument of declaration of trust by the trustees of an association or trust, or any amendment thereof as provided by Sec. 2, Chapter 182: $20.00
For filing and indexing an assignment for the benefit of creditors: $10.00
For recording the certificate of registration granted to a person to engage in the practice of optometry, podiatry, osteopathy or as a physician or issuing a certified copy thereof: $20.00
For recording an order granting locations of poles, piers, abutments or conduits, alterations or transfers thereof, and an increase in the number of wires and cables or attachments under the provisions of Sec. 22 of Chapter 166, Flat Fee: $40.00
Additional fee for each street or way included in such order Additional Fee: $10.00
For receiving and filing of a complete inventory of all items to be included in a "closing out sale", etc.: $10.00, each additional page: $2.00
For examining the records or papers relating to a birth, marriage or death upon the application of any person; the actual expense thereof, but not less than: $5.00
For copying any manuscript of record pertaining to a birth, marriage or death, per page: $5.00
For recording a power of attorney: $10.00
For recording any other documents, First page: $10.00, each additional page: $2.00
Voter's Card: $5.00
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