CHAPTER 96*
TOWN MANAGER

      *Cited. 103 C. 424.

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Sec. 7-98. Appointment, removal and salary of manager.
Sec. 7-99. Duties. Bond.
Sec. 7-99a. Appointment of departmental coordinators or deputy city or town managers and assistants.
Sec. 7-100. Approval or abandonment of town manager plan.
Secs. 7-100a to 7-100j.

      Sec. 7-98. Appointment, removal and salary of manager. Any town having a board of finance and which has adopted the provisions of this chapter as provided in section 7-100 may appoint a town manager. Such board shall nominate to the board of selectmen one or more persons for the office of town manager and the selectmen shall, within ten days from the date of such nomination, appoint from the list of nominees a suitable person, who shall have a practical and technical knowledge of road and bridge building, to be town manager, to hold office for a term of three years and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. Such manager may be removed from office by the board of finance, upon charges preferred by a majority vote of the board, after notice to such manager and a hearing upon such charges. Any vacancy in the office of manager shall be filled by the selectmen upon nomination by the board of finance. The board of finance shall fix the salary of such manager, which shall be payable in monthly installments.

      (1949 Rev., S. 617.)

      Cited. 128 C. 293.

      Courts of equity are without jurisdiction to enjoin the appointment or removal of public officers. 9 CS 528.


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      Sec. 7-99. Duties. Bond. The town manager shall exercise the powers and perform the duties in and for such town which are conferred and imposed by law upon selectmen, except such duties as relate to the making of electors. Such manager shall be limited as to expenditures made and liabilities incurred during the fiscal year to the appropriations made by the board of finance and approved by such town, except in case of actual necessity involving the immediate repair of a highway, bridge or sidewalk, and then such expenditure shall not exceed one thousand dollars. All bills against such town shall be certified by such manager and approved by the board of finance and, when so certified and approved, shall be paid by the treasurer of the town upon requisition of such manager. Such manager shall give such bond as is required by the board of finance, with sufficient surety, conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties. The premium upon such bond shall be paid by the town. On or before the first day of September in each year, such manager shall file, with the board of finance, an itemized statement of his disbursements and receipts during the preceding fiscal year, with his vouchers therefor and an estimate of disbursements and receipts for the ensuing year. Such account shall be approved by the board of finance and filed with the town treasurer, who shall incorporate the same in his annual report.

      (1949 Rev., S. 616; September, 1957, P.A. 11, S. 35.)

      See Sec. 7-348 re limitations on expenditures.

      Cited. 121 C. 298.

      Cited. 9 CS 528.


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      Sec. 7-99a. Appointment of departmental coordinators or deputy city or town managers and assistants. Any special act to the contrary notwithstanding, the legislative body of any town having a city or town manager as its chief executive officer, may, by ordinance, permit the chief executive officer to appoint (1) not more than six departmental coordinators to coordinate work of department heads and (2) a deputy city or town manager and assistants to such deputy. A departmental coordinator may be designated as a deputy city or town manager or as an assistant to such deputy. Any coordinator, deputy city or town manager or assistant to such deputy shall serve at the pleasure of the chief executive officer.

      (P.A. 74-234; P.A. 91-370.)

      History: P.A. 91-370 deleted provision limiting applicability to towns of 50,000 or more population, designated existing appointment authority as Subdiv. (1) and added new Subdiv. (2) concerning appointment by city or town manager of a deputy city or town manager and assistants and added language re designation of departmental director as deputy and re terms.

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      Sec. 7-100. Approval or abandonment of town manager plan. Any town may, in the manner prescribed by section 9-369, vote to adopt the provisions of this chapter at any annual or special town meeting, provided such town may, in the same manner, at any annual meeting, not previous to the third meeting thereafter, vote to abandon the provisions of this chapter and reestablish the former town management.

      (1949 Rev., S. 618; 1953, S. 246d.)

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      Secs. 7-100a to 7-100j. Reserved for future use.

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