General Bylaw Article 2-5

Collector of Taxes

Sec. 1.

The Collector of Taxes, under the title of Town Collector shall collect all accounts due the Town and shall have the power and duties necessary to accomplish the same as provided by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Sec. 2.

The Town Collector shall, at least once each week, remit to the Treasurer allmonies received.

Sec. 3.

The Town Collector shall give bond to the Town for the faithful performance of duties in a form approved by the Commissioner of Revenue and in such sum set by the Board of Selectmen but not less than the amount established by said Commissioner.

Sec. 4.

The Town Collector shall notify the Board of Selectmen whenever it seems advisable that suit should be instituted on behalf of the Town for the collection of any account due the Town.

Sec. 5.

The Collector shall furnish quarterly and annually a report stating changes in account balances for each receivable account per his records. Such report to include: Total Commitments, Total Refunds, Total Cash Collections, Total Abatements, Total Abatement Cancellations, other such charges and/or credits. The distribution of said report will be: Town Accountant, Board of Selectmen, Town Treasurer, Finance Committee.

Sec. 6.

The Town Collector shall fix regular hours during which his office shall be open and he shall give public notice thereof.

Sec. 7.

The use of the wording Tax Collector and Town Collector shall have the same meaning as Collector of Taxes.

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