2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 13a-10. Powers and duties. Bills. Account.

      Sec. 13a-10. Powers and duties. Bills. Account. The superintendent of highways and bridges shall possess the powers and shall perform the duties in and for such town which are conferred and imposed by law upon the selectmen for the care and maintenance of highways, bridges and sidewalks, and all provisions of the general statutes or special acts conferring powers and imposing duties upon the selectmen for the care and maintenance of highways, bridges and sidewalks and the building and opening of new highways, bridges and sidewalks in any such town shall be construed to transfer such powers and duties to such superintendent. In towns having a board of finance he shall make and submit to such board all estimates for such maintenance and repair of highways, bridges and sidewalks and the building and opening of new highways, bridges and sidewalks each year at the time and in the manner provided by law for estimates by the board of selectmen. Such superintendent shall be limited in his expenditures made and liabilities incurred during any fiscal year to the appropriations made by such board of finance and approved by the town, except in case of actual necessity involving the immediate repair of any highway, bridge or sidewalk, and then not more than one thousand dollars. All bills against the town relating to such maintenance and repair of highways, bridges and sidewalks and the building and opening of new highways, bridges and sidewalks shall be certified by such superintendent and approved by the selectmen and, when so certified and approved, shall be paid by the treasurer of the town upon the requisition of the superintendent. No bill for material furnished to the superintendent for the use of the town shall be paid until the same is certified by the person furnishing such material to the effect that the materials called for by such bill have been actually delivered to the town and for the prices therein stated. On or before the first Tuesday of September in each year, the superintendent shall make and file with the board of finance in each town having a board of finance a detailed statement of disbursements made by him during the preceding fiscal year, with vouchers therefor. Such account shall be audited by the board of finance and, when so audited, shall be filed with the selectmen, who shall incorporate the same in their annual report.

      (1949 Rev., S. 613; September, 1957, P.A. 11, S. 34; 1958 Rev., S. 13-53; 1963, P.A. 226, S. 10.)

      History: 1963 act replaced previous provisions: See title history.

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