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Duxbury’s town manager can now legally sign most contracts for the town. This long awaited action, which was supported by annual Town Meeting voters last year, was approved by the state legislature in January and signed by the governor January 20. State legislative action was necessary because this was a change to Duxbury’s Town Manager Act.
The act was originally written to give the town manager authority to negotiate contracts but it listed the Board of Selectmen as having the power to execute, or sign, the contracts. However, the practice of having the town manager sign certain contracts had been ongoing in town for many years.