Records are vital to the administration of the government of the town. Records contain the information that allows the town government to function, providing officials with necessary information for administering and monitoring programs. Records document the delivery of services, show the legal responsibilities of the government, and prove that statutes and ordinances have been carried out, thereby protecting the rights of citizens. In addition, records give evidence on taxation and on the management and expenditure of public funds. Records also document the historical development of the town and are an important cultural asset. Without good records, the town cannot render good public services.
('81 Code, § 39.02) (Ord. passed 3-9-93)