Civil Division

Department of Law

The Civil Division provides general legal advice and assistance to the Town’s Mayor & Council, as well as the officers and staff.

This division is responsible for assuring that the Town and its staff follow federal, state and local law, negotiating on behalf of the Town, and consulting with staff regarding the various legal issues that confront them during the performance of their duties. This includes reviewing documents to ensure their legal sufficiency and validity, as well as the protection they provide to the Town. The Civil Division also provides written legal opinions in response to questions posed by Town staff, and is required by law to approve all contracts, intergovernmental agreements, resolutions and ordinances.