Q May the board of aldermen designate certain road funds for the alderman-at-large’s discretion in where to use them?

A No. Once the board appropriates funds to a properly approved municipal budget, expenditures are made as deemed necessary by the mayor and department heads, within the budgetary guidelines established by the board. That function is an executive one, and the board of alderman is in the legislative
branch of government. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Fernald dated August 19, 2011)