Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, the board of selectmen of the town of East Longmeadow shall, upon the expiration of the terms of the persons elected to the offices of town treasurer-collector and town clerk in April of nineteen hundred and ninety, appoint a person to the office of town treasurer-collector-town clerk of said town. The town treasurer-collector-town clerk so appointed shall have all the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties now or hereafter conferred or imposed by law on town treasurers, collectors of taxes and town clerks. Upon appointment and qualification, such town treasurer-collector-town clerk shall serve for a term of three years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. He may be removed for cause at a public hearing by the board of selectmen and the vacancy filled by appointment for the remainder of the term in the same manner as in the case of an original appointment. The salary or compensation shall be such as the board of selectmen may vote from time to time. Said board shall fill any vacancy in such office by appointing a qualified successor for the remainder of any unexpired term. The position or office of town treasurer-collector-town clerk shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. In the event that the present town treasurer-collector and town clerk shall resign, be permanently disabled, or otherwise unable to perform the duties of the offices prior to the expiration of the terms, the board of selectmen of said town may implement such provisions of section one as may be necessary to continue the orderly administration of these offices.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.