Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Article 4 of the charter of the town of Wareham which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided in section twelve of chapter forty-three B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out section 4-1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 4-1. The board of selectmen with the agreement of seventy-five percent of its members shall hire a town administrator and negotiate a contract for a term not to exceed three years. Said contract shall be renegotiated six months prior to the termination of the existing contract. The office of town administrator shall not be subject to the consolidated personnel by-law, if any. The town administrator shall be hired solely on the basis of his executive and administrative qualifications and shall be a person of proven professional ability, especially fitted by education, training and previous experience in municipal administration to perform the duties of the office. He shall not have served in any elective office in the town of Wareham for at least twelve months prior to his appointment. He shall devote his full time to the office and shall not hold any other public office, elective or appointive, nor shall he engage in any other business, occupation or profession during his term, unless such action is approved in advance in writing, by the board of selectmen. The town may, from time to time by by-law, establish such additional qualifications as seem necessary and appropriate.