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 any general or special law to the contrary, including without limitation the provisions of section twelve A of chapter forty-three B of the General Laws, the following question shall appear on the ballots to be used at the next annual town election to be held in the town of Northbridge: "Shall this town accept the Charter proposed by the Charter Commission elected in 1988 and which proposal was rejected by the voters at the 1989 and 1990 Annual Town Election " If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative said charter shall take effect as provided therein, but not otherwise.
SECTION 2. The report of the Northbridge Charter Commission, as submitted in nineteen hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby declared to be an optional charter for said town. The board of selectmen in said town is hereby authorized and directed to make such changes in the text of the final report of said Charter Commission as originally submitted to the voters as may be necessary to insure the orderly implementation of said charter. Said board of selectmen shall cause a sufficient number of copies of the proposed charter to be made available at the town hall, at least seven days before the town election, for each registered voter who may request the same.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.