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 chapter forty-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, in the town of Bourne the powers and duties conferred and imposed upon tree wardens shall be exercised and performed by a person appointed by and under the supervision of the superintendent of the department of public works or such other person who is from time to time in charge of the department of public works of said town.
SECTION 2. The position of tree warden shall be a permanent classified position under the salary administration plan by-law of said town. The tree warden shall be a person especially suited by education, training or previous experience to perform the duties of the office.
SECTION 3. The provisions of sections one and two shall not impair the status of the present incumbent elected tree warden. The position of tree warden shall remain an elected position until the nineteen hundred and ninety-four town election, or upon an earlier vacancy in said office, whichever shall first occur, at which time the powers and duties thereof shall be exercised and performed as provided herein.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.