Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The town clerk of the town of Belchertown shall be appointed by the board of selectmen of said town for a term not to exceed three years and the person so appointed shall have all the powers and duties by law vested in the office of town clerk. Any vacancy in such office shall be filled in like manner for the unexpired portion of the term.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one, the incumbent in the office of town clerk on the effective date of this act shall continue to hold such office and to perform the duties thereof until the expiration of the term for which he was elected and the appointment and qualification of a successor town clerk or until said individual otherwise vacates such office.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.