Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 9 of article 1 of the charter of the town of Provincetown, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out section 9-1-2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 9-1-2. On or before the third Monday of December in each year, the town manager shall submit to the board of selectmen a careful, detailed estimate in writing of the probable expenditures of the town government for the ensuing fiscal year, stating the amount required to meet the interest and maturing bonds and notes or other outstanding indebtedness of the town and showing specifically the amount necessary to be provided for each fund and department, together with a statement of the expenditures of the town for the same purposes in the two preceding years and an estimate of the expenditures for the current year.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 9 of said article 1 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out section 9-1-5 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 9-1-5. The board of selectmen shall consider the tentative budget submitted by the town manager and make such recommendations relative thereto as they deem expedient and proper in the interests of the town. On or before the thirty-first day of January of each year the board of selectmen shall transmit a copy of the budget together with their recommendations relative thereto to each member of the finance committee.
SECTION 3. Said chapter 9 of said article 1 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out section 9-2-3 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 9-2-3. The town manager shall submit the capital improvements program to the board of selectmen by the third Monday of December prior to the annual town meeting. The board of selectmen shall act thereon on or before the thirty-first day of January and shall then submit it to the finance committee, which shall issue its recommendations as part of its printed report on the annual budget.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.