HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4154        FILED ON: 12/1/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3832

By Mr. Torrisi of North Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3832) of David M. Torrisi, Steven A. Baddour and James J. Lyons, Jr. (by vote of the town) relative to vacancies in the office of selectmen in the town of North Andover.  Election Laws.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An act relative to vacancies in the office of selectmen in the town of North Andover.


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 3 of the charter of the town of North Andover, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided by section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out section 3-1-2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

3-1-2 When a vacancy occurs in the office of selectmen, the remaining selectmen may, at any time prior to the next annual town election, appoint a qualified person to serve as selectman until such election; provided, however, that prior to appointment, a proposed appointee shall be named in a public board of selectmen’s meeting and public comments shall be invited, specific to the proposed appointee.  At the next annual town election, the voters shall elect a selectman to serve for the unexpired portion, if any, of the original term.