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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT REVISING THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF NORTH READING.

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.  Section 1-3-1 of chapter 1 of the charter of the town of North Reading, 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 the words “meeting-selectmen-town” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- meeting-select board-town.

SECTION 2.  Section 2-4-8 of chapter 2 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 3.  Section 2-4-9 of chapter 2 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 4.  Section 3-1-1 of chapter 3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 5.  Section 3-1-4 of chapter 3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 6.  Said chapter 3 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 2 The Select Board

3-2-1 A select board of 5 members shall be elected for 3 year overlapping terms. The regular election for the office of select board member shall be held in accordance with chapter 6 of this charter. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the select board shall have all the powers and duties of a board of selectmen pursuant to the General Laws.

SECTION 7.  Section 3-3-1 of said chapter 3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 8.  Section 3-4-1 of said chapter 3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 9.  Section 3-5-1 of said chapter 3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 10.  Section 3-6-1 of said chapter 3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 11.  Section 3-8-4 of said chapter 3 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the last sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 12.  Section 4-1-2 of chapter 4 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 13.  Section 5-1-1 of chapter 5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first and third sentences, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.

SECTION 14.  Said section 5-1-1 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out, in the fourth and sixth sentences, the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.

SECTION 15.  Section 5-2-2 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first and fifth sentences, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.

SECTION 16.  Said section 5-2-2 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out, in the second, third, fourth and sixth sentences, the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.

SECTION 17.  Section 5-2-4 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 18.  Section 5-2-5 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the third sentence, the words “Board of Selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 19.  Section 5-2-8 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 20.  Section 5-4-1 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 21.  Said section 5-4-1 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “the”, in the sixth sentence, the first time it appears, the following word:- select.

SECTION 22.  Section 5-4-2 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first and second sentences, the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.

SECTION 23.  Section 5-5-1 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first and third sentences, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.

SECTION 24.  Said section 5-5-1 of said chapter 5 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out, in the last sentence, the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board members.

SECTION 25.  Section 6-2-1 of chapter 6 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 26.  Section 6-3-2 of said chapter 6 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the third sentence, the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 27.  Section 6-3-4 of said chapter 6 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the word “selectmen” each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.

SECTION 28.  Section 7-2-2 of chapter 7 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 29.  Section 7-3-1 of said chapter 7 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 30.  Section 7-4-1 of said chapter 7 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 31.  Section 9-3-1 of chapter 9 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 32.  Said section 9-3-1 of said chapter 9 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out, in the second and fourth sentences, the word “board” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- select board.

SECTION 33.  Section 10-7-1 of chapter 10 of said charter is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 34.  Said section 10-7-1 of said chapter 10 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out, in the second sentence, the word “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- select board.

SECTION 35.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, October 11, 2018.