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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN APPOINTED HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT IN THE TOWN OF GROVELAND.

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.  Notwithstanding sections 1, 1B, 21 and 66 of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be in the town of Groveland a highway superintendent, who shall be appointed, and may, after a hearing, be removed by the board of selectmen of the town of Groveland.  The highway superintendent appointed pursuant to this act shall have all the duties and responsibilities of road commissioners, surveyors of highways and superintendents of streets as set forth in the General Laws.

SECTION 2.  On the effective date of this act, the elected office of road commissioner in the town of Groveland shall be abolished and the term of the elected incumbent shall be terminated; provided, however, that the elected incumbent road commissioner in the town of Groveland holding office on the effective date of this act shall be the first highway superintendent in the town of Groveland and shall serve in that capacity for the remainder of the incumbent’s elected term unless the incumbent sooner vacates.  Thereafter, appointments to the position of highway superintendent shall be made in accordance with section 1.

SECTION 3.  No contracts or liabilities in force on the effective date of this act shall be affected by the abolition of the elected office of road commissioner in the town of Groveland and the office of highway superintendent shall be the lawful successor of the office so abolished.  All records, property and equipment of the office of road commissioner shall be assigned to the office of the highway superintendent.

SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, October 11, 2018.