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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE APPOINTED OFFICE OF TREE WARDEN IN THE TOWN OF AYER

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 any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be in the town of Ayer the appointed position of tree warden. The tree warden shall be appointed and may be removed by the board of selectmen of the town of Ayer and shall have all the powers and duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties imposed by law on tree wardens.

SECTION 2. Upon the effective date of this act, the elected office of tree warden shall be abolished and the term of the elected incumbent terminated; provided, however, that the incumbent holding the office of tree warden on the effective date of this act shall become the first appointed tree warden and shall serve in that capacity for a period of time equivalent to the remainder of the incumbent’s elected term or until the position is otherwise vacated, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, appointments to the position of tree warden shall be made in accordance with section 1.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, April 12, 2018