Sections 1. The Townsend home rule charter, 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 “tax collector” in Section 3-1(a).
Section 2. Section 3-5 of said charter is hereby further amended by striking out its entirety Section 3-5 and renumbering the remaining sections of Article 3 accordingly.
Sections 3. Section 3-2(d) of said charter is amended by inserting before the word “constables” the words: Town Collector.
Section 4. Section 8-6(b) of said charter is amended by striking out the text thereof and inserting in its place the following: Any elected incumbent serving at the time a Charter amendment changing the position from elected to appointed becomes effective shall continue to hold said office and perform the duties thereof until the expiration of the term for which said individual was elected or sooner vacating of such office; provided, however, that if such amendment is subject to approval by the voters of the town prior to taking effect, any individual elected to an office or board at the same election at which a Charter amendment changing the manner of selection for said office is considered shall hold office and perform the duties thereof only until an appointment to said office is otherwise made.
Section 5. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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