SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be in the town of Shirley a town collector whom shall be appointed by the board of selectmen for a term not to exceed three years and whom may be removed by said board for cause. The appointed town collector shall have all the powers and duties imposed by law upon town collectors.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, any elected incumbent in the office of town collector as of the effective date of this act shall continue to hold such office and perform the duties thereof until the expiration of the elected term or sooner vacating of office. Upon such expiration of term or sooner vacating of office, the elected position of town collector shall be abolished.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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