SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 1B of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be in the town of Carver the appointed office of treasurer-collector, which office shall have all the powers, duties and responsibilities of and be subject to the liabilities and penalties conferred and imposed by law on the offices of treasurer and collector under the general laws.
SECTION 2. Appointment of the treasurer-collector shall be made by the town administrator, in consultation with the chair of the finance committee, the chair of the capital outlay committee and the town accountant. Said appointment shall be subject to the bylaws of the town of Carver, as they may be amended from time to time, which are applicable to appointments of officers of the town by the town administrator. The town administrator, with the approval of the board of selectmen, may establish an employment contract for a period of up to 3 years with the treasurer-collector for salary, fringe benefits and other conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, severance pay, reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of office, liability insurance and conditions of discipline, termination, dismissal, reappointment, performance standards and leave.
SECTION 3. Upon the effective date of this act, the position of elected treasurer and collector shall be abolished and the elected incumbent serving on the effective date of this act shall serve until the incumbent’s term expires or until vacating the office, whichever occurs first. No contracts or liabilities in force on the effective date of this act shall be affected by abolition of the elected office of treasurer and collector and consolidation of certain financial functions of the town as provided for herein, and the appointed office created hereunder shall in all respects be the lawful successor of the elected offices so abolished or consolidated.
SECTION 4. The board of selectmen shall have 15 days to veto disciplinary action taken against the treasurer-collector or the termination of the treasurer-collector.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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