SECTION 1. Notwithstanding chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or by-law to the contrary, the office of town treasurer in the town of Clinton shall be appointed by the board of selectmen. The town treasurer shall be governed by the town of Clinton personnel by-laws and shall have all the powers, perform all duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties conferred and imposed on town treasurers by law.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1, upon the effective date of this act, the position of elected town treasurer shall be abolished and the term of the officer holding the office of town treasurer shall be terminated. The elected incumbent holding the office at the time of termination shall become the first appointed treasurer and shall serve in that capacity for a period of time equivalent to the remainder of the incumbent’s elected term or sooner resignation or retirement. Thereafter, appointments to the position of town treasurer shall be made in accordance with said section 1.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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