Section 1. Notwithstanding section 1B of chapter 41 of the general laws, or of any other general or special law to the contrary, there shall be an appointed town clerk in the town of West Boylston with all the powers and duties vested by law in said office. The town clerk shall be appointed and may be removed by the West Boylston town administrator pursuant to this act and chapter 23 of the Acts of 1995, and any vacancy in such office shall be filled in like manner.
Section 2. Subsection (d) of section 2 of Chapter 23 of the Acts of 1995, is hereby amended by striking out the words “(d) town clerk”.
Section 3. Section 6 of said chapter 23 is further amended by inserting after the words “board of health,” the following words:- “, town clerk,”.
Section 4. As of the effective date of this act, the elected office of town clerk shall be abolished; provided, however, that the incumbent town clerk as of the effective date shall hold said office and perform the duties thereof until the appointment to said office under this act is made by the town administrator.
Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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