SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be established in the town of Ayer the appointed position of town clerk. The town clerk shall be appointed and may be removed by the Ayer board of selectmen, and shall serve at its pleasure. The town clerk shall have all the powers and duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties imposed by law on town clerks.
SECTION 2. As of the effective date of this act, the elected office of town clerk shall be abolished and the term of the elected incumbent terminated, provided, however, that the incumbent holding the office of town clerk as of the effective date of this act shall become the first appointed town clerk, and shall serve in such capacity for a period of time equivalent to the remainder of the incumbent’s elected term or sooner vacating of office. Thereafter, appointments to the position of town clerk shall be made in accordance with section 1.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Or take any other action relative thereto.
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