SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive body of the town of Becket, previously known as the board of selectmen, shall be known as the select board, and shall have the powers and authority of a board of selectmen under any general or special laws; and the charter of the town of Becket, as established by chapter 662 of the acts of 1989, and as it has been amended from time to time, and is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking the words “board of selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the words “select board”, and by striking the words “selectman” and “selectmen” and inserting in place thereof the words “select board member” or “select board members”, as appropriate.
SECTION 2. Section 3 of said charter shall be amended to add the following to the end of section 3:
Said Select Board shall, except as otherwise provided herein, have all the powers, duties and responsibilities of a Board of Selectmen as provided in the Massachusetts General Laws, as well as those set forth by this Charter.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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