SECTION 1. Notwithstanding Chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law, Joseph Santapaola, a member of the Groveland Fire Department, may continue in service beyond the age of 65; provided, however, that Santapaola remains physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of fire fighter. In no event shall Santapaola remain in service beyond the age of 70.
SECTION 2. The town of Groveland may require, at its discretion, that Santapaola undergo examination(s) by impartial physician(s) designated by the town, to determine his fitness to remain in service. Such examination(s) shall be at the expense of Santapaola.
SECTION 3. No further deductions shall be made from Santapaola’s regular compensation under Chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service performed subsequent to reaching age 65. Upon the retirement of such permanent or call fire fighter, he shall receive a superannuation retirement allowance equal to that to which he would have been entitled had he retired upon reaching age 65, if any.
SECTION 4. The provisions of this act shall not entitle any permanent or call fire fighter to remain in service to the town of Groveland if otherwise removed or suspended from office in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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