ARTICLE 24. Passed by a Majority vote in favor that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the Legislature for a special act of legislation to establish that “notwithstanding the provisions of G.L. Chapter 48, Section 42, the selectboard of the Town of Ware shall serve as fire commissioners in the Town of Ware for appointment of all fire officers and firefighters. Upon and after acceptance of this Special Act by the Town of Ware, the selectboard acting as fire commissioners shall have sole authority to hire and promote all firefighters and fire officers in the Town of Ware. The Fire Chief shall retain all other powers, duties and responsibilities set forth in G.L. Chapter 48, Section 42, provided that the legislature may reasonably vary the form and substance of the requested legislation with the scope of the general public objectives of this petition.
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