SECTION 1. Chapter 359 of the acts of 1979, authorizing establishment of a housing commission in the town of Lincoln, is hereby amended by striking section 2 in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:
SECTION 2. There shall be a commission, to be known as the Lincoln housing commission, to carry out the purposes of this act. Membership on the commission shall be restricted to residents of Lincoln. With respect to the organization of the commission and the selection of its members, the following provisions shall apply:
(1)The Select Board shall appoint 7 members of the commission for staggered terms of 3 years; provided, however, that the town may, by bylaw, (a) decrease the membership to 5, whether through attrition or by terminating the terms of the 2 members with the shortest time left in their then-current appointment, or b) increase the membership back to 7. The Select Board shall also adjust the terms of any new appointees so that the terms of no more than 3 members expire in any given year.
(2)The Select Board shall endeavor to have two of the appointed positions include a) a resident selected to represent the Council on Aging and Human Services (COA & HS), and b) a resident currently living in low-income housing, or low or moderate income senior housing, or moderate income housing, as such terms are defined by section 2 of chapter 44B of the general laws.
SECTION 2. An incumbent member of the commission holding office as of the effective date of this act shall continue to serve for the remainder of their unexpired term or sooner resignation; thereafter, appointments to the commission shall be made pursuant to chapter 359 of the acts of 1979 as revised.
SECTION 3. Chapter 127 of the acts of 1990 is hereby repealed.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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