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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2191        FILED ON: 3/14/2012

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2178

By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2178) of Benjamin B. Downing and Tricia Farley-Bouvier for legislationa to modify the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Twelve

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An Act modifying the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 295 of the Acts of 1996 is hereby amended by striking section 14, as inserted by section 2 of chapter 486 of the Acts of 1998, and inserting in place thereof the following new section:-

              Section 14. The board shall consist of eleven members appointed by the mayor of the city of Pittsfield. Official action shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the board.

              In appointing such members, the mayor shall choose at least one member who is experienced with or knowledgeable about the financing or issuance of bonds, such member to be appointed for a term of two years; one member who is experienced with or knowledgeable about environmental matters, including contamination of land, such member to be appointed for a term of two years; one member who is experienced with or knowledgeable about economic development and planning, such member to be appointed for a term of three years; one member who lives in or will represent the interest of the neighborhoods which will be most directly affected by the activities of the authority, such member to be appointed for a term of one year; one member who is an attorney experienced in the area of commercial transactions and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth; such member to be appointed for a term of two years; one member who is experienced or knowledgeable about industrial site location, such member to be appointed for a term of two years; one member who is an experienced labor representative, such member to be appointed for a term of two years; and three members who shall be appointed for a term of one year each. The mayor may serve as a member of the board or may appoint an additional member to serve in the mayor’s stead. 

              At the expiration of the term of any member or upon the resignation or disqualification of any member, the mayor shall appoint a new member for an equivalent term. Each member whose term has expired shall serve until the qualification of a successor. A board member may be reappointed.

              SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon passage.

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