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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3743         FILED ON: 7/1/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3543

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Rhonda Nyman

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE TOWN MANAGER OF THE TOWN OF HANOVER.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth

Thomas P. Kennedy

Second Plymouth and Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3743        FILED ON: 7/1/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3543

By Mrs. Nyman of Hanover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3543) of Rhonda Nyman and Thomas P. Kennedy (by vote of the town) relative to the town manager in the town of Hanover.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE TOWN MANAGER OF THE TOWN OF HANOVER.
 

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

              An Act relative to the Hanover Town Manager Act

              SECTION 1. Subsection (C) of section 2 of chapter 67 of the acts of 2009 is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (6) the following paragraph:-

              (7) The board of selectman, in consultation with the town manager, shall develop a personnel system to include, but not be limited to, classifications and pay schedules, benefit programs, personnel and hiring policies and practices and regulations for town employees.

              SECTION 2. Subsection (A) of section 4 of said chapter 67 is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (1) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

              (1) The town manager shall appoint and remove all non-elected department heads and approve the appointment and removal of all other employees, except employees of the school department. The town manager shall consult with the appropriate elected or appointed board, commission, committee or official and the board of selectmen prior to making such department head appointments or removals. Prior to the finalization of the appointment to a department head position, the town manager shall provide notice to the board of selectmen of the anticipated appointment and the terms and conditions of employment contemplated relative to the appointment. The board of selectmen shall approve or disapprove the appointment  and the terms and conditions of employment within 20 days of such notice. A failure of the board of selectman to act in such 20 day period shall be deemed as approval. Any adjustment  of the terms and conditions of employment of department heads or the termination or removal of department heads shall be subject to the same notice and approval requirements as set forth above for appointments.

              SECTION 3. Paragraph (2) of said subsection (A) of said section 4 of said chapter 67 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “shall”, the first time that it appears, the following words:- , in accordance with the personnel system developed pursuant to paragraph (7) of subsection (C) of section 2 of this act and.

              SECTION 4. Subsection (B) of said section 4 of said chapter 67 is hereby amended by striking out clause (6) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

              (6) administer the personnel system developed by the board of selectmen pursuant to paragraph (7) of subsection (C) of section 2 of this act;

              SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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