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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4264        FILED ON: 6/2/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4171

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing

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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 town treasurer in the town of Blandford.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4264        FILED ON: 6/2/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4171

By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4171) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the board of selectmen of the town of Blandford be authorized to appoint the town treasurer for said town.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act relative to the town treasurer in the town of Blandford.

 

              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. Notwithstanding sections 1 and 1B of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town treasurer of the town of Blandford shall be appointed by the board of selectmen of the town of Blandford for a term of 3 years and may be removed for cause by the board of selectmen after a hearing. Prior to any appointment pursuant to this section, the candidate for appointment shall be interviewed at an open session meeting of the board of selectmen and the following officers of the town: finance committee chair; planning board chair; town accountant; and tax collector. The town treasurer appointed pursuant to this section shall have all the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and penalties conferred and imposed by law on town treasurers.

              SECTION 2. The position of elected town treasurer in the town of Blandford shall be abolished upon the effective date of this act and the term of the elected incumbent terminated; provided, however, that notwithstanding section 1, the elected incumbent shall then become the first appointed town treasurer and shall serve in that capacity for a period of time equivalent to the remainder of the elected term or until the incumbent sooner vacates the office. After the expiration of the term of the incumbent town treasurer, or a sooner vacating of the office, the board of selectmen shall appoint a town treasurer pursuant to section 1.

              SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage

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