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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1167        FILED ON: 1/12/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3707



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Barbara A. L'Italien


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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing an odd-numbered board of l ibrary trustees not to exceed nine members in the town of Boxford.






Barbara A. L'Italien

18th Essex

Bradford Hill

4 th Essex

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act authorizing an odd-numbered board of library trustees not to exceed nine members in the town of Boxford.


              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 the provisions of Section 10 of Chapter 78 of the General Laws, or of any general or special law to the contrary, the elected Board of Library Trustees of the town of Boxford may consist of an odd number of members not to exceed nine, whi ch members shall serve for alternating three-year terms.

SECTION 2.  Upon the effective date of this act, said Board shall increase from six to seven members, and the Board of Selectmen of said Town of Boxford may appoint a single member to serve until ele ction of a seventh member at the next annual election at which the office can appear on the ballot.  Any further increase or decrease in the size of said Board of Library Trustees shall be made consistent with the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 41 of t he General Laws.

SECTION 3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 21 and 32 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, upon the effective date of this act, the Bylaws of the Town of Boxford shall be amended by deleting the text of Article V, Board of Library Trustees, in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:  §7-7 Election; terms.  A Board of Trustees of the Boxford Town Library comprised of seven members, shall be elected from the town at large for three-year overlapping terms of office.

SECTION 4.  The bylaw authorized by Section 3 of this act may be amended from time to time by vote of the Town, as would any other bylaw, subject to the provisions of the General Laws.

SECTION 5.  This act shall take effect upon passage.              

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