Skip to Content

Download PDF

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3751        FILED ON: 5/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3450

By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3450) of [PETITIONERS LIST] (by vote of the town) that the positions of fire chief and deputy fire chief in the town of Great Barrington be exempt from provisions of the civil service law.  Public Service.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act authorizing the town of Great Barrington to continue the employment of fire chief, Harry Jennings and deputy fire chief, Edward G. McCormick.


              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 any general or special law to the contrary, Harry Jennings, chief of the fire department of the town of Great Barrington and Edward G. McCormick, deputy chief of said fire department, may continue to serve in such positions until June 30, 2016, until the date of their retirement or relieved of their duties by the town manager, whichever occurs first, if each is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of their respective office.  The board of selectmen may, at its own expense, require that Harry Jennings or Edward G. McCormick be examined by an impartial physician designated by them to determine such capability. No further deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of Harry Jennings under chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service performed subsequent to July 9, 2013 or for Edward G. McCormick subsequent to February 6, 2012, and upon their retirement, they shall receive a superannuation retirement allowance equal to that to which they would have been entitled had they retired on those dates.

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.