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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2125        FILED ON: 5/27/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2064



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen M. Brewer


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 Amending the Town of Winchendon's Town Charter.






Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin

Robert L. Rice, Jr.

2nd Worcester

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act a mending the t own of Winchendon's t own c harter.


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

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Tow n of Winchendon may amend the Town Charter as set forth in the report of the Charter and Bylaw Review Committee dated 2009, and entitled, “Charter: Final Draft,” as on file with the Town Clerk, which amendments include, but are not limited to: revisions to the Town’s recall process, organizing and clarifying the appointment authority of the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager, imposition of certain limitations on multiple office-holding, making selection of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District representative consistent with the Regional School District Agreement, and deletion of certain transitional provisions that are no longer necessary; provided, however, that the General Court may make clerical or editorial changes of form only to the bill, unless the Board of Selectmen approve amendments to bill before enactment by the General Court; and provided further that the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to approve amendments which shall be within the scope of the general public objectives of this petition, or act in relation thereto.                 

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