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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4535        FILED ON: 8/6/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4216

[LOCAL APPROVAL RECEIVED.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

David P. Linsky

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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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act amending the charter of the town of Millis for the purpose of establishing an appointed board of assessors.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

David P. Linsky

5th Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

9th Norfolk

Scott P. Brown

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act amending the charter of the town of Millis for the purpose of establishing an appointed board of assessors.


 

              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. The charter of the town of Millis, as on file in the office of the archivist of the Commonwealth as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (d) of Section IV-2, and renumbering the remaining paragraphs in said section accordingly.

 

SECTION 2. Section III-3 of said charter of the town of Millis is hereby amended by inserting, at the conclusion of said section, the following:-

 

Further, the selectmen shall have the power to appoint a three-member board of assessors for terms of three years, and may terminate the same at their discretion.

 

SECTION 3. Section VI of said charter of the town of Millis is hereby amended by inserting, in Section VI, a new section, Section VI-8, the following:-

 

Upon the effective date of the amendments to this Charter as authorized by the June 15, 2009 Annual Town Meeting, the board of selectmen shall be authorized to appoint a board of assessors in accordance with the provisions of Section III-3. Initial appointments under said section shall be made as follows: one for a one-year term, one for a two-year term, and one for a three-year term. Upon appointment of a board of assessors in accordance with Section III-3, the terms of the incumbent members of the board of assessors shall terminate, and the elected board of assessors shall be abolished. No contracts or liabilities in force on the effective date of the amendment to the Charter authorized by the June 15, 2009 Annual Town Meeting shall be affected by the abolition of the elected board of assessors and the appointed board shall in all respects be the lawful successor of the elected board; all records, property, and equipment whatsoever of the elected board are assigned to the appointed board.

 

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon passage.              

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