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2/4/2010

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4473

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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                                                                                                                                            February 4, 2010.

              The committee on Bills in the Third Reading, to whom was referred the Bill amending the charter of the town of Millis for the purpose of establishing an appointed board of assessors (House, No. 4216), reports recommending that the same be amended by substitution of the accompanying bill (House, No. 4473 ), and that when so amended the same wil l be correctly drawn.

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An Act amending the charter of the town of Millis to establish an appointed board of assessors.

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FOR THE COMMITTEE:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Vincent A. Pedone

15th Worcester


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 to establish an appointed board of assessors.


 

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

              SECTION 1.  Section III-3 of the charter of the town of Millis, which is on file in the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided by section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amen ded by adding the following 2 sentence s :-   Further, the selectmen shall have the power to appoint a 3-member board of assessors for terms of 3 years, and may terminate the same at their discretion. The members of this board shall be made up of registered voters of the t own of Millis.

SECTION 2.   Sec tion IV-2 of said charter is hereby amended by str iking out paragraphs (d)

to (i), inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 4 paragraphs:-

(d)There shall be 3 library trustees each elected for a term of 3 years, so arranged that the term

     of 1 trustee expires each year;

(e)There shall be a planning board composed of 5 members, each elected for a term of 5 years,

     so arranged that the term of 1 member expires each year;

(f)There shall be a housing authority composed of 5 members, 4 of whom shall be elected for

a term of 5 years and 1 of whom sha ll be appointed as provided in c hapter 121B of the General Laws; and

(g)There shall be a b oard of health composed of 3 members, each elected for a term of 3 years,

     so arranged that the term of 1 member expires each year.

SECTION 3.  Said charter is hereby further amende d by adding the following section:-

Section VI-8.

     Upon the effect ive date of the amendments to this charter, as authorized by the annual town meeting on June 15, 2009, the board of selectmen shall be authorized to appoint a board of assessors in accordance with the provisions of s ection III-3. Initial appointments unde r said section shall be made as follows: 1 for a 1 -year term, 1 for a 2 -year term, and 1 for a 3 -year term. Upon the appointment of a board of assessors in accordance with said s ection III-3, the terms of the incumbent members of the board of assessors sh all terminate, and the elected board of assessors shall be abolished. No contracts or liabilities in force on the effective date of the amendment s to th is c harter , as authorized by the annual town meeting on June 15, 2009, shall be affected by the abolition of the elected board of assessors . T he appointed board

s hall , in all respects , be the lawful successor of the elected board . A ll records, property and equipment whatsoever of the elected board are assigned to the appoin ted board.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage .

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