[ Text of section effective until November 7, 2016. Repealed by 2016, 218, Sec. 53.]
Section 27. If assessors, or selectmen acting as such, shall fail to perform their duties, the commissioner of revenue may appoint three or more persons to be assessors for such town, who shall be sworn, shall hold office until the offices of assessors are filled by the town, and shall receive from the town compensation as assessors.