General Laws

Section 25. The local superintendent in each city and town having charge of the suppression of the public nuisances referred to in section eleven shall have like jurisdiction over the suppression of all foliage-destroying pests within the limits of his city or town for which special appropriation is made. In the absence or disability of such local superintendent, the city manager or town manager in cities or towns having such a manager, otherwise the mayor or the selectmen, may temporarily deputize a person, who shall have the same powers as the local superintendent, to perform such duties.