Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Chatham is hereby authorized to combine the powers and duties of the water commissioners and the water pollution control board. The board of selectmen of said town shall appoint persons to a three member board which shall assume such powers and duties, one of whom shall serve for one year, one of whom shall serve for two years and one of whom shall serve for three years. At the expiration of each term, the board of selectmen shall thereafter appoint persons to such board for terms of three years.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven.