SECTION 1. Section 26 of chapter 280 of the acts of 1932, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 401 of the acts of 1983, is hereby further amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Subject to the confirmation or rejection of the city council the mayor shall appoint as soon as convenient in the month of January after the beginning of his term of office, a collector of taxes, a city treasurer, a city physician, a city accountant, a commissioner of public works, a commissioner of public utilities, a commissioner of public health, a director of community services, an assistant to the mayor for administrative services, a purchasing agent, a director of maintenance and a building commissioner. Each officer so appointed shall serve for a term of two years from the third Monday in January in the year of the officer's appointment and until the officer's successor shall be duly appointed and qualified.
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the city of Pittsfield at the city election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and eighty-seven in the form of the following question, which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used for the election of city officers at said election:-
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled 'An Act relative to the appointment, terms, powers and duties of certain officers in the city of Pittsfield', be accepted "
If a majority of the votes cast in answer to said question is in the affirmative, then this act shall take full effect on January first, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, but not otherwise.