Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 3 of chapter 395 of the acts of 1970, as amended by chapter 291 of the acts of 1985, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-
The chairman of the Historic District Commission may designate an associate member to sit on the commission in case of absence, inability to act or conflict of interest on the part of any member thereof or in the event of a vacancy on the commission until said vacancy is filled in the manner provided herein. Two such associate members shall be elected at the annual town meeting for terms of such length and so arranged that the terms of an associate member shall expire each year. An associate vacancy occurring other than by expiration of the term shall be filled for the unexpired term by election at the annual town meeting. During the period between April, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine and the next town meeting two associate members shall be designated by election at the annual town meeting.