Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 471 of the acts of 1990 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. The voters of the town of Lee shall, in accordance with any applicable general or special law or by-laws of the town, continue to elect the following: town meeting members, moderator, board of selectmen, school committee members, housing authority, constables, planning board members, and community development corporation members.
This act shall not affect the term of any such elected office or elected member of such board, committee, or authority. Every other elective office, board, committee, or commission of the town shall become appointive as hereinafter provided, any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding. The term of office of any person elected to any office, board, committee, or commission existing as an elected office at the time of the acceptance of this act and having become appointive hereunder, shall continue until the term for which that person was elected shall have expired, and until the appointment and qualification of his successor.
The powers, duties and responsibilities of elected officials shall be as now or hereafter provided by applicable provisions of any general or special law, by-law or vote of the town, except as otherwise expressly provided herein.
Notwithstanding the election by the voters of the town of the officers named in this section, such officers shall be available to the town administrator for consultation, conference and discussion on matters relating to their respective offices.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.