AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THE PLANNING BOARD OF TAUNTON.
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, in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-five there shall
be elected seven members to the planning board of the city of Taunton. The
three candidates receiving the largest number of votes for planning board shall
elected for a term of three years; the two candidates receiving the next
largest number of votes for a term of two years; and the two candidates
receiving the next largest number of votes for a term of one year.
At the annual election in nineteen hundred and ninety-six and every year
thereafter, there shall be elected two members of said planning board for a
term of three years, except that every third year thereafter three members
shall be so elected.
A vacancy on said planning board occurring otherwise than by expiration of a
term shall be filled by appointment of the municipal council and the remainder
of the members of said planning board until the next annual election, at which
time such office shall be filled by election for the remainder of the unexpired
SECTION 2. Upon the qualification of the members of the planning
board elected under the provisions of section one, the terms of present members
of said board shall expire.
SECTION 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the city of
Taunton at the city election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and
ninety-three in the form of the following question, which shall be placed on
the official ballot to be used for the election of city officers at said
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and
ninety-three, entitled 'An Act providing for the election of the planning board
in the city of Taunton', 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, but not otherwise.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.