AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THE PLANNING BOARD OF THE CITY 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
the contrary, in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-five and at the biennial
city election in every second year thereafter, there shall be elected seven
members to the planning board of the city of Taunton. All such members shall
be elected for a term of two years.
If a member of the planning board resigns or if there is a vacancy in said
planning board by reason of death, imprisonment or any other cause, the
municipal council shall, within fifteen days thereafter, fill such vacancy by
electing the person who, at the last biennial election, received the next
highest vote to the last of the seven persons elected thereat, to said planning
board, and, on his refusal to serve, the person who received the next highest
vote at said election and, on his refusal to serve, other persons who were
candidates for membership on said planning board at said election and were
defeated shall be elected to fill such vacancy in the order of the respective
number of votes received by each such candidate at said election. If there is
no person qualified as provided herein who is willing to serve or if there are
an insufficient number of candidates participating in the biennial election to
fill the seven planning board positions, a registered voter of the city duly
qualified to vote for the office in which there is a vacancy shall be so
elected. The person so elected shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired
term of the person he succeeds if he is elected to fill a vacancy created by
resignation, death, imprisonment or other cause, or for a term of two years if
he is elected to fill a vacancy created by lack of candidate participation in
the most recent biennial election.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.