Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 3-1-1 of the charter of the town of Acushnet, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth as provided in section twelve of chapter forty-three B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "Commission", in line 4, the following words:- Board of Public Works.
SECTION 2. Chapter 3 of said charter is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 10. Board of Public Works.
3-10-1. There is hereby established in the town of Acushnet a board of public works, hereinafter called the board, consisting of five members to be elected at the first annual town election after the passage of this charter amendment. All members of said board shall be elected at large and the first two in order of the votes received shall serve for terms of three years, the second two in the order of the votes received shall serve for terms of two years, and the remaining one shall serve for a one year term. Thereafter, when the term of any member expires, his successor shall be elected at the annual town election to serve for a term of three years. Members of said board shall serve until their successors are sworn in.
3-10-2. The board of public works shall, after each annual town election, elect from among its members a chairperson and a clerk for the ensuing year. In case of a vacancy, the board of selectmen, shall, within thirty days, fill such vacancy until the next town election.
3-10-3. No person who holds an elective or appointed office in the town, or who is an employee of the town shall serve on said board of public works.
3-10-4. Upon election and qualification of the initial members of the board of public works, the board of water and sewer commissioners shall be abolished.