Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 8 of chapter 617 of the acts of 1911 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following three sentences:-
Notwithstanding any general or special law, by-law or local vote of acceptance to the contrary, the board of water commissioners of said town shall consist of five members; provided, however, that the three commissioners who were elected prior to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety-five shall continue to hold office until the expiration of their respective terms. Two additional commissioners shall be elected at the annual town election to be held in nineteen hundred and ninety-six, one to hold office until the expiration of one year and one to hold office until the expiration of two years. Except as otherwise provided in this section, one or more commissioners shall be elected at each annual town election for a term of three years to replace any commissioner whose term of office is expiring.