Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 603 of the acts of 1967 is hereby amended by striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 4. For the purpose of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, other than expenses of maintenance and operation, the district may borrow from time to time such sums as may be necessary, and as shall be consistent with otherwise applicable law, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Wilkinsonville Water District Loan, Act of 1967. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the General Laws pertaining to such districts; provided, however, that no such indebtedness in excess of one million dollars shall be incurred without the prior approval of a two-thirds majority vote of the voters in the territory within the district.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 603 is hereby further amended by striking out section 9 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 9. The district shall, after the acceptance of this act establish the number of commissioners to serve on the district board of water commissioners. There shall be at all times, an odd number of commissioners on said board. Said commissioners shall be elected by ballot, in such a manner as to provide three year terms for each such commissioner elected and to provide, as nearly as possible an equivalent number of commissioners being elected in the annual district elections from year to year. The date of the next annual meeting shall be fixed by by-law or by vote of the board of water commissioners, but in no event shall it be later than fifteen months subsequent to the date on which the water commissioners were first elected. All the authority granted to the district by this act, except sections four and five and not otherwise specifically provided for, shall be vested in said board of water commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to such instructions, rules and regulations as the district may by vote impose. At the meeting at which said water commissioners are first elected and at each annual district meeting held thereafter, the district shall elect by ballot, each for the term of one year, a clerk and a treasurer of the district. The treasurer shall not be a water commissioner, and shall give bond to the district in such an amount as may be approved by said water commissioners and with a surety company authorized to transact business in the commonwealth as surety. A majority of said water commissioners shall constitute a quorum for transaction of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by the district at any legal meeting called for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from the treasury of the district on account of its water works except upon a written order of said water commissioners or a majority of them. By a two-thirds majority vote of the voters within the district, the number of commissioners serving on the board of water commissioners may be increased or decreased; provided, however, that at all times there shall be a minimum of three and a maximum of nine persons so elected and serving.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by a two-thirds vote of the voters of the district as established by section one of chapter six hundred and three of the acts of nineteen hundred and sixty-seven and voting thereon at a district meeting.