Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
There shall be in the town of Ashburnham a board of water and sewer commissioners which shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the board of selectmen to hold office until the expiration of three years; provided, however that one member of said board shall be appointed on July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-five for a term of one year and one member of said board shall be appointed on July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-five for a term of two years. The members presently serving as the board of water commissioners of said town shall serve on the board of water and sewer commissioners until the expiration of their respective terms and the appointment of their successors. A majority of said commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. After the appointment of water and sewer commissioners under authority of this act, any vacancy occurring in said board for any cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by said board of selectmen at any meeting thereof and the person so appointed shall perform the duties of said office for the remainder of the predecessor's term or until another person is qualified. Said board of water and sewer commissioners shall have all the powers and duties of both water commissioners and sewer commissioners as set forth in sections sixty-five and sixty-nine B of chapter forty-one of the General Laws.