Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The town treasurer and collector of the town of Topsfield shall be appointed by the board of selectmen of said town for a term not to exceed three years and the person so appointed shall have all the powers and duties by law vested in the offices of town treasurer and town collector.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one, the incumbent in the office of town treasurer and collector on the effective date of this act shall continue to hold said office and to perform the duties thereof until the expiration of his term or a precedent vacating of office.