AN ACT EXEMPTING THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF STOUGHTON FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The office of chief of the fire department of the town of
Stoughton shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 31 of the
General Laws; provided, however, that said chief may be removed from office by
the town manager at any time upon a finding made by said manager after a
hearing, that public interest so requires. At the written request of said
chief made prior to the commencement of such removal hearing, such hearing
shall be made public.
All future appointees to the office of chief of the fire
department in the town of Stoughton shall, at the time of appointment, have
served for a period of not fewer than seven years in a federal, state, county
or local fire agency in the United States and shall, at the time of
appointment, have held, for at least two years prior to such appointment, the
permanent rank of lieutenant or above. The town manager shall prescribe the
duties, authority and compensation of said chief.
The provisions of section 1 shall not impair
the civil service status of any person holding the office of chief of the fire
department of the town of Stoughton on the effective date of this act.